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Revealing and Concealing

In the Baker and Steemers reading they discuss lights role in revealing and concealing one’s perception of the building space both from the exterior and the interior.  I think that the terms “revealing” and “concealing” describe light and define light … Continue reading

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Influx_Studio + Moe

Recently I stumbled upon a project proposal by Influx_Studio to renovate Chicago’s iconic Marina City Towers as part of an ongoing effort to “de-carbonize” Chicago, improving the sustainability of five hundred buildings in a core part of Chicago. I thought … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Art Museum

Passive Systems Diagrams  

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Assignment 4 – The Pantheon’s Passive Systems

In project four I researched the passive building systems of the Pantheon.  I chose to research the Pantheon because it is in my opinion the oldest and most successful example of designing with passive systems.  The Pantheon’s design supports passive … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Pantheon

My independent research for project four will analyze the passive building systems of the Pantheon.  I chose to research the Pantheon because it is in my opinion the oldest and most successful example of designing with passive systems.  The Pantheon’s … Continue reading

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Assignment 3

For assignment three I chose to track my energy consumption for a four hour period from 8pm to 12am during the winter when I am at home in New Jersey. Energy consumption for a typical night would include: heating a … Continue reading

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Tar Creek Supergrid

The most recent post this past Wednesday on BLDGBLOG is a thesis project titled “Tar Creek Supergrid”.  The architectural project proposes building a massive frame structure above the ground that addresses environmental systems through its network of interconnected piers.  I … Continue reading

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Assignment 2

1.  My diagram focuses on the interactions between animal regulators and animal farmers, and the resulting influence on the Chesapeake Bay watershed system.  The elements in this diagram are the animal regulator, taxes/incentives, profit for farmers, amount of total animal … Continue reading

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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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