April 14 2009

CASE – Center for Architecture Science and Ecology

 CASE 01

(above) advanced ecoceramic structural systems

Greenline believes that next generation building systems has the potential to have a profound influence on the sustainability of our built environment. We try to highlight articles we find relevant that lie at the intersection of art, science, technology and architecture and do so with a passion. We take special notice then when building scientists out there in the research community pursue the same end. In that context we wanted to share with you the work of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE). The center is a ?multi-institutional and professional office research collaboration co-hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Skidmore, Owings & Merril.? Located in lower Manhattan, the center ?unites advanced architectural and engineering practices with scientific research through a unique and intensive collaboration between multiple institutions, manufacturers and professional offices within the building industry.?

Music to my ears.


  (above) next generation high-efficiency solar power systems for building envelopes

Research currently being produced includes: Dynamic Window Shading System with Integrated Concentrator PV Modules / PATH: Thin-Film Active Building Envelopes / Active Building Envelope for Energy Self-Sufficiency, Design, Optimization and experimental Validation / NVMG Dynamic Window to name a few.


  (above) structural optimization through the amplification of wind flow

For more information please visit the CASE website or read A CASE in Point in MetropolisMag or The Solar Race in The Rensselaer Review.

Leave a Comment

Thanks, your comment is awaiting approval.