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Pod Design Fragments


Exploring Principles of Sustainability and
Environmental Responsibility in Design

These projects, under the direction of Professor Lyle Culver, applied ideas relating to sustainability in the design of an architectural “fragment” displayed at the Learning Innovations Golden Apple Grant exhibit “The Wall” from March 2, 2005 to March 30, 2005. Exhibited on the Wolfson and Kendall Campuses of Miami Dade College.

All projects were made from recycled materials and cost less than $60 to construct.


Gustavo Garcia, Eduardo Vives, Ingrid Pacheco
Designing with Conflict Resolution as a Theme
wood, telephone, telephone cord, telephone wire, telephone book, office chair, paint


Andres Figueroa, Michael Guerro
Designing with Community as a Theme
wood, plexi-glass, rock, paint


Conar Pierman, Stephen Hartley, Donilo Abreu
Designing with Structure as a Theme
wood, plastic, recycled shelving, metal brackets


Gabriella Barreto, Lester Perez, Santiago Garces
Designing with Energy as a Theme
wood, metal mesh, paint

Norlan Delgado, Gustavo Castro, Raquel Rodriguez
Designing with Language as a Theme
wood, fabric, rope, paint, pipe, grommets


Jairo Vives, Maria Chavarria, Jorge Herrera
Designing with Ethnicity as a theme
wood, metal screening, paint, rope, plexi-glass


Carlos Rodriquez, Tiffany Dorris, Frank Gonzales
Designing with Modularity as a Theme
Wood, paint, metal roller brackets


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