aluminum panel

yumeless  asked:

Hello! Could you explain a bit the Aluminium House from Toyo Ito, please? To practice I recently redraw the plans and made a 3D of the house, and I'm like... The bathroom is totally open, same for the toilet, and the second floor is really dangerous cause there are no protection and you can fall on the first floor if you're not careful. How was this house thought out?? Can you help me to understand it?

The goal of the house was to create a spacial lightness beyond what most structures can give you, that is why aluminum panels were used for the structural elements, walls and floors. That is also why any elements considered unnecessary were eliminated. Custom house design does have certain code exceptions that will allow some of the design elements you mentioned in your questions.


Ian Davenport, “Giardini Colourful” for Swatch, The Venice Biennale 2017.

“Giardini Colourfall” consists of a structured, rhythmic sequence of more than 1000 colours. The vertically poured colours form unexpected swirls and vibrant patterns as they run down the surface, finally coming to rest in pools at the base. 

3.8 x 14 Meter Aluminum Panel Made Using 200 Litres of Paint.

With so much travel comes ...

So much alone time. Sometimes I want to just have a conversation. I mean I talked to a guy about colored aluminum wall panels he installs on McDonald stores across the us. Because why not. I’ll talk to anyone and I love the culture and background of any person I meet.

The going to bed and waking in silence blows.

Finally took the time to shoot some photos of the Octopus light, for lack of a
better title. After starting on the Bioshock Rapture sculptures I started thinking about other Art Deco items that one would find in the world of Rapture and this design took off. 6ft tall at the peak of the Trident, routed out of 1/8” aluminum. The center panels have been coated w/ Sculpt Nouveau bronze and copper coatings. Hand rolled Kokomo stained glass fill all the lighted areas. You can see the bubbles and imperfections in the glass, really gives it a hand crafted feel. But, then again it is hand crafted ,so, I guess it should feel that way. What do you think? like it?

Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance ,mystery yet to be solved?

Amelia Earhart’s disappearance is still one of the most famous mysteries. In an attempt to fly around the world, the American pilot and her co-pilot vanished near Howland Island,24 hours after leaving Lae, New Guinea in the central Pacific Ocean in 1937.

The Mystery of Aemelia Earhart has captured the imagination of young and old, amateur and professional, since she disappeared on July 2, 1937 on her flight over the Pacific which would complete her around-the-world flight - the longest (following the equatorial route) and the first by a woman.
Despite a $4m search which covered 250,000 square miles of ocean, no trace of the pair was ever found. Most researchers believe that the plane ran out of fuel and ditched into the sea.

Theories about disappearance

There are three main hypotheses – that is, educated guesses that can be tested through research and exploration:

Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. What happened to them?

1. They crashed at sea;

2. They were captured by the Japanese military and died; or

3. They landed on Nikumaroro, an uninhabited coral atoll in what is now the Republic of Kiribati, survived for awhile but finally died.

Despite massive search efforts by the U.S. Navy, Earhart and her plane wreckage were never found. The longtime mystery has led to creative conspiracy theories. Among the most popular are that she was a spy and that she landed and was executed by the Japanese. Another one claimed that she survived, moved to New Jersey and assumed a new identity.

For a long time, the most likely explanation was that the plane ran out of fuel and the flyers ditched or crashed and then died at sea. More recently, another theory has gained some traction. It holds that the flyers landed on uninhabited Nikumaroro Island, formerly called Gardner Island.

According to the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), Earhart and Noonan survived on the island for several weeks. They caught fish, seabirds and turtles and collected rainwater. Earhart died at a campsite on the island’s southeast end. Noonan’s fate is unknown.

This theory is based on on-site investigations that have revealed improvised tools, bits of clothing, plexiglass and an aluminum panel. In May 2012, investigators found a jar of freckle cream that some believe could have belonged to Earhart. Additionally, reports of lost distress calls have been reported.

Also, in 1940, a British Colonial Service officer found a partial skeleton on the island, as well as a campfire, animal bones, a sextant box and remnants of a man’s shoe and a woman’s shoe. The officer thought he may have discovered Earhart’s remains, but a doctor believed the skeleton to be male, and American authorities were not notified. The bones were later lost. Recent computerized analysis of the skeleton’s measurements suggests that the skeleton was probably that of a white, northern European female.

TIGHAR has led several expeditions to the island and found artifacts that suggest they were left by an American woman of the 1930s. The organization plans more expeditions in the next few years.


The mighty Sopwith Camel debuted in 1917 with No. 4 Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Service over Dunkirk. 

Max speed -115 mph

Conventional for its time, the biplane had a box-like fuselage, aluminum cowling, plywood panels around the cockpit, and fabric-covered fuselage, wings and tail. It featured the first cockpit-mounted, propeller synchronized machine guns.

She turned slowly to the left but could turn right in roughly half the time of other fighters and -although difficult to fly- proved highly maneuverable in the right hands.

Though out-classed by 1918 and performing poorly at altitudes over 11,000 ft, the Sopwith Camel was credited with shooting down 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied fighter of the war.

Around 5,500 were built. 

Conrad Shawcross “The Optic Cloak”.

The structure, 49m high by 20m wide and 3m deep is constructed of 400 tonnes of structural steel and supports hundreds of perforated aluminum triangular panels that fold across the surface to create a Moiré Effect. 

This sits above a new Energy Centre under construction on the Greenwich Peninsula that will serve the largest residential new-build district heating system in Europe.

Photography by deepgrounduk.

Erasure of Hope [2/2]

A/N: “…they get caught and Kylo tortures reader too and she ends up having a miscarriage (b/c of the stress/torture on her body shortly after/while they make it back to Jakku? And Poe is confused and doesn’t understand why reader is in so much pain until he sees all the blood (and have the reader say “why is there so much blood? Like that one scene from The Help) and Poe gets super concerned/devastated and sad fluffy when he realized what happened. And he swears to himself that Hus and Ren won’t get away with this” My go to music for writing sad scenes is The Antlers and they were totally on repeat while I was writing this. I don’t know how well I was able to portray the two at the end, but I do hope it’s okay!

Pairing: Poe x reader

Warning: Miscarriage, blood

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