HASSELL and MVRDV tackle climate change in the Bay Area

January 31, 2018 by  
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A HASSELL -led design team that includes MVRDV has unveiled their preliminary proposed design strategy for tackling climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the yearlong Resilient by Design research challenge. The design team collected research by collaborating with local residents, design firms, experts, and public officials. Their findings identify existing areas of weakness in South San Francisco and potential design solutions for San Mateo County; the team will further develop the proposed strategy that will be presented in May. Modeled after the successful Rebuild by Design challenge, Resilient by Design asked designers around the world to develop community-based solutions that would protect the San Francisco Bay Area from sea level rise , severe storms, flooding, and earthquakes. Ten winning design teams were selected to embark on the yearlong research and design challenge, among them the HASSELL-led team that includes MVRDV, Deltares, Goudappel, Lotus Water, Civic Edge, Idyllist, Hatch, and Page & Turnbull. “ Climate change is real, by the end of the century there will be a sea level rise of 2 meters. Bay Area communities respond to this challenge in a multi-disciplinary approach to upgrade their general resilience,” said Nathalie de Vries, MVRDV co-founder. “We developed a flexible toolbox for San Mateo which helps the local community by revitalising public spaces that collect and connect people and water.” Related: Resilient infrastructure proposal aims to protect San Francisco Bay from rising sea levels Their recently released renderings and diagrams offer proposals for reconnecting San Francisco communities to the waterfront and for protecting the land from climate challenges. The team drew on historic precedent, such as responses to the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and observations of the recent Northern California wildfires. “The team now has the opportunity to apply its ‘collect and connect’ toolkit to proposed sites in South San Francisco,” wrote the design team, referring to the way streets and creeks are rethought of as connectors from a water management standpoint, while adaptive open spaces serve as collectors for everyday gathering, big events, and disaster assembly. “At Colma Creek, HASSELL has imagined a new Shoreline Park. Meanwhile, Grand Avenue will become a vital community hub with a drop-in storefront people can visit during the design phase. The team’s design process will draw heavily on local voices and insights to ensure that design solutions – which will be presented in May – reflect the community’s needs. In addition to the drop-in centre, city residents will be able to access a digital platform to learn about adapting for resilience and get involved in decision making.” + HASSELL + MVRDV Images via MVRDV

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The Global Change Institute Operates in a Net Zero, Carbon Neutral Research Center in Brisbane

November 4, 2013 by  
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Proposed Light Rail System by HASSELL to Change Transit in Sydney

December 31, 2012 by  
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As cities all over the world begin to reinvent their sustainable means of transportation, Sydney, Australia is getting on the bandwagon with the help of HASSELL , Arup and Aurecon . The New South Wales Government has dedicated a light rail system from Randwick and Kingsford through the CBD to Circular Quay. This $1.6 billion, 12 kilometer project will help reduce urban congestion and will reclaim a number of streets for pedestrians within these populated neighborhoods. Read the rest of Proposed Light Rail System by HASSELL to Change Transit in Sydney Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arup , australia , green , hassell , light rail , new south wales , NSW Government , pedestrian , public transportation , Sustainable , sydney

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Navia Driverless Electric Shuttle Reduces Traffic (and Pollution) in Pedestrian-Heavy Urban Areas

December 31, 2012 by  
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Google may have captured all the headlines with its driverless cars , but it’s not the only one experimenting with autonomous vehicles. Induct , a mobility solutions firm based in France, has developed a driverless electric shuttle designed for use in pedestrian-heavy areas such as airport parking lots, shopping malls, business parks and universities. Called “ Navia “, the shuttle can provide an on-demand, planet-friendly transportation in areas that existing vehicles cannot reach. Read the rest of Navia Driverless Electric Shuttle Reduces Traffic (and Pollution) in Pedestrian-Heavy Urban Areas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: driverless vehicle , electric vehicle , green transportation , Induct , mobility , Navia , urban areas , wireless charging

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Gabriel Dishaw’s Nerdy-Chic Darth Vader Mask is Made from Antique Typewriters

December 31, 2012 by  
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Is there any story more sacred to geekdom than the Star Wars saga? If you always secretly wanted to be Luke or Princess Leia, have we got a piece of upcycled art for you. Etsy artist Gabriel Dishaw knows what it feels like to spend childhood longing for a light saber, so it’s no surprise that his passion for Star Wars would carry over into his adult life. He likes to make artistic items from upcycled materials ; bits and pieces of things that might otherwise have been thrown away. Most recently, he turned found objects from typewriters, adding machines and old computers, into a Darth Vader helmet that has our midichlorians all aflutter. Read the rest of Gabriel Dishaw’s Nerdy-Chic Darth Vader Mask is Made from Antique Typewriters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , darth vader , etsy , Gabriel Dishaw , geek art , Recycled Materials , sculpture , star wars , upcycled art

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HASSELL Transforms a Brisbane Bread Factory into a Hip Architecture Studio

May 16, 2012 by  
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