Canadas tallest building breaks ground in Toronto

October 9, 2017 by  
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Canada’s tallest building has just begun construction in Toronto. Designed by Foster + Partners and CORE Architects , The One is a 1,004-meter-tall mixed-use building that stacks luxury condominiums atop high-end retail. This outstanding new addition to the Toronto skyline will be located at One Bloor West between the downtown and the upscale Yorkville neighborhood. At 85 stories tall, The One will be Canada’s tallest building and the second tallest man-made structure after Toronto’s CN Tower. Champagne bronze-colored diagonal, vertical, and horizontal elements form a distinctive exoskeleton frame that wraps around full-height glazing. “The One is the final piece of the jigsaw in the tower cluster at the Yonge and Bloor node – one of the most prominent intersections in the city,” said Giles Robinson, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners. “The project creates a new anchor for high-end retail along Bloor Street West, while respecting the urban scale of Yonge Street. The design is respectful of the legacy of the William Luke Buildings, and incorporates the historic 19th century brick structures within the larger development.” Related: Budapest’s tallest tower to follow the highest standards of sustainability The One stacks residences atop a multi-level retail base with shops, cafes, and restaurants, and also offers access to the city’s underground pedestrian ‘PATH’ network. The residential floors are based on flexible 620-square-foot modules that can be configured into different layouts. Duplex penthouses are located at the higher levels and command sweeping views of Lake Ontario and beyond. Residents will be able to enjoy shared spa and fitness facilities, library, formal entertaining rooms, and a large south-facing terrace punctuated with luxurious, intimate spaces. The One is slated for completion in 2020. + Foster + Partners Images via Foster + Partners

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Amazing Exoskeleton Gives Shipyard Workers Superhuman Strength

August 8, 2014 by  
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Iron Man , step aside – there’s a new super-human in town. But instead of zipping across a movie screen, this superhuman can do something even better, like lift heavy equipment without breaking a sweat. The superhero ability is thanks to the company Daewoo, who is currently testing exoskeleton-style suits in shipyards in South Korea in order to help dock workers to be able to lift heavy objects with ease. Read the rest of Amazing Exoskeleton Gives Shipyard Workers Superhuman Strength Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Daewoo exoskeleton , Daewoo exoskeleton robot , Daewoo robot suit , Daewoo ship builders , Daewoo shipyard robot suit , exoskeleton for shipyard builders , exoskeleton for workers , exoskeleton robot , robot exoskeleton suit , robot suit , shipyard builders , superhuman exoskeleton

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JOHO Architecture’s Lattice-Wrapped Namhae House Harmonizes With Nature

February 15, 2013 by  
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Cyberdyne Creates Mind-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton to Protect Fukushima Workers from Nuclear Radiation

October 19, 2012 by  
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This week Cyberdyne unveiled a robotic exoskeleton called HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) that allows its wearer to carry superhuman loads while shielding them from radiation. With the Fukushima nuclear disaster still fresh in Japan’s national memory, the research team designed HAL to aid workers in dismantling the damaged power plant. The most incredible part is that the suit can be controlled by brainwaves! A network of sensors monitors electric signals coming from the user’s brain and uses them to activate the robot’s limbs in unison with the worker’s, allowing them to move without supporting the suit’s weight. As such, the 130-pound suit is barely noticeable to those wearing it. Read the rest of Cyberdyne Creates Mind-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton to Protect Fukushima Workers from Nuclear Radiation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bionic suit , cyberdyne , exoskeleton suit , Fukushima , HAL , hybrid assistive limb , Iron Man , mind controlled robot exoskeleton , radiation protection , robots

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The Sgabellissimo is a Two-Legged Stool and Ladder Rolled Into One Precarious Piece of Furniture

October 19, 2012 by  
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The Italians like to keep the design world on the edge of their seats—literally. The Sgabellissimo from Modoloco Design is a two-legged stool that becomes a small ladder when turned upside down. Teetering on the edge of dangerous, sitters need to engage some serious core muscles to remain upright. Using the Sgabellissimo as a ladder requires the balance of an acrobat, and one wonders if the piece’s designer was ever a fan of the circus. Read the rest of The Sgabellissimo is a Two-Legged Stool and Ladder Rolled Into One Precarious Piece of Furniture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fliz concept bike , italy , ladder , Milan , modoloco design , sgabellissimo , stool

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Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings

October 19, 2012 by  
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Butterflies are beautiful, delicate marvels of nature. While their lovely appearance may be inspiring, there’s nothing a butterfly can teach us about renewable energy – or is there? An ambitious University of Pennsylvania professor named Shu Yang recently used holographic lithography to develop a material that mimics the iridescent and water-resistant qualities of butterfly wings . The project garnered enough attention that the teacher landed a grant to develop butterfly-inspired hydrophobic coatings for drier, cleaner and hence more efficient solar panels . Read the rest of Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Butterflies , butterfly wings , holographic lithography , Shu Yang , solar efficiency , solar panels , University of Pennsylvania

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Mark Oliver’s Litter Bugs are Intricate Insects Made from Trash and Found Objects

October 19, 2012 by  
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NASA Designs Ironman-like Robotic Exoskeleton For Astronauts And Earthlings

October 16, 2012 by  
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Ironman kicks ass. And not just because that’s Robert Downey Jr. inside. The idea of an impermeable exoskeleton has fascinated humans since medieval knights designed the first metal armor. Now, NASA is working on a real-life version of Ironman’s fictional suit called the “X1″ that could help keep astronauts healthier in space, and make it possible for paraplegics to walk on Earth. Read the rest of NASA Designs Ironman-like Robotic Exoskeleton For Astronauts And Earthlings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astronauts , disabilities , exercise , exoskeleton , Ironman , nasa , rehabilitation , robot , space , zero gravity

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Claire Lomas Becomes the First Person to Take a ReWalk Bionic Exoskeleton Home for Daily Use

September 5, 2012 by  
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The ReWalk is a revolutionary exoskeleton that enables paraplegics to stand, walk, and even climb stairs. Designed by Argo Medical Technologies , the bionic suit enhances simple body movements in order to produce life-changing results. We have covered the ReWalk exoskeleton before , but this week Argo Medical Technologies and Cyclone Technologies announced that Claire Lomas has become the first person to take home an exoskeleton system for personal use! Read the rest of Claire Lomas Becomes the First Person to Take a ReWalk Bionic Exoskeleton Home for Daily Use Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Argo Medical Technologies , Claire Lomas , Cyclone Mobility , exoskeleton , International Spinal Cord Society , London Marathon , Paralympics , ReWalk , ReWalk Exoskeleton

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RNL’s Eastside Human Service Building in Denver Serves the Community and the Environment

September 5, 2012 by  
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