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Web City

The ecological/web city discussed in the Lunch essay, Energetic Organizations, is described as a field of connections between energy production and consumption, the role of architecture playing a fundamental part as the built environment becomes more directly involved in the … Continue reading

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Systems in Studio

systemssection3 systemsection1   My building, located at Elfreth’s Alley in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, is a studio and teaching center for Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program.  As such, tall spaces and lighting were very important to the design. The sections above are a … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tips for the Holidays

Energy demand typically increases during the holiday season, with ovens, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers working overtime. The holidays also mean many more cars on the road and decorations lighting up the streets and sapping up energy. Here are some … Continue reading

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Integrated Design

Integrated design is a collaborative method for designing buildings which emphasizes the development of a holistic design. This method has become increasingly emphasized in the design world with the rise of environmental concerns. It is important for architects, engineers, etc … Continue reading

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Bus stop/ Bike share final design

The bus/bike stop is located on the corner of University Way and Rugby. It cuts into that corner to allow for improved pedestrian circulation across and around Beta Bridge. A slanted roof clad in photovoltaics blocks the occupant from strong … Continue reading

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More on ventilation and lighting

Constructing a difference between one side of a building and the other generates a draw- no need to do this mechanically Commerce Building, Frankfurt built in the late 1990s •    Commercial spaces at street level, major public plaza leads into … Continue reading

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Preliminary Bus/Bike Stop considerations

The bus/bike stop would be located on the northwest corner of Beta Bridge, where University Way meets Rugby Road and where a UTS bus recently collided with the bridge. The open space left by the bus provides an opportunity to … Continue reading

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