A tremendous translucent ‘forest’ pops up in a French courtyard

July 13, 2017 by  
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The courtyard of Fondation Martell in Cognac, France has been transformed into a translucent forest made of glass fiber-reinforced polyester sheets. Spanish architecture firm SelgasCano designed the Pavillon Martell as a temporary, mobile multipurpose space for concerts, workshops, and relaxation. The pavilion covers a 25,000-square-foot space situated behind the Foundation. Its main material, developed by French brand Onduline, is translucent and watertight and shelters a huge area where various activities can take place. Soft, changing light permeates this undulating membrane, creating an interesting and visually engaging rainbow effect. The architects typically work with off-the-shelf structural solutions. Related: German Students Create a Cloud-Like Retreat High Up in the Treetops “We started to look for the lightest and most cost-effective materials on the market. We found what we were looking for hidden away in the catalogue of Onduline, a leading French construction company with a worldwide presence,” said SelgasCano. Inflatable seats installed in the structure are attached by straps and provide visitors with places to sit, relax and organize workshops, concerts and various other events. The structure is easy to dismantle and transport to any location thanks to its modular nature and light weight. + SelgasCano Via World Architecture Photos by Iwan Baan  

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The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light like stained glass

June 19, 2015 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

June 19, 2015 by  
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Even the greenest of thumbs are sometimes puzzled by their plants’ yellow leaves, but that yellow pattern can actually tell you a lot about what kind of problems your plant is having. That’s why Safer Brand created this infographic so that you can easily determine what your plant needs to stay green and healthy. Potted plants are particularly susceptible to yellow leaves, most commonly because lack of sun indoors and water. The upper part of the graphic explains how to determine if you are getting the right balance of sunlight and water. Check out the lower half of the graphic to view six of the most common nutrient deficiencies that cause a plant’s leaves to turn yellow. Besides showing you the signs, it will also list an organic way to fix your yellow leaf problem. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dying plants , Gardening , gardening tips , green thumb , house plant gardening , house plants , infographics , organic gardening , plant growing tips , plants turning yellow , reader submission , safer brand , yellowing leavings

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This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text

June 19, 2015 by  
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Brain-computer interfaces are nothing new—several companies have developed technologies that allow one to conduct a number of pre-determined activities, such as moving a cursor, by monitoring brain waves. But one group of researchers at the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies and the State University of New York at Albany are hoping to take that concept a step further, and have successfully tested what may be the world’s first “brain to text” interface—a device that can read ones mind and translate those thoughts to digital text. Read the rest of This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brain computer , brain computer interface , brain to text , Design for Health , internet of brains , mind-reading , neuroscience , speech recognition programs , suny

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SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

March 26, 2015 by  
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Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano of SelgasCano just unveiled designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, a temporary summer structure to be built in London’s Kensington Gardens. Commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries , SelgasCano’s colorful chrysalis-like design is characteristic of their other playful nature-inspired works. The bold structure will be made from layers of plastic fabric and multicolored webbing to create the effect of a kaleidoscope of stained glass from the inside. Read the rest of SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ETFE , kensington gardens , labyrinth , London , maze , multicolored pavilion , pavilion , plastic fabric , Selgascano , Serpentine Galleries , Serpentine Pavilion , webbing

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Selgas Cano’s Incredible Glass Office Gives Employees a Bug’s Eye View of the Forest Floor

August 26, 2011 by  
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Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Why Toilet Paper Needs a Redesign

August 26, 2011 by  
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