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Teen’s Brilliant Portable Device Produces Clean Energy and Fresh Water at the Same Time

archiWEB 3.0 - August 13, 2014 - 22:00

Google has announced the finalists of this year’s Google Science Fair and the line-up is impressive. But among the 15 inventions designed to make the world a better place, Cynthia Sin Nga Lam’s submission is definitely a major standout. Concerned about the millions of people living without energy and water, the 17-year-old student scientist from Australia built H2Pro – a Portable Photocatalytic Electricity Generation and Water Purification Unit that produces both clean energy and fresh water at the same time.

Source Reference: :  http://inhabitat.com/?p=680721

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UPD Studios with an International Focus

archiWEB 3.0 - August 13, 2014 - 21:00
At the GSD, Urban Planning and Design studios often offer students the opportunity to grapple with global issues at the local scale. During spring 2014, students delved into the challenges of the coffee trade in Medellin and land reuse in Barcelona.

Cabaña 2 Hermanos / WMR Arquitectos

archiWEB 3.0 - August 13, 2014 - 21:00
© Sergio Pirrone

Descripción de los arquitectos. El proyecto está situado en una colina frente al Océano Pacífico.

© Sergio Pirrone

El encargo era la construcción de una cabaña de bajo costo para dos hermanos jóvenes, los dos surfistas.


Nuestro respuesta fue un volumen que no destruye la pendiente natural, conteniendo 2 niveles de 3x6 metros, usando las dimensiones estándar de la madera y manteniendo el espacio tan libre como fue posible. 

Source Reference: :  http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/625438/cabana-2-hermanos-wmr-arquitectos

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NFL Makes Stunning Announcement That Players Will Receive RFID Microchips For 2014 Season

Ozmic World Views - August 13, 2014 - 20:55

Overnight indoctrination of millions of sports fans to accept the mark of the beast…

Read More:  http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/nfl-makes-stunning-announcement-players-will-rec...

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Obama Says the “T” Word

Ozmic World Views - August 13, 2014 - 20:47

by James Corbett
August 13, 2014

A rose is a rose a rose. And torture is torture is torture.

Read More:  http://www.corbettreport.com/obama-says-the-t-word/

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Your Future Smartphone May be Charged by Sound

archiWEB 3.0 - August 13, 2014 - 20:30

Imagine walking down Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan while the sounds of the city surround you: the cabbie is honking his horn, the store owner is blasting music, and construction workers are carrying on a loud conversation. Now imagine that all of this noise gives your smartphone a battery boost! This scenario could be a reality soon thanks to scientists from Nokia and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), who have successfully charged a phone using zinc oxide nanowires that convert sound-caused vibrations into electricity — called the piezoelectric effect.

Source Reference: :  http://inhabitat.com/?p=680580

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Santiago Calatrava-Designed Florida Polytechnic University Set To Open

archiWEB 3.0 - August 13, 2014 - 20:21

The new Florida Polytechnic University – whose 170 acre campus and iconic central building were designed by architect Santiago Calatrava – will formally mark its opening on August 16 with a ceremony at the campus in Lakeland, Florida. The university is Florida’s 12th and newest member of the State University System and will welcome its first students later this month.

The main building – the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building – has been finished on schedule and under the $60 million budget. Located on the north side of the central lake it is designed around, the exterior of the 200,000 sq. ft. building is made up of aluminum, aluminum cladding, concrete and glass. The interior is made of concrete flooring and columns, plaster, steel and glass. It will function as the primary campus facility – housing classrooms, laboratories, offices, meeting spaces and even an amphitheater for larger events. On the second floor, offices and meeting rooms are arranged around the “Commons” – a large meeting space under the vaulted skylight.

The building has a pergola of lightweight aluminum trellis wrapping its exterior. The pergola not only adds character, but reduces the solar load on the building by 30%. It also has an operable roof, made of two sets of 46 aluminum louvers, which use the power of hydraulic pistons to move in relationship to the sun, and which can be fitted with solar panels. The operable roof helps to shade the skylight of the Commons from direct sunlight and to maximize daylight to the space.

Source Reference: :  http://www.evolo.us/?p=32427

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Building Construction

Building Construction Books - August 13, 2014 - 20:04
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New hotel planned for Auckland City

archiWEB 3.0 - August 13, 2014 - 20:00

SkyCity has revealed plans to build a new hotel and pedestrian laneway of bars, restaurants and boutique shopping to extend the SkyCity precinct in Auckland’s CBD.

Warren and Mahoney and Moller Architects will work together to design the 5 star, 300-bed hotel and pedestrian laneway to link  Hobson St to Nelson St as part of the New Zealand International Convention Centre complex. 

Roz Barr wins planning for Hackney live-work unit

archiWEB 3.0 - August 13, 2014 - 19:19
[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Roz Barr Architects has won planning for this live-work unit in Hackney, East London after a lengthy planning battle Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/roz-barr-wins-planning-for-hackney-live-...

NT24 / Aflo Arquitectos

archiWEB 3.0 - August 13, 2014 - 19:00
© Rafael Gamo

Descripción de los arquitectos. El predio se encuentra en la zona Norte de la Ciudad de Cuernavaca, gozando del mejor clima de la ciudad. La colonia Tlaltenango goza de excelente ubicación e historia, es ahora un punto céntrico de conexión con toda la ciudad y espacios conurbanos de Cuernavaca. La calle de Nuevo Tabachin es un punto intermedio de la colonia dentro de una cañada con poca topografía, el escenario perfecto para pasar desapercibido y poder tener un mejor estilo de vida.

© Aflo Arquitectos

Nueva Tabachin es un concepto de vida contemporáneo-sustentable que se integra a una nueva forma de vida dentro de las ciudades. La infraestructura que integra NT en un corto, mediano y largo plazo, le dará a sus habitantes la calidad  y el confort que se requiere a una ciudad con tanta diversidad y prosperidad.

Source Reference: :  http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/625434/nt24-aflo-arquitectos

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