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Link Roundup: Week of Apr. 8-14 2019 Featured

BluEdge Staff   |   April 15, 2019   |   Link Roundups

Check Out The 2019 Coachella Artist Installations

Check Out The 2019 Coachella Artist Installations

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off today in the high desert outside of Los Angeles. This year's artist installations include a who's who of contemporary architects and designers bringing bright and bold installations and pavilions to the Coachella Valley's Empire Polo Club, where the music festival takes place. The 2019 artist lineup includes Francis Kéré, Los Angeles-based Office Kovacs, concert venue designers Do LaB, and more. [The Architect's Newspaper]

9 Augmented Reality Technologies For Architecture And Construction

9 Augmented Reality Technologies For Architecture And Construction

A technological innovation is revolutionizing one of the oldest professions in the world. Augmented reality has just broken onto the scene and has already been transforming civil construction. The changes are seen not only in designing and modeling, but also in building. Augmented reality benefits the entire construction team: engineers, designers, architects, project managers and service providers. [ArchDaily]

The Bauhaus Movement Turns 100

The Bauhaus Movement Turns 100

When significant cultural movements reach a major milestone, it's tempting to try to condense their meaning into neat, condensed tributes. But the Bauhaus transcended all expectations and standards, and the school of art, architecture and design still leaves its mark on the world today, a century after its inception in Weimar, Germany. Founded by Walter Gropius and named after the Bauhütten, or masons' lodges, the Bauhaus is considered one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. [HowStuffWorks]

'Bending Bridges' Shapes Plywood Into Double Curvature Pedestrian Bridge In Mexico

'Bending Bridges' Shapes Plywood Into Double Curvature Pedestrian Bridge In Mexico

The project 'Bending Bridges' developed a double-layered construction system for a free-standing load bearing lightweight wooden structure. The pedestrian bridge was achieved through global double curvature, and a local active bending principle. The bridge exploits the elastic bending capacity of standard thin plywood and proposes an innovative construction form for lightweight structures. The project was created by a group of students and research professors of the Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey in Mexico. [Designboom]

10 Dazzling Gardens Around tThe World That Explode With Color And Character

10 Dazzling Gardens Around tThe World That Explode With Color And Character

Who doesn't love a nice stroll in the garden? Nothing says springtime like the sprouting of new flowers, making it the perfect moment to spend time outdoors. Throughout history, gardens have been spaces of contemplation and creativity, allowing people to immerse themselves in nature. With so many types of gardens around the world—from classic French Gardens to Japanese Zen Gardens—it's incredible to see how the landscape changes due to how these plants are arranged. [My Modern Met]

These Sculptural Arches Are Made From Mushroom

These Sculptural Arches Are Made From Mushroom

In Milan's verdant Orto Botanico di Brera garden, a strange kind of plant has taken root. Mushrooms, more specifically the root spore of mushrooms called mycelium, have sprouted into a series of arches that turn the garden into a whimsical wonderland of biomaterials. Architect and MIT professor Carlo Ratti designed the recyclable installation called "The Circular Garden" for this year's Salone de Mobile as an exploration of how mycelium can be used in architecture. [Curbed]

MIT's Radical Plan To Make Buildings Out Of Melanin

MIT's Radical Plan To Make Buildings Out Of Melanin

Melanin is the universal pigment that colors our skin and hair, peacock feathers, and butterfly wings. But for Neri Oxman, the head of MIT's Mediated Matter research group, melanin isn’t just "the color of life," as she puts it. It's the foundation of our future–and our future habitats. Her lab's latest project is called Totems: a series of 3D-printed sculptures filled with intricate liquid channels of melanin, in pigments ranging from subtle yellows to rich browns. [Fast Company]

How To Design An Esports Arena

How To Design An Esports Arena

A $50 million esports arena, the first of its kind in the country, is coming to Philadelphia. The 65,000-square-foot Fusion Arena will host home games for the Philadelphia Fusion, the professional nine-person team in the 20-team Overwatch League. Construction on the site in South Philly— a stone’s throw from where the Flyers, Phillies, and Eagles play—will start this summer, with an expected 2021 opening date. Fusion Arena will mainly be home to the Fusion’s year-round recruitment, training, and competitions, but the arena will also host occasional outside events. [CityLab]

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