2012 Imagine Fund Annual Award and Special Events Winners Announced
The University of Minnesota has chosen the more than 150 recipients of its 2012 Imagine Fund Annual Awards and Special Events Grants.
Supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, the Imagine Fund is a unique systemwide program that supports projects in the arts, humanities and design at the University of Minnesota.
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For ARCH 8254, Active Envelopes, I chose to develop The Idea Factory further. The design process relied heavily on Ecotect to optimize placement of the display vitrines as well as the design of a polycarbonate double-skin facade; both the facade and the vitrines include sealing vents. The system capitalizes on Minnesota's wide temperature range by venting heated air during the summer while capturing solar gains in cooler months. The clear facade provides significant daylighting advantages while also making a strong formal statement.