Author Archives: xiong906

To change, not to “design”

When we say we desire to build a sustainable building, we always consider the energy consumption as a priority to the whole design, which makes perfect sense. However, what I am trying to argue is that sustainable buildings are the

To change, not to “design”

When we say we desire to build a sustainable building, we always consider the energy consumption as a priority to the whole design, which makes perfect sense. However, what I am trying to argue is that sustainable buildings are the

Re: Material Reaction

When I was in Hitoshi Abe’s lecture, I found it is really interesting to see the design process of his projects. He talked about how he manipulates and applies the materials without knowing what the final outcome or even the

Re: Material Reaction

When I was in Hitoshi Abe’s lecture, I found it is really interesting to see the design process of his projects. He talked about how he manipulates and applies the materials without knowing what the final outcome or even the

Materials in Churches

Since the industrial evolution in 18th to 19th century, building materials have changed a lot regarding material application, material expression and so on. To achieve architectural purposes, buildings have been transformed under great influences from the material technology and material

Materials in Churches

Since the industrial evolution in 18th to 19th century, building materials have changed a lot regarding material application, material expression and so on. To achieve architectural purposes, buildings have been transformed under great influences from the material technology and material

Re: Light as a Material?

I extremely agree what you are arguing on use light as a material in your blog. I do believe that light can be an architecture vocabulary, which can help interpret and understand architecture in a meaningful way. Even more, light

Re: Light as a Material?

I extremely agree what you are arguing on use light as a material in your blog. I do believe that light can be an architecture vocabulary, which can help interpret and understand architecture in a meaningful way. Even more, light

Re: Great Expectations: Visionary Architecture for No One

As I mentioned in my the other blog, “Is that too much?”, the overbuilt city seems to put so much pressure on our everyday life rather than serve a better function. Also, all the energy cost and pollution they generate

Re: Great Expectations: Visionary Architecture for No One

As I mentioned in my the other blog, “Is that too much?”, the overbuilt city seems to put so much pressure on our everyday life rather than serve a better function. Also, all the energy cost and pollution they generate

Re: Humanizing Architecture

In the Adam Marcus lecture, “Computation & Craft”, he talked about the new relationship between Art and Computation growth and application. He provided some really good examples of the integration of art works and technologies, which inspire me a lot.

Re: Humanizing Architecture

In the Adam Marcus lecture, “Computation & Craft”, he talked about the new relationship between Art and Computation growth and application. He provided some really good examples of the integration of art works and technologies, which inspire me a lot.

Renewable energy and housing

One-third of energy consumed in United States is from buildings. Almost 60 percent of it goes for cooling and heating. And of course, there are more energy consumption and costs on manufacturing and transportation of the building materials. An average

Renewable energy and housing

One-third of energy consumed in United States is from buildings. Almost 60 percent of it goes for cooling and heating. And of course, there are more energy consumption and costs on manufacturing and transportation of the building materials. An average