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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Sand printing makes complex casted structural parts affordable
16/10/2017

Sand printing makes complex casted structural parts affordable

Arup

Arup initiated a research in the field of printing sand moulds for use in a traditional metal casting process. We took the design of the renowned 3d-printed steel structural...

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Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona
29/09/2017

Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona

A work of the Catalan firms Sarrablo & Colom + Roviros & Castelao, the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona is wrapped in a ceramic lattice that uses the Flexbrick system conceived by Vicente Serrablo.

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Tall buildings in numbers vertical transportation
27/09/2017

Tall buildings in numbers vertical transportation

CTBUH

As part of a recent collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records, CTBUH certified that Shanghai Tower has the fastest elevator and the longest...

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Ferdinand Facklam, Palm Generator in Jávea (Alicante)
21/09/2017

Ferdinand Facklam, Palm Generator in Jávea (Alicante)

Ferdinand Facklam presents this art installation in Jávea (Alicante) that plays with a perforated structure of CorTen steel and its reflections on the ground (Video)

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As electric motors improve, more things are being electrified
18/09/2017

As electric motors improve, more things are being electrified

The Economist

Henry Ford may have brought motoring to the masses in 1908 with the Model T, but his wife, Clara, preferred to drive an electric car. Combustion engines were noisy...

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A clever way to transmit data on the cheap
16/09/2017

A clever way to transmit data on the cheap

The Economist

The word “smart” is ubiquitous these days. If you believe the hype, smart farms will all employ sensors to report soil conditions...

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Jaguar | E-type Zero
15/09/2017

Jaguar | E-type Zero

Introducing E-type Zero – a Series 1.5 Roadster fitted with a bespoke electric powertrain. E-type Zero is totally original in specification, driving and handling like an original Jaguar E-type but with a 21st century...

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Royal Mail's new electric vans
08/09/2017

Royal Mail's new electric vans

Interesting Engineering

With the UK government claiming that petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2040, electric cars could soon monopolize the world’s roads...

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LEGO Architecture LEGO House
06/09/2017

LEGO Architecture LEGO House

The brick fan

There is a new LEGO Architecture set based on the LEGO House as what it looks like in Billund, Denmark...

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company wins approval to dig a two-mile test tunnel in California
01/09/2017

Elon Musk’s Boring Company wins approval to dig a two-mile test tunnel in California

The Verge

The City Council in Hawthorne, California voted in favor of a plan from Elon Musk’s Boringl...

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High Productivity On Board
31/08/2017

High Productivity On Board

The Economist

Marine contractors carry out surveillance of their activity and complement it with computer simulation to help to avoid mistakes...

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Non-Verbal Communication for Robots Working With Humans
28/08/2017

Non-Verbal Communication for Robots Working With Humans

The Economist

MIT team lead by Daniela Rus studies the best way for Collaborative Robots, to interact with human collagues in a sensitive way...

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Virtual Reality makes modeling more intuitive
15/08/2017

Virtual Reality makes modeling more intuitive

Johan Hanegraaf

ArchiSpace´s newest features, including Virtual Reality and Laser Movements, make it smoother to work with three-dimensional images...

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Buildings could build themselves in the future
14/08/2017

Buildings could build themselves in the future

Inhabitat

Ten-Fold Engineering offers mobile structures that can travel on a standard truck, be deployed in eight minutes and work with solar power...

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Ikea Launches a Flat-Pack Home. They even build it for you!
09/08/2017

Ikea Launches a Flat-Pack Home. They even build it for you!

Digital Trends

Aktiv, Ikea´s new prefab collaboration features functionality, modern lines and even the brand´s furniture. Sold for $86,525...

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Butterflies´ wings can lead us to better holograms
07/08/2017

Butterflies´ wings can lead us to better holograms

The Economist

Dr Menon, engineer at the University of Utah, has developed new techniques to improve holograms by eyeing Morpho butterflies wings...

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What you need to know about Tesla´s Model 3
03/08/2017

What you need to know about Tesla´s Model 3

Wired

Tesla recently launched its most affordable version, Model 3, considered to be the automotive tipping point. Starting from $35,000...

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The search for quicker, cheaper ways of tunnelling
28/07/2017

The search for quicker, cheaper ways of tunnelling

The Economist

According to the project’s co-ordinator, Carlos Balaguer of Carlos III University, in Madrid, is for the machine to burrow at depths of up to 4 metres, at speeds of 2 metres an hour...

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AR Measure turns your phone into a virtual measuring tape
23/07/2017

AR Measure turns your phone into a virtual measuring tape

Curbed

Called AR Measure and developed by Laan Labs, the coming-soon iOS app turns any iPhone or iPad into a virtual ruler that can measure just about anything...

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NASA completes milestone toward quieter supersonic X-Plane
09/07/2017

NASA completes milestone toward quieter supersonic X-Plane

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport... 

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Petit Pli, clothes that grow with your child
09/07/2017

Petit Pli, clothes that grow with your child

This kids' clothing line designed by Royal College of Art graduate Ryan Mario Yasin has a pleat system that lets garments stretch to fit even after growth spurts. Yasin, who was part of the school's masters programme in Innovation Design Engineering...

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3D printers will change manufacturing
06/07/2017

3D printers will change manufacturing

The Economist

Sceptics doubt the technology can be used for mass production. Just wait. Manufacturing advances often take time to catch on...

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3D printing transforms the economics of manufacturing
04/07/2017

3D printing transforms the economics of manufacturing

The Economist

Typically, a new manufacturing company begins by making small numbers of high-value items for niche markets before tooling up to...

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This iPhone Designer Says No More Screens
03/07/2017

This iPhone Designer Says No More Screens

Bloomberg

Ten years on, Tony Fadell admires the Echo, doubts the driverless-car hype, and envisions a screenless future...

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Zaha Hadid designs new purses for Perrin Paris
01/07/2017

Zaha Hadid designs new purses for Perrin Paris

Zaha Hadid Design presents the new handbags it has designed for the French brand of leather accessories, Perris Paris, with which it previously collaborated in 2015. The limited-edition series has seven models...

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3D printers start to build factories of the future
30/06/2017

3D printers start to build factories of the future

The Economist

Recent advances make 3D printing a powerful competitor to conventional mass production. Slowly but surely the sole of a shoe emerges from a bowl of liquid resin...

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Why the wait for delivery drones may be longer than expected
14/06/2017

Why the wait for delivery drones may be longer than expected

The Economist

There is a striking disparity between the commercial applications drone companies are pursuing in fields like construction, inspection or agriculture and the public perception...

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A driverless train that uses white painted lines instead of rails
12/06/2017

A driverless train that uses white painted lines instead of rails

Bored Panda

China is going for another world’s first with their new ‘ART’ train design which mixes bus, tram and train all in one...

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The World’s First Commercial Carbon-Capture Plant
11/06/2017

The World’s First Commercial Carbon-Capture Plant

Futurism

Swiss company Climeworks have opened a power plant that captures C02 from the air in order to reduce emissions in the fight against climate change...

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Zaha Hadid Architects 3D prints an experimental structure
06/06/2017

Zaha Hadid Architects 3D prints an experimental structure

Inhabitat

The nearly three-meter-tall Thallus was 3D printed from premium polylactide plastic. Six-axis robotics technology was used...

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The Fundación ICO publishes, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg,’ which covers the professional career of the Spanish architect, establishing connections between his works as if they formed a zodiac, a ring of constellations. 
The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
Change of Climate Change of Climate
Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change.
Necessary Architecture Necessary Architecture
Following the editions of 2010 and 2012, ‘More for Less’ and ‘The Common,’ the third international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad came with the heading of ‘Necessary Architecture’, centering upon values of austerity but also on cultural aspects of architecture.
The Common The Common
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2012) appealed to civic solidarity as an instrument of architecture in facing the urgent economic and environmental challenges of today.
More for Less More for Less
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2010) aimed to take stock of the change of mood in architecture. Published in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book presents the interviews with the participants.
Atlas: Europe Atlas: Europe
Devoted to the most recent architecture of the European continent, it is the fourth volume in a series which develops and updates the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
Devoted to the most recent architecture of Africa and the Middle East, is the third volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: America Atlas: America
Devoted to the latest architecture of America, it is the second volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Asia and Pacífic Atlas: Asia and Pacífic
This Atlas, devoted to the latest architecture of Asia and the Pacific, is the first volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
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Second edition of the work published in 2006 coinciding with the exhibition on architecture in Spain held at the MoMA. Now, to mark Spain's presence at Expo Shanghai, the oeuvre is extended, adding Chinese to the original languages.
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