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Doris Sung

Smart Materials Design

PRESENTED ON MAR 24, 2015
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY

Doris Sung is a biologist and architect elaborating on the use of smart materials like termo-bio-metal and different geometry, 3D printing and digital technology in architecture.  She is working with self assembling systems, designing hardware, creating minirobotics and resilient buildings where people rely less on air conditioning in the summer time and developing window systems which retain the view while blocking the sunlight.

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Energy Saving Design

BY SERGIO SÁDABA
@ AIA2030 CHICAGO SUCCESS STORIES ON AUG 20, 2013

Sergio Sádaba goes into great depth on how he and his team increased the energy savings of a building in Indianapolis.

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The Importance of Energy Saving Designs

BY VUK VUJOVIC
@ AIA2030 CHICAGO SUCCESS STORIES ON AUG 20, 2013

Vuk Vujovic lectures on the importance of designing buildings with low energy usage in mind. He then goes on to talk about a project that his architectural team took on.

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Energy-efficient Architecture

BY MICHAEL LAURING
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 20, 2013

Michael Lauring is as Associate Professor at Aalborg University's Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology. Michael tells us about the ideas that his architecture students have for energy-efficient designs. He also shows us a shopping center that his students made for the sustainability festival. (In Danish)

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Smart about our Shit

BY BARBARA PENNER
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Being smart about our "shit", is what may save us in the future. 

Barbara Penner expresses her academic knowlegde of toilets and what goes into them. How much do we flush away, and what people can do to conserve their waste, not only the "stuffs" that goes through us, but the water that is going through the pipes as well. It doesn't take a 'rocket surgeon' to know, that in developing countries, water is scarce and highly valued. So it is a opportunity to develope toilets that do not need the use of water, and uses our human wastes intellegently. 

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Casa UNAM

BY SANTIAGO MOTA
@ VOL 37 ON SEP 25, 2014

Santiago Mota is founder and leader of Casa UNAM, an awarded project in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, the world´s most important sustainable design and construction competition. Twenty teams from students all over the world gather to research, design, manufacture, build, manage and exhibit a dwelling prototype fueled 100% by solar energy, evaluating its environmental, social and economical impact as well as its waste production through its life cycle.

 

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Energy Saving Projects

BY ANDREAS DIERKING
IN FRANKFURT

Andreas Dierking talks about the multiple project he has worked on to improve the environment. He mainly works energy-efficient houses and buildings.

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I am Smart 2016

BY JONAS ALMQUIST
@ VOL 53 ON AUG 18, 2015

Jonas Almquist, Solar Energy Expert, who recently initiated the project I am Smart 2016 where he aims to combine solar cells with design - to make it more attractive!

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The difference between smart and intelligent

BY TOBIAS BERNETH
@ VOL 55 ON FEB 09, 2016

Tobias Berneth, Founder of Things to Be, discusses the question "Why can't smart technology be smarter?" he challanges this question by comparing technology. What is the difference between smart and intelligent products? We have smart products – products that can store, and deliver information. The intelligent product would be able to recognize redundancies and patterns of information.

Smart products await your input. Do you loose time by using smart products? By using intelligent products, would you be given time, as the product is constantly changing after your needs?

Berneth compares these intelligent products to making new friends. He asks, "How do you design something that collects your data?”. It’s like making friends, make products that people can communicate with in a human way and that can understand how you do it.

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Defining Architecture Through Space, Articulation & Materials

BY FAISAL ARSHAD
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Faisal Arshad talks about space articulation and materials in his projects, including his lake-house passion project. Space utilization, materials, nostalgia, nature, cultural values, family and even language all tie into his ideas of what architectural projects and their essence is all about.  Mr. Arshad's large collection of design and participation in architecture design all around the world bring wisdom and experience that makes for a great talk.