The Lotus Building in Wujin, China by Studio 505 is as smart as it is beautiful.
Studio 505 on the energy efficiency of their design:
The project has been designed to minimize energy usage- with over 2500 geothermal piles driven through the base of the artificial lake, The entire lake water mass and ground beneath is utilized to pre-cool (summer) and pre-warm (winter) the air conditioning systems for both the lotus and the two storey building beneath the lake. The project is also mixed mode and naturally ventilated and utilizes evaporative cooling from the lake surface to drive a thermal chimney within the main flower pod.
OwnPhones Wireless Custom-Fit 3D-Printed Earbuds
Ownphones has progressed a lot in the several months since it first announced its entrance into the 3D-printed custom-fit wireless headphones space. Here we see the actual guts, and the multitude of applications from sportswear to casual or even more fashionable accessorized designs.
Color Studies: Pink is a stunning photography series by Portland-based photographer Carissa Gallo, aiming to document her recent obsession with a multitude of muted colors.