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Pierre Sabas’ Airflow concept encases an electric engine and suspension within an exterior constructed entirely of glass, while Jon Radbrink’s Nuaero car integrates sophisticated aerodynamic principles such as airfoils, a venturi tunnel, and a catamaran-esque underbody to maximize its efficiency.
Sergio Loureiro Da Silva’s rocket-red Phoenix car pairs beautiful aerodynamic curves with a system that regenerates lost energy through movement, and Arturo Peralta Nogueras’ futuristic vehicle runs on algae and features an evolving solid hologram technology to adapt to its environment, passengers, and scenarios.
AND FINALLY, MY HOME TOWN: TEHRAN (IRAN)
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In just eight years Tate Modern has changed London and revitalised the South Bank of the Thames. .
Tate Modern has transformed a previously underdeveloped area of London and has helped give the city a new image as a leading centre of contemporary culture. It has become a key landmark for London, while its programme and architecture have won international acclaim.
The most visited museum of modern art
Since 2000, more than 30 million people have visited Tate Modern – it was designed for 1.8 million visitors annually, but over each of the last two years has attracted more than five million visitors. Understandably, there is huge pressure on public facilities; and more space is needed to maintain and develop our programme.
Over the past two years the project, Transforming Tate Modern, aimed at establishing the full potential of the entire Tate Modern site and surrounding areas, has been developed by a design team led by architects Herzog & de Meuron.
Work will start on site in mid 2009 and it is intended that the new building will be completed in time for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
Blobwall Pavilion is a collaboration between Greg Lynn FORM, Machineous who developed the manufacturing method for the “bricks” and Panelite who produced and distributed the architectural material. It is an innovative redefinition of the brick – architecture’s most basic building unit – into a lightweight object made of colorful plastic and reinterpreted into modular elements. Blobwall Pavilion is a freestanding, indoor/outdoor wall system built of a low-density, recyclable, impact-resistant polymer. The blob unit, or “brick,” is a robotically cut mass-produced hollow tri-lobed shape formed through rotational molding, which is then assembled with interlocking precision to form the wall.
“Concept cars give automotive designers a chance to let their imaginations run wild, often with outlandish results. But even by that measure, BMW has come up with something as strange as it is innovative — a shape-shifting car covered with fabric.
Instead of steel, aluminum or even carbon fiber, the GINA Light Visionary Model has a body of seamless fabric stretched over a movable metal frame that allows the driver to change its shape at will. The car — which actually runs and drives — is a styling design headed straight for the BMW Museum in Munich and so it will never see production, but building a practical car wasn’t the point.
“There’s nothing quite like renewable energy on-the-go, and Voltaic makes solar power a stylish accessory
with a hot lineup of solar powered bags to charge your mobile gadgets. We’ve been impressed with Voltaic’s
products from the get go, and with their ongoing efforts to amp up the sustainability factor in their bags like
boosting the power in their Generator laptop bag and going to 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic based
fabrics. One of our all-time favorite bags is the durable Voltaic Backpack which just may be the ultimate
sustainable summertime sidekick and a must have for the eco-geek on the go.”