Designing the Ger of the 21st Century - 2018-19 Working with UNICEF and the Mongolian non-profit GerHub, a team from PennDesign’s Center for Environmental Building and Design and KieranTimberlake Architects is auditing the thermal performance of six improved ger at a test site and five occupied ger in the ger district of Ulaanbaatar.
Studio Collaboration with Seoul National University Under the direction of Associate Professor Simon Kim, PennDesign participates in an ongoing collaboration with Seoul National University (SNU). These intiatives are supported by Heerim Architects and Planners, a global leader in architecture and construction.
Strut-Based Cellular to Shellular Funicular Materials Assistant Professor of Architecture Masoud Akbarzadeh was the principal investigator of research published in the journal, Advanced Functional Materials with an impact factor of 18.81.
Excerpt: Ali Rahim and Hina Jamelle on an Architecture of Impact Ali Rahim, professor of architecture and director of the MSD-AAD program, and Hina Jamelle, senior lecturer in architecture and director of urban housing, take on the theme of Impact in the September 2020 issue of Architectural Design (Volume 90, Issue 5).
Conferences / Papers
Metabolism of Urban Location: Travel Time and the Morphology of Cities This paper examines the metabolism of urban location, which is offered as a contribution to the expansion of urban metabolism analysis beyond the largely biophysical methods of mass-energy-balance
“Dear Comrade,” or Exile in a Communist World: Resistance, Feminism, and Urbanism in Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s Work in China, 1934/1956 In the 1930s and the 1950s China recruited thousands of foreign "experts” to consult on programs to modernize the country.