The hairy wind collecting surface.

 

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Smart Materials

April 29, 2008

Great reference for materials that react to their surroundings and or generate power.

Some interesting images that make use of wind power and solar energy… sound and light.

http://www.burningman.com/installations/

Enviromental Artist

April 29, 2008

Diane Maclean is working with temperatur-sensitive coating of steel.

http://www.dianemaclean.co.uk/

Copenhagen: Frederiksberg

April 29, 2008

In Frederiksberg light was used both for atmosphere and function. Green lights were embedded in the ground to distinguish between the bicycle lanes and car traffic. An example of lighting for atmosphere was the water fountain which had bulbs built in behind the water. There were a few traditional light poles as well as some poles with spotlights as well as a lot of ground level lighting both among the flower-beds and close to the ground. We noticed that many lights in the ground were broken, perhaps vandalized.