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Environment Form & Feedback

Modular Eco-morphologies   DESIGN STUDIO: Fall 2014, 18 credits LEVEL: 3rd Year Design Studio COORDINATOR: Dana Čupková INSTRUCTORS: Matthew Z. Huber, Eddy Man Kim, Nick Liadis, Mick McNutt Contemporary building practice tends to describe architecture as an objects situated in spatial and cultural field. Historically, architecture has defined itself as an autonomous discipline that develops form… Continue reading Environment Form & Feedback

Epiflow

Towards Resiliency of Post-Soviet City Networks   DESIGN STUDIO: Spring 2015, 18 units LEVEL: 4th & 5th Year Design Studio INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková Related Works: Design Modeling Symposium, Epiflow, Decade of Design This studio focuses on examining architectural and urban conditions produced by prefabricated construction in the Eastern-European context. Petržalka is the largest and most… Continue reading Epiflow

Other Natures

DESIGN STUDIO: Spring 2014, 18 units LEVEL: 4th & 5th Year Design Studio INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková As human impact on the world’s biosphere reaches critical levels, we should recognize and accept the fact that the concept of “naturalness” has radically transformed. Nature is not as that untamed plane of reference where forces re-circulate in a… Continue reading Other Natures

Oenotel

  DESIGN STUDIO: Spring 2014, 18 units LEVEL: 4th & 5th Year Design Studio INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková   In the context of the Integrated Systems Studio, coordinated by Prof. Loftness, this studio section focuses on designing Oneotel, an urban winery hotel in Ithaca, NY. Emphasis is on the integration of water systems that support an… Continue reading Oenotel

Ecologics

Computational techniques for shaping the built environment   ELECTIVE SEMINAR: Spring 2015, 6 units LEVEL: Design Elective Seminar INSTRUCTOR: Dana Čupková Ecology posits that all entities within a given system have thermodynamic relationships to each other and are bound together in complex exchanges of energy and information: an ecosystem. This seminar seeks to translate this… Continue reading Ecologics