BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Krisana Park Pattern Book

Date: 1/2/19
Location: Krisana Park

Krisana Park is a unique and well-loved neighborhood. Its special mid-century character, based on the designs of California developer Joseph Eichler’s sophisticated, yet affordable and comfortable houses, is one of the many reasons it remains a popular place to live in Denver. 

One of CoPR’s recently completed projects is the Krisana Park Pattern Book. Born out of a desire among homeowners to better understand what makes their neighborhood special, the pattern book provides a history and visual description of the neighborhood so that its character can be valued and maintained. The book also discusses maintenance issues and often-desired modifications, providing advice on how to update your home while retaining original character.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Krisana Park Pattern Book

Date: 1/2/19
Location: Krisana Park

Krisana Park is a unique and well-loved neighborhood. Its special mid-century character, based on the designs of California developer Joseph Eichler’s sophisticated, yet affordable and comfortable houses, is one of the many reasons it remains a popular place to live in Denver. 

One of CoPR’s recently completed projects is the Krisana Park Pattern Book. Born out of a desire among homeowners to better understand what makes their neighborhood special, the pattern book provides a history and visual description of the neighborhood so that its character can be valued and maintained. The book also discusses maintenance issues and often-desired modifications, providing advice on how to update your home while retaining original character.