SPACES LANDSCAPES PROTOTYPES SIMULATION GEOMETRY ENVIRONMENTS ECOLOGIES
2018 January

Senyai project wins the 2017 LIT Design Awards in the Hotel and Restaurant Design category. LIT Design Awards was created with the belief that lighting is an art and a science, and it is one of the most important elements of design.

2017 December

Aisha Han writes about Senyai in The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s student newspaper.

2017 November

Senyai project wins The American Architecture Prize, read more in the CMU news article.

ADAPTIVE COMPONENT SYSTEMS: From Prefabrication to Operative Ecologies

| Research Seminar | 2009-11 |

| Cornell University | Design Team Leader: Dana Cupkova | Technology Consultants: William Jewell, Francis C. Moon, Kevin Pratt |

This work is motivated by the belief that advances in technology and building systems can positively underpin a creative design architectural design and consequently affect the quality of the built environment on multiple scales. Attempts to use prefabrication in architecture to realize a Fordist model of production resulting in the seamless manufacture of human environments have failed. The industrial revolution succeeded in lowering the value of skilled human labor, thus limiting areas of specialization. Consequently the architectural profession moved away from a focus on the craft of building towards the objectification of architecture as an easily distributable commodity. The efficiency of the industrial paradigm created an economical model of endless repetition enabled by semi-automated construction methods, resulting in a lack of qualitative specificity and variation in building design. The failure of prefabrication lies primarily in its resistance to an adaptive response to various geographical, topological and climactic variables inherent in the specificity of site. This work closely examines a role of external data and simulation in relation to specific performace, while focusing on integration of discreet energy harvesting systems directly into architectural membranes and fabrication logic.

ADAPTIVE COMPONENT SYSTEMS
The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know
Faculty Innovation Award, Cornell
John Hartell Gallery Exhibition

| STUDENT TEAMS | EAT ME Wall: Andrew Heumann, Monica Freundt, Daniel Quesada Lombo, Damon Wake | WIND FUNNEL: Christine Song, Richard Jolta, Elizabeth Munson, NamSuk Oh | SOLAR SCOOP: Savina Kalkandzhieva , Koren Sin |