Spatializing ‘Missing’ by The xx with @Sonos / project by @aramique @cibomahto @kcimc @jondashkyle is part of Coexist, an exhibition cycle at the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles that attempts to explore the “relationship between man and machine.” The Missing part of that exhibit, on display through Dec. 23, uses 50 speakers, two hacked Kinect 3-D cameras, and a whole lot of code and robotics to create an environment where people are moving through the music and interacting with the speakers, without even trying. – writes Wired.
The Lotus Building in Wujin, China by Studio 505 is as smart as it is beautiful.
Studio 505 on the energy efficiency of their design:
The project has been designed to minimize energy usage- with over 2500 geothermal piles driven through the base of the artificial lake, The entire lake water mass and ground beneath is utilized to pre-cool (summer) and pre-warm (winter) the air conditioning systems for both the lotus and the two storey building beneath the lake. The project is also mixed mode and naturally ventilated and utilizes evaporative cooling from the lake surface to drive a thermal chimney within the main flower pod.