Author Archives: jefftrechter

Breaching the Battery Bottleneck.

Human technology has grown tremendously in the fields of energy efficiency, energy production, vehicle design, material technology, computing, and many other fields in the past 50 years, advancements which promise an astounding array of new options, increased mobility and convenience,

Breaching the Battery Bottleneck.

Human technology has grown tremendously in the fields of energy efficiency, energy production, vehicle design, material technology, computing, and many other fields in the past 50 years, advancements which promise an astounding array of new options, increased mobility and convenience,

Storing heat and …coolth?

Water is an eminently fascinating material. It is a material which is remarkably common, and at the same time, remarkably uncommon in it’s characteristics. It has an extremely high specific heat and enthalpy of fusion, meaning that it can contain

Storing heat and …coolth?

Water is an eminently fascinating material. It is a material which is remarkably common, and at the same time, remarkably uncommon in it’s characteristics. It has an extremely high specific heat and enthalpy of fusion, meaning that it can contain

Pavillion as ecosystem.

With our pavilion we sought to sit lightly on the land. Since it is a temporary structure, we felt that something which could be erected and taken down quickly, possibly even moved, would be best. We also wanted to use

Pavillion as ecosystem.

With our pavilion we sought to sit lightly on the land. Since it is a temporary structure, we felt that something which could be erected and taken down quickly, possibly even moved, would be best. We also wanted to use

A city a quarter of a mile wide, and 3,700+ miles long, that stops the desert.

I said I wasn’t going to do a post on a TED talk, I SWORE I wasn’t going to do a post on a TED talk, I lied. Many of you probably watch TED talks, especially those on Architecture and

A city a quarter of a mile wide, and 3,700+ miles long, that stops the desert.

I said I wasn’t going to do a post on a TED talk, I SWORE I wasn’t going to do a post on a TED talk, I lied. Many of you probably watch TED talks, especially those on Architecture and

Drawing of giant BuckyBalls in the sky

Living in Cloud Nine

I’m not quite sure if there’s a theme to this weeks postings, and so instead of addressing it, I will attempt to share an absolutely, mind-fizzingly, mad idea… that I desperately want someone to try. The idea comes from that

Drawing of giant BuckyBalls in the sky

Living in Cloud Nine

I’m not quite sure if there’s a theme to this weeks postings, and so instead of addressing it, I will attempt to share an absolutely, mind-fizzingly, mad idea… that I desperately want someone to try. The idea comes from that

“The House That Cannabis Built”

Cellulose can be so much more than just trees. One alternative is hemp, which simply by bringing up I am risking being labeled as the class stoner. Despite hemp’s long standing association with a certain illicit substance, it’s usefulness and

“The House That Cannabis Built”

Cellulose can be so much more than just trees. One alternative is hemp, which simply by bringing up I am risking being labeled as the class stoner. Despite hemp’s long standing association with a certain illicit substance, it’s usefulness and

Expanding on material

Technology has advanced a remarkable distance in the past century, we do without thinking things that would have seemed to be undeniably magical to our ancestors, our material palette, as well as our construction techniques have expanded to encompass such

Expanding on material

Technology has advanced a remarkable distance in the past century, we do without thinking things that would have seemed to be undeniably magical to our ancestors, our material palette, as well as our construction techniques have expanded to encompass such