10 stories that caught our eye this week
Every Thursday (or so) we present you, our readers, with a deeper glimpse into what makes us tick here at BuiltWorlds, into what fires our imagination. Ten links to ideas, events, or stories about the tech revolution disrupting the built environment. We call this ‘The Thursday Ten’…
MOSHE SAFDIE WINS 2015 AIA GOLD MEDAL
courtesy Ian Manger
Israeli-born architect, Moshe Safdie, has been awarded the highest award from the American Institute of America for his evocative and geometric work. Some notable projects from Sadie include the Salt Lake City Public Library, the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem (seen above), and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Click the link below to learn more:
THE VERGE 50
The Verge have released their list of who are the 50 most important people at the intersection of technology, art, science, and culture. We were not surprised to see Matthew McConaughey on the list. Head on over using the hyperlink below:
The WORLD TRADE CENTER’S GREEN DREAM IS DEAD
courtesy AP/John Minchillo
GIZMODO has released an article based on findings by Mother Jones, who had uncovered documents explaining how the flipped WTC went from being the greenest skyscraper to possibly not even getting a LEED certification. Click the link below to learn more:
ELECTRICITY FREE AIR CONDITIONING
Stanford engineers have invented a new ultrathin multilayered material that will be able to cool buildings by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space. Head on over to the Stanford Report to learn more.
OBJECT SOLUTIONS’ LINT INVESTMENT SYSTEM
PKMN ARCHITECTS MADRID HOME
BIG JOB GAINS AND RISING PAY IN LABOR DATA
courtesy Brandon Dill for The New York Times
This past Friday, the Labor Department reported that employers added 321,000 jobs in November and a jump in the average hourly earnings for ordinary workers by a 0.4% increase. Click the link below to read more:
VR FILMS ARE GOING TO BE ALL OVER SUNDANCE IN 2015.
courtesy Chris Milk’s Evolution of Verse VR experience.
Virtual Reality will be making it’s debut at Sundance 2015 in the form of Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR demonstrations. Through Sundance’s New Frontier install, which usually features a number of film makers each year, the festival will be showing people how virtual reality can be a new way to experience movies and not just promote them (looking at you HBO ‘Game of Thrones’). Click the link below to learn more:
PROJECT MEGANOM WINS CONTEST TO TRANSFORM MOSCOW RIVERFRONT
courtesy Project Meganom
At the IV annual Moscow Urban Forum, the city of Moscow announced the winner of their competition to transform Moscow’s riverfront. The Russian practice firm Project Meganom’s proposal aims to change the river embankments into public spaces that offer room for creativity, education, and cultural activities. Click the link below to learn more: