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It has been a week since the last exhibition day in the Solar Village at the West Potomac Park in Washington that concluded the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is a bi-annual international competition that challenges 20 university-led teams to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The set of criteria against which the houses are judged covers a broad range of issues of importance not solely to architectural design, but also not at all limited only to inentive use of solar technology.
United Visual Artists is an art and design practice based in London, an exciting cluster of young artists dealing with the legacy of fine art, architecture, communication design, moving image, computer science and engineering. Bringing into focus the exploration of human-spatial interaction their work unveils a delightful seedbed of light, while giving a new perspective. UVA’s work has been exhibited at the V&A, the Royal Academy of Art, the South Bank Centre, the Wellcome Collection, Opera North Leeds, La Gaîté Lyrique, Durham Cathedral and The British Library.
World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. Our new collection lets you into the charming, versatile world of bamboo architecture. Happy World Bamboo Day!
FreelandBuck is an architectural design practice based in New York and Los Angeles affiliated with Yale and Woodbury Universities. In order to develop a new conceptual framework, David Freeland and Brennan Buck investigate complex configurations of natural and infrastructural systems and examine interactions with deep understanding of more than architecture. The project Detroit Super Division is a research that explores Detroit's urban conditions and attempts to understand the urban mutations in order to create a 'strategy of ‘Superdivision’ rather than subdivision, scaling up occupied territory and repurposing unused infrastructure.'