Category Archives: Research + Publications

Active Lines: Liminal Marks + Material Constructions

The planning and development of large-scale projects requires investors to commit significant capital resources to their realization. These commitments are made based on the promise of a return, whether it is in the form of financial gain, an icon in

Active Lines: Liminal Marks + Material Constructions

The planning and development of large-scale projects requires investors to commit significant capital resources to their realization. These commitments are made based on the promise of a return, whether it is in the form of financial gain, an icon in

Solar Decathlon Europe 2010: Towards Energy Efficient Buildings

From the introduction by William Gillett, Head of Unit for Renewable Energy, Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation European Commission, Brussels (page 8): The EU is committed to the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, mainly by using

Solar Decathlon Europe 2010: Towards Energy Efficient Buildings

From the introduction by William Gillett, Head of Unit for Renewable Energy, Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation European Commission, Brussels (page 8): The EU is committed to the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, mainly by using

Out of Thin Air

We cannot expect to extract ideas and schemes from the student without first feeding his mind and imagination. – Bernhard Hoesli and Colin Rowe, 1954 (1) As informational networks bind us ever more tightly together, they also introduce unseen gaps

Out of Thin Air

We cannot expect to extract ideas and schemes from the student without first feeding his mind and imagination. – Bernhard Hoesli and Colin Rowe, 1954 (1) As informational networks bind us ever more tightly together, they also introduce unseen gaps

Materialisms and Excess

Waste not, want not.1 Austerity is in the air.  Excess is out; efficiency is in.  Quantitative measures supercede the qualitative just as performative and operative strategies displace poetics and play.  And in these historical moments, the serious obligations of professional

Materialisms and Excess

Waste not, want not.1 Austerity is in the air.  Excess is out; efficiency is in.  Quantitative measures supercede the qualitative just as performative and operative strategies displace poetics and play.  And in these historical moments, the serious obligations of professional

Independent Research in the Final Year

Independent Research in the Final Year: Masters Research Projects at the University of Florida, 2000 to 2010 Submission to the Journal of Architectural Education JAE 65:1 Ending Design | Spring 2011 Collaborative Work with Martha Kohen, Ann Lindell, and Kevin

Independent Research in the Final Year

Independent Research in the Final Year: Masters Research Projects at the University of Florida, 2000 to 2010 Submission to the Journal of Architectural Education JAE 65:1 Ending Design | Spring 2011 Collaborative Work with Martha Kohen, Ann Lindell, and Kevin

Instrumental Lines and Productive Paths

The territories of contemporary cultural production are marked by those at the extremes. On the one hand, we find a sustained fascination with celebrity and stardom; on the other is an enduring pursuit of the commonplace and/or normative. While seeking

Instrumental Lines and Productive Paths

The territories of contemporary cultural production are marked by those at the extremes. On the one hand, we find a sustained fascination with celebrity and stardom; on the other is an enduring pursuit of the commonplace and/or normative. While seeking

Urban Fabrications

As the physical topography of the city is displaced by its constituent processes, flows, and non-physical motivators, these become the precise embodiment of a changed urbanity.  As Manuel Castells has written, the “informational city is not a form but a process, a process characterized

Urban Fabrications

As the physical topography of the city is displaced by its constituent processes, flows, and non-physical motivators, these become the precise embodiment of a changed urbanity.  As Manuel Castells has written, the “informational city is not a form but a process, a process characterized

Analog Alchemy and Digital Digressions: Hybrid Practices

Over the course of the last decade, the critical discourse around contemporary architectural practice has tended to eschew celebration of singular, expressive, and emotive authors in favor of collaborative team-based practices. It has been represented increasingly by a successive shift

Analog Alchemy and Digital Digressions: Hybrid Practices

Over the course of the last decade, the critical discourse around contemporary architectural practice has tended to eschew celebration of singular, expressive, and emotive authors in favor of collaborative team-based practices. It has been represented increasingly by a successive shift

Knots and Nurbs: Relational Spaces in Variable Fields

Legibility of constructed space is largely based on relationships internal to a work, relationships that can be read or understood through the terms of the construct itself. Components are set in relation to one another, marking purpose and intent, shaping

Knots and Nurbs: Relational Spaces in Variable Fields

Legibility of constructed space is largely based on relationships internal to a work, relationships that can be read or understood through the terms of the construct itself. Components are set in relation to one another, marking purpose and intent, shaping

Powder Puffed Faux Fat & Safe Sex

This document was a portfolio of undergraduate student work completed by Bradley Walters while at the University of Florida School of Architecture.

Powder Puffed Faux Fat & Safe Sex

This document was a portfolio of undergraduate student work completed by Bradley Walters while at the University of Florida School of Architecture.