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Blue Frog Lounge by Serie Architects

Blue Frog Lounge by Serie Architects | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

A large north lit industrial warehouse within the old mill district in Mumbai is to be converted into a complex of sound recording studios and an acoustic lounge. This lounge will consist of a restaurant, bar and a live stage. Beyond this amalgamation of provisions, Blue Frog seeks to stage an acoustic experience par excellence.

The deep structure that was employed is of a cellular organization composed of circles of varying sizes in plan approximating a horse-shoe configuration. The differential extrusions of these circles encapsulated at different levels as tiered cylindrical seating booths, allow the eye level of diners and standing patrons to be distributed across staggered levels that increase in height away from the stage.

These booths seat between 4-10 people and are arranged around an open centre that can either double up as a potential 360 degree stage or accommodate standing patrons, bringing them closer to the main stage to create an intimate viewing experience. These mahogany paneled cylindrical booths maintain not only uninterrupted views to the stage, but also constant distance between diners irrespective of how crowded the lounge gets.

The undulating height of the seating booths is gently modulated by a glowing acrylic resin surface, which unifies the disparate types together and retains the presence of the architecture even in the midst of the spectacle of a state-of-the-art sound and light show at the Blue Frog.

Based on this desire to have it all, the question for us is: how do you collapse a theatre, restaurant, bar and club into a warehouse whilst maintaining all the performative characteristics of each individual type?

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How Architecture Could Shape Your Microbiome

Architecture could play a key role in exposing us to the good bacteria and keeping us away from the bad.
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Chamber Music Hall / Zaha Hadid Architects

Chamber Music Hall / Zaha Hadid Architects | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
We just received Zaha Hadid Architects' latest project for the Manchester International Festival.  ZHA has created a chamber music hall for solo
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Chamber Music Hall / Zaha Hadid Architects | ArchDaily.

I was thinking about acoustic weapons and started wondering what are scientists developing. Architecture came up. 

Excerpt: "The design of the music hall ”enhances the multiplicity of Bach’s work through a coherent integration of formal and structural logic.  A single continuous ribbon of fabric swirls around itself, creating layered spaces to cocoon the performers and audience with in an intimate fluid space,” explained Hadid.  The ribbon wraps around the stage, the audience and itself, creating different layered conditions by “alternately compressing to the size of a handrail then stretching to enclose the full height of the room.”

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MIT's 110-core Execution Migration CPU chip moves instructions to the data

MIT's 110-core Execution Migration CPU chip moves instructions to the data | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Computer scientists at MIT have developed a 110-core CPU chip based on a new architecture in which, instead of bringing data across the chip to the core that happens to want it, the program is moved to the core where the data is stored. In practice, this new architecture reduces the amount of on-chip data exchange tenfold, along with cutting the heat and infrastructure demanded by conventional chip architecture.

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It looks like a new way to improve computer power and speed of processing.

 

from the article: "The historical brute-force approach to improving computer performance has been built on these foundations. It is time for computer designers to work smart instead of strong, which is just what Devadas is doing."

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