April 2007

Bugatti Veyron – The Fastest Car in the World

By |2008-02-16T08:34:17-07:00April 15th, 2007|Design, The Future|

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: Top speed 253 mph It has 10 radiators 0 - 60 in 2.5 seconds 0 - 100 in 6 seconds At 230 mph the Veyron 'consumes' 10,000 gallons of air per minute, as much as the average person inhales in 4 days The Veyron's [...]

December 2006

Urban Cactus – Rotterdam

By |2008-10-05T15:03:13-07:00December 11th, 2006|Architecture, Design, The Future|

UCX Architects has designed a 19 floor tower (containing 98 residential units) that will sit in the Rotterdam harbor. The building has a large number of exterior terrace/garden spaces. It looks like an interesting place to live. Urban Cactus - Rotterdam Visit UCX Architects (may want to learn Dutch first)

Energy from the Earth – 1,400 ft. Down

By |2008-10-05T14:42:42-07:00December 1st, 2006|Architecture, Save the Planet, The Future|

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

November 2006

The Photography of Geert Goiris

By |2006-12-01T15:10:30-07:00November 7th, 2006|Architecture, Photography, The Future|

I stumbled across the photography of Geert Goiris on http://www.edwardmitterrand.com a few days ago and thought you might find the photos interesting. Ministry of Transportation, 2004 - Russia. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Futuro, 2002. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Eugene's Neighbourhood , 2002. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Palanga, 2000. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Children's Pavillion, 2005. Photograph by Geert Goiris | link Visit [...]

October 2006

Speed Racer: The 1960’s Version of the Future (Part 3)

By |2008-10-05T15:04:35-07:00October 30th, 2006|The Future|

I used to watch Speed Racer when it aired on MTV late at night (back in the mid-1990). It was then that I knew I loved retro-futurism. Speed Racer (originally called Mach Go Go Go) was first created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida (1933-1977) as a manga series in the 1960s and made the jump to TV as an anime series in 1967. The central character in the anime and [...]

THX 1138: The 1960’s Version of the Future (Part 2)

By |2008-10-05T15:07:38-07:00October 20th, 2006|Design, The Future|

Before you read this post - please note that it's long - but interesting. This is the second post in a series that details visions of the future (from the 1960's). In addition, you should know that content from this post was appropriatly borrowed from Wikipedia and the offical THX 1138 movie web site - see references at the end of this post. THX 1138 is a motion picture made [...]

Thunderbirds: The 1960’s Version of the Future (Part 1)

By |2008-10-05T15:08:31-07:00October 10th, 2006|The Future|

One of my favorite things in this world is the exploration of "future" as dipected in 1960's pop culture. This post introduces the Thunderbirds - a TV series that ran in the UK during the mid-sixties. The content was quoted from a Wikipedia entry. Set in the 21st century (stated to be 2026 in the series, retconned to 2066 in the movie Thunderbirds Are GO), Thunderbirds depicts the adventures of [...]

September 2006

A Modern Home

By |2008-10-05T15:09:30-07:00September 18th, 2006|Architecture, Design, The Future|

This last weekend I spent several hours studying and examining the world of new modern homes. I've discovered what could be the next incarnation of home building - prefabricated, environmentally positive, highly designed homes. Basically, companies like Clever Homes, Resolution 4, Alchemy Architects, kitHAUS and Empyrean have designed model (or kit) homes. The bits and pieces are highly designed, well engineered and environmentally efficient. The consumers of these homes work [...]

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