environmental design

Building mimics DNA, petri dishes

January 14, 2009

Building mimics DNA, petri dishes

The new building for the BC Cancer Agency is a good addition to Broadway, one of Vancouver’s most ridiculously unattractive streets. The building’s most obvious feature is its round windows which are meant to reference the glass petri dishes used in cancer research.

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Furoshiki: how-to videos.

December 14, 2008

Making a “drop bag” at Kakefuda, the famous Furoshiki shop in Kyoto where Mick Jagger bought a furoshiki last year. Also see How to tie up two Bottles and Furoshiki – Reusable Grocery Bag.

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Designers and Nobel scientists make energy-collecting textiles.

October 25, 2008

Designers and Nobel scientists make energy-collecting textiles.

 

This compelling structure is an example of biomimetic architecture – architecture that mimics biological structures and/or functions. It is part of a project called Metabolic Media whose structures model the molecular structures and energy metabolism in living cells.

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