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Ghost Houses And Trojan Horses, Ted Shelton, Tricia Stuth Aug 2010

Ghost Houses And Trojan Horses, Ted Shelton, Tricia Stuth

Ted Shelton, FAIA

The Ghost Houses project was not supposed to be possible—five units of housing and a studio in three structures on a one-quarter acre infill lot with an historic zoning overlay. Yet, by using the history of the site as a wedge, we were able to overcome ossified regulations to create a progressive project consistent with our interest in dense, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and architecture that is simultaneously responsive to both its locus and global environmental concerns.

Through an improvised series of requests, meetings, and public hearings, the Ghost Houses became a project that explored the nature of zoning codes ...


Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind Jun 2010

Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind

Lynell J. De Wind

Steelcase Corporation, SHW Group and GVSU presented "Creating 21st Century Libraries" at Neocon in Chciago, IL. Steelcase’s most recent research on education libraries was presented. Participants found out about the key business drivers impacting how libraries are designed and what activities must be supported in the 21st century. They learned to develop and use a human-centered design method to develop solutions and aid the shift from information-centered libraries to social centered ones Presenters: Elise Valoe, senior human-centered design researcher for Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI; Tod Stevens, AIA, LEED AP, principal designer for SHW Group, Berkeley, MI; Lynell De ...


Environmental Design And Emerging Technologies: Today And The Near Future, Joseph S. Clark, Lindsay Tan Mar 2010

Environmental Design And Emerging Technologies: Today And The Near Future, Joseph S. Clark, Lindsay Tan

Joseph S Clark

Technological advances over the past 10 years have caused some significant changes to the design of the built environment. These developments, and others like them, promise to change more than just how we design; they will very likely change what we design as well. The authors will present the connection between these developments in a way that projects, realistically, how technology will affect, and are employed by, the design professions in the next five to ten years. Further, the authors will address the promises and pitfalls of embracing virtual environments as the domain of environmental design.


Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2009

Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

This article investigates the design and use of sensory gardens by evaluating their zones and how they are utilized. Preliminary site studies were undertaken in 14 sensory gardens around the UK, followed by more detailed data collection at two case-study sites. The aim was to discover features that enable user behaviours and use of spaces in sensory gardens. The data collection included interview, observation and behaviour mapping, which is used in conjunction with affordance theory. The findings from the data analysis also draw on Moore and Cosco’s multi-method approach.