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Robert Kirkbride

New York, New York, United States

Associate Professor/Architectural Designer

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Very promising work


    In response to Boards, posted by Serdar Gizer,
    in the thread Boards

    Serdar, you have very clearly described and diagrammed the prevailing problematic forces at play, and your proposal is taking shape in a very promising way. Fine work. One key point I see is your pitch for the schools to be solar power stations: is this a short-term or long-term proposition? Since you need the generator before you can begin providing juice to the batteries, how soon would that be achieved, and at what related costs? What systems/examples exist that you can reference (check with your nfp), or are you proposing something new? One key suggestion is that you might take a cue from Oz's human-powered energy ideas to provide a "jump-start" to your program. How many ways could you harness childrens' exuberance with context-sensitive materials and costs? This could be a temporary solution, or one that expands into the home, from the school.

    Also, will you be developing your lamp, too (with mechanicals, prototype, etc.)? Keep going, you're on a good trail!


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