Author: Design Guru

IR arquitectura build thermally-efficient casa AA in buenos aires

apr 18, 2017 IR arquitectura build thermally-efficient casa AA in buenos aires     argentinean practice IR arquitectura has shared with us their energy efficient casa aa residence in the city of tortuguitas outside of buenos aires, argentina. built for a family with children, the home exhibits a clear separation between adult and child, and integrates into the wooded site to benefit from outdoor activities and thermal gains. the home occupies a rectangular footprint with the living spaces allocated at the center next to a semi-outdoor green courtyard covered by a corrugated polycarbonate roof that functions as a greenhouse and covered...

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How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Configuring The Software (Part 2)

In the first article1 of this series, we walked through how to put together the hardware board and all of its additional components into a single rig. I also gave you a glimpse of the decision-making process behind the selection of the board. In this second (and last) article of the series, we will go over the code that will drive the sensor and the communication to the cloud. Additionally, we will configure a custom dashboard on Adafruit IO, so that we can visualize our data in real time. This article assumes you are using a Mac, but much of the content carries over to Windows systems as well. For the coding sections, we will be using Arduino’s integrated development environment (IDE) and the C/C++ programming language. There are different ways to get to the same result, so pick the board and programming language that you are most familiar with. We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s begin! Preparing The Software Environment Link Some Quick Definitions Link Similar to part 1, I am going to introduce some terms, which will be used throughout this article. Many of these will make more sense as you progress through the sections, I promise! Adafruit IOThis is the web front end used to create and view dashboards of widgets (called blocks), as well as to illustrate data gathered from rigs...

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GAD architecture reveals master plan for sustainable media city

apr 18, 2017 GAD architecture reveals master plan for sustainable media city     projected to accompany what is to become the worlds largest airport outside of istanbul, turkey, GAD architecture has revealed plans for their their technological, media-based, urban master plan called media city. commissioned by the istanbul chamber of commerce, the project will reflect istanbul as one of the world’s largest growing and innovative cities and demonstrate its foray into progressive media technologies. the resultant master plan functions as a city on a smaller scale, implementing strategies that serve as a testing ground for existing and future urban...

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Focus: Smart Lighting

Lighting is no longer just about light, but also information – key to the modern museum experience, says Roger Sexton The quality of light in an art gallery or museum is fundamental. It affects not only how the artwork or artefact is viewed, but the perception of the gallery’s architecture and visitors’ sense of themselves in the space. The factors that determine light quality include the colour consistency of the source and its ability to render colours as realistically as possible, largely a function of the LEDs and phosphors used in the light source. But the quality of...

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kengo kuma’s interlocking volumes to become a modern art museum in turkey

apr 18, 2017 kengo kuma’s interlocking volumes to become a modern art museum in turkey   kengo kuma and associates has revealed their design for the odunpazari modern art museum in turkey where the privately-owned space will exhibit the client’s collection of turkish modern art. located in the city of eskisehir –a city that is recognized for its young student population and lively atmosphere– the cultural scheme’s ambition will aim to promote turkish art to the young audience and locals. the stacked and interlocked boxes are designed in various sizes to create diverse scales of exhibition space insideall images...

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