Starting tonight through June 9th, the city of Sydney is hosting an annual exhibition of light and music called Vivid Sydney. Dozens of light sculptures and projections will be viewable throughout the downtown area as well as in the Sydney Harbor in an event that is completely free to the public.
‘The Next Leap in Mobility’ is the motto of the 2014 AUDI urban future award. This year, the initiative invited four international multidisciplinary teams composed of ethnographers, IT specialists, product designers, urban planners, natural scientists, sociologists, etc. – from Berlin, Boston, Mexico City and Seoul –to research and develop schemes responding to problems related to transportation in cities. The four proposals were first presented in Berlin in April. Though distinct in their own rights, reacting to four diverse parts of the world, they all express one underlying commonality: to improve mobility in large, densely developed areas and enhance residents’ quality of life.
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At the world trade center site in New York, the city’s ‘National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion‘ opens to the public as the only built structure on the plaza. In 2004 international architecture office Snøhetta was commissioned to undertake the project which forms a cultural facility dedicated to the comfort and orientation of ground zero’s many visitors.
The ‘National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion’ is inaugurated by President Obama on May 15, 2014 before opening to the public a week later on May 21.
View of Main Entrance from Kent Avenue (NYC skyline in background)
The first phase of the transformation of the Greenpoint–Williamsburg waterfront from a decaying industrial strip to a multifaceted public park, this project features a program of playfields, public meeting rooms, classrooms and park maintenance facilities. Below the green roof is a complex of building systems – ground source heat pump wells, rainwater harvest and storage, and drip irrigation.
similar to 3D printers, the LIX quickly melts and cools colored plastic
London-based LIX has created the smallest 3D printing pen in the world. The device enables users to doodle in the air; you can make anything in just a few seconds, including calligraphy, accessories and one-off prototypes. Functioning similarly to 3D printers, the LIX quickly melts and cools colored plastic, which enables the pen to create rigid and freestanding structures on demand. Milled from aluminum, it measures 164mm x 14mm (approx 6.5″ x .5″), and includes a power cable that plugs into any traditional USB port for charging.
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