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Growth of a Research and Design Studio

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Buildings and designs are appearing to have more curves, and thanks to technology and digital programs that allow parametric design, architecture appears to be more organic. The constant search for blurring the line between the natural environment and the built environment is increasingly evident. However, it cannot be based on image, that subjective label that dominates our culture when thinking about architecture. In a lecture given at Berkeley by Janine Benyus, founder of the Biomimicry Institute, she emphasizes the importance in making design decisions. Why the curve, that angle, orientation, materials, or systems?

Interview with Angela Ruiz - Architectural Innovator

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Ángela Ruiz is an architect, professor and researcher from Spain. She is currently developing her PhD in ‘Architecture of the extremes, Desert architecture ’(about Development and Sustainability in desert areas, working on bioclimatic approach in desert architecture), and participating in different research groups about Innovative Education projects and Hypermedia field. Since 2006, Angela has been professor in IE University, and also in other universities such as Polytechnic University of Madrid and Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, as Associate Professor .

Art as an Educational Tool to develop a New Generation of Scientists

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A soil ecologist and biologist, Grizelle González turns to art to better understand science. She currently is the project leader of the research unit of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. With a Doctorate of Philosophy in Soil Ecology and Biology, Grizelle is also an adjunct faculty of the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico.

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