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The world’s largest trade fair for the glass industry, Glasstec, took place in Düsseldorf from 21st to 24th October 2014. EFN Mobile is an international workshop program for students, driven by the Network partners: University Bath, Lucerne, IFDC Detmold and TU Delft. The Team, including members of the Pillars of Sustainable Education program, presented their recently developed prototypes on innovative façade technology during the event. 

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Pillars of Sustainable Education is happy to announce that we will have a booth at this year’s Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! event at Dwell on Design New York in October. Additionally, you can learn about the Pillars projects during the Design Open Mic portion of the event, and hear Georgia Tech’s very own Professor Michael Gamble participate in a panel discussion.

 


Professor Lara Leite Barbosa presents the APIS Project at Greenbuilding Brasil 2014.

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Georgia Tech’s Zed-H studio featured in MODA’s Design for Social Change Exhibition.

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The 2014 Herrick conferences, organized by Herrick Labs and Architectural Engineering Faculty, will take place on July 14-17 at Purdue University.  The three recognized international conferences (Compressors, Refrigeration/Air-Conditioning, and High Performance Buildings) will run in parallel and will again lead the way to exchanging ideas, information and cutting-edge research in these areas. The bi-annual conferences attract hundreds of participants from the academia and the industry.  See their website for more information. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT > The 2014 Herrick conferences, organized by Herrick Labs and Architectural Engineering Faculty, will take place on July 14-17 at Purdue University.  The three recognized international conferences (Compressors, Refrigeration/Air-Conditioning, and High Performance Buildings) will run in parallel and will again lead the way to exchanging ideas, information and cutting-edge research in these areas. The bi-annual conferences attract hundreds of participants from the academia and the industry.  See their website for more information.

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This year, our partners at Georgia Tech College of Architecture, with support from the good people at Resource Furniture, made their way to Los Angeles, California to show conference goers what future architects are capable of and what the future of efficient micro-housing could look like.

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Pillars_Events_SP_20140120_3rdNOAH_webgfx.jpgParticipatory Activities for experimentation with vegetable fibers (paper made from banana fibers and banana fiber weaving techniques) in order to develop new products that will be used as panel walls in temporary shelters and toilet cubicles in the project named “Emergency design: Furniture and Equipment for Temporary Shelters with Groups Affected by Floods”, developed by the research group NOAH – Núcleo Habitat Sem Fronteiras (Habitat Center Without Borders), coordinated by Professor PhD Lara Leite Barbosa.

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event_12-4-13_zedhstudioreview.jpgGeorgia Tech brought together representatives from Architecture for Humanity, University of Seoul, Southface, Washington University,  Citizens Housing & Planning Council, and Resource Furniture to discuss the student’s latest design and research work.

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event_11-29-13_facade2013.jpgThere is an ongoing debate between designers and engineers, if our worldwide innovation comes from artistic aims or from technical possibilities. The truth is, both are important and have to be considered. A platform of interdisciplinary cooperation between universities, research institutions, engineers, architects, artists and different companies is needed. Our 7th Facade Conference “Design vs. Development” will negotiate between the positions to start a dialogue about how to improve the innovation process for facades.

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event_11-29-13_ifdcworkshop.jpgLead by Mrs. Joanna Funck, an industrial designer working with “Generation Design“, the main goal of this workshop is to develop an element or a façade element by using the metal gratings products; the results of the workshop are going to be 4 different products, where each product is focusing mainly on one of the following topics: noise reduction, light quality, generating energy and green.

The students from 6 different European Universities are going to be divided into 4 groups of 9 members, with the mission to develop 2 ideas.

The workshop is sponsored by Industrieverband Gitterrost (grating metals), providing technical data during the workshop.

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Purdue University invites you to the dedication of the Ray W Herrick’s newly developed “Living Labs”, a space for students to research and implement relationships between variable indoor environmental conditions, human comfort, and energy performance in real occupied working environments.

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At this year’s Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! conference, hosted by Architecture for Humanity, each school will be giving 7 minute presentations about their projects during the 2013 Design Open Mic; taking part in an all day event of panelists and breakout sessions with industry leaders from all over the world.