Monthly Archives: September 2011

Walnut Street

I think my parent’s house in New Jersey incorporates some great examples of designing via systems thinking.  The house is oriented to face south, and there is a very old and large tree directly in front.  The relationship of the … Continue reading

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Sometimes the right solution isn’t the best one

On Tuesday, Professor Sherman said something along the lines “sometimes the right solution isn’t the best one”.  It was in reference to a bay game situation in which all the farmers switched to organic methods causing them to lose money … Continue reading

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The Sky Dome

This week we learned how to apply a vertical sun path diagram to the  panoramic picture of a potential site.  I’ve seen, but never used a sun path diagram before.  It appeared to be a pretty standard diagram using a … Continue reading

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South Terrace

What times of year and times of day make up the primary solar window? The primary solar window for the South Terrace is in the summer from approximately 7 am to 6 pm for a total of 11 hours.  Although … Continue reading

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dishes in the sink//to be revisited as “space” in the sink

I live in a house with five other “college guys”.  We were friends before moving into a house together, but we’ve never set up firm ground rules, cleaning schedules, or tasks assigned to individual people.  Consequently, the condition of the … Continue reading

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