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Mnemosyne

May 28, 2017No Comments

Interactive LED panel system Mnemosyne is a modular interactive LED system for expansive architectural surfaces. Part of Oslo-based Nullohm’s Respondent Elements range, Mnemosyne is the

Switchable Mirror

May 21, 2017No Comments

Electrochromic mirror window Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed a mirror that quickly shifts between reflective and transparent

E Ink Prism

May 14, 2017No Comments

Programmable color ink tiles Buildings consist primarily of materials intended to be static and homogeneous. Meanwhile, digital interfaces are typically used episodically in interior spaces,

BioBrick

May 07, 2017No Comments

Biologically grown masonry The standard architectural material palette consists of many energy-intensive materials, such as brick masonry and concrete. In contrast, nature exhibits notable strategies

PdCl2

Apr 30, 2017No Comments

Pollution-triggered dye Palladium chloride, or PdCl2, is a palladium-based compound used in carbon monoxide detectors and to test corrosion resistance in stainless steel. The chromic

Crystal

Apr 23, 2017No Comments

Interactive light stones Crystal is a collection of hundreds of crystals of light that brighten when touched. Designer Daan Roosegaarde developed Crystal to enhance the

BacillaFilla

Apr 16, 2017No Comments

Concrete-healing microbial patch BacillaFilla is an engineered microbial glue developed to repair cracks in concrete that can cause catastrophic structural failure. The result of a

Flow

Apr 09, 2017No Comments

Illuminated responsive water screens Flow is an art installation that uses one or more custom-designed aluminum square tubes with embedded brass spray nozzles that generate

Biobulb

Apr 02, 2017No Comments

Microbe-powered light Increased interest in the capability of bioluminescent organisms, which emit light by way of chemical reaction, has inspired some scientists to propose methods

Bendable Concrete

Mar 26, 2017No Comments

Ultra-ductile engineered cementitious composite Researchers at the University of Michigan Advanced Civil Engineering Materials Research Lab have developed an engineered cementitious composite (ECC) that is