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The ‘smartest’ city = Santander, Spain

An old port city on Spain’s Atlantic coast has emerged as a prototype for high-tech smart cities worldwide. Blanketed with sensors, it’s changing the way of life for its residents. Santander is a picturesque coastal city – the sound of waves, crashing on the seawall, provides a gentle backdrop to daily life. Aside from the occasional ferry from…

3D printing regardless of scale — New from MIT Alums

Rising designers and MIT alums Marcelo Coelho and Skyler Tibbits introduce hyper form, a way to print objects regardless of scale. 3-D printing has become the rallying cause for a rising generation of designers, engineers, and architects. There seems to be few limits to what the technology can do or what range of products it can spawn,…

3D printed architecture is here. 260 million surfaces in 1 month

3.2 meters tall 6.8 meters long by 3.2 meters wide room printed completely by a 3D printer. It has 260 million surfaces. Weights in at 11 tons of sandstone but amazingly it only took 1 month to print and a single day to assemble. Hansmeyer and Dillenburger, both computational architects at the Swiss Federal Institute…

Tesla loves Norway?

Norway loves electric; free tolls, tax breaks, free parking and many free super electric charging stations are making Norway the land of electric cars. Tesla Motors on August 30th introduced its supercharger network of electric car chargers in Norway. Norway has one of the highest electric car ownership rates (relative to its population size) in the world.…

Building Eraser: Robot scans structure, then surgically deconstructs it piece by piece, saving steel rebar, stone aggregate and graywater for reuse in new buildings.

Demolishing a building is a big, messy pain in the neck. Dynamite is loud and dangerous. Wrecking balls are heavy and dangerous. Why not just get a robot to do the work? That’s exactly what Omer Haciomeroglu was thinking when he designed the ERO Concrete Recycling robot, one of the winners of IDSA‘s International Design Excellence awards. This…

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