106年第1學期-7049 建築創作〈二〉 課程資訊
|Context and Relevance||15||How well do you define your specific challenge/problem?|
|Biomimicry Process||15||How well do you demonstrate (rapid prototyping) and document an understanding of function and biological strategies?|
|Design Process||15||How well do you demonstrate (translate) and document an understanding of biological strategies into design strategies?|
|Creativity||10||How novel is the innovation and/or biological inspiration?|
|Feasibility||15||Does your design concept represent a promising technology and/or solution? (i.e. show evidence of preliminary market understanding or research)|
Specific learning objectives for the Regenerative Earth and Anthropocene Design studio (R.E.A.D.) include the followings:
Create a nature-inspired innovation (a product/artefact/installation, an architecture or groups of architecture, urban and spatial service, or design system in any scale preferred) that combats climate change by either:
• Helping communities adapt to or mitigate climate change impacts (i.e. those forecasted or already in motion), and/or
• Reversing or slowing climate change itself (e.g. by removing excess greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere).
Consider urban resilience system challenges and leverage points for adaptability, recovery and even future survival simulations in urban designing. The nexus of systems is made up of many smaller systems and components, and is connected to other systems. Each of the subsystems and leverage points contain multiple opportunities for innovative built environmental design and redesign focused on achieving responsible and high ecological services and environmental performance.
The studio outcome calls for design concepts addressing any aspect of climate change adaptation, mitigation, and reversal in any sector of the economy. Climate change is a complex problem and hence presented diversity also means there are just as many solutions out there to be discovered. Successful teams will define a concrete, well researched area of focus for their design efforts and apply the core concepts and methods of biomimicry in developing a solution. Design projects should go beyond familiar approaches to the climate problem by identifying unique leverage points for change, removing barriers to the adoption and spread of existing solutions, and/or clearly demonstrating how biomimicry can lead to new, novel, or more effective solutions.
Office HourOffice: Arc 213; Discussion hrs outside studio session by appointment
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