Authors/Contributors

Brian Goehle

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Degree

M.ARCH I

Keywords

sustainability, energy performance, materials, environmental impact, Sustainable Modular Unit, SMU, housing

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture | Environmental Design

Description/Abstract

"The field of architecture sits at a crossroad today, we have an opportunity to rethink the way we design using new materials and building techniques to reduce the negative impact architecture has on the wider environment. As architects, we must critically look at our constructions methods and question whether they are appropriate and the best choices we could be making for the environment. My thesis has generated a framework that used a set of sustainable materials that outperform their conventional alternatives, to produce affordable and highly efficiently built homes that leave a neutral impact on the environment."

Additional Information

Advisors: Timothy Stenson / Sinead MacNamara

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