Reading Response 1

Graphic 1 Environmental Strategies Flowchart The three-tier design approach is an important work-flow for every architect to master. By following this method and thoroughly understanding its importance effort, money, and energy are all properly conserved throughout the design – construction – habitation process. Architects employ different methods related to heating, cooling, and lighting within each [...]

Three-tier Approach to Environmental Design (Response 1)

The three-tier design approach is an important work-flow for every architect to master. By following this method and thoroughly understanding its importance effort, money, and energy are all properly conserved throughout the design – construction – habitation process. Architects employ different methods related to heating, cooling, and lighting within each tier to most efficiently solve [...]

Torrey Pines Gliderport Design Process Thoughts

Referenced Readings: “Post Carbon Reader” Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch “The Death of Sprawl: Designing Urban Resilience for the Twenty-First-Century Resource and Climate Crises” Warren Karlenzig “Smart Decline in Post-Carbon Cities: The Buffalo Commons Meets Buffalo, New York” Deborah E Popper and Frank J. Popper “Toward Zero-Carbon Buildings” Hillary Brown “Ecology and the Architectural Imagination” [...]

Design and Representation

Something that I've been thinking a lot about lately is the nature of designing in a three dimensional environment vs traditionally.  I've heard from many that technology doesn't change the design process, that regardless of the tools good designers posses a certain skillset.  I think this is true to a certain extent, but that the [...]