"Embroidered filtering skin helps library regulate light

January 20, 2020 by  
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French design practice Serero Architectes Urbanistes has recently completed the new Bayeux Media Library, a light-filled cultural institution that connects the northwestern French commune’s historical roots to its future development zones. Inspired by the famous Bayeux Tapestry, the building includes an “embroidered filtering skin” along its north facade comprising a series of multicolored tubes hanging behind the glazed facade to help filter views and light while mitigating unwanted solar gain. Energy usage is reduced thanks to an abundance of glazing outfitted with solar shades as well as an insulating green roof. Located next to the beltway near Bayeux’s dense historic center, the Bayeux Media Library has been strategically located to provide views of the cathedral. To emphasize a connection between the historic center and nearby contemporary development, the architects opted for a “transparent, landscape-building” with a horizontal profile and minimalist design. The glazed library also focuses on the indoor/ outdoor experience with outdoor reading terraces on the south side. At the heart of the contemporary Bayeux Media Library is its reference to the Bayeux Tapestry, a nearly 230-foot-long embroidered cloth dating back to the 11th century that depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. “It inspired the design of the media library’s north façade,” the architects explained in a project statement. “Stitch by stitch and thread by thread, embroidery was applied to the fabric to form the tapestry’s semiotic elements. The Boulevard Ware façade of the library is entirely glazed and protected by a ‘filtering skin’ composed of tubes tinted in the natural colors of the woolen yarns in the famous Bayeux Tapestry: beige, brown, bronze green, blue-black and deep blue with yellow highlights.” Related: Near net-zero energy Helsinki Central Library boasts an award-winning, prefab design In addition to the “embroidered” filtering skin on the north facade, the architects added an overhanging roof to shield the interior from unwanted solar gain on the south facade. The glazed east, west, and south facades are also equipped with roller blinds. Skylights let in additional natural light.  + Serero Architectes Urbanistes Photography by Didier Boy de la Tour via Serero Architectes Urbanistes

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The Real Value of the World’s Most Famous Statues

October 27, 2017 by  
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New Belgium Brewing takes on a Colorado coal mine

July 31, 2015 by  
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How the famous brewery inadvertently got on the wrong side of workers at a local mine because of its stands against fracking and for watershed protection.

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Atlanta Man Breaks the Famous Cross Country Record from 1981 Movie “Cannonball Run”

November 4, 2013 by  
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Ed Bolian set out to beat the cross-country record for driving from New York to Los Angeles by a stark margin. Driving at an average speed of 98 mph, with the top speed of 158 mph, his Atlanta-based team crossed the distance in 28 hours, 50 minutes and about 30 seconds, which beat out the record set by Alex Roy and David Maher in 2006 by 2 hours and 46 minutes. Read the rest of Atlanta Man Breaks the Famous Cross Country Record from 1981 Movie “Cannonball Run” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alex Roy , Cannonball Run car race , coast-to-coast car race , cross-country car race , David Maher car record , driving record coast-to-coast , Ed Bolian , Ed Bolian cross-country record , man breaks cannonball run race record , man breaks coast to coast record , movie race , racing across the US        

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Legal Marijuana More Popular and Profitable than Smartphones in the U.S.

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Image of prescription marijuana via Shutterstock Move over technology, there’s a hot new industry in town and it’s all green. New research shows that legal marijuana is among the fastest-growing markets in the United States, on track to outpace smartphones in the very near future. With recent polls showing that 58 percent of Americans support legalization, many feel the days of marijuana prohibition are numbered. Regardless of your feelings about the drug’s moral repercussions (since you’ll be hard pressed to prove any physical consequences), it’s hard to argue with money. Read the rest of Legal Marijuana More Popular and Profitable than Smartphones in the U.S. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: economic growth , economy , legal weed , making money with marijuana , marijuana , marijuana business opportunities , marijuana industry , marijuana is more popular than Smartphones , marijuana market is bigger than smartphone market , medical marijuana dispensaries , pot , smartphones , Technology , weed        

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Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings

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You generally expect an F1 car to be more impressive than the one you’re seeing above. However, this F1 is not what it appears to be. This little replica was created in just four minutes at the Vienna University of Technology using the world’s fastest 3D printer. The vehicle measures just a mere 0.285mm in length. Read the rest of Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d f1 nano car , 3D printers , Vienna University of Technology , Vienna University of Technology 3d printer , Vienna University of Technology 3d scanner , Vienna University of Technology Jurgen Stampfl , Vienna University of Technology nano objects , Vienna University of Technology printer , Vienna University of Technology st stephens cathedral , Vienna University of Technology tower bridge , Vienna University of Technology world’s smallest f1 car

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