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    Alumni Keynote: ECOGRAM: The Sustainability Question - Live Update

    By Mark Bearak
    Oct 22, '08 2:35 PM EST

    Alumni Keynote: ECOGRAM: The Sustainability Question
    Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

    Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall

    Daniel Wood (M.Arch 1992) and Amale Andraos
    WORK Architecture Company, New York
    Organized in collaboration with the Office of Development and Alumni in conjuction with the 2008 Alumni conference ECOGRAM: The Sustainability Question


    ECOGRAM: The Sustainability Question
    Organized in collaboration with the Office of Development and Alumni

    Conference Chairs: Ioanna Theocharopoulou Ph.D. (MsAAD 1996; Ph.D. 2007) & Mitchell Joachim Ph.D. (M.Arch 1997)

    7:44 - Work A C is going into depth to discuss their groundbreaking PF1 in Queens.

    7:46 - They are stressing the importance of collaboration.

    7:47 - Daniel is discussing the difficulty in creating a structural cardboard system.

    7:48 - To solve the structural problems Work A C used gaya soil to reduce weight as well as test the new material. Daniel also states how the project is solar powered and that the plants were designed to bloom in sections throughout the systems.

    7:50 - They were able to gather rainwater from adjacent structures and then recycle the water to irrigate the plants.

    7:52 - They worked with collaborators from EyeBeam to create a system of solar panels. They also worked with rehabilitation subjects to become farmers.

    7:53 - Daniel disclosed that they had not warned MoMa in advance that they were going to bring chickens to the site, but they used baby chicks to ease the situation.

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