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©Adaptive Pneumatic Shading

This project explores the design of a hybrid structure that has the ability to adapt to its environment and help the user feel more comfortable in harsh climate conditions. The focus of this project is day time in high temperatures. In order to reach comfort, the idea of an adaptive shading device that controls the…
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©Catapult[Bi-Stable Chair]

  The design brief called for a ‘fuzzy’ object, one that demonstrates hybrid function as well as hybrid structure. Our aim was to create an object that at one moment would functions as one thing and would transform into something completely different. Rather than combining 2 objects simultaneously, we wanted to create an object that…
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Real-Time Structural Analysis

  The aim of this project is to enhance the ability of designers to visualize and compute structural analysis within a short period of time. As a real time interactive tool, its intention is to familiarize people with everyday shell structures as well as assist in early stage form finding. Based on loading conditions that…
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Abu Simbel Visitors’ Center

Designed with zero-energy aspirations, this visitors’ center is designed at the historic site of Abu Simbel temples, in the challenging climate of Aswan, Egypt. Passive strategies played an important role in this project including evaporative cooling, natural ventilation, natural light, and also in order to reduce the cooling load of the building. Cooling is achieved using…
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©Heat Actuated Responsive Facade

Considering the high demand for more adaptable and reconfigurable structures, this research project focuses on the design and development of highly deformable materials/patterns(auxetics). These adaptive structures introduce the potential for highly active/deformable structures/objects that have the ability to respond to an external stimuli, structures that have multiple stages based on their adaptation mode( environment,…). Auxetics…
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Arkitectured Bioplastic Disekted


IBPSA- Mixed-Mode Office Building

The aim of this project is to design and test a mixed mode ventilation strategy for an office building located in New Delhi, India. Using the provided weather file, the annual climatic data was analyzed and used for the formulation of a building strategy. The competition requires compliance with thermal comfort ranges i.e. 20.3 deg…
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Chinatown Museum Of Modern Art

Located in Chicago’s Ping Tom memorial Park, the proposed building is a center for the community to meet and have access to the modern arts and education. This museum includes art galleries, gift shop and cafe space, lecture hall, art studios, administrative offices, and a central Zen garden. As case studies, Buddhist Temples and Zen…
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Salt Lake Mediation Center

  Mediation center is a place where communication and problem solving happens in a more informal setting. This informality needs to be reflected in spaces, with variability in bringing open and closed spaces and different qualities of lighting. Mediation needs preparation. In this project there is a journey happening before, during and after the mediation…
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