Green Engineering Class: Preliminary Explorations

Camp Engineer: Green Engineering Class

Preliminary explorations of physical models using recycled materials

Nathalie J Siegel, AAIA, LEED AP BD+C designed a one-day workshop as a counterpart of a summer camp for young students in grades 6 to 8. Very, very exciting to have the opportunity to teach in the studios of the Knowlton School of Architecture!!

Camp Engineer, sponsored by the OSU’s College of Engineering faculty, is a one-week long summer camp that provides a myriad of opportunities in the field of engineering for young students’ futures.

Scheme 1:

Exterior model of a planter enclosed by barrell shaped barks of trees on a wooded plank deck. Materials used were colored tissue paper, straws, newspaper, popsicle sticks, and wine bottle corks.

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Scheme 2:

Building foundation with footing, substructure and reinforced slab with rebars. Materials used were cardboard backs of legal pad paper, cereal box cardboard, popsicle sticks, paper tower roll, toilet paper roll, and straws (for reinforced bars).

See below:

Scheme 3:

“Eco-Village” of 5 “recycled” or “sustainable” homes with a natural river weaving through, natural cobblestone paved road perimeter around the houses, and a recycled brick sidewalk.  Materials used were felt paper, Panera corrugated coffee cardboard covers, beads, construction paper, colored sand, corkboard, stones and aluminum foil.

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