Aleksandra Jaeschke will present a paper during the inaugural conference of the Harvard GSD Office for Urbanization. Heliomorphism, convened by professor Charles Waldheim, with Sergio Lopez-Pineiro and Daniel Ibañez, returns to the topic of solar performance: “The topics of solar orientation and social order, public health, and political economy were fundamental questions for many protagonists and projects of modern planning. In the wake of the collapse of modern planning, singular models of social urban order based on latitude and solar equity have given way to neoliberal models of market driven urbanization. The inaugural conference of the Harvard GSD Office for Urbanization returns to this archaic aspect of urban order, and convenes an international group of GSD faculty, doctoral candidates, and a select group of GSD alumni to examine its present potentials through three discursive frames: plug-ins, commons, and zero-sum.” (from the conference catalogue)
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heliomorphism, Harvard GSD Office for Urbanization
September 15 – 16, 2016
Stubbins Room & Piper Hall | Gund Hall | Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA, 02138
The workshop, organized by Salvo Pappalardo (AION architecture) and Andrea Graziano (Co-de-iT), focuses on the development and management of relationships between information and geometry for condition-specific building envelope systems. Through visual scripting in Grasshopper (generative modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros) participants will learn how to build parametric data structures (from basic lists to complex data trees) and how to set up data-driven geometries in order to develop envelope systems and eventually to extract and organize information relevant to the manufacturing process. For more information, visit the following website.
Full-length footage from #decoding is now online.
#decoding, the 2016 Doctor of Design Conference was organized by Aleksandra JAeschke ad Ghazal Jafari and took place on March 11th at Harvard GSD.
More information about our speakers and topics can be found on the conference website.
The Energy, Environments & Design Research Lab based at the Harvard Graduate School of Design has just completed a six-month research project which was developed by a team of MDes students led by Aleksandra Jaeschke.
The aim of the project was to develop spatial and material strategies for a housing prototype for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota, U.S. The research focused on minimizing reliance on off-site energy sources, and maximizing energy-effective spatial and material solutions, use of local materials and workforce.
More information about the project can be found on the GSD’s EED Lab website.
We are pleased to announce #decoding – the 2016 Doctor of Design Conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The conference was organized by Aleksandra Jaeschke and Ghazal Jafari.
#decoding | 2016 Doctor of Design Conference
March 11th, 2016 | 9.30am – 5pm
Stubbins Room | Gund Hall | Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA, 02138
Visit our website for more information: decoding.space
We are pleased to announce that Andrea Di Stefano is co-winner of Amplify’s Urban Resilience Challenge. The winning proposal, developed together with M. Assefa, J. Brazil, E. Cabay, R. Machado, J. Mauser and N. Waissbluth, was selected for its “potential to improve the resilience of urban slum communities”.
The Gulit Project aims at reducing waste and improving profits and comfort for market vendors in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, using clay technology of passively-cooled food-storage systems for construction of market stalls.
The project will be supported by IDEO.org, OpenIDEO, the UK Department for International Developmentand the Global Resilience Partnership. The sponsors will also provide technical assistance to bring the idea to life.
Andrea Di Stefano will present the work of AION at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development in Addis Ababa on Friday January 8th, 2016 at 5:30 PM, A-Hall, EiABC.
The Gulit Pavilion, result of Construction Workshop in Urban clay cooling techniques, was inaugurated on January, 8th at 3:00 PM, in the EiABC LIDETA CAMPUS in Addis Ababa.