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Issue 5:1

Open III

Materials – and their alchemical transformations through construction – have long been the subject of intense study and thoughtful deliberation by practitioners and researchers. This issue asks: How are current material investigations responding to rapid climate change and the imperative for sustainability? What methodologies are researchers using to explore and test materials? How are designers, material scientists, and others engaging in material innovation, developing patents, and influencing business practices? How are emergent materials and cyber-physical processes altering the arc of architecture and design?

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5.1
Research Redux
I was about three years into my doctoral studies at Harvard’s GSD when three questions, or more accurately, three...
Research Redux
5.1
Validating an Emerging Design Area through Industry‐Academia Research Partnerships
Collaborative research between the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry and academia can...
Validating an Emerging Design Area through Industry‐Academia Research Partnerships
5.1
Post Occupancy Evaluation in Architectural Education and Practice
Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is a research method that examines how buildings function; when the functions include...
Post Occupancy Evaluation in Architectural Education and Practice
5.1
An Argument Framework for Ecological Psychology and Architecture Design
Integral to the scientific process are theoretical frameworks that motivate specific research questions and empirical...
An Argument Framework for Ecological Psychology and Architecture Design
5.1
Parallel Paths of Inquiry: Detailing for DFAB HOUSE
DFAB HOUSE, a multi‐technology demonstrator of digital fabrication in architecture, integrates six full‐scale...
Parallel Paths of Inquiry: Detailing for DFAB HOUSE
5.1
Open III: Call for Papers
Research methods is a developing area of interest in the built environment and OPEN to discussion. The concept...