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Storing heat and …coolth?

Water is an eminently fascinating material. It is a material which is remarkably common, and at the same time, remarkably uncommon in it’s characteristics. It has an extremely high specific heat and enthalpy of fusion, meaning that it can contain

Storing heat and …coolth?

Water is an eminently fascinating material. It is a material which is remarkably common, and at the same time, remarkably uncommon in it’s characteristics. It has an extremely high specific heat and enthalpy of fusion, meaning that it can contain

The Future of Concrete

For the last post of the semester, I am going to focus on my research topic of concrete architecture. During the first lecture of the semester, we were informed that concrete is the most widely used material in architecture and

The Future of Concrete

For the last post of the semester, I am going to focus on my research topic of concrete architecture. During the first lecture of the semester, we were informed that concrete is the most widely used material in architecture and

The “Lynx”

For my last and final post of this semester I would like to discuss another option to temporary housing. As I have mentioned in some of my previous posts, my final essay topic is temporary housing. I have been finding

The “Lynx”

For my last and final post of this semester I would like to discuss another option to temporary housing. As I have mentioned in some of my previous posts, my final essay topic is temporary housing. I have been finding

RE: Architecture United With Nature

Reading your post reminded me of one of my favorite architects, Frederick Hundertwasser. Hundertwasser was an Austrian architect who had beliefs much similar to Tenrunobu Fujimori. Hundertwasser was also very interested and engaged in ecology. He was also an artist.

RE: Architecture United With Nature

Reading your post reminded me of one of my favorite architects, Frederick Hundertwasser. Hundertwasser was an Austrian architect who had beliefs much similar to Tenrunobu Fujimori. Hundertwasser was also very interested and engaged in ecology. He was also an artist.

Best Buy Inc’s Green Initiative

Best Buy Inc’s Green Initiative In an effort to reduce a negative impact on the environment and the reduction of “e-waste” (electronic waste), Best Buy has instituted a “revolutionary” consumer electronics recycling program. They also offer a trade-in program for

Best Buy Inc’s Green Initiative

Best Buy Inc’s Green Initiative In an effort to reduce a negative impact on the environment and the reduction of “e-waste” (electronic waste), Best Buy has instituted a “revolutionary” consumer electronics recycling program. They also offer a trade-in program for

Flying Green

Flying Green             The aviation industry currently accounts for 2 percent of the man-made global carbon emissions, but is expected to increase to 3 percent by the year 2050 with global demand for air travel expected to increase.  Considering that

Flying Green

Flying Green             The aviation industry currently accounts for 2 percent of the man-made global carbon emissions, but is expected to increase to 3 percent by the year 2050 with global demand for air travel expected to increase.  Considering that

Air Pollution

Air Pollution The health effects of air pollution vary from person to person.  The high risk groups, consisting the elderly, infants, pregnant women, and chronic sufferers of heart and lung diseases are the most susceptible to air pollution.  In young

Air Pollution

Air Pollution The health effects of air pollution vary from person to person.  The high risk groups, consisting the elderly, infants, pregnant women, and chronic sufferers of heart and lung diseases are the most susceptible to air pollution.  In young