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He paid for one at Michigan too. He's an amateur architect and has been involved in the design of all these dorms. I'm not saying that I buy his philosophy on dorm life, but there is some thought to what he's attempting. He said that he's responding to complaints about sharing bedrooms in dorms by creating individual living spaces. He figured that this was possible, if you sacrificed natural light. There are apparently virtual windows to simulate natural light.

Light vs. roommate could be an interesting choice for college kids.
Haha, agreed. A lot of kids might choose the single, but 4500 kids with deteriorating mental health sounds..... problematic.

Also, two doors for a building with that many people sounds like a death trap (or at least a lawsuit).
 

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Haha, agreed. A lot of kids might choose the single, but 4500 kids with deteriorating mental health sounds..... problematic.

Also, two doors for a building with that many people sounds like a death trap (or at least a lawsuit).
There are an additional 10 emergency exits
 

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hm . i think my post was erased ?

probably a g o o d t i m e to dip .

peace folks .
 

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I don't think I'd want to live in that dorm, but I am open to trying different ways of housing people. I can see the appeal of having a private place to sleep, and I imagine residents would leave their doors open most of the time so they'd still get some of the communal benefits of a traditional dorm room.
 

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True. Having private sleeping space is nice. It would be interesting to see how the artificial light thing works. I feel like the lack of a window would be harder for me than the tight quarters.
 

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I heard him on the radio and 'amateur architect' is being generous. He's creating live experiments in psychological manipulation based on a flimsy understanding of the science involved. He shouldn't be allowed anywhere near building design.
 

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I heard him on the radio and 'amateur architect' is being generous. He's creating live experiments in psychological manipulation based on a flimsy understanding of the science involved.

His theory of design essentially seems to be based on rationalism, with no emotion involved.

I may be wrong, but I'd be willing to bet Ayn Rand is one of his favourite authors.
 

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His theory of design essentially seems to be based on rationalism, with no emotion involved.

I may be wrong, but I'd be willing to bet Ayn Rand is one of his favourite authors.
I wouldn't bet against you.
 

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The USA is the only country in the world where Ayn Rand is considered a philosopher, and L. Ron Hubbard, a prophet...
 

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The USA is the only country in the world where Ayn Rand is considered a philosopher, and L. Ron Hubbard, a prophet...
Hucksters are glorified here.
 

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I heard him on the radio and 'amateur architect' is being generous. He's creating live experiments in psychological manipulation based on a flimsy understanding of the science involved. He shouldn't be allowed anywhere near building design.
I heard him on a healthcare panel once, and he has basically the same philosophy for that; exchange quality of care for high efficiency.
 

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build the cube! the cube is perfectly efficient!

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