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Monday, January 24, 2011

Leading Edge of Design


Young Israeli Neri Oxman is at the very cutting edge of design technology  http://web.media.mit.edu/~neri/site/index.html .  In her early work she was printing out "skins"..for buildings, chairs tables etc. with properties based on natural structures having the desired properties.  The beginning of a technology that could revolutionize how we build and manufacture in the future. Many videos of Neri and and hearing and seeing her is a great pleasure ..a spirit soaring experience.

The Cellophane House, erected at MOMA in a matter of hours  with modular components manufactured off site has a skin of cellophane imprinted with solar cellas that provide all the energy needed to heat, cool and light this 3- story 1,800 sq foot townhouse with roof terrace and car port.

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