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View Resource Immune Building Technology and Bioterrorism Defense

In the wake of the 2001 anthrax scare, a research project at Pennsylvania State University has garnered significant attention. This paper introduces immune buildings, which have advanced ventilation and air filtration systems that can mitigate the danger caused by airborne pathogens. Experimental results from the project are also presented.

View Resource Structures around the World

This set of hands-on activities from the Exploratorium addresses the physics and engineering of structures such as bridges and cantilevers. The site contains a photo gallery and multiple activities to demonstrate the concepts of building out, building to scale, and building bridges. Each activity includes time and preparation guidelines, a materials list, and teacher tips. The site is geared...

View Resource Architectural Graphics Course Syllabus

This document is a syllabus for an architectural graphics course taught by Dorothy Payton of Portland Community College. The course provides "an introduction to the design process and the common drawing types for residential design." This syllabus provides a list of desired student learning outcomes, including class activities to be completed throughout the course. This document may be...

View Resource Open Architecture Network

The Open Architecture Network site starts things off with a bold and passionate statement: "Le Corbusier had it all wrong". It's definitely a good way to get visitors" attention upon entering the site. The Network is an online, open source community which seeks to improve living conditions through innovative and sustainable design. On the site, visitors can share their design ideas and plans,...

View Resource Building Design

The Building Design site bills itself as "the architects' website", and it is a claim that is quite accurate and apropos. Designed to complement their print publication, the site is a treasure-trove of material for just about anyone who is involved in any aspect of building, including architects, design theorists, planners, and so on. As the magazine is based in the United Kingdom, there's...

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