Monthly Archives: October 2010

Vivanta Hotel blends into the landscape

The Vivanta Hotel in Bangalore embraces the local culture and climate and adopts a site-specific landscape strategy. The building embodies a “landscraper”, as opposed to “skyscraper” concept. The building twists in a mobius strip alluding to traditional Indian dance forms. … Continue reading

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Heating & Radiant Conductors

“Architecture can be understood as a material organization that regulates and brings order to energy flows; and, simultaneously and inseparably, as an energetic organization that stabilizes and maintains material forms…construction and combustion, are inextricably linked in the history of habitation…Energy … Continue reading

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Alternatives to HVAC

There are many alternatives to the HVAC system if we consider natural systems of ventilation and sunlight: “thermal labyrinth”- concrete labyrinth below, air runs through at night and cools/warms depending upon season Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia •    Built in bridge … Continue reading

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Post-Bay Game Questions

1. According to Meadows, elements, interconnections and a function or purpose are necessary components in systems. Describe the elements, connections and/or functions or purpose in the Chesapeake Bay watershed system. Diagram the system including these elements. Elements: • Players (watermen, … Continue reading

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Diagrams for bus stop

Diagrams for the bike/bus stop that we will be designing. My site is Beta Bridge. So far I have considered the traffic problems (both pedestrian and automobile), and have decided to push the structure out past Beta Bridge on the … Continue reading

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Sustainable Bridge in Korea

A sustainable bridge called the Paik Nam June Media Bridge is currently being planned for Seoul, Korea. This bridge, which crosses the Han River in the center of the city, is meant to be an extension of the city into … Continue reading

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Beta Bridge Sun Analysis

Beta Bridge Sun Chart

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