Writing about sustainable design: architecture, interiors, engineering, landscape architecture, construction and urban planning to transform the built environment.
Chapter Seven: Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse: "At the Heart of Justice"
Inside and out, the streamlined design of the federal courthouse speaks to honor, tradition, safety and as a place for people – all within a setting that looks to the future.
Design Principle 3: "Use Nature As A Guide"
For Mithun, using nature as a guide is a premise central to the firm’s growing body of work in building, interior and landscape design and master planning. In the northwest, Mithun’s design signature has long been nature – true to form, raw, respectful, responding to time and location. it becomes the shape of buildings to reflect the geology of a site. Or solar meadows as a clearing in the forest to optimize the performance of PV arrays. Or a street design that mimics the natural drainage of a pristine landscape.
Chapter Nine: York University Computer Science Building: The Future Has Arrived
Autonomous robotics, computer vision, theoretical models of computation, artificial intelligence, human and computer interaction–all are part of the future of computing. And the future has already arrived at Canada’s York University.