Archinect - News 2015-05-23T23:27:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125510369/liquid-metal-discovery-paves-way-for-shape-shifting-robots Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-17T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:45:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2b7mi94zs2cb50k.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Researchers at Tsinghua University] discovered that an applied electrical current causes the gallium alloy to drastically alter its shape. Changing the voltage applied to the metal allowed it to 'shape-shift' into different formations. When the current was switched off, the metal returned to its original drop shape. [...] they realized that bringing it into contact with a flake of aluminum caused a reaction creating hydrogen bubbles that allowed it to move of its own accord.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The metal alloy in question is made mostly of&nbsp;gallium, which is liquid at &lt;30 degrees Celsius. Researchers think that the material could have profound implications for medical science, in particular the delivery of drugs into the blood stream. Professor Liu Jing, leader of the research team at Tsinghua University, believes the discovery could lead to a "robot for the veins".</p><p>See the material in action below:&nbsp;</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121983592/how-alucobond-aluminum-composite-materials-have-evolved-to-meet-strict-building-standards How Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Materials Have Evolved To Meet Strict Building Standards Sponsor 2015-03-16T12:42:00-04:00 >2015-03-13T13:44:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rc7e5hitvvd4cfpi.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMarch&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The national and international building codes have recently challenged the construction market with design-oriented goals of sustainability and energy efficiency. The increasing demand for high performance, energy-efficient buildings has led to the evolution of building enclosure designs that incorporate durability, longevity, and thermal and weather protection. Architects and building owners are now required to meet stringent energy codes which has resulted in a systems approach to designing the building envelope components. As a result, fire protection and life safety issues have significantly affected the development of the fire codes and has become integral with recent International Building Code (IBC) updates. A lot is now dependent on the correct usage of materials and systems, especially when it comes to the facade of a building and aluminum composite materials (ACM).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5c5142ols6yxuaw0.jpg"></p><p>Alucobond&reg; ACM can be provided with a choice between two types of c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116673916/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-12-26T11:00:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:56:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev7h8e2geoss264z.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvfn56ddy4ksomv7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19160/energy-positive-relocatable-classroom/115271133" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom</a> in Ewa Beach, HI by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony Vizzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2yvsjsekmnc0mzl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/6790084/stieglitz-residence/114130156" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stieglitz Residence</a> in Hollywood, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6790084/jones-partners-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jones, Partners: Architecture</a>; Photo: Ben Lepley</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xq/xqdjlz2epzb8svjy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/holodeck/project/urban-reflections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Reflections</a> in Vienna, Austria by <a href="http://archinect.com/holodeck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOLODECK architects</a>; Photo &copy; Pasteiner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa92g3r3zj0sglqq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design/project/capitol-reef-residence2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Capitol Reef, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhv3chmyktq0dk0o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/moriyuki-ochiai-architects/project/arkhe-beauty-salon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARKHE beauty salon</a> in Chiba, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/moriyuki-ochiai-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS</a>; Photo: Atsushi Ishida</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i3f98ves89jlcedh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56021005/elk-valley-tractor-shed/111277677" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elk Valley Tractor Shed</a> in Hood River, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIELDWORK Design &amp; Architecture</a>; Photo: Brian Walker Lee</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zuod9tz72f7p71ok.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/two-houses-conde/104864056" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two Houses Conde</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98222536/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T22:24:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4b7qtnxu3zrawhbp.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q75x2yg2hof80t6p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/20061059/chateau-barde-haut-winery/20062261" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chateau Barde-Haut Winery</a> in St Christophe des Bardes, St Emilion, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20061059/nadau-lavergne-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAU LAVERGNE ARCHITECTS</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68amtmdqt8yaz8ru.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp/project/north-haven-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in North Haven, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership</a>; Photo: Robert Polidori</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bo044rrw2i7ulqfe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796/project/the-avenue-on-portage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Avenue on Portage</a> in Winnipeg, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/5468796" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jb50qgqi87bkn984.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/labindc/project/woodland-park-crossing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodland Park Crossing</a> in Herndon, VA by <a href="http://archinect.com/labindc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landscape Architecture Bureau</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0z4v3uc9t0zqtj1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/deanwolfarchitects/project/inverted-warehouse-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inverted Warehouse / Townhouse</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/deanwolfarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dean/Wolf Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9nrvazhz0ln0628w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/65139855/irving-convention-center/93295855" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Irving Convention Center</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/studiohillier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Hillier</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/asxno08tzwk9xcvs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Urbanadd/project/westland-distillery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Westland Distillery</a> in Seattle, WA by <a href="http://archinect.com/Urbanadd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urbanadd</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/60khn8psmoavbwim.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/89067168/san-francisco-loft/89067975" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/lineoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LINEOFFICE Architecture</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgucx1lbpuuj7a23.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neyandpartners/project/footbridge-in-esch-sur-alzette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Footbridge</a> in Esch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90372397/bucky-fuller-s-war-shelters-persist-in-peacetime-thanks-to-new-jersey-preservationists Bucky Fuller's war-shelters persist in peacetime thanks to New Jersey preservationists Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-03T13:55:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:30:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03ff5e5eae138b0cc1680c9f282ebde8.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conceived as low-cost, mass-produced shelters that could comfortably accommodate a family of four, the units, known as D.D.U.s, were manufactured in the early 1940s and distributed to military bases around the world. [...] Several institutions and individuals have expressed interest in acquiring Camp Evans D.D.U.s. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re important artifacts,&rdquo; said Marc Greuther, chief curator of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., who hopes to exhibit one of the units with Fuller&rsquo;s Wichita House.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55453942/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-08-17T14:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T21:42:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47ap3ao71k0zwsrp.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/bubzhv5qce3dql12.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/beltgens-fashion-shop/38134662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beltgens Fashion Shop</a> in Maastricht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8vqp9jrepcx37kl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1490/long-valley-ranch-residence/35084787" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Valley Ranch Residence </a>in Mendocino, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1490/marmol-radziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner </a>(Photo: Joe Fletcher Photography)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adivwsmbwfji9lep.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/29494805/the-university-of-nottingham-jubilee-campus-extension/38858518" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Nottingham - Jubilee Campus extension</a> in Nottingham, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29494805/make-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a4kk6ryopddmlrn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25256176/cherokee-lofts/54515721" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cherokee Lofts</a> in Hollywood, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25256176/gwynne-pugh-urban-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukfdlf158td55sso.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/28246322/container-house/28246325#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Container House</a> in Livingston Manor, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/28246322/tim-steele-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Steele Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/700w1ukcfmshf1l3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44516477/social-housing-el-nodo-avil-s/53057464" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Social Housing. El Nodo. Avil&eacute;s</a> in Avil&eacute;s, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44516477/exit-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EXIT ARCHITECTS</a> (Photo: Miguel de Guzm&aacute;n / EXIT ARCHITECTS)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2ugwt0upipvs116i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/6790084/brill-residence/6791285/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brill Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6790084/jones-partners-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jones, Partners: Architecture</a> (Photo: JPA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jd/jd5s0f7onc3sbum6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7168452/cmu-centinela-mixed-use/52379837" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CMU - centinela mixed-use</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7168452/yu2e-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yu2e, Inc.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jm/jmmwppjpekrkq45v.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/FreelandBuck/project/assembly-one-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembly One Pavilion</a> in New...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/27916889/scientists-develop-world-s-lightest-metal-100x-lighter-than-styrofoam Scientists Develop World’s Lightest Metal, 100x Lighter than Styrofoam nicoleabene 2011-11-18T14:55:56-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0hhw6uub420d6qr.jpg" width="300" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Researchers at the University of California Irvine have developed a material that is as strong as metal but 100 times lighter than Styrofoam. The material is constructed from a micro-lattice of nickel phosphorous tubes that is 99.9% air.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>