What we’ve done:
This week we went to Spain for a site visit for a job located in Valencia, just minutes away from the coast and surrounded by orange tree fields and beautiful mountains. The brief is for a self-sustaining house that blends with the surroundings.
What we’ve seen:
Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea shows the latest prototypes in the drone industry in this TED talk. This technology will soon reshape the way we live.
What we’ve read:
Just after the first Hyperloop test took place a few days ago, the BBC released an article explaining all you need to know about this interesting concept. Just three years after Tesla and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk published his idea in 2013 the first tests are staring but there are still many obstacles in this concept’s path.
What’s inspired us:
A robotically made pavilion formed by 40 hexagonal components made out of transparent glass fibre and black carbon fibre, has been built in the V&A museum’ courtyard. It has been developed by a team from the University of Stuttgart.
What we’ve found:
Most of the time Architects struggle to get their designs built exactly as they want them as there are many constraints involved during the design and construction process. In this article by Dezeen Rafael Viñoly apologises for some comments that he made regarding his project 432 Park Avenue tower in New York. In what he thought was an off-the-record conversation he complained about the framing of the windows and some elements of the interior design by Deborah Berke Partners.