Category: The Future

07 Jan

Prefab home that can go anywhere…

joe / Architecture, Design, The Future / / 0 Comments

The Single Hauz from Poland-based front architects (pictured below) was inspired by billboards. Intended for single lifestyles and propped on a central pole, the Single Hauz can be placed (almost) anywhere.

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15 Apr

Bugatti Veyron – The Fastest Car in the World

joe / Design, The Future / / 1 Comment

This video highlights the Bugatti Veyron – the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive street-legal full production car in the world. Here are a few stats:

  1. Top speed 253 mph
  2. It has 10 radiators
  3. 0 – 60 in 2.5 seconds
  4. 0 – 100 in 6 seconds
  5. At 230 mph the Veyron ‘consumes’ 10,000 gallons of air per minute, as much as the average person inhales in 4 days
  6. The Veyron’s handbrake features ABS, allowing it to be used to stop the car in case the main brakes fail.
  7. At top speed, the Veyron will run out of gas in 12 minutes

Look for videos on YouTube.com. (the video that was here is no longer available)

01 Dec

Energy from the Earth – 1,400 ft. Down

joe / Architecture, Save the Planet, The Future / / 0 Comments

This town home in TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal street) in New York uses energy extracted from a depth of 1,400 ft.

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From the Wall Street Journal

“The five-story town house stands in TriBeCa, a few blocks north of the World Trade Center site, and uses an unusual geothermal energy system to provide heating, cooling and hot water. Pipes extend about 1,400 feet into the earth, where the temperature is always about 52 degrees. The pipes transfer energy to the house, where two-layer-thick concrete exterior walls, filled with thermal materials, trap the energy and distribute it. (All floors also have radiant heating systems.) The late New York architect and developer John Petrarca designed the property and lived there with his wife, business-journalism professor Sarah Bartlett, until his death from lung cancer in 2003. The project was completed in 2002.”

Link: WSJ