A team of research students at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Spain has recently designed and installed a bio-photovolatic wall at their Valldaura campus to generate some buzz about collecting the natural and continuous untapped energy that constantly flows beneath our feet.
In their latest surrealist series titled “The Impossibility of Love”, artists Kila and Rusharc explore the philosophical dichotomies of desire and delusion, love and logic, and reality and artifice.
Photographer Alessandro Puccinelli has dedicated his recent photo series to ocean conservation through a bizarre depiction of washed up garbage as rugged heros, battered and worn from the tribulations of the powerful pounding sea.
Challenged to design two skyscrapers that could energetically handle the infamous heat of Abu Dhabi while still letting in naturally light through its windows, Aedas Architects have devised a clever facade for the Al Bahr Towers that is both culturally relevant and energy efficient.
Although her wispy imagery may look like digital creation, Elizabeth Moss’ latest series “Release” was captured through long-exposure photography while revisiting the places in her past of haunted memories, in order to photographically morph them into a more positive perspective.
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have recently been able to visually capture a memory being formed at the molecular level as it happens. Using advanced imaging techniques, Dr. Robert Singer and his team at the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology have finally penetrated the elusive layer between the intangible memories and their previously only indirectly observed processes.
Stella McCartney’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection demonstrates that ethical and sustainable fashion doesn’t have to resign to formless, potato-sack dresses. Using gentle organic fabrics and vegetable-oil-based faux-leather, McCartney designs form-fitting, draped and pleated styles with confident choppy patterns that resemble the quality and detail expected from similar big name designers.
Instead of an instant impression, good abstract photography engages you in a creative dialogue between the artists lines and your imagination. In her “Mini Universes” series, photographer Vineta Cook’s both creates and discovers the beauty of form by dissolving the obstruction of function.
The art of acoustic levitation stems from the ability to control sound vibrations enough to combat gravity. While it’s not exactly a new science, Yoichi Ochiai and his team of researchers at the University of Tokyo have recently developed a 3D setup that demonstrates a remarkable increase in precision and maneuverability.
Finally fluttering the lashes of its 360-degree eyes over the rest of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University is the recently finished Jockey Club Innovation Tower. Designed by starchitect Zaha Hadid, the 15-story high tower boldly reflects the imaginative spirit of design held by the students and exhibits within.
Hoping to demystify the word ‘bacteria’ through her various aesthetically-pleasing yet initially terrifying textile installations, UK artist Anna Dumitriu has sewn different types of (thoroughly sterilized) deadly bacteria into her artwork.
After a decade of researching, teaching, and writing about the power of vulnerability, Dr. Brené Brown has found that being emotionally vulnerable is the key to feeling more connected, courageous and free, while behaving significantly more kind and empathetic towards the rest of humanity.
Although aging is a thing some try to combat the proactive way with a healthy diet and exercise, researchers have found that our biochemistry plays a significant role in muscle deterioration at the cellular level. In a recent study, researchers found that replenishing NAD+ levels could restore the muscle tone of a 60-year-old human to that of a 20-year-old.
In his photo series captured during a three day trip to New York, Brad Sloan shows us his city-bending, Inception-like photography displaying contorted aerial views of severed Manhattan skylines. Harshened by a monochromatic filter, the photos outline the notion that symmetry can still be born out of structural discontinuity.
While macro photographers often focus on the detailed textures of insect and flowers, amateur photographer Heidi Westum deviates from the norm to take us instead on simpler yet more structured macroscopic journey. She arranges water and oil so carefully that each drop’s apparent inertia quickly slips under the guise of motion.
Sheltered by the MOVING Schools 001 project, Thailand students can now take there education along with them where ever they go. With the help of Amadeo Bennetta and Dan LaRossa, Building Trust International has given many kids along the conflict ridden Thailand-Burma border an ingenious design for mobile schools.
While we usually consider it to be cold and damp underground, the train tunnels in Europe are a different story. Heat from the train’s engines, brakes and crowds warms the tunnels and continuously escapes through the exits. In November this year the Islington Council announced it will be channeling this lost heat to nearby homes through the Celsius project.
The Villa Kogelhof in the Netherlands designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects is a self-sufficient and energy efficient yet simple and comfortable living space that was built to respect the ecological preserve that it’s nestled in.
Researchers have found that mentally rehearsing information we want to remember isn’t just an act; it actually helps us retain memories by strengthening neural connections. But when working on a project that seems overwhelming, many of us intermittently seek distraction to rest our brains for a bit. Fortunately scientists at University College London have found that these distractions can actually improve our memory, not hinder it.
Years of over exploitation of non-renewable resources have accelerated the development of ground-breaking technology for renewable energy. Swedish inventor Magnus Landberg at Minesto has designed a novel approach to sustainable energy: underwater kites that harness the power of ocean currents.