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Architecture of the Anthropocene

“The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch that begins when human activities started to have a significant global impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems.” 1 An exploration into the novel and unconventional building materials that might be derived from this particular

Architecture of the Anthropocene

“The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch that begins when human activities started to have a significant global impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems.” 1 An exploration into the novel and unconventional building materials that might be derived from this particular

Keeping cool: the use of evaporative cooling in vernacular Moroccan architecture.

In dry and hot climates it is crucial to keep your body cooled and hydrated. There is of course lots of methods in doing this. If we look at strategies in vernacular architecture for keeping an interior environment cool and

Keeping cool: the use of evaporative cooling in vernacular Moroccan architecture.

In dry and hot climates it is crucial to keep your body cooled and hydrated. There is of course lots of methods in doing this. If we look at strategies in vernacular architecture for keeping an interior environment cool and

Scales of the butterfly

Butterflies are some of the most unique and complicated insect there are. It is one of few insects that goes through a full metamorphosis, which means going from a larva to a chrysalis and finally evolves into to a butterfly. All off

Scales of the butterfly

Butterflies are some of the most unique and complicated insect there are. It is one of few insects that goes through a full metamorphosis, which means going from a larva to a chrysalis and finally evolves into to a butterfly. All off

Heat reducing pattern

When we talk about color in nature, the chameleon and other lizards often comes to mind. Many of them, like this bearded dragon, use its adaptive skin to absorb more heat. Because, as when know, a darker color will become

Heat reducing pattern

When we talk about color in nature, the chameleon and other lizards often comes to mind. Many of them, like this bearded dragon, use its adaptive skin to absorb more heat. Because, as when know, a darker color will become

Capillary suction in lizard skins

Surviving in the harsh desert environment is not an easy task. Yet three different lizards living in three different continents have developed the same solution. The Australian Thorny devil, Texas horned lizard and the Arabian toad-headed agama, have all the

Capillary suction in lizard skins

Surviving in the harsh desert environment is not an easy task. Yet three different lizards living in three different continents have developed the same solution. The Australian Thorny devil, Texas horned lizard and the Arabian toad-headed agama, have all the

The Courtyard: the social and functional built form

In America—especially in the greater Los Angeles area where I go to university—suburbia dominates the landscape. The 1950s saw a new pattern in housing development where work and home were separated. After the war, people wanted to move into the

The Courtyard: the social and functional built form

In America—especially in the greater Los Angeles area where I go to university—suburbia dominates the landscape. The 1950s saw a new pattern in housing development where work and home were separated. After the war, people wanted to move into the