RPI & SOM Center for Architecture Science & Ecology (CASE)

We thought we’d showcase another one of the programs that we think is a pretty great idea; involving one of the world’s largest architecture firms doesn’t hurt either.  The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE), a partnership between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Skidmore Owings and Merrill, focuses on creating ecological solutions to problems posed by our built environment.  Through research, green technologies are integrated into different phases of the building process, from preliminary design strategies, new material creation, or smart wall systems.  The co-op has won multiple awards for innovations in ecological thinking and design.  Check out a few of their best projects.


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Ecophysialogical Architecture- Travis Lydon, RPI

Travis Lydon, RPI SOM CASE

STUDENT: Travis Lydon
SCHOOL: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in collaboration with S.O.M.
CLASS: 3rd Year Studio
PROFESSORS: Ted Ngai, Richard Sarrach
PROGRAMS USED: 3D Studio Max, Maya, Rhino, Grasshopper, V-Ray, Mental Ray, Maxwell Rendering                   Continue reading