Category Archives: Carbohydrate Economy

Weaving Life Itself

During the lecture on textiles, I became fascinated with the idea of weaving and textiles evolving from the need to enclose. I immediately thought of a blog post I saw about a year ago from renowned BBC photographer Timothy Allen

Weaving Life Itself

During the lecture on textiles, I became fascinated with the idea of weaving and textiles evolving from the need to enclose. I immediately thought of a blog post I saw about a year ago from renowned BBC photographer Timothy Allen

Ecosystem Complexity

  While discussing simplicity vs. complexity in last week’s lecture, my initial reaction was to choose simplicity for building envelopes. Bill Gates once said, “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find

Ecosystem Complexity

  While discussing simplicity vs. complexity in last week’s lecture, my initial reaction was to choose simplicity for building envelopes. Bill Gates once said, “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find

Displacing Hydrocarbons

The end of the nineteenth century spawned what was known historically as the industrial revolution. This gradual evolution sought to maximize the output of consumer goods and take advantage of what was thought to be an endless supply of natural

Displacing Hydrocarbons

The end of the nineteenth century spawned what was known historically as the industrial revolution. This gradual evolution sought to maximize the output of consumer goods and take advantage of what was thought to be an endless supply of natural

Only Working In the Shallow End

Carbohydrate Economy, what exactly does that mean, that our world revolves around eating carbs (seems that way sometimes)?  It really is not a new concept at all, it is actually one of the oldest types of economies around.  Less then

Only Working In the Shallow End

Carbohydrate Economy, what exactly does that mean, that our world revolves around eating carbs (seems that way sometimes)?  It really is not a new concept at all, it is actually one of the oldest types of economies around.  Less then

No More Cemeteries Needed

For our facade project, we chose for our glazing solution to go with a product known as Bioglass, an award-winning glass product made from 100% recycled bottles. One aspect of it in particular that stood out to us was it

No More Cemeteries Needed

For our facade project, we chose for our glazing solution to go with a product known as Bioglass, an award-winning glass product made from 100% recycled bottles. One aspect of it in particular that stood out to us was it

Not Your Grandma’s Rating System…

How do we evaluate a product? Can we base it on how it performs, how it is used, or how it looks? A rating system can be a great way to rate something. There are many different examples of these

Not Your Grandma’s Rating System…

How do we evaluate a product? Can we base it on how it performs, how it is used, or how it looks? A rating system can be a great way to rate something. There are many different examples of these

Innovation & Sustainability

The words innovation and sustainability are two words that designers hear and use quite often- sometimes in conjunction and other times in opposition. As discussed in class, innovation can be seen as both an aid and a hindrance. In relation

Innovation & Sustainability

The words innovation and sustainability are two words that designers hear and use quite often- sometimes in conjunction and other times in opposition. As discussed in class, innovation can be seen as both an aid and a hindrance. In relation