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Convertir un edificio en un Tetris gigantesco . Parece imposible, pero es cierto. Esta semana los estudiantes del Massachusetts Institute of Technology , el célebre MIT , han convertido el popular juego del Tetris, creado en 1984 por el programador soviético Alekséi Pázhitnov , en una instalación gigante para el Green Building del MIT, sede del departamento de Earth and Planetary Sciences. La iniciativa surge del programa Interesting Hacks To Fascinate People: The MIT Gallery of Hacks (IHTFP Gallery), un apartado de la web del MIT dedicado a documentar importantes acciones de hackers en el interior del Instituto. En este caso el término Hack no tiene nada a que ver con actos vandálicos vinculados con las nuevas tecnologías, sino que se utiliza para identificar intervenciones creativas en el ámbito de la comunidad estudiantil, que utilizan recursos tecnológicos de forma impropia e imprevisible.
Vegetative architecture Bamboos are perennial woody plants, but the stems, known as culms in all grasses, generally only live for 5 to 10 years, and need to be replaced. As culms lack bark and thus the secondary thickening that enables palms or trees to increase diameter and height progressively, bamboos grow to their full diameter and usually to full height within one growing season. To attain substantial height in limited time, bamboo culms cannot attempt purely apical growth from a terminal meristem, which would be too slow. Instead they use intercalary growth, the extension of each internode from a basal ring of meristem.
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karamba is an interactive, parametric finite element program. It lets you analyze the response of 3-dimensional beam and shell structures under arbitrary loads. karamba is being developed by Clemens Preisinger in cooperation with Bollinger-Grohmann-Schneider ZTGmbH Vienna. Download the free version for non-commercial use only.
Cem-FIL® glass fiber, the solution for concrete reinforcement Cem-FIL® alkali resistant (AR) glass fibers have been in use for 40 years in more than 100 countries worldwide to create some of the world's most stunning architecture while offering strong and durable performance in widely varying cement and mortar based applications, including floorings, renders, top screeds, tunnels, utility poles, etc. Cem-FIL® AR glass fibers are unique as a concrete reinforcement. Cem-FIL® fibers have the same specific gravity as the aggregates, so assured fiber dispersion is easier to achieve than with other fibers.
Density and dense usually refer to a measure of how much of some entity is within a fixed amount of space. Types of density include: In physics , density of mass : Density , mass per unit volume The Planck density , the derived unit of density in the Planck unit system (1 Planck mass divided by 1 Planck volume) Area density or surface density, mass over a (two-dimensional) area Linear density , mass over a (one-dimensional) line Bulk density , mass of many particles of a particulate solid or a powder divided by the total volume they occupy Particle density or true density, density of the particles that make up a particulate solid or a powder Relative density or specific gravity , a measure of density in comparison to the density of something else Vapour density , a relative density used for gases
Cape Town designers Animal Farm have produced an "organic lounger" made from woven branches that hangs in a tree and is reached by a rope ladder. The structure, based on a weaver bird's next, consists of a welded steel frame covered in woven branches. Suspended three metres above the ground, the nest can hold two adults and a small child. The designer, Porky Hefer, is currently producing a second, larger nest which can carry four adults.
Landscape architects James Corner Field Operations , architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and planting designer Piet Oudolf have completed Section 2 of the High Line , a 1.5 mile-long elevated park on an abandoned railway in New York. The project spans 22 blocks through the west side of Manhattan and is split into three equal stages, with Section 2 bringing the completed length up to one mile. Unlike Section one, which was completed in 2009 , this second phase includes a stretch of lawn. A new platform elevated 2.5 metres above the main High Line overlooks a canopy of trees and plants below. Photographs are by Iwan Baan , apart from where otherwise stated. See our earlier story on Section 1 of the High Line »
Clouds of mist erupt from the base of two trees in this London water feature designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando . The trees sit in a raised granite-edged pool in front of the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair. Atomisers hidden at the base of the trees create clouds of water vapour for fifteen seconds every fifteen minutes. Glass lenses below the surface of the water contain fibre optics that illuminate the basin by night. The feature, which forms part of a wider project to upgrade the surrounding streets, was delivered in collaboration with UK architects Blair Associates .
A walkway by Tetsu o Kondo Architects winds its way around tree trunks and up into the canopy at a park in Tallinn, Estonia. Called A Path in the Forest, the 95-metre trail is supported by a steel tube that rests against the tree trunks, with no additional columns. The installation remains in place in Kadriorg Park until 22 October as part of LIFT11 , a festival of urban installations in Tallinn’s public spaces for the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011. Tetsuo Kondo presented a similar structure at the venice Architecture Biennale last year , where visitors walked round a spiralling path and up into a cloud. Here are some more details from the architect:
Artist Olafur Eliasson has designed a ship-shaped bridge for the Christianshavns Kanal in Copenhagen, Denmark. Called Cirkelbroen, the 32 metre-long bridge will consist of five circular platforms, each with its own mast. Construction is due to be completed in 2012.
This park in Xi'an, China, by international architects West 8 recently opened to the public and contains red bridges offering vantage points. The Garden of 10,000 Bridges actually contains only five bridges, which are all part of a winding trail that snakes through the grasses. The project was designed as part of the Xi'an International Horticultural Exposition 2011.