Research

Epiflow

Adaptive Analytical Design Framework for Resilient Urban Water Systems In the era of big data, the design and decision making tool sets for urban planning are fairly primitive. What existing models lack is the ability to visualize, query, and overlay dynamic information between different types of urban systems that affect each other on multiple scales.… Continue reading Epiflow

Mass Regimes

Geometrically Actuated Thermal Behavior Mass Regimes is a research project that investigates the effect of complex geometry on the process of passive heat distribution in thermal mass systems. Within the context of systems thinking, the intention is to instrumentalize design principles that exercise a wider range of design tactics in the choreography of thermal gradients… Continue reading Mass Regimes

Green Negligee

Emergent Ecologies of the Post-Soviet Housing Block Green Negligee is a research project that proposes an alternative to current renovation trends in Eastern European multi-family housing blocks. Using the socio-economic context of the urban area of Petržalka, Slovakia as a test bed, we developed a specific approach to environmental analysis as both a first mode… Continue reading Green Negligee

Medusa

Toxic Actuation   Medusa is a proposal for an interactive ‘chandelier-like’ installation that plays on mythological notions of toxicity and beauty in our contemporary culture. Actuating mold growth in the network that responds to light levels, human occupancy and movement, this system strives to visualize the invisible microbiotic particles that exist all around us. As… Continue reading Medusa

Adaptive Component System

From Prefabrication to Operative Sustainability Adaptive Component Systems is a research investigation based on a multidisciplinary approach to architecture, design, and technology. Led by professor Dana Čupková in consultation with Cornell engineering faculty, this work is motivated by the belief that advances in technology and building systems can positively underpin a creative generative process of… Continue reading Adaptive Component System