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Link Roundup: Week of Mar. 18-24 2019 Featured

BluEdge Staff   |   March 25, 2019   |   Link Roundups

How 3D Scanning Technology Went From The Louvre To The Auction House

How 3D Scanning Technology Went From The Louvre To The Auction House

The art market's never-ending arms race to technologize its provenance procedures has taken a turn toward analytics once used to uncover hidden secrets about the Mona Lisa. Last fall, the auction house Christie's began a pilot project with blockchain registry company Artory, saying that its registry would offer a "secure digital record of transactions, with a goal of providing greater confidence in an artwork's ongoing provenance and greater efficiency in its eventual resale." [Hyperallergic]

Willy Wonka Elevators Could Create Multi-Level 'Hanging Cities' In The Future

Willy Wonka Elevators Could Create Multi-Level 'Hanging Cities' In The Future

Danish architecture studio Squareone shares the world's first vision of a multi-storied city based on a four-way elevator system. 'Hanging cities' consists of multiple, interconnected towers which are linked at various levels by a transport loop known as MULTI, which was first introduced in 2014. Tipped as the world's first Willy Wonka lift, MULTI is reminiscent of the floating glass elevator in the 1971 film adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic. Based on magnetic levitation technology multiple cabins can move up, down and sideways allowing people to move comfortable and quickly between their destinations. [Designboom]

How Seiichi Miyake's Tactile Blocks Changed Cities

How Seiichi Miyake's Tactile Blocks Changed Cities

Many in the U.S. might be unfamiliar with the honoree of today's Google Doodle, Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake. But whether you live in San Francisco or New York, Miyake has shaped the streets that we walk on. That's because Miyake invented the tactile squares installed near the edge of subway platforms and street crosswalks. Originally called Tenji blocks and sometimes referred to as braille blocks, the bright yellow tiles have bumps that help visually impaired people navigate potentially dangerous public spaces. [Curbed]

World's First Mass Plywood Panel Approved For 18-Story Buildings

World's First Mass Plywood Panel Approved For 18-Story Buildings

Located in Lyons, Oregon, Freres Lumber has been in business for nearly a century. After starting out producing standard lumber projects, the company moved into wood veneers some 60 years ago and in 1998 purchased a plywood plant. Now, it’s made another step: getting U.S. and Canadian patents on its mass plywood panel (MPP), the first veneer-based mass timber panel in the world, and fire approvals to build up to 18 stories high with the panel. [The Architect's Newspaper]

Coworking Real-Estate Empire We Company Announces Smart Cities Initiative

Coworking Real-Estate Empire We Company Announces Smart Cities Initiative

We Company, formerly known as WeWork, has announced plans to launch a smart cities program. Since its founding in 2010, the real-estate empire has collected an enormous amount of data on how people work and live, using that information to shape its more than 600 spaces. As the global coworking company expands its brand to tackle residential real estate (WeLive) and education (WeGrow), it is hoping to use its aggregated information to reenvision the future of our cities. [Archinect]

Snøhetta Completes Europe's First Underwater Restaurant

Snøhetta Completes Europe's First Underwater Restaurant

Snøhetta has announced the completion of Europe's first underwater restaurant. Situated in Lindesness, on the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, the "Under" scheme serves as both a restaurant and a research center for marine life. Open to the public on March 20th, the half-sunken scheme forms a 34-meter-long monolithic break in the surface of the water, before resting on the seabed five meters below. Situated at a point where sea storms from the north and south meet, and where marine species flourish in both briny and brackish waters, the Snøhetta scheme places itself at a unique confluence. [ArchDaily]

The World's Tallest Timber-Framed Building Finally Opens Its Doors

The World's Tallest Timber-Framed Building Finally Opens Its Doors

Worldwide, buildings produce about 40 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions. While net-zero energy buildings and retrofits can improve those numbers, the construction industry—and, specifically, the materials it uses—has an intrinsic role to play. In Norway, a new high-rise edifice built almost entirely of wood—call it a "plyscraper"—has finally opened its doors. The Mjøstårnet building, which includes a hotel, restaurants, offices, and apartments, stands at 280 feet (18 stories), making it the tallest timber-frame structure in the world. [Architectural Digest]

Moleskine And Adobe Debut A Digital Tablet And Paper Sketchbook Hybrid

Moleskine And Adobe Debut A Digital Tablet And Paper Sketchbook Hybrid

Moleskine's paper notebooks are immensely popular, but the brand has also been developing digital products alongside Adobe for years, from apps to "smartpens." Now the companies are debuting a more advanced version of these products, the Moleskine Paper Tablet, which is meant to retain the joy and speed of sketching on paper while mirroring your drawing directly into Adobe Illustrator–in real time. [Fast Company]

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