Thermal Architecture Lab

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We are looking for a full-time, talented postdoc to participate in our research. A qualified candidate should have: - Experience in energy modeling - Experience in CFD modeling
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The BlockPenn project for distributed energy monitoring and environmental sensing using blockchain/IoT infrastructure was featured in an article on Penn Today.
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Thermal Architecture Lab director Dorit Aviv participated in a conversation with Professor Yuichi Ikeda of Kyoto University about their projects examining how to use blockchain technology for energy monitoring and conservation as part of the
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In conjunction with the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, CityX Venice, a virtual exhibition of new and recent work by leading architects and designers from around the world, opened online in May. Winka Dubbeldam, who is Miller Professor and chair of the Department of Architecture and director of the Advanced Research and Innovation (ARI) Lab, served as one of the creative directors, inviting faculty members to present examples of the design-research under way at Weitzman.
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The BlockPenn distributed energy and environmental sensing network using blockchain/IoT infrastructure was featured in the
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An energy-efficient datacenter entitled Sanctuary of Datum, the design was produced in a 2020 MSD-EBD studio led by Dorit Aviv, assistant professor of architecture and director of the Thermal Architecture Lab.
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Led by Weitzman's Dorit Aviv and Akira Drake Rodriguez, planners and architects are working to address one of the many challenges faced by public schools by designing healthy and engaging outdoor educational spaces.
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In a ceremony held in Venice on November 13, 2021, the Hydroculus prototype for evaporative and radiative cooling received an Acknowledgment Prize as part of the 6th Award cycle of the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.
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As part of the Climate Week at Penn, faculty members Dorit Aviv, William Braham and Shu Yang will be on a panel with industry experts on Sustainability and the Built Environment: Building Materials and Cooling Strategies that Combat a Warming Planet.
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Dr. Dorit Aviv of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr Jovan Pantelic of KU Leuven tell HEQ about optimising space design to incorporate UVC disinfection technology.
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Two studies by Dorit Aviv, assistant professor of architecture and director of the Thermal Architecture Lab in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, show how architecture can help create interior spaces that are both COVID-safe and energy efficient.
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Dr. Aviv participated as a panelist in the 1st World CAAD PhD Workshop, organized by sibling CAAD organizations ACADIA, ASCAAD, CAADRIA, eCAADe, and SIGraDi to provide a platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing serving the global CAAD community.