Thank you to all our distinguished guest!
ARCH 6072 D+R Studio, Spring 2019
Profs: Michael Gamble and Tarek Rakha
Zero Energy Urban Housing Competition
& The Epsten Prize
Keywords: Housing Prototypes, Zero/Renewable Energy, Urban Site/Public Space, Living Buildings
Mode of Representation: Digital and physical models in preparation of public exhibitions
Software: Rhino. Grasshopper, Illustrator
Affordable, energy efficient housing is one of the most pressing issues facing major metropolitan areas today, and as Atlanta leads the nation in income inequality, there are few challenges more important. Our goal is to expand 21st housing options to meet the needs of changing urban demographics, sustainability targets and alternative energy requirements, all through smartly researched and elegantly designed housing and public space solutions.
"As a concept, Making Room is already inspiring a new generation of architects. At the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture, for example, Professor Michael Gamble leads a design and research studio focused on zero energy housing. Since the fall of 2013, graduate students in the studio have been challenged to design sustainable residences that also accommodate Atlanta’s changing demographics."
For more information:
Here is a sneak peak of some of our most current research:
A few highlights: 100% CLT system, BIPV energy veil, Ground Source Heat Pump, CLT autonomous vehicle parking deck, Exclusive vertical circulation in towers with scissor stairs, no corridors, Energy chase system partners with vertical circulation to create maximum flexibility, Trabeated free plan interior that can be subdivided into housing ‘shares’ from 400 – 4000 sf. Project Credits: Michael Gamble, Russell Gentry, Andres Gonzalez, Yun Joon Jung.
Congratulations to this years Epsten Environmental Vision Prize winners:
The Dagmar Epsten Environmental Vision Prize is awarded to student teams that demonstrate exceptional understanding of environmental issues and incorporate sustainable goals in their studio projects.
1st Prize: Excellence Award: Pegah Eghbalzad & Sol Haroon
2nd Prize: Merit Award: Meghan Shannon & Yun Joon Jung
3rd Prize: Honor Award: Eric Johnson & Chufei Qiu
Check out the full video of our housing event here, text of the event forthcoming!
Students from the Georgia Tech School of Architecture’s High-Performance Building Design and Research studio are underway in developing a new set of energy-efficient and affordable housing prototypes.
Design teams are formulating strategies to spur economic development and entrepreneurship in economically challenged neighborhoods.
Countering the recent trend of demolition and assemblage, our approach preserves the existing neighborhood subdivision while promoting higher density and a mix of uses through text amendments to existing zoning.
Rethinking the single-family housing model to include opportunities for multiple income streams on a typical 40'x140' parcel, to include commercial, residential uses while encouraging entrepreneurship, even at the smallest level, is our ultimate long term challenge.
With the Fall 2015 Semester completed, check out the newly updated Final Fall 2015 Student Work!
JOIN US IN THE STUBBINS GALLERY TODAY AT 5:30.
This exhibit includes work developed over the past four years, with students problem solving together in a seminar and design studio setting on how to expand 21st century housing options to meet the needs of changing urban demographics, sustainability targets and alternative energy requirements, all through smartly researched and elegantly designed urban housing and public space solutions.
LOCATED IN THE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE - THE SHOW WILL BE UP THROUGH JANUARY 8TH
The United States Department of Energy reports that our buildings account for forty percent of all energy consumed nationally. Our focus on high performance buildings at the Georgia Tech College of Architecture aims to reduce that percentage and meet the rising demand for design and building performance professionals to evaluate the environmental impact of design decisions. Continuing a twenty-five-year trajectory of research leadership, Tech students and faculty are leading the way in design, and building simulation.
Our autumn semester is up and running - the fifth consecutive upper level design studio at Georgia Tech focused on housing, energy, demographics and urban settlement patterns.
We've just completed a visit to San Francisco where we joined friends at Resource Furniture, DPR Construction, AutoDesk and the University of California San Francisco as part of our collective work on the Architecture at Zero Urban Housing competition:
Special thanks to Eva, Amelia and Katia at Resource Furniture for sharing their new showroom, super cool furniture and providing lunch for us; Ted, Andrew and Jeremy at DPR for the fantastic walk through of their new, cutting edge, energy positive office space (be on the lookout for CV's!); Geraldine, Don and Margie for taking the time to show our studio and other interested parties the competition site on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus.