Human-Building Interaction

Human-Building Interaction

Faculty Research Team Members: Holly Samuelson, Jose “Memo” Cedeno Laurent (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), Yujiao Chen (DDes), Esteban Estrella (MDes), Jungmin (Ellie) Han (DDes), Pamela Cabrera…

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The Vulnerability of Potable Water with Climate Change in Miami-Dade

The Vulnerability of Potable Water with Climate Change in Miami-Dade

by Pamela Cabrera (MDes ’19) An article based on this research was published on Bloomberg Businessweek in August 2018. The environmental exposure to Miami’s drinking water, once…

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Coupling Thermal Mass & Buoyancy for Thermoregulation and Ventilation in India

Coupling Thermal Mass & Buoyancy for Thermoregulation and Ventilation in India

by Palak Gadodia (MDes ’16) This thesis explores how the form and mass of a building can be ‘morphed’ to control interior temperature and fresh…

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Mobilizing Habitations: Re-Imagining Nomadic Architecture in the Sub-Saharan Sahel Region

Mobilizing Habitations: Re-Imagining Nomadic Architecture in the Sub-Saharan Sahel Region

by Aman Singhvi (MDes ’16) As land is increasingly commoditized with an upsurge in population, it’s not hard to imagine that some people will be…

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Parametric Energy Simulation in Early Design

Parametric Energy Simulation in Early Design

Faculty Research Team Members: Holly Samuelson (Faculty), Sebastian Claussnitzer, Apoorv Goyal (MDes), Yujiao Chen (DDes), Alejandra Romo-Castillo (MDes) This project proposed a framework for the development of early-design guidance to inform…

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