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Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture | Video on TED.com

Michael Pawlyn prende spunto dalla natura per fare nuove, ambienti architettonici sostenibili.

Il video inizia con due esempi.

Le ghiandole filiere sull'addome di un ragno,  producono sei diversi tipi di seta, che vengono intrecciati per creare una fibra, più robusta di qualsiasi fibra creata dall'uomo. Quella che più si avvicina è la fibra aramidica. Per produrla occorrono altissime temperature e un'enorme pressione, ma si inquina moltissimo. Eppure il ragno ci riesce a temperatura e pressione ambiente con materia prima fatta di mosche morte ed acqua. Ciò suggerisce che abbiamo ancora molto da imparare.

Lo scarafaggio percepisce un incendio nella foresta a 80 km di distanza. Una sensibilità di circa 10.000 volte maggiore dei sensori fabbricati dall'uomo. Inoltre questo animaletto non ha bisogno di cavi collegati a una centrale elettrica che brucia combustibili fossili.....


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Flexible Urban Planning

mixed used train-tracks/market place...

 

I've used similar videos in my classes and students are usually quite shocked to see how a city like Bangkok, Thailand operates.  I've used this as a 'hook' for lessons of population growth, urbanization, economic development, sustainability, megacities and city planning. 


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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 16, 2:28 PM

It is scary to see areas that use train-tracks as location for the marketplace. When the train approaches, people move inches away, and once the train has left, re-group and keep selling. Even tho this is a way of using areas for multiple things, it is very dangerous and i cant imagine that they foods and items don't get ruined and/or contaminated. 

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 18, 7:49 PM

The first part of the video you see a train passing by. The next part of the video you see the areas around the train tracks transform into a thriving marketplace. In a mega-city such as Bangkok, one should take advantage of any available space. Most people would not use this area as a marketplace, but these people are not wasting space, as it helps them generate money from their businesses. This area along the train tracks now serves two purposes, one being the transportation from the train and the other a marketplace. 

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 24, 11:38 AM

I found this video disturbing.  Maybe because we have train safety taught to us were they stress that you need to stay away from the tracks, here the people are sitting next to a train track and even have goods for sale that the train drives over.  I think it is interesting how they reclaim the space but the mom in me worries about kids getting run over by the train.