Corning Incorporated, a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, works to develop interactive glass that will transform ordinary surfaces into sophisticated electronic devices. These new technologies could allow you to organize your daily schedule with a few touches on your bathroom mirror. They could allow you to video-chat with relatives on your kitchen counter. "This world," says Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell Weeks, "is being created as we speak."
In a world where nearly 200 million people worldwide live in high risk coastal flooding zones, new design solutions are needed for homes that adapt to this reality. The FLOAT House, created by the Morphosis Team in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, is precisely this kind of design. This residential home in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward can withstand a storm the size of Hurricane Katrina; it sustains its own water and power needs; and it is manufactured cheaply enough to function as low-income housing.
2011 AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour Series March 27-Steven Ehrlich and Takashi Yanai Interview 2010
Interview with Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, and Takashi Yanai, AIA, of Ehrlich Architects about The Carrillo House, one of the houses on the AIA/LA Fall Home Tour 2010.
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Cory Buckner, AIA-Cory Buckner Architects
Rick Leslie, AIA-Rick Leslie Architects
Zoltan Pali, FAIA-Studio Pali Fekete Architects(SPF:a) and Dugally-Oberfeld Builders
Assembledge+ and Billy Rose
San Francisco designer Yves Behar has designed a mobile phone for the new Danish mobile phone brand Æsir. The design is a response against the smart phone trend, and features staggered raised square buttons. Called +YvesBehar, the design is the first in Æsir’s a series of collaborations with selected designers.
The Copenhagen-based brand was founded by Thomas Møller Jensen with Jens Martin Skibsted and Mathias Rajani.
The +YvesBehar phone comes in gold or stainless steel.
Designs for the Cliff Hanger Hotel by HKS Inc., a vertical hotel literally hanging off the side of a cliff of the Grand Canyon, were impressive enough to receive an Honorable Mention at the Radical Innovations in Hospitality Awards. The idea is to take the experience of being suspended in space and immersed in an environment to many sites across the world.