Archinect - News 2017-08-20T08:04:21-04:00 Up your LEGO-building game with the Nimuno Loops “LEGO-compatible tape” Justine Testado 2017-03-15T21:19:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T13:58:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nimuno Loops might be the missing piece to your LEGO-building needs. Created by industrial designers Anine Kirsten and Max Basler from Cape Town, Nimuno Loops are rolls of LEGO-compatible adhesive tape that turns almost any surface at any angle into a LEGO-building project site. The reusable, bendable tape can be cut with scissors to your desired length, and it works with other major toy-building block systems like Mega Bloks and Kreo.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Screenshots via YouTube.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image via Indiegogo.</em></p><p>Team Nimuno spent over a year developing the Nimuno Loops, from concept to working prototype.&nbsp;Starting out with an $8,000&nbsp;goal, Team Nimuno's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiegogo campaign</a>&nbsp;has&nbsp;amassed&nbsp;$758,399 from over 20,000 backers so far. The funds will help the designers pay for final prototyping and testing of the Loops using different materials and adhesive, the necessary industrial tools for casting the Loops, and shipping and logistics. Backers are expected to receive the tape starting this July.</p> Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for February 2016 Justine Testado 2016-02-29T20:27:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T23:21:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Have a look at some of the crowdfunding campaigns that caught our attention for this month's list, including a few furniture picks for the end of Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Furniture February</a>. You can also check out&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>&nbsp;for more of our previous favorites.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG Oakland coworking space for the building industry</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>No, this isn't from Bjarke Ingels. The Building Industry Gathering - Oakland is an initiative that's determined to bring about the city's first coworking space that is specially equipped for those working in the AEC industry.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurter Bank</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This furniture piece nods to Max Stoelker's Frankfurter Stuhl chair that he first designed in the 1930s. A longtime fan of the iconic chair, designer&nbsp;Thomas Hirschmann had the idea to "connect" two Frankfurter Stuhl chairs to form this fun, versatile bench.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SNAP: Design Your Own Furniture</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Made in an array of colors, SNAP by Be-elastic is an easy furniture assembly system that can just as easily spruce up your everyday spaces. I...</p> Make Music NY crowdfunds upcoming youth archi-music show "Concerto for Buildings" Justine Testado 2015-06-11T09:04:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:30:29-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architecturally and musically inclined can join in on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make Music New York</a> festivities this year with a special orchestral performance called "Concerto for Buildings" on Sunday, June 21. Make Music New York is a one-day music fest on the first day of summer that boasts more than 1,000 free concerts, which all take place throughout NYC's five borroughs.</p><p>For its ninth year, MMNY <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">set up an Indiegogo campaign</a> with a flexible goal of $7,000 to reel in further support for Concerto for Buildings. The musical showcase stars two NYC youth orchestra ensembles, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Face The Music</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mantra Youth Percussion</a>, and four composers: Paula Matthusen (winner of the 2014-2015 Rome Prize), Scott Wollshleger, Daniel Goode, and Face the Music student-composer Elijah Valongo. Surrounded by SoHo's historic cast-iron buildings, the performers will play their hearts out as they take advantage of the structures' percussive qualities, thus transforming them into a complementary musical backdrop.</p><p>Funds from the In...</p> Los Angeles envisions the first "decentralized" World's Fair (yes, including Hyperloop) Alexander Walter 2015-04-17T19:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T12:55:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of venture capitalists, architects, engineers, and marketing gurus, under the name Los Angeles World's Fair (LAWF), are brewing plans for a two-year fair showing off the technology and culture of the future&mdash;including a Hyperloop, &ldquo;3D-printed gourmet delicacies,&rdquo; and self-driving cars. Theme: "The Connected City." Right now, they're trying to pull together $100,000 on Indiegogo to support economic and architectural feasibility studies for their plans [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Visit (and support if you're so inclined) the initiative's Indiegogo campaign <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Full-Page Ad Inspired By Turkish Protests Is One Of Indiegogo's Fastest Campaigns Ever Paul Petrunia 2013-06-05T14:39:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T20:34:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As protests have rocked Turkey over the past few days, three Turkish professionals in the U.S. decided on Sunday that they had to take some action. Turning to their technology backgrounds, the trio launched a crowd-sourced fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to buy a full-page ad in the front section of the New York Times in support of their fellow Turkish citizens who&rsquo;ve clashed with the government across dozens of cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> For more information on the protests in Istanbul, check <a href="" target="_blank">Orhan's report with ongoing commentary</a>. Here's a <a href="" target="_blank">link</a> to the Indiegogo campaign.</p> Help fund "Women in Architecture" Archinect 2013-05-24T19:03:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T19:03:42-04:00 <img src="" width="248" height="203" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How would the design of the built environment, the process and practice of architecture change if women were leading and equally represented?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Nina Freedman and Lori Brown are seeking funding for "Women in Architecture", an initiative to transform leadership for women in architecture by bridging academy and practice.</p> Mµ Thermal Imager attachment for the iPhone will detect thermal vulnerabilities in a building Archinect 2013-03-02T11:22:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:10:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In construction or renovation of buildings you'll be able to identify poorly insulated areas and badly wired electrical outlets before you put the drywall up. You'll find places where water has penetrated the structure where it should not have. Identifying mold and moisture is a much easier task with the M&micro; Thermal Imager.</p></em><br /><br /><p> M&micro; Optics is currently seeking financial support on crowsourced-funding website Indiegogo. The iPhone attachment may offer steep competition to the existing thermal imaging cameras that range in prices from $2,000 to $22,000, according to M&micro; Optics. The M&micro; Thermal Imager is currently offered for $125 and $150 to early adopters, with a final price goal of less than $200 if they are able to stock the product in the big box stores.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> "Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum" - Initiative gets funded on Indiegogo Archinect 2012-10-11T13:54:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T18:54:25-04:00 <img src="" width="278" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We're trying to raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory, known as the Wardenclyffe Tower, and eventually turn it into a museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Tesla fans are celebrating the successful funding of their plan to buy back Tesla's laboratory. According to <a href="" target="_blank">their website</a>:</p> <p> <em>Even though we've already hit our goal, I plan on letting the campaign run the full 45 days. Every extra penny we earn will go toward restoring the property, building exhibits, and turning this land into something worthy of Tesla's awesomeness. The original goal of $850k was enough money to bid on the property, but it's going to take a lot more to turn it into an actual museum.</em></p> <p> <em>The non-profit behind this endeavor is beginning the process of working with the realtor to make a bid on the property.</em></p>