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Work is underway on an interesting new office project by Foster + Partners that involves renovating a dilapidated industrial building in Madrid, Spain, that's over 100 years old. The firm will retain the basic shell while adding a modern sustainable interior and energy efficient features like solar power and rainwater collection.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Foster and Pa
the project teaches children about space-making, prompting the team at PORT to recall their first memories of architecture. The post PORT partners with a playful design team to create its ‘kryjówka’ children’s space appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
for the first time, 22 UK buildings by foster + partners have been captured in their full 360˚ glory. The post virtually tour 22 buildings in the UK by foster + partners appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Although we've been hearing about various agricultural robots that are still in development, there's at least one which is already commercially available. It's called the Slopehelper, and it's made mainly for use in vineyards.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Autonomous Vehicles, Agriculture, Vineyard, Crops, Automation
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have managed to create a kind of cyborg, by integrating the ear of a locust into a robot. The robot was then able to respond to noises that the biological sensor picked up, which could pave the way for more sensitive and efficient sensors.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Cyborg, Insect, Robotics, Robots, Sensors, Tel Aviv University
A vacant natural-gas plant in Madrid, Spain is set to be overhauled by Foster + Partners to create the plant-filled and timber-lined Acciona Ombú offices. Read more
BenQ has announced the SW271C 4K 27" monitor. The new 4K display builds upon the foundation laid by its predecessor, the SW271, in 2017. The SW271C promises accurate colors, improved workflow tools and better features than the SW271.The SW271C retains the same 3840 x 2160 resolution as its predecessor and this time supports HLG in addition to HDR10. In terms of color space performance, the SW271C
the 'caesar 1' dog sneakers are here to help our furry friends look their best and live life to the fullest. The post rifruf introduces vet-endorsed design-driven dog sneakers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Even though lifeguards are essential to maintaining safety at swimming pools, they can't always see everything that's happening, nor can all pool operators afford to pay their salaries. That's where a new swimmer-saving underwater robot is designed to come in.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Fraunhofer, Lifeguards, Rescue, Swimming, Underwater, Autonomous
images released by the architects show cast-in-place textured concrete walls, while daylight entering through openings in the façade animates the interiors. The post herzog & de meuron shares construction update on the national library of israel appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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