Author Archives: schm2709

Passive Survivability: Stop Depending on Others

Earlier this year, sometime this fall my apartment had a few days where there were power outages for a few hours each. It wasn’t so bad because by this time the weather was a lot cooler than it had been

Passive Survivability: Stop Depending on Others

Earlier this year, sometime this fall my apartment had a few days where there were power outages for a few hours each. It wasn’t so bad because by this time the weather was a lot cooler than it had been

Energy on the Go

Electronics are things that are typically thought of as needing to be plugged in, charged, or dependent on disposable batteries in order to run, and this has been fine for the most part in the past when these sorts of

Energy on the Go

Electronics are things that are typically thought of as needing to be plugged in, charged, or dependent on disposable batteries in order to run, and this has been fine for the most part in the past when these sorts of

Passive Design and Bio-mimicry

Until about a year ago one topic that I was not aware of was that of bio-mimicry, and now that I have heard about it, read papers about it, and seen dozens of examples of how it is being used

Passive Design and Bio-mimicry

Until about a year ago one topic that I was not aware of was that of bio-mimicry, and now that I have heard about it, read papers about it, and seen dozens of examples of how it is being used

Thermo Bimetal

For years man has been creating or attempting to create things that are better then humanly possible, and with computers this is actually possible. At this point there are few ways, if any in which humans can outdo what technology

Thermo Bimetal

For years man has been creating or attempting to create things that are better then humanly possible, and with computers this is actually possible. At this point there are few ways, if any in which humans can outdo what technology

A New Plan for Recycling in Minneapolis

  As a child I grew up with an unconditional understanding that I was to recycle whenever possible. My parents always recycled their glass, cans, and plastics without fail and that habit was passed down to me without even realizing

A New Plan for Recycling in Minneapolis

  As a child I grew up with an unconditional understanding that I was to recycle whenever possible. My parents always recycled their glass, cans, and plastics without fail and that habit was passed down to me without even realizing

Small is in Style

After watching the movie about Shigeru Ban and disaster relief housing I became fascinated with similar types of housing and wanted to see what other types temporary housing are being used today in similar disaster situations. To my dismay after

Small is in Style

After watching the movie about Shigeru Ban and disaster relief housing I became fascinated with similar types of housing and wanted to see what other types temporary housing are being used today in similar disaster situations. To my dismay after

Form vs Function

Is it just me, or are building facades getting crazier and crazier? I personally love walking down the street or surfing the web and finding cool buildings that spark the imagination, or give you pause and think “huh.. I never

Form vs Function

Is it just me, or are building facades getting crazier and crazier? I personally love walking down the street or surfing the web and finding cool buildings that spark the imagination, or give you pause and think “huh.. I never