BY: Robert L. Koshgarian (-RLK)
STUDIO GEHRY PARTNERS / GEHRY TECHNOLOGIES – Led by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Frank Gehry, this studio explores the possibilities for intelligent micro technologies that support going “off the grid” at the building and urban scale. Currently, the built environment is organized around networks of distribution infrastructures — for power, water, heat, fuel and other services — that over the past century have dramatically affected the structure of the built environment and people’s way of way of life. Often, this design for the grid comes at the expense of the needs of people. But what if the grid itself were unnecessary?