Under Pressure: Essays on Urban Housing (Routledge, 2021), edited by Hina Jamelle, senior lecturer and director of urban housing in the Department of Architecture, gathers and contextualizes recent conversations on urban housing through a design lens.
Miaomiao Hou and William W. Braham
Interview on Bloomberg TV with William Braham Reducing energy and pollution in Mongolian ger.
Positive Energy built its reputation and business on offering high performance MEP engineering services to the residential architecture market with a focus on health, comfort, and decarbonizing. And now we also offer even more accessible consulting for projects in the concept phase of design. We help architects map out passive, resilient, and active systems when the design process is fluid. Based in Austin, Texas we work locally & nationally in partnership with architects, contractors, & owners to help the AEC industry look where its going, rather than where it’s been. We are guided by building science principles and a deeply held ethos that buildings should help human beings thrive.
The famous astronomer and educator Carl Sagan once said, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe.” What Sagan was pointing at is the fact that for us to really do anything from scratch, we have to understand the system in which we exist.
Since the 1990s, the population of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia has nearly tripled. Unfortunately, due to a lack of conventional housing infrastructure in the city center, many new arrivals to Ulaanbaatar live in ger (also called “yurt” in Russian, lightweight, easy-to-assemble, tent-like dwellings traditionally used by nomads living a pastoral lifestyle) as permanent, fixed-location homes.
Dorit Aviv, Julie Gros, Hayder Alsaad, Eric Teitelbaum, Conrad Voelker, Jovan Pantelic, Forrest Meggers
Dorit Aviv, Zherui Wang, Forrest Meggers, Aletheia Ida
In this excerpt of Strange Objects, New Solids and Massive Things: Archi-Tectonics (Actar Publishers, 2021), Winka Dubbeldam, Weitzman's Miller Professor and chair of architecture, details the creation of Inscape Wellness.
Full report of the 2021 Master of Science in Design with a concentration in Historic Preservation (MSD-HP) three-week summer capstone studio.
Seeking to illuminate climate justice-oriented preservation work such as adaptive reuse and stewardship of Indigenous land
Study on competing policy effects on cultural landscapes of the border wall region.