The Quiet Revolution

January 30th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Products, Sustainability | 1 Comment »

The Quiet Revolution
, a vibration-free silent wind turbine developed by XCO2, slated for its first installation this March (2006), could produce 10,000 kWh per year at an average wind speed of 5.8 m/s.

via Treehugger

Nevel : Moving Labyrinth

January 29th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Programming, Social | 1 Comment »

NEVEL is a moving labyrinth (11 X 11 m) consisting of 9 programmable walls able to rotate 360°. Architecture comes alive, walls become doors, spaces open and close, visitors are locked up and set free again.

via wmmna

Sketchup Google Earth

January 15th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Technology, Virtual Reality | 2 Comments »

With SketchUp’s new Google Earth plug-in., you can how have the ultimate virtual site model in an instant. Export your own 3D model directly to a KMZ file and your done.

via Informationlab

Greyworld : The Source

January 13th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Internet, Mapping, Programming | No Comments »

Greyworld‘s installation, titled The Source, at the London Stock Exchange is a physical 9x9x9 real-time visualization matrix of market forces. [video]

via Interactive Architecture

Aerial Los Angeles

January 12th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Urbanism, Video | No Comments »

Watch LA, the organism, breath and pulsate. [video]
(a snippet from the Grasscollective)


MorphoTower Spiral Swirl

December 19th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture | No Comments »

Sachiko Kodama‘s new ferrofluid sculpture, MorphoTower, extends Sachiko Kodama + Minako Takeno’s legendary Protrude, Flow (video) into a helical morphing skin.

via wmmna

Displax : Interactive Storefront Windows

December 18th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Products, Technology | 8 Comments »

Displax developed by Edigma, combines rear projection holographic screens with finger tracking to bring interactive storefront displays to retailers and various commercial applications.

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Playground : Virtual Social Building Blocks

December 11th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Programming, Social | No Comments »

Playground is Christian Schneider‘s virtual space in which any user creates and removes from set of cube building-blocks set by previous users.

via Computing for Emergent Architecture

Pimp My Model

December 8th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Humor, Video | 2 Comments »

Pimp My Model @ Harvard GSD

via the gutter

The Falkirk Wheel

December 6th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Mechanical Tech, Urbanism | 4 Comments »

The The Falkirk Wheel is a giant rotating boat lift and elevated canal developed by British Waterways to reconnect the Union Canal with the Forth & Clyde Canal, re-establishing east to west coast access for boats.

Thanks, Bryan.