Tactile ‘Cabin of Curiosities’ was built with 4,500 3D-printed ceramic tiles

March 19, 2018 by  
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We’ve already established that San Francisco-based Emerging Objects (founded by Ronald Rael) is quickly becoming the king of innovative 3D printing , but their latest design is taking the world of 3D architecture to new levels. The Cabin of Curiosities is an amazing tiny house, built with more than 4,500 3D printed ceramic tiles. Through a strategic arrangement, the front facade is integrated with the company’s “planter tile” system, which creates a base for a garden wall. The exterior of the cabin is a textural facade made up of thousands of 3D printed tiles . The unique facade system incorporates the company’s own creation called “Seed Stitch” walls. The system, which is named for a knitting technique, involves printing the tiles at extremely high speeds resulting in deliberate anomalies. The batch of uneven tiles looks like they were handmade, giving the structure a unique character. Using galvanized metal J moldings, the tiles are hung on the frame of the building. Related: 10 ways 3D printing is disrupting the architecture industry On the interior, the cabin’s walls are clad with the company’s translucent “Chroma Curl Wall”. Made with a bio-based plastic derived from corn, the texture and aesthetic are another feature unique to Emerging Objects . The interior is lit by color-changing LED lights giving the space a trippy, but serene feel. The interior has been decorated with several of Emerging Objects’ own creations such as 3D printed furniture , pottery, and lamps. The design for the cabin, which recently made its debut at SXSW, has been a long-time coming for the innovative designers. According to Emerging Objects, the structure is a culmination of various years of 3D innovation and shows how 3D printing is pushing the world of architecture forward. + Emerging Objects Via Archinect Photos by Matthew Millman va Emerging Objects

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LEED Gold-seeking SXSW Headquarters breaks ground

November 24, 2017 by  
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The multimedia behemoth South by Southwest (SXSW) just broke ground on its new “green” headquarters in downtown Austin. Located a block away from the city Capitol, the striking building aims for LEED Gold certification and will boast a large green roof, rain gardens, and other energy-efficient systems. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects heads the design of the new mixed-use structure and will work together with landscape architecture firm dwg. to preserve the property’s existing heritage live oaks. The 280,000-square-foot glass-clad SXSW Headquarters will comprise 12 floors—five of which will be dedicated to parking for 300 cars—and consolidate the company’s various campuses. The new building sports a serpentine shape optimized for views of the Capitol dome and to preserve the grove of heritage live oaks. The curved building also serves to frame an inviting new public plaza with rain gardens , seating, and pedestrian pathways at the corner of Lavaca and 14th Streets. A spacious cafe and flexible, informal coworking spaces will complement the ground-floor entry and lobby. “Their special vision led to a transformation of the typical office building paradigm,” said lead designer Yvonne Szeto of the SXSW founders. “The lobby was reimagined not as a traditional circulation space but as a relaxed and welcoming living room that fosters interaction between tenants as well as with the neighboring community.” Related: Energy-efficient Bluebonnet Studios offers sustainable housing to Austin’s most vulnerable citizens A major highlight of the building will be The Rooftop Deck, a 2,000-square-foot covered patio surrounded by greenery that’s located 165 feet above downtown Austin for sweeping views of the Capitol and Hill Country. The project is slated for completion in 2019. + Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Renderings by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and CZ Properties

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Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW

March 18, 2015 by  
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That’ll be one sustainable chalupa, please! Taco Bell surprised many SXSW attendees this week by building a Taco Bell stand out of shipping containers . The modular structure was built in just three days and will be used as an experiment to see how the concept works as the iconic restaurant seeks to expand across the nation. Read the rest of Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: kitchen design , modular design , shipping container design , shipping container restaurants , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , sustainable restaurants , SXSW 2015 , taco bell design , Taco Bell shipping container stand , Urban design

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Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

March 18, 2015 by  
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Chicago ride-seekers can now travel in sustainable style, with the local Uber ’s new fleet of electric cars. The service has ordered twenty-five BYD e6 electric cars so that Uber drivers can offer carbon emission-free  rides to their customers. Rather than teaming up with Tesla and their Model S , Uber has gone for the more competitive BYD (Build Your Dream) company, which plans to increase their United States manufacturing plants over the next three years. Read the rest of Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BYD e6 , Chicago uber , eco design , electric car fleet uber , electric taxi , electric Uber , green design , green uber rides , sustainable design , Uber , Uber Chicago ev , uber environmentally friendly

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MakerBot’s New Digitizer 3d Scanner Set to Hit the Market Next Week

August 15, 2013 by  
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MakerBot is already a household name in the 3D printing community, and their next invention will make it easier than ever to create 3d printed objects. According to Engadget , the company is planning to launch its new Digitizer next week, which will allow anyone to scan and reproduce objects using a MakerBot Replicator 2. First unveiled at this year’s SXSW , the device is able to turn small objects into 3D design files within a matter of minutes. This will allow DIY enthusiasts to quickly recreate items without the need to dabble in code. Read the rest of MakerBot’s New Digitizer 3d Scanner Set to Hit the Market Next Week Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , autodesk , computer code , digital files , DIY , makerbot , Makerbot digitizer , makerbot replicator 2 , meshmixer , sxsw        

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Monkey Light Pro Lets You Download and Animate Your Own Bike Wheel Display

June 7, 2013 by  
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Technology has brought bike accessories way past the classic bell-and-handlebar-streamer setup. Monkey Light Pro enables you download and display your own LED animations. The kit consists of four pieces for each wheel that can be bolted to the spokes. The waterproof, full-color display is already loaded with artwork and is able to be customized with personal playlists via Bluetooth. Good for eight hours of run time, the built-in lithium-ion battery is able to be recharged via USB cable. The lights are stabilized for speeds ranging from 10-40mph and are double-sided so that everyone has the chance to see you ride in style. Read the rest of Monkey Light Pro Lets You Download and Animate Your Own Bike Wheel Display Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animation , bicycle , bluetooth , California , cycloscreen , fukushima wheel project , interbike , kickstarter , LED , maker faire , monkey light pro , monkeylectric , old bond , rohs compliant , siggraph , sxsw , university of brisbane        

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Sean Parker Fires Back at Accusations that He Trashed a Redwood Forest for His $10 Million Wedding

June 7, 2013 by  
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It appears that Sean Parker, the billionaire who was recently married in a Big Sur redwood forest , might not be the forest trasher that he has been depicted as. Parker sent a letter of explanation in reaction to the original article written by Alexis Madrigal for The Atlantic , which paints a very different picture than the California Coastal Commission’s report. It is true that Parker spent around $10 million to prepare the Big Sur site for his wedding, but what wasn’t reported is that the internet mogul donated an addition $2.5 million to restore the somewhat crumbling private campground after his nuptials were over. Read the rest of Sean Parker Fires Back at Accusations that He Trashed a Redwood Forest for His $10 Million Wedding Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alexis Madrigal , California Coastal Commission , eco design , green design , Save the Redwoods League , Sean Parker , Sean Parker trashes redwood forest , Sean Parker wedding , sustainable design , The Altantic        

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MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW

March 14, 2013 by  
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MakerBot is already one of the biggest names in desktop 3D printing , and now the company plans to expand into scanning. CEO Bre Pettis announced the arrival of the Digitizer this week at the Austin’s SXSW Interactive . The scanner consists of a turntable upon which you can mount small objects that can then be scanned by lasers and be digitized into computer files. Easier than writing code from scratch, the new device could be joined with a suite of printers and filament fabricators to create a small-scale design studio in the home. Read the rest of MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , 3d scanner , austin , bre pettis , cad file , digitizer , filament , Laser , makerbot , Makerbot digitizer , sxsw , tron

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Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up!

March 14, 2013 by  
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Volkswagen just took the wraps off its first ever production electric vehicle – the e-up! Unveiled today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, the four-seater e-up! is powered by an 81 horsepower electric motor and an 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery , and it has a 93 mile driving range, which makes it ideal for commuters. Read the rest of Volkswagen Unveils its First Electric Vehicle – the e-up! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show , electric motor , electric vehicle , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , volkswagen , volkswagen e-up! , Volkswagen electric vehicle

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How to Follow TreeHugger to SXSW Eco

September 30, 2011 by  
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TreeHugger Heading to SXSW Eco! The inaugural SXSW Eco starts next Tuesday and TreeHugger will be there to blog and live tweet the activities. We’ll also have a live video stream embedded here. To be honest, we’re not sure what to expect, but as the newest member of the SXSW roster, SXSW Eco is likely get off to a great start. Here’s how to follow along…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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