Live.light / Gregory Luhan ; introduction by Lee T. Todd, Jr., Paul Kaplan, Donald Colliver ; afterword by Michael Speaks
Oro, Kentucky : cop. 2010.
91 p. : il. col.
Arquitectura y radiación solar.
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje A-620.91 LIV
The book Live.Light authored by Gregory Luhan creates a permanent and long-lasting record of the University of Kentucky’s achievement and success at the 2009 Solar Decathlon. The full-color, 8”x8.5”, 92-page publication includes an Introduction by University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd, Jr. a Foreword by Paul Kaplan, essays by Donald Colliver and Gregory Luhan that capture the team’s synergy, its creativity, its collaboration, and its lessons learned, and an Afterword by Michael Speaks. This writing couples with a series of stunning photographic images, renderings, and drawings that depict the s•ky blue solar house throughout Washington, DC and on the UK campus Main Lawn.
The book features a dust-jacket designed to commemorate the use of the house as the Visitor’s Center for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. This publication serves not only as a an in-depth description of Kentucky’s entry to the 2009 event, but also as a tool for visitors, community, and corporate leaders that demonstrates the powerful capacity of design innovation in terms of renewable energy.
It tells the UK team’s story to readers around the world and portrays the essence of the house—from concept to competition.
Author, Gregory Luhan, AIA (B. Arch. Virginia Tech, M. Arch. Princeton University), is the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Design at the University of Kentucky. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture where he teaches digital studio and seminars on design theory and computing. His professional research centers on the design, fabrication, and assemblage of flexible systems, which has produced a variety of installation-based and residential-scaled projects including the first LEED Silver Certified House in Kentucky, entitled the Resonance House and served as the co-principal investigator and the Architecture Team Leader for the UK’s s•ky blue entry to the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. Luhan’s research has been exhibited worldwide and has garnered international awards and Best Paper Awards including the Primios a las Mejores Presentaciones in the category of Diseno Digital y Fabricacion at the IX (Ninth) Congreso Iberoamericano de Grafica Digital for his innovative uses of technology and instruction and for his virtual models that have been used for international competitions. He is currently writing two book manuscripts: Digispeak (Taylor & Francis: London) featuring the collective contributions on digital terminology from leading educators and practitioners from around the world and The Modern House-Kentucky presenting a range of leading-edge, modern residential projects throughout the Commonwealth in light of their spatial metaphors through drawings, stereo-lithographic models, advanced digital technology, and short-form animations.