Award-winning, 3D-printed smart lamp references Arabian wind catchers

March 10, 2021 by  
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Last year, designer Muhammad Khalid of Khawarizm Studio unveiled ‘The Future Catcher,’ a sculptural, 3D-printed smart lamp that placed third in the 2020 3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition, an event hosted by Huda Lighting in partnership with Immensa Additive Manufacturing to boost awareness of 3D printing technology in lighting and interior design industries. The innovative prototype celebrates the designer’s cultural heritage with a form inspired by famous wind catchers in Arabian architecture. The Future Catcher light fixture — also called Lou’Lou’ after the Arabic word for “pearls” — was exhibited at Dubai Design Week 2020 hosted by Colab space. Launched in March 2020, the 3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition not only gave designers across the MENA region a platform to showcase bespoke lighting products, but it also bolstered the UAE’s reputation as a hub for innovation in 3D printing. The shortlisted projects, picked by a multidisciplinary panel of experts, were 3D-printed by Immensa Additive Manufacturing Labs and exhibited at the Huda Lighting Dubai Showroom. Related: 3D-printed concrete “forest” pavilion proposed for Dubai’s Expo 2020 The four winning designs all feature dynamic and organically inspired forms, from first place winner Chirag Rangholia’s root-like ‘Chrysaora’ pendant lamp to Alaa Shibly’s angular fixture that’s aptly named ‘Bat’s Movement Biomimicry’; Shibly’s design tied with Khawarizm Studio’s entry for third place in the competition. The Future Catcher/Lou’Lou’ smart lamp is based on IoT (internet of things) technology and integrates sensors to respond to user commands for different lighting modes and colors.  “Our concept is to develop our cultural heritage in a futuristic design process,” Khawarizm Studio explained. “The form is influenced by famous wind catchers in our Arab world culture with parametric organic growth from the Voronoi 3D fractals to represent our love for Arabic heritage and organic growing patterns. As we are living in the age of fluidity in Zygmont Baumann’s philosophical approach; we decided to enhance fluidity in the Voronoi pattern, using just one algorithm for endless variations that represents the current hegelian Zeitgeist.” + 3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition Images via Khawarizm Studio

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Award-winning, 3D-printed smart lamp references Arabian wind catchers

Oracle Real Estate Facilities’ Francisco Ruiz on IoT and building efficiency

November 14, 2019 by  
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Data collected from AI and IoT technologies can empower companies to make better decisions about their energy consumption.

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Microsoft’s Elizabeth Willmott on the company’s carbon neutrality commitment

November 14, 2019 by  
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Microsoft has been committed to reaching carbon neutrality in its operations since 2012. It has since set a goal to reduce its scope 3 emissions by 30 percent. Elizabeth Willmott manages the company’s carbon program, which partners with other internal teams and external supply chain companies to expand how it is reducing its climate impacts.

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How Zest Labs is tracking produce to reduce waste

October 17, 2019 by  
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The company uses sensors to provide data about a product’s shelf life.

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Setting climate targets and creating tools to achieve them

October 17, 2019 by  
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Including a national clean energy standard.

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4 emerging tech tools for EHS and sustainability professionals

February 21, 2019 by  
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Early adopters are turning to wearable sensors, drones and artificial intelligence to reduce risks and drive measurable results.

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How emerging tech can counteract climate change

January 23, 2019 by  
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Artificial intelligence and the internet of things hold promise, but it will take collaboration to bring long-term, systemic change.

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How Kansas City, New York and San Jose exhibit three approaches to smart cities

October 18, 2018 by  
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Smart decisions, sound analysis of data, and Internet of Things are essential.

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How business can manage climate risk in Southeast Asia

October 18, 2018 by  
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New research funded by the Rockefeller Foundation to help companies sheds light on a vulnerable region.

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How emerging technologies are driving circularity, electric transportation and more

October 15, 2018 by  
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Companies like AT&T, McDonald’s and Con Edison turn to grad students and tech innovation to lead on sustainability.

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