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To radically question conventions of sustainability, Energy and Environments turns its critical attention to construction material. While it is often inadequately framed, matter is but captured energy and must account for its embodied memory—the social, geographic, and historic narratives that have contributed to its formation. 

Horizon HouseHorizon House: A Retreat in Nature
Thomas Sherman (MDes ‘14) and Carlos Cerezo Davila (MDes ‘13)
First Prize Winner of the 3rd LIXIL International University Architectural Competition, Horizon House was conceived as a process for embracing local and seasonal qualities of place, providing a 360 degree view to the landscape, and reflecting an expanded understanding of ecological boundaries. View Project

Tempered Active Heat Flow (Re)Considering Energy and Existing Multi-wythe Brick
Julie Paul Brown (MDes '14)
This thesis critically analyzes the conventional approaches to energy retrofit of these buildings and the assumptions upon which they are based. View Project

Urban Daylight Simulation: Calculating the Daylit Area of Urban Designs
Timur Dogan (MDes '12)




Facade Optimization Using Parametric Design and Future Climate Change Scenarios
Elliot Glassman (MDes '12)

Emerging possibilities for wireless sensing in urban water management systems. A Case Study: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Eric Baczuk (MDes '11)

Towards Sustainable Housing through a Comprehensive Information Model
Eduardo Berlin (MDes '11)

A Critical Commentary on Energy Efficient Building Design Standards in the Philippines
Andrea Dorotan (MDes '11) 

Seth Holmes (MDes '11)
Climate change risks from a building owner's perspective: Assessing future climate and energy price scenarios

High Dynamic Range Photography as a Glare Analysis Technique in Architectural Design–Current Practice and Future Potential
Rashida Mogri (MDes '11)

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