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 [...]
Sustainability Scavenger Hunt For this project we visited a variety of sites in the San Diego area and analyzed the buildings for their sustainable features.
Mixed Use Development Environmental Analysis For this project I used the Ladybug plugin within Grasshopper to analyze a mixed-use development designed for my studio final.
Residential Environmental Analysis For this project I used Sefaira to analyze and optimize a remodel design for a detached house.
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 [...]
As a new term starts, we are provided with an ideal opportunity to to analyze the failings of previous coursework in an attempt to improve the efficiency of upcoming efforts. This sort of evaluation is interesting because without the benefit of an education in learning theory it seems like somewhat of a blind stumble forward, [...]
The term is starting to wind down and final projects are almost over. One of the interesting pieces of work that I did this term was to analyze the environmental aspects of my current studio project, which is the design of a gliderport in the Torrey Pines area near the Salk Institute and UCSD. Attached [...]
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” [...]
Hello all! I've been researching and writing for a few days on the topic of urban agriculture. It's a subject that is near and dear to me, which I have spent much time studying over the past few years. I've taken classes on it, read a plethora of books & articles, and interned with the School [...]
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 [...]