Performative Wood: Integral Computational Design for a Climate-Responsive Timber Surface Structure
Local Architect: Orsel Mimarlik Ltd
Interior Design: Zaha Hadid Architects / Candy & Candy
Engineering: ANT YAPI
General Contractor: ANT YAPI
Facade Contractors: FIBROBETON / SCHUECO-AYGUN ALUMINUM / SINERJI
-’As part of the research for the Princeton Envelope Group, this envelope was developed in pursuit of an envelope as atmosphere. As opposed to con sid er ing the enve lope as a her metic seal, this facade breaths, conditions, and cleans. This specific prototype is for the American Apparel factory build ing in Los Angeles. Because of the client has an abundance of material and knowledge in fabric, this facade was designed to be fabricated in house, and cast in place with concrete. The thermal mass of this concrete (in conjunction with the designed geometry) cools the air during the warm days in LA.’
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A film, which is a series of still images or frames moving, or also we can say, this is a “fluidity of frames”. This project is an entry for the Pushkinsky competition located in Moscow. Designed by Gabriel Aranda and Alejandro Ramos. The idea consists in a new skin or façade thought as a sunscreen façade, that works as a barrier between the weather, and the original building. The façade is divided in tree layers: the original one, a curved glazed and a sunscreen façade.
Located on the bank of an artificial pond at the exit of the metro station Osaki. The project deals with the “duality between liquid / solid, real / virtual and water ripples / light waves. Pedestrians walk over a 6 x 6 meters large LED plane, installed right on the edge of the water. The LEDs are covered with translucent glass diffusing their light. With their steps, the passers-by provoke virtual waves on the LED plane, computed in real-time. When these waves hit the edge of the pond, they are extended into the water as real ripples.
This technology is kid proof & pet proof, which is ideal for a family life. The Nono-Tex bonds to the fabric and does not coat it, so it allows the feeling of the textile to come through and still protect against stains.
Nono-Tex protects the surface of fabrics from spills. Spills just stop, bead & roll.
-Repels oil, red wine, soda & more
-Improves abrasion performance
-Is environmentally friendly
These are very wispy, tender and beautiful lamps in unusual undersea forms. It is the perfect lamp for those who loves the ocean and its splendor. These Medusae inspired forms are sure to make your interior come alive in various moods of the ocean. The design was created by Roxy Towry Russell from Pasadena.
“Light Cube” by Korean designer Joo Wan-Jin is a mood lamp that recharges itself during the day to glow up your interiors nighttime. The reason why it recharges just daytime is that it’s solar powered. Designed with the aim to hint people toward contributing the environmental problem, the Light Cube charges the portable electronic devices like hand phone, MP3 all using the solar energy efficiently.
Designer Seo Dong-Hun has come up with a magical wand that lets you transform your ceiling into a magical landscape of color LEDs to brighten up and dim at the flick of your wrist. The Mozart of lights let you actually draw the lights.
Less lamp by Jordi Canudas is a cool innovative lamp that unlike traditional lighting fixtures asks you to break it to make it glow. Its a sealed lamp shade made of plaster which looks like a dark black hanging egg till broken! Break the lamp to release the light within.