Graduate students in Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture will be researching zero energy housing concepts in studio over the course of a year thanks to a gift from Resource Furniture and funding by Alcoa Foundation and Architecture for Humanity.
When recent Georgia Tech School of Architecture alumnus, Stephen Taul, visited the “Making Room” exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, he was inspired to visit the Resource Furniture showroom. Georgia Tech was inspired to develop a course that integrates an understanding of changing demographics and efficient interior design into the program – a very novel concept for an architecture department (and right up our alley!). Led by Professor Michael Gamble, the students’ interest in micro-living trends will be further investigated in the Zero Energy Design Housing studio.
The intelligent students and faculty at Georgia Tech know all too well that if each interior area of a building is viewed as an opportunity to create a multifunctional space, it ensures better functionality from every square foot. This ultimately reduces the square footage throughout the space and a positive impact on the overall building efficiency. The students from architecture, high-performance building, and engineering disciplines are working together to design and ultimately build net-zero housing prototypes that will become living laboratories for testing and research.
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