You gotta to be kidding. Assembling a house in 3 hours from 3D printing? Check out this ridiculously amazing technology from China. The Zhuoda Group managed to create a 200 square feet home from scratch in merely 3 hours. Although they have been very lip tight on the materials and technology for the built, it is nonetheless a display of awesome work from the Chinese company. It actually took the company only 10 days to concept and finish the project. With six printed modules consisting fractions like the living room, kitchen, bedroom, toilets and more, the house is not only quick to fix, but also enduring in nature. It is said to supposedly withstand fire, water and even earthquakes. Now that is something to reckon with. Not only is the cost of the project extremely manageable, it also bring 3D printing to a whole new level. Im starting to see more of how 3D printing will influence our future.
LEGO: Opera Sydney House
It’s the time of the year and if you haven’t bought anything lovely for your close ones, it is not too late! I know I have talked about how much affection I have for Lego bricks and I suppose I wont be stopping with just a few posts! Hehehe. Lego’s recent offering of the Sydney Opera House shouts out attention like no other. A beauty to behold and one that has got great fun building it. With almost a 3,000 bricks count, this marvelous spledor is huge and beautiful. This is a new release in addition to the already famous Lego Creator line. There are others which includes the Eiffel Tower as well as other interesting sets like the magnificent Taj Mahal. The Sydney Opera House had a previous release but came in a much much smaller scale of 270 brick count. This new set definitely deserves the attention and together with the intricate designs within the structure, it leaves one completely thrilled. Very cool and amazingly detailed. Check out the video to find out more from the designer himself as well as his creative rationale when designing the set.
WOW. Don’t you just love architecture? When I first saw visuals of this proposed project for the bridge design for China’s Hunan province, I was truly impressed. What was even more shocking was the government’s agreement to take on this adventurous design. Kudos to the authorities for approving this splendid spectacular structure. Dutch firm NEXT Architects, who just won an international design competition shall begin this pedestrian bridge next year. The structure spans across the river in Changsha, China’s Hunan province. The design is comprised of three paths which interleave, rise and fall, creating waves in an organic yet optically illusive manner. The idea behind this approach was inspired by an ancient Chinese folk art simulating a knot from the culture. The bridge runs 150 meters (492 feet) in length, rising 24 meters (79 feet) high. Amazing.
“The construction with the intersecting connections is based on the principal of the Möbius ring.” Project Architect Michel Schreinemachers
Awesome AI technology
These days, I have been spending a large part of my time crafting experiential event experiences for a bulk of my clients in the agency. This work comes as a nice inspiration to some of the projects Im working on. One of the amazing technology that was ever created would undoubtedly be the Kinect. London based experimental architecture and design studio, Minimaforms created speculative life-like robotic environment which demonstrates how future driven environments could possibly allow for new forms of communication on a daily basis. The AI adopted by these robots have been created with the ability to learn as well as explore behavioral interaction with people. All these is made possible with the Kinect while making use of data scanning technology from Processing. Generally, it detects physical presence while cameras capture real time streams and processes them with blob tracking together with optical flow analysis to locate gestural activity. What is amazing is that the team also developed more complicated scenarios which made behavior patterns much better analyzed as well as refined. Recently displayed at the FRAC Centre and Theodore Spyropoulos, Minimaforms co-founder and AADRLdirector, will be speaking at the next edition of Resonate festival taking place between 3 and 5 April 2014 in Belgrade.