Building Envelopes

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Anna Dyson, Mohamed Aly Etman

Princeton Architectural Press (2010)

Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. Vol. 7976. International Society for Optics and Photonics (2011)

Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Shane Smith + Anna Dyson (2011)

Building Envelopes

Renewable bio-based circular material economies in timber, post-agricultural by-products and plant-based bioremediation

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Advanced Building Envelopes

Core Technology Course MArch I
Designing with ecosytems.

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team

Anna Dyson, Mohamed Aly Etman

Princeton Architectural Press (2010)

Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Shane Smith + Anna Dyson (2011)

Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. Vol. 7976. International Society for Optics and Photonics (2011)

selected publications

The core content of the course is a hybrid lecture/seminar format that will focus on an overview of emerging critical theory and technology in the areas of environmental and energy systems. The deliverable will be a design research project, with a ‘conference poster’ and a ten page essay with references. 


The goal of the research project is support the design studio project and considers an aspect of the studio project that gets pushed in a highly developed and experimental direction towards new methods of metabolizing energy, water, air or living systems through the building envelope. It can either run parallel to the studio or be integrated into the design project, depending on the goals of the students and their discussions with the studio critic. In exceptional cases, it may be appropriate to use another design project as the case study for the research. 


Based on their declared area of interest, each student will be paired with a PhD student or Post Doctoral Associate, who is an expert in the chosen field of inquiry. They will meet with their research partner on a bi-weekly basis. Through the research, we will reconsider fundamentally novel ways of redirecting energy and water flows, towards the fulfillment of various social mandates to transform the relationship between the built environment and extended ecosystems.

This course is geared towards graduate students in Architecture who already have an advanced background in bioclimatic analysis and design and who wish to pursue an area of design research in conjunction with their studio projects.

Designing building systems as ecosystem of systems

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