Rethinking Building: Iterative Fabrication, Rapid Delivery, and Resilient Materials

Sci-fi or reality: a 3D-printed home powered by a solar array and 3D-printed hybrid electric vehicle? If you said fantasy, guess again. “Moore’s Law seems to be increasingly evident in the architecture industry lately, so much so that it’s hard to keep track of all the recent groundbreaking ideas for additive manufacturing in buildings. It’s a groundswell that upends our […]

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Planting Annuals and Pitching Ideas

Veronica Prickel’s (Landscape Architecture) first trip to Como Zoo Park and Conservatory was for an internship interview. Her second was her first day as a member of their horticulture intern team, where she spent the summer expanding her understanding of of landscape design. “I almost wish I’d done an internship earlier!” she said. “I learned so many little things, like […]

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Taking a Design Cue from Nature

Curious to see buildings inspired by silkworms, bubbles, or the wind? Take a walk through the new Goldstein Museum of Design exhibition, Hypernatural: Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature, based on the book of the same name by Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer (both architecture). While many of the case studies may look like sets of a sci-fi movie, more and […]

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