Beautiful bamboo pavilion in Bali translates the flexibility of yoga into architecture

November 21, 2016 by  
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Resting on the edge of a lush tropical forest in Sayan, the new Yoga Pavilion at the Four Seasons Resort seems to defy gravity. Serene open spaces where guests can practice yoga offer views of terraced rice fields and a river. Bamboo personifies some of the core qualities of yoga – strength, flexibility and vulnerability. Related: Ibuku Constructs Three Bamboo Homes in Bali’s Gorgeous Green Village IBUKU builds their projects-true experiments in architectural acrobatics-using traditional Indonesian building techniques, treating the raw materials with a natural Boron salt solution that permanently protects against insects. Instead of heavy machinery, cranes and bulldozers, the team employs local builders and craftsmen to construct the buildings on-site. + IBUKU Photos via IBUKU and Four Seasons

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The world’s first 3D-printed violin sounds like the real thing

August 13, 2015 by  
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3-D printing technology has been used to create everything from houses to brain tissue , and now it’s taking the music world by storm. The first ever 3D-printed electric violin is here and it plays like a dream. Named the 3Dvarius , in homage to the classic Stradivarius violin, the lightweight prototype can jam out tunes like any other electric fiddle. Read the rest of The world’s first 3D-printed violin sounds like the real thing

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Futuristic body gravity board lets you glide effortlessly to your destination

July 13, 2015 by  
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Meet RevoBot , an innovative body gravity board made of carbon fiber that lets you glide effortlessly. Using a gyroscope to self-balance, the lightweight RevoBot is easy steer and accelerate with your feet and can reach speeds of 7 miles per hour. Built-in Bluetooth speakers allow you to listen to your music on the go, and front-facing LEDs are equipped for safety. To get your hands on a RevoBot, head over to their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign where they’re currently priced at $665. + RevoBot The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bluetooth speakers , body gravity board , IndieGoGo , reader submitted content , Revobot

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Emergent Structures challenges furniture design students to transform waste into striking work desks

July 13, 2015 by  
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Jobs needed one. Gates needed one. Even Alexander Graham Bell needed one. Without a table to work on, there’s not an entrepreneur in history who could’ve gotten their ideas off the ground (bad pun intended). So, when Savannah-based non-profit Emergent Structures focused its innovative waste repurposing mission on supporting local entrepreneurs, making tables for Savannah’s newest entrepreneurial space made a lot of sense. Emergent Structures partnered with The Creative Coast to provide locally sourced and fabricated office tables for their 16,000 sq ft entrepreneurial center, the Creator’s Foundry . Read the rest of Emergent Structures challenges furniture design students to transform waste into striking work desks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Creative Coast , Emergent Structures , non profit , reader submission , recycled furniture , Recycled Materials , recycling , repurposed furniture , reuse , Savannah College of Art and Design

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Carbon Black is a sleek, minimalist wheelchair for active people

January 14, 2015 by  
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The Carbon Black is the slickest wheelchair you’ve ever seen. Made from ultra-lightweight carbon fiber, this wheelchair is not just a piece of medical equipment; it’s a work of art. Six years in development, the Carbon Black wheelchair is the fulfillment of a personal dream for designer Andrew Slorance. Slorance was paralyzed after falling from a tree at the age of 14. He didn’t like the uncomfortable stigma attached to being “the boy in the wheelchair” and he established his life’s goal: recreate the wheelchair . Read the rest of Carbon Black is a sleek, minimalist wheelchair for active people Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: black , carbon fiber , custom devices , Design , engineering , lightweight , medical , medical devices , medical equipment , minimalist , modern , paralysis , paralyzed , sleek , wheelchair

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Melting East Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Raise Sea Levels For Thousands Of Years

May 6, 2014 by  
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A new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research reveals that a melting East Antarctic ice sheet could result in unstoppable sea-level rise for thousands of years. The report published in the journal Nature Climate Change is based on computer simulations of Antarctic ice flow using improved data of the ground profile underneath the ice sheet. “ East Antarctica’s Wilkes Basin is like a bottle on a slant,” says lead-author Matthias Mengel – “once uncorked, it empties out.” Read the rest of Melting East Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Raise Sea Levels For Thousands Of Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antarctica , Antarctica climate change , antarctica ice , global warming , IPCC , melting Antarctica ice , Potsdam Institute of Climate Research , Wilkes Basin

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Matterform’s Desktop 3D Scanner is Cheaper than a Tablet

April 3, 2013 by  
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Tech lovers have already been 3D printing everything from ornaments to their own faces with small desktop 3D printers. But now the technology is even more accessible, as low-cost 3D scanners make their way to the market. MakerBot says it has a 3D scanner in the works, but Canadian company Matterform is beating them to the punch, already offering cosnumers the lightweight Photon 3D scanner  at a price that’s cheaper than a tablet. Read the rest of Matterform’s Desktop 3D Scanner is Cheaper than a Tablet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printing technology , 3d scanner , eco design , green design , makerbot , Matterform , Photon 3d Scanner , sustainable design

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US Military Creates Cheap, Lightweight 3D Printer to Manufacture Equipment on the Frontline

November 13, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Used extensively in engineering, architecture and product design, 3D printers are now being embraced by the US army. In order to cut the costs of acquiring spare parts for weapons and equipment, the US military is currently developing their own rapid prototyping device. This small 3D printer is cheaper and lighter than many existing models and can replicate parts for the sensitive instruments and systems used by the military. Read the rest of US Military Creates Cheap, Lightweight 3D Printer to Manufacture Equipment on the Frontline Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , digital fabrication , Rapid Prototyping , us military , weapons manufacturing

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MIT Develops Cheap, Lightweight Penny-Sized Microthruster For Satellites

August 20, 2012 by  
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An associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT has designed a penny-sized rocket thruster that could be used to power the smallest satellites in space. Paulo Lozano ‘s device aims to replace current bulky satellite engines, which are heavy and require more fuel to power. Lozano’s system is a flat, compact alternative that is covered with 500 microscopic tips that, when stimulated with voltage, emit tiny beams of ions propelling the satellite forward. Read the rest of MIT Develops Cheap, Lightweight Penny-Sized Microthruster For Satellites Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astronautics , biomimicry , cubesats , darpa , ion propulsion , lightweight , microthrusters , MIT , nanosatellites , paulo lozano , satellites

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A++ Architects Design Sustainable Modular Lightweight Houses for Malaysia

March 19, 2012 by  
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A++ has designed a new set of 50 Sustainable Modular Lightweigth (SML) houses for a project located in the city of Melaka in the south-west of Malaysia. The project maintains a light ecological footprint by employing a variety of green building strategies and systems – including an on-site river filtrating system. The homes are also designed to mitigate the region’s strong rain and intense sun with roof-mounted solar photovoltaic systems and hydroelectric generators. Bamboo facing is used on the front facades of the homes in order to provide natural ventilation, and the structures are made of Profil Haus steel for quick assembly. Natural fibers are used for thermal and acoustic insulation. The result is a residential complex that is sustainable both economically and socially. The project is in its development stage and has already gained international recognition and awards. + A++ The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: A++ architects , Green Building , malaysia green building , small medium large housing , sml housing , Sustainable Building , sustainable modular lightweight housing

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