Glowing cardboard pavilion pops up in a Gothic courtyard in Valencia

April 11, 2017 by  
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Spanish art collective Pink Intruder just installed a glowing cardboard building called Renaixement inside a beautiful Gothic cloister in Valencia. The golden cube features a mosaic facade made out of an intricate cardboard latticework , and it’s illuminated from within by lighting studio RADIANTE. The ornate structure made its debut at the 2016 Burning Man , but it was such a hit that the artists decided to bring it back home and rebuild it in the Gothic cloister of Valencia’s Centre del Carmen Museum. The location is fitting since the pavilion design was inspired by the creative geometric and sculptural techniques used in the city’s famed Fallas festival . Related: Pink Intruder Unveils Gorgeous Pixelated Cardboard Pavilion in Valencia, Spain The structure’s medieval-style facade is made out of cardboard pieces and molds used by a traditional Fallas guild. The structure was built over a wooden mosaic floor made up of more than 25,000 pieces assembled by social collectives, making the artwork a communal effort. The glowing tubes integrated into the cardboard frame give the ornate cube an intimate and spiritual atmosphere at night. + Pink Intruder Photography by Noel Arraiz

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Hawaii issues alert for brain-invading parasite transmitted by snails

April 11, 2017 by  
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The Hawaiian island of Maui is experiencing an uptick in infections stemming from a parasitic roundworm that invades the human brain. Or, in less scientific parlance, brain slugs . In the past three months alone, health officials have confirmed six cases of the picturesquely named rat lungworm disease, with three additional cases still pending investigation. The trend is worrisome beyond the obvious: Maui has encountered only two cases of the disease over the past decade. Of the 10 or so cases that are reported each year in Hawaii, nearly all are restricted to the Big Island . The grownup version of the Angiostrongylus cantonensis , the offending nematode, is carried by rats, which drop a load of the larvae in their poop. The junior versions can thereafter hitch a ride on other hosts, including snails, slugs, freshwater shrimp, crabs, and frogs. People can get infected by eating raw or undercooked snails or slugs that have been infected by the parasite, or by handling contaminated fruits and vegetables. The infection can trigger a rare form of meningitis characterized by severe headaches, stiffness of the neck, tingling or painful feelings in the skin, a low-grade fever, nausea, and vomiting, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Hawaii’s Department of Health Disease Investigation Branch cautions that temporary paralysis of the face and light sensitivity may also occur. Related: Rare brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana tap water “If you could imagine, it’s like having a slow-moving bullet go through your brain and there’s no rhyme or reason why it’s going to hang out in this part of the brain or that part of the brain,”Sarah Park, a state epidemiologist, told the Associated Press . Although there is no treatment for rat lungworm disease, residents can reduce the risk of contracting it by scrupulously washing their produce before consumption, officials say. Tricia Mynar, a Maui woman who said she contracted the parasite on the Big Island, has one piece of advice . “Take your time and wash your veggies,” she said. Via ScienceAlert Photos by Unsplash

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Shigeru Ban’s Innovative IE Paper Tube Pavilion Opens Today in Madrid

March 22, 2013 by  
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Shigeru Ban  is on a roll these days – the internationally acclaimed architect just added yet another newly finished building to his 2013 roster. Today Ban presided over the official opening of the  IE Business School of Madrid ’s Paper Pavilion, which is an airy space comprised of 173 sturdy cardboard tubes. The temporary structure will be used to host IE’s executive education events and other activities centered around the school’s core values of innovation and sustainability. Read the rest of Shigeru Ban’s Innovative IE Paper Tube Pavilion Opens Today in Madrid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Cardboard architecture , green architecture , ie paper tube pavilion , madrid , madrid architecture , modern architecture spain , paper architecture , paper tube architecture , paper tube building , shigeru ban

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Shigeru Ban’s Innovative IE Paper Tube Pavilion Opens Today in Madrid

March 22, 2013 by  
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Shigeru Ban  is on a roll these days – the internationally acclaimed architect just added yet another newly finished building to his 2013 roster. Today Ban presided over the official opening of the  IE Business School of Madrid ’s Paper Pavilion, which is an airy space comprised of 173 sturdy cardboard tubes. The temporary structure will be used to host IE’s executive education events and other activities centered around the school’s core values of innovation and sustainability. Read the rest of Shigeru Ban’s Innovative IE Paper Tube Pavilion Opens Today in Madrid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Cardboard architecture , green architecture , ie paper tube pavilion , madrid , madrid architecture , modern architecture spain , paper architecture , paper tube architecture , paper tube building , shigeru ban

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Cardboard Cathedral Breaks Ground in New Zealand

March 19, 2013 by  
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Incredible Amsterdam Office Created Entirely From Cardboard

May 3, 2011 by  
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Incredibly Intricate Cardboard Columns Are the World’s Most Complex Architecture

March 1, 2011 by  
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