Infrastructure

Safe House

Safe House

Polish architectural firm KWKPromes’ “Safe House” located on the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland. Created by architect Robert Konieczny and collaborated with Tukasz Zadrynski and Marcin Jojko; interior design by Magdalena Radatowicz-Zadrzynska. It took a little over a year to complete ...

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Termite-Inspired Architecture

Termite-Inspired Architecture

Researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse are studying the design of termite mounds in hopes of applying their principles to full scale architectural projects. The long term project yielded surprising ...

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Revolutionary Vacuum Glass

Revolutionary Vacuum Glass

Researchers at Guardian Industries have recently introduced a new form of vacuum-glazed super glass. Based on the same principle used in vacuum thermos bottles, these glass panels essentially negate two principal modes of heat transfer. This vacuum-glazed glass may enable ...

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New Sensors Can Detect Structural Defects

New Sensors Can Detect Structural Defects

A research team from Sandia National Laboratories in the U.S. is developing a family of advanced permanently-mounted sensors that collect data about possible structural defects in support beams, bridges and highway overpasses. These sensors are expected to serve as an ...

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