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Duckweed

Although solar power has made vast improvements since it first became available for residential use, there are still issues with cost, efficiency, and storage. According to Ralph Vartabedian’s “Rise in renewable energy will require more use of fossil fuels” article

Duckweed

Although solar power has made vast improvements since it first became available for residential use, there are still issues with cost, efficiency, and storage. According to Ralph Vartabedian’s “Rise in renewable energy will require more use of fossil fuels” article

Unconventional Mediums

In Kenya Hara’s “Senseware”, he argues that the designer’s role is to create an “aggregate image” or a response in the viewer of his/her project. This response is created by sensory inputs (sight, touch, smell, etc), in addition to memories

Unconventional Mediums

In Kenya Hara’s “Senseware”, he argues that the designer’s role is to create an “aggregate image” or a response in the viewer of his/her project. This response is created by sensory inputs (sight, touch, smell, etc), in addition to memories

Humanizing Architecture

  Albert Einstein once stated, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity”. I think retaining a human-scale to design has become increasingly difficult because of the current influence of technology and digital fabrication. Adam Marcus

Humanizing Architecture

  Albert Einstein once stated, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity”. I think retaining a human-scale to design has become increasingly difficult because of the current influence of technology and digital fabrication. Adam Marcus

Re-imagining Detroit

  With approximately 80,000 vacant homes and a dropping population of about 700,000 (down 60% since 1950), Detroit has huge issues with crime, food scarcity, social equity, and the housing market, among others. According to Howie Kahn’s “Destroying Detroit in

Re-imagining Detroit

  With approximately 80,000 vacant homes and a dropping population of about 700,000 (down 60% since 1950), Detroit has huge issues with crime, food scarcity, social equity, and the housing market, among others. According to Howie Kahn’s “Destroying Detroit in

Broken Houses

Ofra Lapid’s “Broken Houses” project creates small scale models from photographs of abandoned, decaying structures in North Dakota. The models are then photographed and arranged to produce a large series of images. There is something both poetic and tragic about

Broken Houses

Ofra Lapid’s “Broken Houses” project creates small scale models from photographs of abandoned, decaying structures in North Dakota. The models are then photographed and arranged to produce a large series of images. There is something both poetic and tragic about

Ecosystem Complexity

  While discussing simplicity vs. complexity in last week’s lecture, my initial reaction was to choose simplicity for building envelopes. Bill Gates once said, “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find

Ecosystem Complexity

  While discussing simplicity vs. complexity in last week’s lecture, my initial reaction was to choose simplicity for building envelopes. Bill Gates once said, “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find

The Benefits of Photography

  Although I believe experiencing architecture firsthand is important, I think photography communicates ideas that are often missed or overlooked in person. Walter Benjamin states, “…it is through photography that we first discover the existence of optical unconsciousness”. Again, certain

The Benefits of Photography

  Although I believe experiencing architecture firsthand is important, I think photography communicates ideas that are often missed or overlooked in person. Walter Benjamin states, “…it is through photography that we first discover the existence of optical unconsciousness”. Again, certain