Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dyson Award Nominee – Cortex

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In November this year the winner of the James Dyson Award for engineering will be announced, receiving a 30,000 pound award. Out of this years 20 nominations we have selected our favourites to win the award, from a design perspective.

Cortex – a 3D printed cast system for fracture support that brings the centuries old plaster cast into the 21st century. Traditional casts are heavy, clumsy, not waterproof, irritating, itchy and smell plus they cannot be recycled. The Cortex cast revolutionises the process by creating a strong, lightweight, ergonomic, waterproof, ventilated, fully supportive neo cortex that makes use of 3D printing technologies. After 3D scanning the limb, an anatomically correct and tight fitting cast is generated, with localised support in relation to the point of fracture and necessary stress locations. Printed out of a strong recyclable plastic, it results in the reduction of wasted material. With millions of plaster casts being made and thrown away each year, the ability to recycle the casts plays an important role.

http://jakevilldesign.dunked.com/cortex

Dyson Award Nominee – Revolights

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In November this year the winner of the James Dyson Award for engineering will be announced, receiving a 30,000 pound award. Out of this years 20 nominations we have selected our favourites to win the award, from a design perspective.

Revolights - Unlike traditional bike lights, which project light in only one direction, Revolights cast 360 degrees of illumination, making it much easier for others to sight the rider. This improves safety tremendously, as most nighttime bike-car collisions are due to inadequate side visibility. The patented Revolights bike lighting system consists of two narrow rings of LEDs that mount directly to each wheel using a series of clips and ring spacers.

http://revolights.com/

 

Dyson Award Nominee – Xarius

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In November this year the winner of the James Dyson Award for engineering will be announced, receiving a 30,000 pound award. Out of this years 20 nominations we have selected our favourites to win the award, from a design perspective.

Xarius – is a portable energy generator. Developed in Germany, this entry opens up to generate wind power and supply energy to electronic devices. Created via plastic injection moulding, the form of the design is smooth, clean and compact, allowing the Xarius to be easily storable in a rucksack, whilst providing the durability required to sustained extreme weather conditions

MX Visualisation 360 degree tours

MX Visualisation are now creating 360 degree virtual tours, which will allow the user to preview a visual from all angle, direction and position. Our new software allows us to create multiple 360 degree visuals in one tour as well inserting other forms of media and links   to provide an in-depth interactive experience to the user.

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To view this demo please click on the link below

http://www.mx-visualisation.com/360/demo/Printworks.html

Barrakka Lift by Architecture Project

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Barrakka Lift by Architecture Project

Located in the Maltese capital of Valletta, this 20 storey high lift transports residents from the the recently restored harbour to the top of the city’s fortified walls.

The geometric qualities of the plan echo the angular forms of the bastion walls, whilst the corrugated aluminium shell provides a strong contrast to the dated stonework of the fortified wall.

Yet the tone of the lift shaft fuses with the fortified walls, working in equilibrium against the blue of the Mediterranean.

http://architecture-project.com/