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Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and Prof. Shulman Featured in Facade Tectonics Conference

Proposed Interactive photovoltaic array for the UM Metrorail Station by RAD Lab.

By Silvia Alvarez

Proposed Interactive photovoltaic array for the UM Metrorail Station by RAD Lab.

Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and Prof. Shulman Featured in Facade Tectonics Conference

By Silvia Alvarez
Material Matters: The 2019 Miami edition of the Façade Tectonics Conference.
Dean el-Khoury’s lecture, titled “Social Facades; Animating the Public Realm with Digital Technology,” presented projects by his RAD Lab team to describe recent developments in smart-city applications. The examples emphasized social benefits in emerging technologies: “not only do they make our cities healthier, more sustainable, and more efficient, they also animate our public spaces, they make them more welcoming and accommodating, more enabling for us to connect, socialize, and come together as a community.Professor Shulman presented “Resilient by Assemblage,” which presented recent works by his professional practice, Shulman + Associates. The presentation demonstrated how adaptation and resilience strategies, often leveraging new technologies, can contribute to a richer built environment. Working with the successional architectures and urbanisms that are a fixture in American cities, these resilience strategies prove to be highly contextual.

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