BioSkin: a green building siding inspired by tree bark. BioSkin is a type of siding for buildings consisting of a system that creates shaded areas on a building's surface just like tree bark does on its own exterior. By acting like heatsinks the siding blocks excess heat from collecting on the outside of a building. The bark creates a rough surface that allows for many shaded areas to occur. This enables the convection of air to start to move heat away from the tree. BioSkin siding mimics this fun
Three unique tracks for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and makers featuring practical strategies and one-on-one advising. Events are free and open to the public except where noted. By appointment, one-on-one advising will be offered to lecture attendees within a week following the lecture.
DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts presents Creating with Constraints, a lecture series exploring how to invent the future in a resource-weak economy.
This is a special program for those interested in working on problems related to the environment. This year's Lab will focus on greening and transforming cities and slums. Those attending will work collaboratively to develop solutions to meet goals set by the UN’s Millennium Development program.
June 16-24, 2013
Chestnut Hill College: 9601 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA