Dande-lier: Everyday objects transformed into stunning art in Singapore

November 27, 2017 by  
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Umbrellas and PVC pipes might not mean much to you, but in the right hands they can be turned into a stunning work of art. That’s what happened in Singapore earlier this year with the unveiling of Dande-lier, a temporary art installation and public space crafted from everyday objects. Design collective Colours: Collectively Ours used dozens of transparent umbrellas and PVC pipes to create an unusual dome-shaped pavilion that lit up at night like a glowing lantern. Created for Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival i Light Marina Bay in Singapore, Dande-lier was constructed to wow visitors at night, yet appeal to passersby during the day. Built for easy assembly, the pavilion was constructed from seven layers of triangular PVC pipe modules held together with metal pipe clamps. The resulting dome-shaped structure supported a canopy of tied translucent umbrellas . “Dande-lier conveys a feeling of weightlessness by using lightweight umbrellas, transforming an everyday object into a device to change the visitors’ perspective of their surroundings,” wrote the designers. “The umbrella spans across scales, individually as a chandelier, and collectively as a dandelion – hence, “Dande-lier”. Within, the view of the outside world is warped, transporting visitors into an alternate world, with a smart lighting system that responds dynamically to the visitors’ position in the sculpture.” Related: Mesmerizing Cube Pavillion Made from Mundane PVC Pipes While the installation provided shelter and respite from the sun during the day, at night it was transformed into a dynamic art installation illuminated by a smart lighting system. Motion sensors triggered changes in the colored lights and projected animations. + Colours: Collectively Ours Via ArchDaily Images © Oddinary Studios

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How technology accelerates resilient cities

September 30, 2016 by  
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In the new, resilient city, the role of technology is everywhere, from traffic sensors and smart lighting systems to apps providing access to city services to the broad populace. What does it take to deploy technology and harness data in a way that enhances city services and serves all residents, all while saving money?

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Lumi is the first smart light that can adjust itself for your optimal health and comfort

February 19, 2015 by  
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If you thought all there was to lighting was just the ability to turn it on and off, you are in for a surprise. Light is incredibly important for our health and well-being, and our currently limited one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t go nearly far enough in ensuring that our lighting is as optimal as it can be. That’s where Lumi comes in. Lumi is the first smart light that can be adjusted to give you the perfect illumination for any activity. More than just better illumination, better lighting can mean better health , sight and mood and Lumi can learn your habits and give you the perfect light, no matter what you are doing. Head over to Kickstarter to give this brilliant (pun intended) idea a boost. + Lumi on Kickstarter 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: green lighting , kickstarter , LED lighting , light and health , light for different activities , lighting and health , lighting for health , Lumi , Lumi kickstarter , Lumi light , Lumi smart light , reader submissions , smart lighting , smart lights

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Finland Plans to Build World’s Greenest Highway

August 20, 2010 by  
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Finland recently unveiled plans to build the world’s first green highway — an 81-mile stretch of road that would feature charging stations for electric cars and pumps filled with local biofuels. Outfitted with energy-efficient lighting systems and geothermal heat pumps, the proposed carbon-neutral roadway handily out-greens Britain’s plans for a green service station . Read the rest of Finland Plans to Build World’s Greenest Highway http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biofuels , carbon-neutral , european union , ev charging stations , EVs , Finland , green highway , loviisa , smart lighting , sustainable design

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PHOTOS: Adams-Sangamon Park Opens in Downtown Chicago

August 20, 2010 by  
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An expansive new public park is opening in the heart of Chicago this weekend , putting the final touches on a renewed neighborhood in the West Loop adjacent to Greek Town. Designed by Site Design Group , Adams-Sangamon Park provides neighboring condo dwellers and office workers with a place to cool off, thanks to its central misting gate installation. The little ones have a place to play too, as a children’s park and dog park bookend the green space.

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Dwelle’s Super Minimalist Prefabs Make Small Living Swell

August 20, 2010 by  
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UK-based Dwelle has unveiled a brilliant set of prefabs that illustrate how small living is the new way to live big. With a tiny footprint (the bigger of the two is 253 sq. feet), understated modern design, and sustainable features like insulation made from 100% recycled newspapers, double glazed windows and the ability to achieve zero-carbon status, these sophisticated houses definitely are overcompensating for their small size — and we like it! Read the rest of Dwelle’s Super Minimalist Prefabs Make Small Living Swell http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dwelle , dwelle.ings , Eco Architecture , eco design , green architecture , green design , green home , green house , Prefab , Prefab Housing , prefabricated home , prefabs , small living , sustainable design

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