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Solar Decathlon 2011 Exhibition Discussion
Ming Fung leads a discussion of SCI-Arc and Caltech's entry in the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon. Event...
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Andrew Gong and Cole Hershkowitz discuss their design of CHIP's electrical systems, especially control mechanisms and interactive...
Peter Wilson Western Objects Eastern Fields-clip_4340
Peter Wilson reflects on his experience of operating in Europe as an Australian. Wilson argues that we are in a turning point of...
David Dunn Music Language And Environment-clip_5977
David Dunn describes the development of a piece that uses the human voice and electronics, that is based on the premise that the...

Solar Decathlon 2011 Exhibition Discussion

Ming Fung leads a discussion of SCI-Arc and Caltech’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon. Event participants contrast their Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype (CHIP) with the nineteen other entries. Wes Jones explains the team’s desire to address the competition criteria without regard for traditional images of a house. They debate the imagery of CHIP, and the creation of an architectural icons. Wes Jones discusses the process by which the team arrived at the CHIP design, noting the long sequence of interresting iterations and alternatives. Ming Fung asks about the team’s strategy for shipping the house from Los Angeles to Washington. Brian Zentmyer discusses the decision not to follow the example of most previous Decathlon teams and build an easily-transportable modular design. Andrew Gong and Cole Hershkowitz discuss their design of CHIP’s electrical systems, especially control mechanisms and interactive features. Ming Fung asks participants how much they used prior knowledge and how much they learned on the job. Dwayne Olyer discusses the relationship between architects and engineers, and the process of prioritization.

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Andrew Gong and Cole Hershkowitz discuss their design of CHIP’s electrical systems, especially control mechanisms and interactive features. Ming Fung asks participants how much they used prior knowledge and how much they learned on the job. Dwayne Olyer discusses the relationship between architects and engineers, and the process of prioritization.


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Peter Wilson reflects on his experience of operating in Europe as an Australian. Wilson argues that we are in a turning point of history, where mechanics are being overtaken by electronics. He predicts that this will impact our perception of space and soon this perception will beget new methods of production. Wilson draws inspiration from Japanese cities, noting Japanese culture’s openness to electronic media.


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David Dunn describes the development of a piece that uses the human voice and electronics, that is based on the premise that the environment has memory through an emergent process of mindedness. He cites British botanist Rupert Sheldrake who proposes morphogenetic fields, i.e. shape-form fields which are not local and reside throughout the universe.