Jeffrey Bruce, FASLA, finds new applications for erosion and water control fabrics. One area where the fabric industry can contribute is in developing geotextile wall systems for holding plantings in place against buildings or as stand-alone structures.
Working with local landscape architect Terry Guen and with The Gustafson Group based in Seattle, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Co. provided soil and irrigation design for the rooftop landscape resolution in areas of Chicago’s Millennium Park. Applied research and holistic designers are forging the green design investment.
This is an investment in our future, with building materials that will harness and incorporate sustainable efficiencies. Yes, this sound really futuristic. But guess what, it’s already happening in today’s designs & is absolutely necessary for the survival of urban culture.
“Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion” is the title of an exhibition on view until February 20 at New York City-based Pratt Institute’s Manhattan Gallery. Organized around the themes “Reduce, Revalue, Rethink,” the show has been developed to deepen understanding of sustainability within the fashion system. Read more…
The Adobe 3-D pdf format is useful design tool to bridge the gap between design & the client. Sharing your 3D designs is just as essential as creating the design in the first place. So when you’re ready to distribute and discuss your 3D designs with others, PDF is the ideal format. Interactive 3D PDF files look exactly like the original 3D design, regardless of the application used to create it or the environment in which it’s viewed. This enables improved communication and faster decision-making, which helps reduce design errors, improve quality, and increase productivity.
What I’ve personally have found by utilizing the 3-D pdf format is it is an extremely useful tool that stream lines the early design phases of a project. By refining the detail & defining the design intent early on many projects have had a noticeably greater success rate.
Nature provides some interesting case studies in adhesion, such as gecko lizard feet. For those who don’t know, a gecko’s feet are covered in hairs so tiny that they stick with whatever they come in contact with. Read more…
Electroluminescent Lamp, or EL, is a flat flexible plastic lamp that wraps around corners and uneven surfaces. This product is cool to the touch and meets UL as well as other agency safety requirements. These systems are available in custom lengths as well as by the roll. They are flexible enough to wrap around corners or uneven surfaces. The Electroluminescent Lamp is designed to withstand high impact or pressure but not abrasion. I wonder what are the lamberts ratings for this product, from the picture it seems the environment light is very control. Even so very useful in decorative accent lighting & flexible enough to create the unexpected.
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