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ErockIT bike is pedal powered and electric motor assisted like an e-bike. Goes 50mph or 80kmh. Good design. Back in the late 1970s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him – “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design? As good design cannot be measured in a finite way he set about expressing the ten most important principles for what he considered was good design. (Sometimes they are referred as the ‘Ten commandments’.) Here they are. Good design is innovative The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Good design makes a product useful A product is bought to be used.

Good design is aesthetic The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. Good design makes a product understandable It clarifies the product’s structure. Good design is unobtrusive Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. Bjarke Ingels. Bjarke Ingels (born 2 October 1974) is a Danish architect.

Bjarke Ingels

He heads the architectural practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) which he founded in 2006. In 2009 he co-founded the design consultancy KiBiSi. Known for his innovative and ambitious designs and projects, many of his buildings defy traditional architectural conventions and dimensions, and are often highly photogenic,[1] ranging from representations of mountains to snowflakes. He often incorporates sustainable development ideas and sociological concepts into his designs, but often tries to achieve a balance between the playful and practical approaches to architecture.[2] Since 2009, Ingels has won numerous architectural competitions and has grown in international scope and acclaim.

Early life and background[edit] Career[edit] 1998–2005[edit] John M. Johansen. John MacLane Johansen (June 29, 1916 – October 26, 2012)[1] was an architect and a member of the Harvard Five.[2] Johansen took an active role in the modern movement.

John M. Johansen

Early life[edit] Johansen was born to two accomplished painters in New York in 1916. Growing up in an artful family, Johansen said that his childhood was filled with spaces and enclosures and his childhood fantasies are present in many the designs he created during his adult years. He went to Harvard University and was taught the fundamentals of modern architecture by Walter Gropius, the founder of Bauhaus. In 1939, he graduated the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Masters in Architecture. Career[edit] Johansen’s designs stressed function over form and focused on social, urban, and anthropological conditions, and strived to avoid creating overpowering megastructures. Works[edit] He was also known for his modern commercial buildings.

The Mechanic Theater is currently under threat. References[edit] Zira Island Masterplan, Bjarke Ingels Group. Mimicking and blending in with a region’s topography is a trick that most architects are familiar with, but Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) take the art to the highest level.

Zira Island Masterplan, Bjarke Ingels Group

In October 2008 WAN caught up with the firm’s founding partner, Bjarke Ingles, following their presentation of residential development Mountain Dwellings at the World Architecture Festival Awards in Barcelona, which subsequently won in its category. But that has proven just a taster of BIG’s passion for man-made mountains as they present details of the Zira Island master plan in Baku, Azerbaijan - a 1million sq m range of seven cultural, residential and leisure peaks and Central Asia’s first carbon neutral master plan. The imagery is breath-taking. From a distance the Island’s topography is an illuminated mountain range, but in reality the landscape is a living, functioning, inhabited space, seven towers creating a new mountain city.

Niki May YoungNews Editor. LED Cube 8x8x8. At first glance this project might seem like an overly complex and daunting task.

LED Cube 8x8x8

However, we are dealing with digital electronics here, so everything is either on or off! I've been doing electronics for a long time, and for years i struggled with analog circuits. The analog circuits failed over half the time even if i followed instructions. One resistor or capacitor with a slightly wrong value, and the circuit doesn't work. About 4 years ago, I decided to give microcontrollers a try. A digital circuit doesn't care if a resistor is 1k ohm or 2k ohm, as long as it can distinguish high from low. With that said, there are still some things you should know before venturing out and building this rather large project. You should have an understanding of: Basic electronics. Product reviews and prices, software downloads, and tech news - CNET. FastCompany.com - Where ideas and people meet.

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