ENCODED MATTER, GSAPP 2011 Instructor: Ezio Blasetti Team: Alicia Alonso, Jared Diganci, Farzin Lotfi-Jam Description: Inspired by the Bi-directional Evolutionary Structural Optimization (BESO) algorithm developed by the Innovative Structures...
SVEN is a design team in the a3 course of Architectural-Building Engineering at University of Bologna. The project find(&)MERGE will take part in Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture event and it will be involved in 2012 Venice Biennale.
The Ebola virus and it’s close relative the Marburg virus are members of the Filoviridae family. These viruses are the causative agents of severe hemorrhagic fever, a disease with a fatality rate of up to 90%. The Ebola virus infects mainly the capillary endothelium and several types of immune cells. The symptoms of Ebola infection include maculopapular rash, petechiae, purpura, ecchymoses, dehydration and hematomas.
Since Ebola was first described in 1976, there have been several epidemics of this disease. Hundreds of people have died because of Ebola infections, mainly in Zaire, Sudan, Congo and Uganda. In addition, several fatalities have occurred because of accidents in laboratories working with the virus. Currently, a number of scientists claim that terrorists may use Ebola as a biological weapon.
In the 3D model presented in this study, Ebola-encoded structures are shown in maroon, and structures from human cells are shown in grey. The Ebola model is based on X-ray analysis, NMR spectroscopy, and general virology data published in the last two decades. Some protein structures were predicted using computational biology techniques, such as molecular modeling.
Brilliant compilation of diagrams, sketches, models, structures and patterns related to several fields (design, biology, landscape, science, architecture...) with parametricism and organicism as common factors, by Marta Krivosheek.
Billionaire Peter Thiel would like to introduce you to the other, other white meat. The investor’s philanthropic Thiel Foundation’s Breakout Labs is offering up a six-figure grant (between $250,00 and $350,000, though representatives wouldn’t say exactly) to a Missouri-based startup called Modern Meadow that is flipping 3-D bio-printing technology originally aimed at the regenerative medicine market into a means to produce 3-D printed meat.
Environmental Scientist Village project, It is a research center for housing development in desertification endangered area project. DuneLab is a team of architects researching on the topic of adapting the living condition in desert.