Design Inspirations & Big Feature Ideas

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Module 1 - Design Inspirations & Big Feature Ideas
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Jan 17, 2022 7:20 PM
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Marcella Li

At a high level, I would want my building to focus on biophilic design, energy efficiency (e.g. solar panel usage, passive heating/cooling, natural vs. artificial lighting, etc.), water conservation, and efficient use of materials. I am thinking of using the Stanford Dish site, and so I would want the building to blend into landscape and not call too much attention to itself. For example, by incorporating green roofs that mimic the shape of the rolling hills. Since I also want to incorporate solar panels and plenty of windows to take advantage of the year-round sunshine for energy and natural lighting, I’ll need to strike a balance between green-space and panels/windows.

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Quzhou Sports Campus

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Lafarge Holcim Competition

I want to incorporate biophilic design inside the building as well, so that people can continue to feel immersed in nature as they enter the building.

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Amazon Spheres

I would like the building to also be an example of efficient material usage, i.e. by using sustainable materials and structural optimization to reduce material use. Structural optimization often leads to interesting shapes that would enhance the experience of being in/around the building.

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