trešdiena, 2012. gada 29. februāris

Yay! :)

Finally I can officially share this information, and I'm glad to tell you that our team got 2nd place in 2011 Biomimicry Student Design Challenge! :) I could never believe that we'll be in top3, as we're from Latvia and there are so many better countries, but here we are :) Big congratulations to three persons of our team, who really spent so much time on this project - Anna, Anta and Edgars!
`Using the desert snail as inspiration for their design, a team of students from the Art Institute of Isfahan in Iran took the top prize of $5,000 in the third annual Biomimicry Student Design Challenge, organized by the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute. The team conceived of a building that makes use of self-shading, surface reflection, and insulation to create a livable habitat rather than relying on air conditioning. The second place award of $1,500 went to a team from the University of Latvia for a sunlight-induced shading system that mimics how flowers and stomata open and close. The third place prize of $750 went to a team from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. They designed click-on facade panels that can insulate existing buildings using snow. A Norwegian team from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences won the Autodesk Sustainability Award, a $500 prize for showcasing how resources from the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop were utilized in their design process.`
You can read about projects (short descriptions), who got prizes here. I thought team from Sweden would win (I liked their idea the most), but they were just third.
Have a nice day! ^^

2 komentāri:

  1. Congrats! ^.^ Ahead of most of Europe!

    This kind of projects are quite inspiring to me. It's so nice that we can learn so much from nature. It brings us back to it.

    1. Thank you! :)
      These projects are inspiring, when you see finished works and ideas, I also like to read it :) But when we had to think about something new, it wasn't inspiring at all - just complete lack of any ideas :D


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