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Issue 1.2

Architecture from the Bottom-up

Buildings are multiscale material systems with an interconnected web of assemblies, components, and materials. For a specific project, a team of architects, engineers, and consultants take on the task of designing and configuring these systems. However, when it comes to specifying and implementing materials and components (e.g., bricks and thermal insulation), a practicing architect acts more as a consumer rather than a developer, essentially picking from a catalog of technologies with some limited degree of customization…

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