1. archatlas:

    via the-gasoline-station:

    Merchant Square footbridge

    Designers: Knight Architects + AKT II

    Location/Year: London, England UK / 2014

    Photograph: Edmund Sumner

    (via an-architectural-statement)

  2. ucresearch:

    The silly logic that congress has about climate change

    You may have already seen the full segment on The Daily Show (you should if you haven’t) where John Stewart critiques a recent hearing held by the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. It echoes a commencement speech that President Obama gave last spring at UC Irvine:

    Today’s Congress is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change.  They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad.  One member of Congress actually says the world is cooling. There was one member of Congress who mentioned a theory involving “dinosaur flatulence”—which I won’t get into.

    As for the ice in the glass concept, mounting evidence finds large swaths of land ice melting into the ocean.  A recent study that incorporates 40 years of observations from a joint effort with NASA and UC Irvine has found that the West Antarctic glacier will contribute to a 4 foot rise in sea level.  

    You can read more about that study here →

    (via sagansense)

  3. archatlas:

    Red Rock Anmahian Winton Architects

    "This ensemble of buildings includes a one-bedroom house, and a combined guesthouse and garage located on a densely wooded site in Red Rock, NY. A 200-foot long masonry retaining wall follows the contour of the steep topography and directs the entry to the site, and establishes a new plateau for the house, guesthouse, and garden. The buildings engage the site in different ways. The guesthouse clings to the wall and overlooks the level garden terrace, while the main house projects out from the landform and opens up to the forest treetops."

    (via an-architectural-statement)

  5. txchnologist:

    Next-Generation Satellite Dissects Storms From Top To Bottom

    Meteorologists are getting a whole new view of the weather systems that bring rain, snow and ice thanks to an instrument launched into orbit earlier this year. The next-generation Global Precipitation Measurement satellite and a constellation of other observatories and relays scan the entire globe every three hours to send back an avalanche of data.

    Read more and see the video below.

    Continue reading…

    (via sagansense)

  6. archatlas:

    Los Molles House dRN + Oltmann Ahler

    (via an-architectural-statement)

  7. architorturedsouls:

    Cheongshim Water Culture Centre / UnSangDong Architects

    (Source: knstrct.com, via an-architectural-statement)

  9. This “Skin” For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero EnergyFastCoExist

    Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have designed a new membrane that wraps around a building instead of walls, filled with micro-scale valves and lenses that open and close as they sense light, heat, and humidity. The facade works with no power at all—not even solar panels—and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.