Learn about the making of Unnumbered Sparks, a monumental interactive sculpture in the sky created by artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin for TED's 30th anniversary. Choreographed by visitors in real time through their mobile devices, at night, the sculpture becomes a crowd-controlled visual artwork on a giant, floating canvas powered by Google.
With Bioprinting the Impossible Seems Possible ENGINEERING.com While that printer represents a major advancement in the state of bioprinting, a second machine in development at the Institute has been used to print skin cells onto burn wounds.
The close collaboration of Rotterdam-based practices IND and Powerhouse Company for the design of a new 100-m-tall observation and telecommunications tower in Çanakkale, a Turkish city and seaport located on the southern Asian coast of the Hellespont, articulates far-reaching technological and programmatic ambitions.
The tower is planned to operate as a broadcast antenna as well as to engage visitors- taking them on a contemplative journey, allowing them time to ponder as they walk along a raised, looping path that runs through the forest before returning to a hilltop observation deck offering panoramic vistas. Besides its distinctive and aesthetic significance, the tower was conceived with the intention becoming a dynamic public destination, fostering social interactions. The project is all the more interesting as it integrates technologies to a scrupulously context-specific design, respectful of all of the site’s attributes. The architects also harness technological mediums so as to create a heightened architectural experience, appealing the visual and tactile senses.
Large cities produce large amounts of trash and create a lot more to transport it to landfills. Looking at New York City as the site, local practice Present Architecture posits the ‘Green Loop’ as a solution to large scale waste management.
Intended to be used as a network along the city’s waterfront, the floating energy production oasis has a street-level composting facility, elevated park, and barges and railways to efficiently transport the compost to other locations. Trash is then transported only a short distance to the borough’s Green Loop which offers more public space as it responsibly processes waste, tackling two pertinent urban issues simultaneously.
The master plan proposes the construction of 10 hubs around the 520 miles of coast in the city effectively alleviating congestion issues and dramatically lowers unnecessary energy waste while contributing 125 acres of public park land.
..."laço verde" como uma solução para a gestão de resíduos em larga escala. destina a ser usado como uma rede ao longo da orla da cidade, o circuito verde é um oásis de produção de energia flutuante com uma facilidade ao nível da rua de compostagem, parque elevado, e barcaças e ferrovias para o transporte"......................
O primeiro teste real de um manto da invisibilidade contra terremotos funcionou na prática.
Maquete Eletrônica's insight:
"A ideia, a princípio, é que as camuflagens antiterremotos possam criar barreiras protetoras que desviem a energia do terremoto para longe de estruturas sensíveis, como usinas nucleares."................
Podia ser algo tão banal quanto uma roda, mas foi algo que pra muita gente não teria uma melhor solução: a porta. Chamada da Evolution Door, foi criada pelo artista austríaco Klemens Torggler em seu último projeto. O primeiro vídeo mostra como a porta funciona e um segundo mostra o sistema mecânico de outro modelo.Read more
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