Archinect - News 2014-07-29T02:41:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102799938/scientists-develop-technique-to-improve-flexible-conductive-transparent-glass Scientists Develop Technique to Improve Flexible, Conductive, Transparent Glass Nicholas Korody 2014-06-26T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T09:23:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81bbhq10dkjfbon0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new technique developed by a Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues will improve the quality of flexible, conductive, transparent glass. (The sort that's needed for Minority Report-style giant computer displays.)[...] Creating a more reliable production process for a-IGZO will save electronics manufacturers money. It could also reduce energy use, as a fully transparent display can take advantage of ambient light and does not require as much backlighting.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Advances in technologies such as this one will enable glass to go beyond transparency and become screens, with the potential to radically change architecture and urbanism. A future in which windows, doors, and even walls could stream movies or display art is fast approaching.&nbsp;LED and LCD screens have already become ubiquitous in many cities for advertising. And in Beijing, <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2540955/Beijing-clouded-smog-way-sunrise-watch-giant-commercial-screens-Tiananmen-Square.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">screens are being used to display sunrises because air pollution is so bad that the skies are almost perpetually gray</a> &ndash; a reminder that cool technology doesn't alone make a for a sci-fi utopia.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87167241/lucid-stead-by-artist-phillip-k-smith-iii-illuminates-joshua-tree-california Lucid Stead by artist Phillip K. Smith III illuminates Joshua Tree, California Justine Testado 2013-11-22T21:03:00-05:00 >2013-12-14T15:33:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hudbh5cpwezwde9t.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now here's a little weekend inspiration. "Lucid Stead" is an art installation by Phillip K. Smith, III in the beautiful desert landscape of Joshua Tree in California. With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its peaceful environment throughout the entire day.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3drwkcinow35tr4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hbx0xlgh907lw32l.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/eguddu200u107898.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wjir3hs1pr30nlt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9o5qg8p3pxofk2ew.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mt5hst66l5ii58om.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqtm8gbyw4u3hsf0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clsti8zo3pwdkqev.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xf24700fgjvtj8s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of <a href="http://www.pks3.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phillip K. Smith, III</a>; photographers: Steve King, Lance Gerber, Lou Mora (see image gallery below for details)</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69075087/memory-cloud-by-re-site-metalab-completed Memory Cloud by RE:site + Metalab Completed Alexander Walter 2013-03-08T17:43:00-05:00 >2013-03-11T18:32:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5ezmb5u3ucvoozxi.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's been almost one year since the collaboration of artists RE:Site and architects METALAB won the competition to design Texas A&amp;M University's new Memorial Student Center 12th Man Hall [...]. The resulting lighting installation, Memory Cloud, has now been completed, and we have first photos and a video of the project.</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/52657942/bruce-munro-announces-largest-solar-powered-field-of-light-for-ayers-rock-australia-in-2013 Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013! MikeChino 2012-06-29T14:12:00-04:00 >2012-06-29T14:29:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lnfdo8tf24rxnjpw.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a series of acclaimed installations around the world, Munro will be bringing his Fields of Light back to the project&rsquo;s birthplace at Ayers Rock (Uluru) in the heart of the Australian red desert in 2013. The installation will be his largest to date, and it will be powered entirely by solar energy.</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/45228582/bracket-goes-soft-buoyant-light bracket [goes soft]: Buoyant Light Archinect 2012-04-16T18:24:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:24:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i03cngff7fnhxuvz.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In anticipation of this week's event, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45228588/join-archinect-in-hollywood-this-thursday-for-publish-or-bracket-goes-soft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT]</a>, we will be showcasing a piece from the book each day this week. We hope to see you this Thursday!<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://brkt.org/index.php/soft/selections/buoyant_light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Buoyant Light</strong></a><br> by Claire Lubell and Virginia Fernandez</p> <p> <em>The Canadian Arctic is a vast landscape, dotted with remote communities whose lives depend on natural cycles for subsistence. While imagining widespread distribution, Buoyant Light is sited in Igloolik, an Inuit community of 1600 at 70 degrees North with active creative and research programs. Like much of the Arctic, Igloolik is witness to acute changes in permafrost, sea levels and ice. As an island, it is particularly vulnerable to unreliable freeze-thaw cycles of the sea which directly affects safe hunting and traveling.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0vy80lgim7scbc94.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Image: View of Igloolik at night, illuminated on land and water by a distributed series of buoyant lights.</p> <p> <em>Buoyant Light consists of a balloon and a buoy which serve a dual function: to harvest solar energy, providing Iglooli...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43600485/memory-cloud-by-re-site-metalab Memory Cloud by RE:site + Metalab Alexander Walter 2012-04-02T15:43:00-04:00 >2012-04-04T06:23:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ecbkh0ehhyq0hbmc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Texas A&amp;M University has recently awarded the winning commission for the new Memorial Student Center 12th Man Hall to Memory Cloud, a collaborative project by RE:Site (Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton, Artists) and METALAB (Andrew Vrana, Joe Meppelink and Michael Gonzales, Architecture + Fabrication).</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/31118536/lit-up-an-led-lighting-field-trial Lit Up: an LED lighting field trial Nam Henderson 2011-12-16T08:18:30-05:00 >2011-12-20T11:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/la/la1ulax91b9daz0g.jpg" width="304" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We like to test things in-situ in order to understand their real performance rather than rely on manufacturers' claims," explained James Russill, EST's technical development manager</p></em><br /><br /><p> The UK based <a href="http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Energy Saving Trust (EST)</a>, has completed a&nbsp;study&nbsp;which measured the performance of more than 4,250 LED light fittings installed at 35 sites. The LED lights were all installed in social housing and based on the findings, EST suggests&nbsp;the "new technology" can deliver huge energy savings, reduce costs and makes residents feel safer. To read the report in its entirety visit the EST's site <a href="http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Publications2/Energy-efficiency/Lit-Up-an-LED-lighting-field-trial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/28263219/dynamic-performance-of-nature-by-eb-office Dynamic Performance of Nature by EB Office Alexander Walter 2011-11-21T14:53:10-05:00 >2011-11-21T14:54:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/bix9c0960ijffca4.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dynamic Performance of Nature is a permanent architectural media installation in the Leonardo Museum of Art, Science and Technology, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. DPoN engenders environmental perception in the museum&rsquo;s visitors by communicating global environmental information through a dynamic and interactive interface embedded in the material of the wall.</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>