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American Wall: The investigation, evolution, and implementation of an alternative building system
In recent years there have been a number of "alternative" building systems introduced to the conventional building market. These "alternative" building systems have been introduced to address such issues as the rising cost ...
Tools and technology, body and world: An exploration of technology transfer
The tools we choose to perform a given task affect not only the result of the task but also how it is conceived. An examination of tools, tasks, and interdisciplinary technology transfer suggests that new ways of thinking, ...
Four bridges, one trench, a few cars and lots of people (Texas)
When U. S. Highway 59 was constructed through Houston, Texas in the 1950's a trench was dug. One neighborhood became two, as a third community of automobile commuters filled the gap. The proposition of the design thesis ...
The ground in Houston is a shifting landscape of heavy clay soils, flat topography, and intense rainfall. When this environment is overlaid with fixed, man-made infrastructures, the two systems interact to exacerbate natural ...