Mitchell Joachim Mitchell Joachim (pronounced /jo-ak-um/; born the same day as Alvar Aalto, February 3, 1972) is acknowledged as an innovator in ecological design, architecture, and urban design. He is also a researcher, and architectural educator. Mitchell Joachim's specific professional interest has been adapting principles of physical and social ecology to architecture, city design, transport, and environmental planning. He is the founding Co-President at Terreform ONE and a Partner at Planetary ONE. Dr. Recognition Mitchell has been awarded a Senior Fellowship at TED 2011, Moshe Safdie and Assoc. Education He earned a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the Dept. of Architecture, Design and Computation program , a Master of Architecture in Urban Design (MAUD) at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), a M.Arch at Columbia University GSAPP, and a BPS at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York with Honors. Early life Design projects
Planktontech Home Pour attirer les grands requins blancs, cet Australien leur passe du AC/DC Pour attirer les squales vers son bateau de plongée touristique, un capitaine australien a décidé d'utiliser de la musique plutôt que de la viande. Après plusieurs échecs il a finalement passé du AC/DC sous l'eau et les requins ont commencé à venir ! C’est une question de standing et de crédibilité, on ne peut pas être un grand requin blanc et être fan de Culture Club. Ces squales affichent en effet un gout prononcé pour le groupe de hard-rock australien AC/DC. C'est du moins ce qu'affirme Matt Waller, un capitaine de bateau australien qui amène les touristes à la rencontre de ces imposants poissons cartilagineux. Matt Waller travaille au niveau des iles Neptune, située au large de Port Lincoln en Australie Méridionale. Dans ce milieu très concurrentiel, l’utilisation de poisson et de viande comme appât est réglementé pour éviter que les prédateurs ne se mettent à suivre tous les bateaux des environs. Back in Black Éviter les appâts biologiques
Fab Tree Hab In congruence with ecology as the guiding principal, this living home is designed to be nearly entirely edible so as to provide food to some organism at each stage of its life cycle. While inhabited, the home’s gardens and exterior walls continually produce nutrients for people and animals. As a positive contribution to the ecosystem it supports an economy comprised of truly breathing products not reconstituted or processed materials. The Fab Tree Hab presents a sophisticated methodology to grow homes from living native trees. Prefabricated templates cut from 3D computer files control the early vegetative development. The Fab Tree Hab concept resolutely accumulates the inscribed nuances that influenced the American Rustic period. Furthermore, the approach draws from Jeffersonian ideologies in regards to equalizing edification and ecology. Modern design has essentially left behind these principles of symbiosis. Sources & References for Fab Tree Hab Ahadu Abaineh. 2002. Nicholas A. W. J.
The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry Those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, a mistress above all masters, are laboring in vain. - Leonardo Da Vinci Biomimicry - The practice of developing sustainable human technologies inspired by nature. Sometimes called Biomimetics or Bionics, it's basically biologically inspired engineering. 1. Velcro The most famous example of biomimicry was the invention of Velcro brand fasteners. 2. The high-rise Eastgate Centre building in Harare, Zimbabwe was designed to mimic the way that those tower-building termites in Africa construct their mounds to maintain a constant temperature. 3. Ever wanted to walk up walls or across ceilings? 4. Inspired by the flippers humpback whales use to enable their surprising agility in the water, WhalePower has developed turbine blades with bumps called tubercles on the leading edge that promise greater efficiency in applications from wind turbines to hydroelectric turbines, irrigation pumps to ventilation fans. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
Les scientifiques prouvent l'effet bénéfique de la pratique musicale sur les ados Ces dernières années, de nombreuses recherches ont largement prouvé les bénéfices de la pratique musicale sur le développement cérébral des enfants, aussi bien sur le plan cognitif, qu’émotionnel ou comportemental. Nous avons ainsi relayé ici même l’étude des chercheurs de de la Northwestern University de Chicago pilotée par Nina Kraus, professeur des sciences de la communication, sur l’impact de l’apprentissage musical sur les aptitudes cognitives des enfants de 3 à 6 ans concluant que« l’apprentissage de la musique peut littéralement remodeler le cerveau d’un enfant de façon à améliorer sa réception sonore, ce qui améliore automatiquement ses aptitudes d’apprentissage et d’acquisition du langage ». Or, la pratique musicale des jeunes enfants relève généralement de l’initiative des parents et concerne notamment le temps extra-scolaire. Dans la plupart des pays, la France y compris, elle ne fait pas partie du curriculum avant le secondaire.
Portfolio Requirements | Department of Architecture & Interior Design | Miami University School of Fine Arts What is a portfolio? A portfolio of creative work is a requirement for admission to the majors in Architecture or Interior Design at Miami University. A portfolio is a collection of work that demonstrates something about you that your quantitative ratings (grade point average, rank in class, test scores) cannot reveal: your potential for creative studio work. We believe that we can make a better judgment about your talent and your ability to work productively in a studio setting by looking at art projects and other evidence in a portfolio than by relying on your academic record alone. What should be in a portfolio? A portfolio may be comprised of many kinds of work. We suggest that you consult with an art teacher whom you trust in order to decide which works to reproduce for inclusion in your portfolio. What is the portfolio format? All work must be reproduced in a digital print format. The portfolio should be flat, neatly organized, and compact for convenient storage.
2015 in Review: Animals and Biomimicry Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, which is an idea that certainly carries over to the mysteries of nature (watch enough Discovery Channel and you'll be well aware of this fact). Sometimes these amazing facts, either abstractly or directly, are helpful for designers—hence, biomimicry. [Editor's Note: See the co-director of the Biomimicry Instiute Prasad Boradkar's argument for "Design for All Life"] How can these interesting elements of nature be borrowed for better, more ergonomic, or more innovative products and designs? How much will nature's inherent design aspects affect our manmade designs in the future? Ants Building Rafts and Bridges to Escape Flooding Enter a caption (optional) Evolution is nuts, and fire ants are just one example as to why. Sputniko! Designer Hiromi Ozaki's recent collaborative project with Japanese researchers and Gucci is a collection of clothing made of genetically engineered silk. Wounded Turtle Gets Titanium 3D Printed Jaw Plants That Explode
Scientists Create Functioning Whole Organ From Cells For the first time, researchers have been able to develop a functional thymus by using reprogrammed lab-created cells. The research was led by Clare Blackburn MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and the paper was published in the journal Nature Cell Biology. The thymus is the organ responsible for the maturation of T cells, which are essential to a functional immune system. Disease and aging can compromise the thymus, though some birth defects like DiGeorge syndrome will fail to fully form the organ at all. While thymus transplants or immune cell infusions can be given for these patients, organ availability and complications with tissue matching do not make it a smooth alternative. “The ability to grow replacement organs from cells in the lab is one of the ‘holy grails’ in regenerative medicine,” Blackburn explained in a press release. The researchers first obtained fibroblasts, which are cells within connective tissue, from mouse embryos.
CED - College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley - Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design Our six-week summer programs give students the opportunity to test their enthusiasm for the material and culture of environmental design. The Summer Institute, offered by the College of Environmental Design (CED) at UC Berkeley, consists of three introductory programs in architecture, landscape architecture and sustainable city planning for post-baccalaureate students or senior-level undergraduates, and one advanced studio for students who have undergraduate degrees in architecture or who are senior-level architecture majors. Students in the Summer Institute explore the methods and theories of the fields, experience the culture of design and planning studios, connect to top faculty and practitioners, and build a portfolio for graduate school application. Click here to apply! "The summer I spent at Berkeley was a perfect beginning to my career and academic pursuits in architecture. For detailed program descriptions and academic lead bios, see the following sections:
14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry: Nature as R&D Lab Companies seeking breakthrough products tend to ignore the greatest invention machine in the universe: life’s more than three-billion-year history of evolution by natural selection. What’s missing is a systematic way of capturing nature’s creativity, says Janine Benyus, a biologist, "innovation consultant" and author. Engineering practices are fractured, Benyus says. Experts in biomimetics study materials; bionics engineers work on prostheses and mechanics. So she launched what she calls a new discipline, biomimicry, the title of her 1997 book. Click ahead for some striking examples of biomimicry. With assistance from Tom Randall.
Knitting Needle Sizing Conventions How to make sense of Knitting Needle sizes on international and vintage patterns. One of the exciting aspects about looking at knitting patterns on the Internet is that there is access to a massive wide range of different patterns and designs. Not only are these designs and patterns written by designers from around the world, but also there are patterns available on the Internet which were written many years ago, giving a wealth of choice for todayâ€™s knitter. However, as different countries adopt different knitting needle-size descriptions (and countries such as the UK have moved to a metric system) sometimes it can be unclear which needle sizing definitions the instructions are referring to. It is very straightforward to convert needle sizes from the US size range to metric and lots of information about this, including a conversion table, can be found on the yarnstandards.com website. Free British Vintage Knitting Patterns
Synthetic Biology & Architecture Biology Inspires Idea for Improving Lithium Ion Batteries Teeth and bones, snail shells and bird eggs are formed via a process called biomineralization. Found across all kingdoms of life, this method of incorporating minerals like calcium or silica into hard tissues is clearly very useful in nature. The concept is so powerful that researchers are now working on applying it to the rather unnatural environment found within lithium ion batteries. Organisms build mineralized tissues like shells and bones with the help of proteins, or peptides, which are organic molecules made by the cells of all living things. The specialized peptides involved in the formation of snail shells and other mineralized tissues are able to bind to the particular inorganic molecules needed to create that tissue and hold them in place. A snail, for example, cannot build its shell out of calcium directly but it can build a shell-shaped scaffold made of calcium-binding peptides. “Biology has provided so many examples,” Barannikova says.