Author Archives: smit5912

Re: Architecture In A Can

A few years ago an article by TIME magazine popped up on my radar: “Old Shipping Containers Are New Housing Trend.” At the time I read the article I thought how cool and innovative an idea it was. There is

Re: Architecture In A Can

A few years ago an article by TIME magazine popped up on my radar: “Old Shipping Containers Are New Housing Trend.” At the time I read the article I thought how cool and innovative an idea it was. There is

Prefabricated Skyscrapers

Over the semester we talked a lot about prefabricated buildings, discussing their authenticity in the design world. Zhang Yue, of the Broad Sustainability Group, has made it his mission to create structures that are environmentally friendly and earthquake resistant. The

Prefabricated Skyscrapers

Over the semester we talked a lot about prefabricated buildings, discussing their authenticity in the design world. Zhang Yue, of the Broad Sustainability Group, has made it his mission to create structures that are environmentally friendly and earthquake resistant. The

Material Application

For our pavilion design for the London Design Festival: Size + Matter exhibition we chose to look at a variety of materials and test their design capability through multiple pavilion designs. The materials we looked at were paper tubes, copper,

Material Application

For our pavilion design for the London Design Festival: Size + Matter exhibition we chose to look at a variety of materials and test their design capability through multiple pavilion designs. The materials we looked at were paper tubes, copper,

“Sorry But I Can’t Hear You Over This SunChips Bag”

Everyday new innovations in eco-friendly materials are made. Out of these materials various products are made. In recent blog posts from the semester people have mentioned products made from alternative material resources, such as blood bricks, hemp bricks, and bioplastic

“Sorry But I Can’t Hear You Over This SunChips Bag”

Everyday new innovations in eco-friendly materials are made. Out of these materials various products are made. In recent blog posts from the semester people have mentioned products made from alternative material resources, such as blood bricks, hemp bricks, and bioplastic

Light as a Material

In my landscape architecture class last semester we would take weekly field trips throughout the Twin Cities. One week we visited the Walker Art Center and another we visited Lakewood Cemetery.  During this week’s guest lecture, Mary Guzowski helped me

Light as a Material

In my landscape architecture class last semester we would take weekly field trips throughout the Twin Cities. One week we visited the Walker Art Center and another we visited Lakewood Cemetery.  During this week’s guest lecture, Mary Guzowski helped me

Green Walls

People tend to use biomimicry as a way to make something “green.” By taking inspiration from nature new ways to design to fix problems can be found. By using biomimicry as a design standard the finished result will be inherently

Green Walls

People tend to use biomimicry as a way to make something “green.” By taking inspiration from nature new ways to design to fix problems can be found. By using biomimicry as a design standard the finished result will be inherently

3D Printing of the Future?

How often have you lost or broken a piece of a machine and rendered it useless? It’s always annoying when a small part of something breaks and the only thing you can do to fix it is buy something completely

3D Printing of the Future?

How often have you lost or broken a piece of a machine and rendered it useless? It’s always annoying when a small part of something breaks and the only thing you can do to fix it is buy something completely