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Innovation + Technology at Cornell University's Gates Hall by Morphosis

Innovation + Technology at Cornell University's Gates Hall by Morphosis | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Morphosis Architects incorporates an innovative stainless steel facade screen to mitigate heat gain for new academic building.

Los Angeles–based Morphosis delivered a 100,000-square-foot, five-story building that is currently completing construction on Cornell University's Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) program structure.

While in essence a simple, efficient, rectangular plan and elevation, the design features several elements—including a twisting stainless steel sun screen and a protruding arm of the upper floors hovering above the main entrance—that make it an unmistakable product of Morphosis as well as a suitable looking enclosure for a discipline forged by the realities of the digital age.

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IDEAbuilder's curator insight, October 18, 2013 4:48 PM

Digital High-Performance.  An interesting convergence of technologhy and design

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Design Bureau » Designing to Build

Design Bureau » Designing to Build | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
The East Harlem School mission is righteous, but dead serious: to provide an affordable, rigorous academic program for low-income families, and to embrace creativity and ambition with a no-nonsense attitude.
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‘Mud Manifesto’ Offers Example of Sustainable Building

‘Mud Manifesto’ Offers Example of Sustainable Building | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Designed by students enrolled in Professor Syd Carpenter’s “The Container in Architecture” class at Swarthmore, the wall is an exploration into the uses of clay, sustainable design, and collaboration. Taking the properties of clay from a smaller object, like a mug or a vase, and trying to replicate those same properties in designing a larger structure was one of the core objectives for the six students studying under Carpenter.

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