Over the next two decades, the UN expects that we need to accommodate new homes for 1.7 billion city dwellers. There is an undeniable need for concepts and solutions that lead to more sustainable urban growth, concepts that work across a range of climates and cultures. What are those solutions? Are there good examples? How can we evaluate them on a large scale? What role can computer based environmental performance analysis play in this context?
Apr 12, 2013. Posted by Darren Bennett
Long Lounge, 7-429
Jan 31, 2013. Posted by Darren Bennett
The presentation will cover both the research and consultancy activities of Professor Malcolm Cook, of Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK . This will cover the work he has undertaken during his time spent working with architects on low energy building design, with a particular focus on natural ventilation and passive cooling strategies, and the role computer simulation can play in this design process. Malcolm will talk about the simulation techniques employed, as well as the innovative passive design principles that have led to some of the UK’s most energy efficient buildings.
Oct 16, 2012. Posted by Darren Bennett
Professor Christoph Reinhart's research in daylight and energy efficiency is featured in MIT News: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/faculty-profile-reinhart-1015.html
You can find additional information about his work here:
Sep 06, 2012. Posted by Darren Bennett
Boston Public Library Pays Tribute to Visionary Designer with
“Palaces for the People”
Exhibition about Rafael Guastavino presented in partnership with MIT
BOSTON – September 5, 2012 – The exhibition Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces will open at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square on Friday, September 28, and run through February 24, 2013.
219 Vassar St
Jun 25, 2012. Posted by Site Admin
The German American Chamber of Commerce is partnering with MIT and the City of Cambridge to present dasHAUS — a traveling pavilion of advanced technologies for home construction and solar energy use.
Educational activities and programs are then scheduled every day through June 27. For the schedule of events (many of which require an RSVP), please see: http://cambridge.dashaustour.com/
Jun 20, 2012. Posted by Darren Bennett
The German American Chamber of Commerce and MIT present dasHAUS, a traveling pavilion of home construction technology. Erected on campus at 219 Vassar Street, the pavilion will host events through June 27. Building Technology Professors John Fernandez and Christoph Reinhart will speak at the event.
For more information, visit: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/dashaus-comes-to-cambridge-0618.html
Apr 25, 2012. Posted by Darren Bennett
Research in the Building Technology Program conducted by David Quinn and Professor John E Fernandez, in partnership with Daniel Wiesmann and Professor Paulo Ferrao of Insitute Superio Technico has resulted in an interactive web-mapping tool, urbmet.org. This web-map includes data for 40 cities from the USA, and allows the user to explore energy and material intensity patterns. It maps population density and per-capita usage of residential energy and building materials across US cities, with data visualized at the neighbourhood level.
Mar 21, 2012. Posted by Darren Bennett
Professor John Ochsendorf conducted a two-day design-build vaulting workshop at the University of Utah supported by the McMurrin Visiting Professorship. The workshop was co-taught by Mallory Taub (Berkeley), Kent Diebolt (Vertical Access), and Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla (Minnesota). One of the students attending, David Polk, posted about the experience on his blog, Doodles Designs and Daydreams.
Dec 09, 2011. Posted by Darren Bennett
Christoph Reinhart has been appointed an associate professor with tenure in the Department of Architecture, beginning in January.
Originally trained as a physicist, Reinhart is a building scientist and architectural educator working in the field of sustainable building design and environmental modeling. He has studied both architecture and physics and has particular expertise in daylighting, passive climatization and the influence of occupant behavior on building energy use at both the individual building and neighborhood scale.