Author Archives: Elizabeth Weitz

RE: Architecture In A Can

The previous post started with a statement meant to be provocative, which was, “Who would have ever thought of re-using old shipping containers for anything other than its intended purpose of storage?”.  The author then goes on to highlight shipping

RE: Architecture In A Can

The previous post started with a statement meant to be provocative, which was, “Who would have ever thought of re-using old shipping containers for anything other than its intended purpose of storage?”.  The author then goes on to highlight shipping

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RE: Supply vs. Demand

Your post brought up an excellent and concerning point, which is that we, as a consumer society, use more raw wood than is grown in the world.  I wonder if, for your exploration, you could look into different aspects of

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RE: Supply vs. Demand

Your post brought up an excellent and concerning point, which is that we, as a consumer society, use more raw wood than is grown in the world.  I wonder if, for your exploration, you could look into different aspects of

Artificial Nature: Fake Sun and Its Real Benefits

In my fleeting studies of biomimicry, I had developed the impression that true biomimicry was a result of a careful study of something in nature that yielded a desired effect, followed by the intricate development of products using engineered physical

Artificial Nature: Fake Sun and Its Real Benefits

In my fleeting studies of biomimicry, I had developed the impression that true biomimicry was a result of a careful study of something in nature that yielded a desired effect, followed by the intricate development of products using engineered physical

Under the Sea

One of the most exciting avenues of biomimecry is it’s application in practicality.  The emergence of hydrophobic surfaces that create self-cleaning building envelopes is one example of this.  Imagine if this surface were applied to cars – all of a

Under the Sea

One of the most exciting avenues of biomimecry is it’s application in practicality.  The emergence of hydrophobic surfaces that create self-cleaning building envelopes is one example of this.  Imagine if this surface were applied to cars – all of a

Design of a Zyplex Pavilion

What goes into the design of a theoretical pavilion, for a real pavilion site?  Our group wanted the final design to reflect our initial design intentions and guiding principles.  This process started with the creation of such principles, including: A

Design of a Zyplex Pavilion

What goes into the design of a theoretical pavilion, for a real pavilion site?  Our group wanted the final design to reflect our initial design intentions and guiding principles.  This process started with the creation of such principles, including: A

RE: Fear Inserted…Fear Removed

In their recent post, JBernardy wrote about how the strategic use of glass can incite fear in buildings.  They used the example of glass stairs where people are nervous about them breaking and falling through, and glass-walled bathrooms, whose transparency

RE: Fear Inserted…Fear Removed

In their recent post, JBernardy wrote about how the strategic use of glass can incite fear in buildings.  They used the example of glass stairs where people are nervous about them breaking and falling through, and glass-walled bathrooms, whose transparency

Nod to the Past, Look to the Future

In studying typology I saw two trends.  One was the choice by the school to have the façade of the building mesh with those in its immediate context, as in if everything is big brick, then there was no debate,

Nod to the Past, Look to the Future

In studying typology I saw two trends.  One was the choice by the school to have the façade of the building mesh with those in its immediate context, as in if everything is big brick, then there was no debate,