PLX.box

2008-09-21

Design_73

Entry: Environmentally Responsive Textiles
Focus: Loop.pH



Loop.pH is a London based design and research studio that aims to bridge the gap between design and the natural sciences. They specialise in the conception, construction and fabrication of environmentally responsive textiles for the built environment. It is directed by designers Rachel Wingfield and Mathias Gmachl.
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http://www.loop.ph/

Architecture_116

Entry: Exhibition
Focus: Mega Structures Reloaded



Megastruture Reloaded continues the long-term research and exhibition project Utopia Revisited, which includes workshops, symposia, publications and exhibitions throughout Europe. Archigram’s Plug-in City, Constant Nieuwenhuys’ New Babylon and Yona Friedman’s La Ville spatiale rank among the incunabula of the 1960s. Combining visionary architecture, pop culture, art, and situationist rebellion, they became known far beyond the narrow confine of urban planning.
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http://www.megastructure-reloaded.org/

Design_72

Entry: Space
Focus: Kibo



The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), known as "Kibo" (pronounced key-bow) which means hope in Japanese, is Japan's first human-rated space facility and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA's) first contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) program. Kibo was designed and developed with a view to conducting scientific research activities on orbit. In Kibo, a maximum of four astronauts can perform experimental activities.
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http://kibo.jaxa.jp/en/