Architect designs a playground for social development

With “High Sees,” architect Megan Panzano reasserts how play can impact mental and social development.

Travis Dagenais • harvard
Dec. 20, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  science-technology  children  architecture  basic-research  harvard-graduate-school-of-design  high-sees  megan-panzano  mental-development  social-development

GSD students mull how to protect Provincetown while retaining its charm

Architect and GSD Professor Scott Cohen discusses his studio course that considered how architects could help his beloved Provincetown, Mass., address the prospect of rising seas due to climate change while still retaining its quirky magic.

Christina Pazzanese • harvard
April 19, 2019 ~9 min

Tags:  science-technology  architecture  harvard-graduate-school-of-design  christina-pazzanese  preston-scott-cohen  provincetown

How do tiny termites make such massive mounds?

Researchers investigate how centimeter-sized termites, without architects, engineers or foremen, can build complex, long-standing, meter-sized structures all over the world.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Feb. 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  sustainability  architecture  basic-research  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  construction  department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  l-mahadevan  termite-mounds  termites

How do tiny termites make such massive mounds?

Researchers investigate how centimeter-sized termites, without architects, engineers or foremen, can build complex, long-standing, meter-sized structures all over the world.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Feb. 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  sustainability  architecture  basic-research  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  construction  department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  l-mahadevan  termite-mounds  termites

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