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the one-story building is clad in insulated glass and polycarbonate panels. The post barkow leibinger designs harvard university’s artlab to be curated and adapted by its users appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
They don't call this the Information Age for nothing – nowadays we can access the entirety of humanity's collective knowledge from small computers in our pockets. But all that data has to be stored somewhere, and huge servers take up heaps of physical space and require huge amounts of energy. Now, researchers at Harvard have developed a new system for reading and writing information with o
Early last year, a team from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) revealed a snake-inspired soft robot that harnessed kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, to create pop-up scales that allowed the robot to grip the ground and propel itself along as it stretches and contracts. Now some tweaks have given the robot boosts in both speed i
Architect Sarah Whiting has been appointed dean of Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Read more
the initiative will present alternative futures and convene conversations about how and where we live.  The post harvard GSD launches ‘the future of the american city’ to propose alternative ways of living appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Harvard University has been sued over its licensing of daguerreotypes believed to be the first images of American slaves. The lawsuit was filed by Tamara Lanier, who says she is the direct descendant of Renty, the man featured alongside his daughter, Delia, in the daguerreotypes. The suit was filed on March 20 in the Middlesex County Superior Court.The daguerreotypes were commissioned in 1850 by
Harvard University is being sued over daguerreotypes of slaves — believed to be the earliest photos of American slaves — commissioned by one of its professors back in 1850. A descendant of the slaves accuses Harvard of wrongfully seizing, possessing, and profiting from the photos.USA TODAY reports that the Swiss-born biologist Louis Agassiz had commissioned the photos to be shot by ph
HouseZero uses nearly zero energy for heating and cooling, zero electric lighting during the day, it operates 100% on natural ventilation and produces zero carbon emissions. The post snøhetta and harvard CGBC unveil HouseZero, an energy-positive prototype for ultra-efficiency appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the proposal suggests new building technology considering financial, social, and environmental concerns. The post prefabricated plugin house creates temporary public spaces in harvard and boston city hall appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Architecture firms Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle have been enlisted to renovate and expand the main building at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, in order to support "groundbreaking collaborations" between its programmes. Read more 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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