Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Cubic clock by Nendo
09/12/2019

Cubic clock by Nendo

A clock that is designed in the shape of a slanted cube thanks to a sliced-off vertex that allows the clock to balance on its corner. The long and the short hands overlap one another 22 times throughout the day, but only at noon and midnight they will meet in the vertical-upright...

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Ferrari’s Monza Cars
03/12/2019

Ferrari’s Monza Cars

Wired

The first cars in the "Icona" line offer 800 horsepower and looks borrowed from Ferrari's post-war racers...

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Aidoo Control Wi-Fi by Airzone
25/11/2019

Aidoo Control Wi-Fi by Airzone

Con sede en Málaga, la empresa Airzone pertenece a la Corporación Empresarial Altra, grupo que centra su actividad en la investigación, el desarrollo, la fabricación y la comercialización de productos y servicios para el confort y la racionalización del consumo energético...

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Inside the High-Stakes Race to Build the World’s First Flying Taxi
09/11/2019

Inside the High-Stakes Race to Build the World’s First Flying Taxi

The New York Times

Lilium, a German start-up, illustrates the potential and the risks of creating a new generation of electric aircraft for urban transportation...

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Fologram, Augmented Reality in Rhino
03/11/2019

Fologram, Augmented Reality in Rhino

Fologram uses the HoloLens to blend your Rhino model with physical space. Design at scale and in context. Fologram is used by architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers, educators and creatives...

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Bjarke Ingels at Cevisama 2020
11/10/2019

Bjarke Ingels at Cevisama 2020

Bjarke Ingels (Copenhagen, 1974), founder of the firm BIG, has confirmed that he will be participating in the Architecture and Design Forum at the next Cevisama international ceramics fair, set for 3–7 February at Feria Valencia...

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Fischer en la renovación del Arco de La Défense
02/10/2019

Fischer en la renovación del Arco de La Défense

En 1989, en el bicentenario de la Revolución Francesa, se inauguró el edificio de oficinas denominado Gran Arco de la Fraternidad. Situado al oeste de París, en el distrito financiero de La Défense del municipio de Puteaux...

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REBUILD 2019 en Madrid
16/09/2019

REBUILD 2019 en Madrid

Los días 17, 18 y 19 de septiembre tendrá lugar en el recinto ferial de Madrid (IFEMA) el evento REBUILD, donde más de 200 marcas darán a conocer sus últimas vinculadas a la innovación, la digitalización, la industrialización y la sostenibilidad dentro del sector de la construcción...

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SD Room de Jung
12/09/2019

SD Room de Jung

La multinacional alemana Jung, fabricante de sistemas eléctricos para la automatización de edificios, ha presentado la solución domótica SD Room destinada a hoteles. Su implementación aumenta el confort del huésped, así como la eficiencia energética de la propiedad...

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‘Karl Blossfeldt. Urformen der Kunst’ at Thyssen
11/09/2019

‘Karl Blossfeldt. Urformen der Kunst’ at Thyssen

On view through 5 October at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid is a free-entry exhibition on the work of the German photographer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932), organized by Loewe and curated by Juan Naranjo. The beauty of nature is captured...

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Casas prefabricadas de madera Pineca
06/09/2019

Casas prefabricadas de madera Pineca

Con 26 años de experiencia, el grupo lituano Pineca fabrica cabañas, casetas, cobertizos, garajes y pélets de madera.Las casas prefabricadas de Pineca son fáciles y rápidas de montar, y pueden ser utilizadas como viviendas principales o segundas residencias...

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Kazuyo Sejima designs Japanese express train
06/09/2019

Kazuyo Sejima designs Japanese express train

Kazuyo Sejima, who heads SANAA with Ryue Nishizawa, designed these trains of eight cars each for the company Seibu, with curved glass noses and huge passenger windows (135 x 158 centimeters) giving  panoramic views of the passing landscape.

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Lego architects and super-fans on designing perfect miniature worlds
05/09/2019

Lego architects and super-fans on designing perfect miniature worlds

CNN

Many architects now shaping the world's cities acknowledge a debt to Lego, the Danish toy company behind the plastic bricks that have littered bedroom floors for more than 50 years...

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The inflexibility of plastic
27/07/2019

The inflexibility of plastic

The Economist

n the past two years plastic litter in the ocean seems to have eclipsed other environmental anxieties among rich-world consumers...

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Concrete Choreography
19/07/2019

Concrete Choreography

ETH Zürich

This novel fabrication process allows the production of 3D concrete elements without the need for any formwork...

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Finch, a parametric tool that generates adaptive plans
06/07/2019

Finch, a parametric tool that generates adaptive plans

The tool is designed to help architects understand the constraints and potential of a site in the early stages of the design process. Finch will be launched in 2020 as a plug-in to visual programming tool Grasshopper within 3D computer graphics software Rhino...

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How to make a better raincoat with tiny “water bowls”
05/07/2019

How to make a better raincoat with tiny “water bowls”

The Economist

The purpose is to constrain the spread of droplets falling on superhydrophobic surfaces, thus encouraging the rapid ejection of those droplets back into the air...

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Miralay, el espejo con televisión integrada que puede personalizarse
02/07/2019

Miralay, el espejo con televisión integrada que puede personalizarse

Miralay, el espejo con televisión integrada desde el que se puede acceder a diferentes servicios de internet, permite personalizar cada uno de sus productos adaptándolos a las necesidades de cada espacio. Para interiores o como punto de información de productos y servicios...

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BIG and UNStudio launch augmented reality design software
02/07/2019

BIG and UNStudio launch augmented reality design software

The Architect's Newspaper

Hyperform allows the design industry to literally immerse themselves—digitally—within a working project, blown up via augmented reality technology to 1:1 scale...

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Ikea gets green light to build affordable homes in UK
01/07/2019

Ikea gets green light to build affordable homes in UK

The Guardian

Affordable developer BoKlok, which is co-owned by IKEA and Skanska, has signed a deal with Worthing council in West Sussex to build low-cost housing in the south of England...

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 NÜO, el sistema integral de control de accesos
18/06/2019

NÜO, el sistema integral de control de accesos

NÜO Planet es una empresa tecnológica española, con más de 35 años de experiencia, especializada en el diseño, el desarrollo y la fabricación de sistemas para el control de accesos en todo tipo de establecimientos...

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Cosentino Design Challenge 13 award winners
12/06/2019

Cosentino Design Challenge 13 award winners

The Cosentino Design Challenge international competition seeks to promote research revolving around the configuration of spaces, materials, and building systems. The 13th edition brought in 350 candidates and three prizes were given in each of two sections...

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Espejo con televisión integrada de Miralay
11/06/2019

Espejo con televisión integrada de Miralay

Miralay, empresa con sede en San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante), presenta bajo la marca de su mismo nombre un espejo con televisión integrada desde el que se puede acceder a diferentes servicios de internet como alquiler de películas y youtube, entre otros...

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Improving robots’ grasp requires a new way to measure it in humans
04/06/2019

Improving robots’ grasp requires a new way to measure it in humans

The Economist

Building comprehensive tactile maps of how people employ their hands to manipulate the world will require huge sets of data...

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A plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines
19/05/2019

A plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines

MIT Technology Review

The proposal would transform air-conditioning units into machines that capture carbon dioxide and transform it into fuel...

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ToHA, a project by Ron Arad and Avner Yashar with Dekton
06/05/2019

ToHA, a project by Ron Arad and Avner Yashar with Dekton

More than 28,000 square meters of Dekton by Cosentino clad the ensemble, and appear on the ventilated facades, flooring, elevators, ceilings, and the interior partitions. The Dekton pieces, of 10.000 different dimensions and types...

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Machine learning is making pesto even more delicious
18/04/2019

Machine learning is making pesto even more delicious

MIT Technology Review

Researchers at MIT have used AI to improve the flavor of basil. It’s part of a trend that is seeing artificial intelligence revolutionize farming...

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How to knit a sports car with carbon fibre
16/04/2019

How to knit a sports car with carbon fibre

The Economist

Bertha is an automated braiding machine. Like a horizontal maypole, ribbons of carbon fibre are drawn from 288 bobbins contained on a pair of huge rings...

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Ten recent low-tech inventions that have changed the world
01/03/2019

Ten recent low-tech inventions that have changed the world

MIT

Technologies don’t have to be cutting edge to make a profound difference in people’s lives. By the early 1990s, diarrheal diseases were killing some 5 million children...

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Living Seawall, an Ocean Conservation Project
23/02/2019

Living Seawall, an Ocean Conservation Project

Volvo

One garbage truck of plastic enters the world’s oceans every minute, and more than half of Sydney’s shoreline is artificial. Rich, vibrant habitats have been replaced...

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