Microsoft HoloLens headsets Engineering giant Aecom is collaborating with Trimble (also known for “SketchUp”) to pilot Microsoft’s virtual reality HoloLens headsets on three projects, including this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London.Users can view and interact with holograms of 3D engineering models. .
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Float Between Buildings Londoners working in the finance sector will recognise the impressive Canary Wharf and City skyline. Soon, a few of its lucky residents will be able to float between two buildings in their very own “sky pool” – the world’s first in architectural design.
Whatever you need designing and whoever is designing, the basic process of design is similar for small or large scale projects. Here I briefly outline how I work with clients from initial meeting to design.
Acoustic Flanking Sound According to Knauf’s Charles Johnston, around half the UK population says noise affects their quality of life; 22% of people cite noise as the most common cause of problems with neighbours. Sound transmission through separating walls involves not only direct sound but also flanking sound. Acoustic flanking is a sound which travels […]
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Looking through glass that charges your car Developed by tech start-up Physee, a spin-off from Holland’s Technical University of Delft, windows covered with a transparent luminescent coating to convert 30% of light normally reflected from the surface into invisible light is collected and converted via solar cell strips inside the window frame. The light travels […]
Second Tallest Building to Shard Research by Cambridge University, PLP Architecture and structural engineers Smith & Wallwork has presented London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, with conceptual plans for an 80-storey, 300m high wooden tower for the Barbican complex. The proposals make it the second tallest building in London after The Shard. ….
Seeing Through Wood By removing lignin from a piece of balsa wood and infusing it with a transparent plastic polymer, researchers at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have created a nano modified transparent wood that can be mass produced to replace glass in windows, façades and solar cells.