Science and Innovation

Is this the future for lecture theatres in universities

Is this the future for lecture theatres in universities

Following on from a new building at Loughborough University,  Burwell Deakins architects have created a new collaborative lecture theatre space for Queen’s University Belfast, as part of a programme of upgraded student facilities. Adjacent to a new student centre, currently under construction, this flexible space provides a new form of collaborative teaching space and a […]

Sustainable Wooden Bicycles

Sustainable Wooden Bicycles

In London we have the clunky, ugly, but robust Boris bikes.  Designer Zarko Bubalo has developed a beautiful sustainable wooden bicycle based on yacht and aircraft construction techniques, combining traditional and modern technologies to create a more sustainable handcrafted bicycle.  However, given the techniques, I suspect it will be for relatively few people. Read more….. […]

New Form of Matter created – light sabers from Star Wars may no longer be science fiction

New Form of Matter created – light sabers from Star Wars may no longer be science fiction

The Independent newspaper this week reported that physicists from Harvard and MIT exploring the properties of photons – an elementary particle that is the most basic constituent of light and all other types of electromagnetic radiation – have managed to create molecules formed from photons bound together. “Most of the properties of light we know […]

London Design Week: 100% Design at Earl’s Court

London Design Week: 100% Design at Earl’s Court

One of the largest exhibitions to run alongside London Design Week, 100% Design is now in the second year of its new revitalised format.   Separate zones cover the best of contemporary office furniture, bathrooms and kitchens and eco-conscious materials for the building industry. The most interesting zones are the international pavilions and the emerging brands. […]

London Design Week: designjunction in New Oxford Street

London Design Week: designjunction in New Oxford Street

In the surroundings of a dereict old sorting office, designjunction exhibited a wide range of exciting new furniture, lighting and product design from around the world, including both leading global brands and emerging enterprises. This year, designjunction returns to the centrally-located 1960s Postal Sorting Office, where a powerful line-up of renowned international brands, smaller cutting-edge […]

New twist on an old technology could revolutionise air cargo transport

Its the modern version of the old Zepplin.   The Aeroscraft developed by Aeros in Southern California has many advantages over traditional aircraft – it can take off and land vertically, thus eliminating the need for long runways and it is far more sustainable, using only one third of the fuel of a normal plane.   The […]

Is it Art or is it Achitecture??  –   New Image for Automobile Museum

Is it Art or is it Achitecture?? – New Image for Automobile Museum

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has proposed surrounding the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles in a “cloak of steel ribbons” as part of major refurbishment. Housing one of the world’s largest automotive collections, the Petersen Museum  occupies a former 1960s department store on Wilshire Boulevard. In 2014, the museum will celebrate its twentieth anniversary and […]