Unorthodox and Recycled Materials – The Architecture of the Future

2021-04-21T20:58:45-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Building & Architecture, Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Volume XXI|

Abstract Waste from construction and demolition debris experienced a 420 percent spike between 2005 and 2017 [1]. To minimize the built environment’s negative impacts, architects and engineers can manipulate the rules of conventional construction to replace ordinary materials with recycled ones. Through the lens of conventional masonry construction, industry professionals can replace bricks with recycled [...]

Employing Biomimetic Architecture to Link Buildings with the Natural World

2021-04-21T20:52:51-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Civil Engineering, Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Lifestyle, Volume XXI|

Abstract A building is a living structure. It protects its occupants, regulates heating and air, and conducts other processes to interact with the natural world. Architects have started to design buildings with this in mind, taking inspiration from the diverse flora and fauna of the planet which evolved to interact and benefit from their environment. [...]