STAAB by Chen + Suchart Studio
If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. But even if you’re not into any of those things, it might make dismal waits on subway platforms a little more fun.
Now that’s pretty nifty.
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Chuquibambilla School Project is a social project that is developing and building a school in the Native Community of Chuquibambilla, in Satipo, Peru.
The school was to become a meeting place for students and teachers, as well as a space for development, meeting and learning for the entire community. The building was designed to have different modules around a central courtyard. The programme includes rooms and outdoor spaces for various academic and administrative activities, covered patios for outdoor teaching and recreational activities, as well as a dormitory for students. The building design sought to make use of the available natural resources and ensure an anti-seismic structure that would withstand the passing of time with minimal maintenance. Other major concerns included cross ventilation, natural lighting, water collection, water treatment and protection against rain and high solar radiation.
Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%.
(Photo © Mauricio Rocha)
He was distinguished in 1991 as “Extremadura Hoy” and the Gold Medal of Extremadura, and in 1995 was awarded the Military Cross for his contribution to the Arts and the Army.
His work is disturbing and complex. The drawing is perfect, transcendent and illusory to contribute a special light and a colorful austere… It is a metaphorical realism, fantasy and imaginative work.