HELIOS REHAB SANCTUARY [Solar + Healing]
Within an ethereal rehabilitating tower, shades of society gather forming communities of hope.Occupants are treated with supported clean peaceful living. The tower, vertically zoned, focuses on healing the BODY (lower), MIND (mid-section) and SPIRIT (high).
Truly sustainable cities should focus on the economy of resources but also the health of the people. read more
Easton + Combs are currently getting ready for their CHANGING ROOM exhibition at the Extension gallery for architecture in Chicago and have set up a kickstarter project to help assist w/ the photography documentation and archiving. With each contribution you will receive some form of limited edition prints. After seeing some of the prototype pieces we are sure that this is going to be an amazing show and if you are in the Chicago area it is a must see. You can find more information below and if you have the means please help support the project at any level that you can.
Recompose is a new system for manipulation of an actuated surface. By collectively utilizing the body as a tool for direct manipulation alongside gestural input for functional manipulation, they show how a user is afforded unprecedented control over an actuated surface. It was developed by Matt Blackshaw, David Lákatos, Anthony Devincenzi, Daniel Leithinger, Hiroshi Ishii from MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group. They describe a number of interaction techniques exploring the shared space of direct and gestural input, demonstrating how their combined use can greatly enhance creation and manipulation beyond unaided human capability. Check out the video below. via media.mit.edu/recompose
Vittorio Giorgini, 1925-2010
Two colleagues recall the longtime Pratt Institute professor and designer of visionary topological architecture.
Multi-Pede Chair designed by Francis Bitonti of FADarch is an adjustable chair with no mechanical parts; the chair is designed around an Electroactive Shape Memory Polymer core. Plug the chair into a standard electrical outlet and watch its material properties transform from solid to elastic, stretch, twist and push your chair into a new configuration. Unplug and watch your new design solidify. read more