Month: April 2006

Isle Lounge

Isle Lounge

The widely popular Isle Lounge Chair (sofa) is finaly available for sale, even though the price is still rather high, but to have one of these suckers in my house would rock!!(given I had a space for it) Roll around in it, sit and lounge with 10 others in it, take a picture and look like a munchkin in it, or even roll a basketball around you for endless hours of fun. I’m sure if I ever got one of these beauties I’ll feel like a kid again.
I’ve posted some great images of this monster after the jump…

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IsleLounge website

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Fuselage Library concept (lot-ek)

Fuselage Library concept  by lotek

Lot-ek has always been a favorite in the realms of sustainable architecture along with an assortment of incredible projects dealing with art, architecture, information, urban reality, and technology woven into our everyday lives. Recently they introduced an astonishing concept for a library using over 200 Boeing 727 and 737 fuselages. The fuselage is the ONLY part of a decommissioned airplane that cannot be effectively recycled. Check out their site for some very inspirational ideas, especially their use of cargo vessels.

LOT-TEK
fuselage project
other cargo container projects

Color Changing Concrete!

Color Changing Concrete

Chronos Chromos concrete brings to us adaptable concrete that changes colors to create images, text, or just plain cool ambient aesthetics. In a large space. The transition is a bit slow, but has a magical blurring quality to it. I’m not sure how much this system would cost, but I look forward to finding and experiencing it soon. Check out their demo video! (takes awhile to download)

Vectorial Elevations Project

Vectorial Elevations Project Vectorial Elevations is one of these rare projects that gets users to interact online as well as react off-line in a large public space. Users anywhere in the world could participate. 18 robotic spotlights were networked to a server in a large public square in Mexico city. On-line participants created animated sequences of patterns using all 18 spotlights. Throughout the night, these on-line sequences would become reality in the space where thousands of people would view, react, and awe in an amazing projected atmosphere. On-line users could view their creations via webcams. How cool is that!

lozano-hemmer
Video Project summary
Google Pictures

Ocean Power Delivery

Ocean Power Delivery OPD, Ocean Power Delivery, creates an amazing system for generating up to 750 kilowatts of electricty from the movement of offshore waves. Renewable energy is a huge topic into our near future and OPD is one very unique option to follow. I wonder if theres a system to renew energy through roads, highways, or the freakin shaking floors in malls when you just stand still. Perhaps malls will one day be partially powered by the traffic they get.