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MAIL ORDER HOUSE, 2nd Year Undergraduate Design Studio, Summer 2007, Cornell University Department of Architecture
Studio Instructor: Dana Cupkova / Consultation: Kevin Pratt

This studio sought to question the general definition of efficiency within the construction industry while incorporating issues of dis-assembly, materials recyclability, component recovery and adaptation into the architectural design process. The goal of the studio was to propose a simple building assembly system composed of lightweight recyclable materials: high density foam and impregnated cardboard. Systematic understanding of the modular component logic and its variation through the sequence of assembly and dis-assembly was tested in a series of physical models, drawings and computer models.