Seattle’s Bullitt Center is being heralded as the greenest, most energy-efficient commercial office building in the world. It’s not that the six-story, 50,000-square-foot building is utilizing never-before-seen technology.
This may be the biggest invention since that long-standing, still-universal staple of the construction industry: the red clay brick. A single identical unit, multiplied by four, forms a rigid structural element – stack these and set them side by side, and you have nothing short of a material revolution.
(CNN) — Los agujeros negros son los monstruos más destructivos en el universo, y sabemos que pueden ser enormemente poderosos. Ahora un grupo de científicos encontró los más grandes hasta el momento, según una publicación en la revista Nature . ¿Qué tan grandes?
The 'Moving Platforms' concept envisions city-wide tram networks that are integrated with a high-speed rail service.
Constructed in the early 20th century, Eixample is a district of the Spanish city of Barcelona known for the urban planning that divided the district into octagonal blocks. Influenced by a range of schools of architecture, Eixample was designed in a grid pattern with long streets, wide avenues, and rounded street corners.
I've been spending time over the last month getting to grips with Petra Kempf's remarkable publication You are the City . Subtitled "Observation, organization, and transformation of urban settings", the main element of this publication are 22 sheets of clear acetate, onto which are printed different conceptual layers and frameworks of a city. It's based on a earlier project called Met(r)onymy 1 , from 2001.
First there were tie-dyes, then there were hypercolors. Could piezoelectric fabrics that charge your mobile phone while you wear them be the next big T-shirt fad?
Título original Future by Design
For the millions who live in the shantytowns of the developing world, there are better things to spend money on than electricity.