Video Archive | Dwelling underwater (6)

Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing
The image at the beginning is dark and faint. Introduced by Glen Small, Carolyn Dry presents a selection of her work and...
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The image at the beginning is dark and faint. Glen Small introduces Carolyn Dry, noting that she is an architect and researcher...
Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing-clip_4355
Carolyn Dry argues that the primary issue architects should be addressing today is the relationship between technology and...
Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing-clip_4356
Carolyn Dry presents a project to develop a port design for the Office of Naval Research where she developed a system for lifting...
Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing-clip_4357
Carolyn Dry presents a project for UCLA to help reintroduce life back into desertified areas using available materials in...
Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing-clip_4358
Carolyn Dry discusses a project for NASA in which she researched ways of creating a habitat for the space shuttle based on how...

Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing

January 1, 1981 | Video Lecturer:

The image at the beginning is dark and faint. Introduced by Glen Small, Carolyn Dry presents a selection of her work and research, and discusses the concepts driving the development of each. She argues that the primary issue architects should be addressing today is the relationship between technology and ecology. She presents a port design for the Office of Naval Research, for which she developed a system for lifting that is appropriate for the ocean. A project for UCLA helps reintroduce life back into desertified areas using available materials in combination with a variety of applied coatings for insulation and protection against erosion. She also discusses a project for NASA in which she researched ways of creating a habitat for the space shuttle based on how the earth’s magnetic field provides protection from solar wind and flares.

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Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing-clip_4356
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Carolyn Dry Underwater Housing-clip_4357
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The image at the beginning is dark and faint. Glen Small introduces Carolyn Dry, noting that she is an architect and researcher with a background in philosophy. She holds architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota. Having taught at Texas A & M, Miami University, MIT and UCLA, she currently heads a small research group doing work for the Navy and NASA.


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Carolyn Dry argues that the primary issue architects should be addressing today is the relationship between technology and ecology. Going beyond just energy issues, today’s projects should consider how designs that are made for a physical world are going to relate to that physical world. She is currently working with the Navy to develop new ways of building that are appropriate for the oceans. She began by thinking about what and how ocean organisms might build for themselves. An example of this is her interest in using an electrolytic process of precipitating calcium and magnesium out of ocean water to create a building material that adapts to the amount of force exerted on it over time.


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Carolyn Dry presents a project to develop a port design for the Office of Naval Research where she developed a system for lifting that is appropriate for the ocean. She proposed a pump that could be used for dry docking or lifting cargo that concentrates salt water and exploits the tendency of less concentrated ocean water to move toward more concentrated water in order to create the lift. This process which usually relies on slow evaporation is sped up through the application of counter current concentration and counter current exchange, both processes performed by the kidneys.


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Carolyn Dry presents a project for UCLA to help reintroduce life back into desertified areas using available materials in combination with a variety of applied coatings for insulation and protection against erosion. Similar to this work, she presents a project by one of her students at UCLA which uses a building skin that mimics the behavior of human skin by collecting heat in cold temperatures and releasing it and reflecting light and radiation in warmer temperatures. She is currently working for NASA on a lunar base project where she was asked to find ways to use the materials available on the moon to build a habitat.


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Carolyn Dry discusses a project for NASA in which she researched ways of creating a habitat for the space shuttle based on how the earth’s magnetic field provides protection from solar wind and flares. She proposed magnetizing the shuttle and a docking component and spinning them, which creates a protective magnetic field and simulates gravity. Following her presentation she takes questions from the audience about her work.