“Passive House” Best Match
Project Drawdown and Passive Houses
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...net-zero neighbourhood. Passive Houses One of the ways to achieve a net zero building is to use the Passive House concept. This idea was developed by the Passivhaus Institut in...
Benefits of the Courtyard House Design
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...a courtyard house in 6000BCE, to the ancient Roman Domus, to the Chinese Siheyuan and the Sahn of the typical middle eastern home, the courtyard house has a long history...
Return to the Pattern Book?
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...3D printing is certainly a new step in the future of construction, this model of “house hunting” is more traditional than you may think. Known as architecture’s oldest new idea,...
A Difference-Maker for PBL: Furniture
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School Districts across the United States are seeking options differing from the traditional classroom in order to transform their spaces into project based learning environments. Traditional classrooms use passive furniture...
Japanese Architects Explore the Future of Housing
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Bringing together some of Japan’s top architects and leading domestic and international companies, HOUSE VISION 2016 is underway in Tokyo. Made up of 12 housing and public space prototypes, the...
3D Printing Construction: Myths and Reality
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...a revolutionary method of constructing houses based on premade designs that was anticipated to be faster and cheaper than traditional construction. Iron formwork in the shape of the house, right...
New York City Architecture: As Diverse as the City Itself
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...the country. Cushman Row, the Brotherhood Synagogue, and the Friends Meeting House are a few examples of Greek Revival styling. Gothic Revival, circa 1820-1860, is similar to Greek Revival in...
When Climate Change Creates Climate Change
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...devices with fewer carbon emissions. Designing passive buildings can also greatly reduce energy needs. The design of these structures allows them to mitigate their energy usage, even eliminating the need...
Live Well to Reduce Reliance on Health Services
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...obesity. Smoking and binge drinking are declining and exercise is becoming more popular, all leading to better long-term health. This trend towards self-awareness and healthy living should reduce our passive...
The Role of Responsive Design in Mediating Learning and Motivation
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...can appeal to a student’s need for relatedness while still promoting autonomy. Ultimately, it takes both passive and active learning environments to engage students, and potentially, motivate them. While the...