Web Link - www.williamkatavolos.org
William Katavolos is Professor of Architecture at Pratt Intsitute in New York where he is co-director of the Center for
Experimental Structures. He has a distiguished career as a designer, teacher and futurist.
His designs for furniture are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the
Louvre in Paris. He is widely recognized in the press including an exclusive interview
in The New Yorker Magazine in 2004 and a comprehensive review of his architecture in Domus Magazine in April of 2005.
His theory of the fundamental structure of nature is
being prepared for publication. He lives with his wife, Terenia in Key
West and New York.
Quotations from William Katavolos - 2005
"The computer generated images on this website are "knowledge farms".
The liquid villas are created by evacuating air from plastic envelopes
pulled over carbon fiber frames. This arrangement allows atmospheric
pressure to fill the voids with water creating the frugal liquid masses
that are translucent structure."
Read more and view more images at www.williamkatavolos.org/directory.ogallala.htm
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Web Link - www.williamkatavolos.org
William McDonough is an internationally renowned designer and one
of the primary proponents and shapers of what he and his partners
call "the Next Industrial Revolution." Time magazine recognized
him in 1999 as a "Hero for the Planet", stating that "his
utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that -in demonstrable
and practical ways- is changing the design of the world." Since
becoming in 1996 the first and only individual to receive the
Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the nation's
highest environmental honor, Mr. McDonough earned the U.S. EPA
Presidental Green Chemistry Challenge Award as a member of the
EcoWorx development team for Shaw Industries. Most recently, he
received the National Design Award for exemplary achievement in
the field of environmental design. Presented annually by the
Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, an award
recognizing "excellence, innovation and lasting achievement."
Cradle to Cradle
William McDonough & Michael Braungart
North Point Press, 2002
William McDonough's new book, written with his colleague, the German chemist Michael Braungart, is a manifesto
calling for the transformation of human industry through ecologically intelligent design. Through historical sketches
on the roots of the industrial revolution; commentary on science, nature and society; descriptions of key design principles;
and compelling examples of innovative products and business strategies already reshaping the marketplace, McDonough and Braungart
make the case that an industrial system that "takes, makes and wastes" can become a creator of goods and services that generate
ecological, social and economic value.
William McDonough + Partners is a full-service architecture and community design firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Organized into four "open" studios -- Residential, Community Design, Commercial, and Institutional -- our practice operates
through the efforts of approximately thirty architects, planners, designers, and support staff under the direction of six
principals and four associate partners.
Museum of Life and the Environment
York County, South Carolina
The home for this new cultural institution museum in the Appalachian Piedmont merges the built and natural landscapes
on a dramatic site overlooking the Catawba River. Visitors will explore the natural, cultural, and social history of the
site and the region through a series of pavilions that highlight the setting and embody the exhibition themes found within.
By offering a new model for the interaction between people and place, the new museum will encourage the search for a deeper
understanding of how human communities connect with those of other species in the earthıs web of life.
University of California, Davis Eco-Effective Design Strategies
Location: Davis, California
Client: University of California, Davis, Office of Resource Planning & Management