This sculptural facade also doubles as an air-cleaning cladding. The tiles are produced by Elegant Embellishments (called the Prosolve 370e). They are lightweight, thermoformed plastic tiles coated in powdered, photocatalytic titanium dioxide (TiO2) which scrubs pollution from the air. #facade #material #pollution
Or2 Project Wins Good Design Award / Orproject Architects: Orproject Location: Belgrave Square, London, UK Structural Engineers: Arup Material: Photochromic polypropylene Material Production: James Robinson, Simona AG Photographs: Orproject and Vitor Gabriel
Chair by Lilian van Daal replaces upholstery with 3D-printed structure
Experiments in Structural Column Formations, 2009. CNC milled Acrylic, Urethane Rubber and Polyurethane Casting Resin Composites Museum of Science, Boston Stalasso: Mineralization processes form many natural structures and introduce metals, such as gold, into a rock. The resulting rock composition is stiffer and stronger. By using the ratio of stiff to soft materials, Stalasso mimics these mineralization processes for design purposes, for construction based on performance requirements.
The bio-light uses different biological technologies to create ambient light effects. The concept explores the use of bioluminescent bacteria, which are fed with methane and composted material (drawn from the methane digester in the Microbial Home system). Alternatively the cellular light array can be filled with fluorescent proteins that emit different frequencies of light.
Biomimicry in Architecture: carbon fiber pavillion whose geometries are based on structural principles abstracted from the beetle elytra. Each of them has an individual fiber layout which results in a material efficient load-bearing system. The biggest element has a 2.6 m diameter with a weight of only 24.1 kg. The research pavilion covers a total area of 50 m² and a volume of 122 m³ with a weight of 593 kg //