Human Levitation? By utilizing rapidly fluctuating acoustic vortices, researchers are now able to suspend objects with sound. These vortices resemble amplified outer sound waves with a silent core. Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids. For the first
You have to #thinkdifferently about the problems we face in a world today wth an ever expanding population and challenges to grow our infrastructure to cope. Elon Musk’s “The Boring Company” take a new different look at traffic congestion in our major cities. To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which
Climeworks and Reykjavik Energy have started running the first power plant confirmed to produce “negative emissions” — that is, it’s removing more CO2 than it puts out. The geothermal station in Hellsheidi, Iceland is using a Climeworks module and the plant’s own heat to snatch CO2 directly from the air via filters, bind it to
Designer and innovator Daan Roosegaarde was appointed by the Government in Holland to re-envisage the famous Afsluitsdijk Dutch causeway, a flood protector and road. No energy is consumed at the ‘Gates of Light,’ and the 60 floodlights, designed by Rem Koolhaas’ grandfather Dirk Roosenburg in 193s, are now fully restored but enhanced with a reflective
Platonics Ark have created a 3D printer that is easy, fast and intuitive and part of the design process rather than simply a presentation tool.
Good general article that interviews Apple’s star designer, Jony Ive on the new Apple Campus. The images are excellent and all credit to Foster + Partners for another example of exemplary craftsmanship and technology. The building will evolve. Actually, I’m more interested in being able to see the landscape, that is a more important capability.
María Francisca González: New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the creation of increasingly original and surprising facades. The buildings constructed as a result can even inspire people to travel thousands of kilometers just to see these masterpieces. Archinect ArchDaily
This is true innovation. Take an issue of lack of labour and use technology to supplement repetitive tasks. I think this is brilliant in how obvious it is.