Research

Cover of Civic Infrastructure
Artwork by Andee Mazzocco, Saygrid

PennPraxis published a white paper that calls on practitioners, advocates, funders, designers, and others involved in civic asset redevelopment to think about the unfolding of projects at multiple scales (site, system and policy), over a longer timeframe, through an “ecosystem” lens highlighting the importance of partnerships.

Respiratory Object. Ferda Kolatan // 701 Design Studio 2016

An overview of Ferda Kolatan's 701 Studio's design of a new entrance area into the Battery Tunnel in New York City.

Cover of M by Morphosis

M presents a selection of new international work out of the renowned architecture studio, Morphosis, led by Thoms Mayne.

Cover of pressing matters 7

An annual publication of the Department of Architecture.

Cover of HATCH

Hatch is a collection of conversations that took place at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design during the spring of 2015.

Making Plans. How to Engage With Landscape, Design and the Urban Environment.

In Making Plans: How to Engage with Landscape, Design, and the Urban Environment (University of Texas Press, 2018), Dean Frederick Steiner offers a primer on the planning process through a lively, first-hand account of developing plans for the city of Austin and the University of Texas campus.

Black and white photo of Italian countryside.

Every landscape has a history—geological, ecological, and cultural. The combination and circumstances of their interaction through time has resulted in some regions and communities being seen as of special character and value. It is an irony that many places considered beautiful that attract visitors and tourists from around the world are fragile and struggle with many of the problems that exists elsewhere, that these tourists are trying to leave behind, and are threatened by tidal surges of these very same pleasure-seeking visitors. The Val D’Orcia in southern Tuscany is such a place.

A house in the sun. Modern architecture and solar energy in the cold war.

Daniel A. Barber
A House in the Sun describes a number of experiments in solar house heating in American architectural, engineering, political, economic, and corporate contexts from the beginning of World War II until the late 1950s.

Energy Accounts: Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future.

Edited by Dan Willis, William W. Braham, Katsuhiko Muramoto, Daniel A. Barber
Organized into a collection containing both examples of best practices and critiques, this impressive array of projects and contributors combines text and graphic material to explore different representations of energy data.

Design and Construction of High-Performance Homes.

Edited by Franca Trubiano
Routledge, 2012

Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features:

Architecture and Energy. Performance and Style

Edited by William W. Braham and Daniel Willis
Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental design decisions, arguments addressing three different scales or aspects of contemporary construction.

Pressing Matters 6

A Publication of the Department of Architecture at PennDesign

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