Meeting 11/5/2013 - Sophia / by ari kalinowski

  • Cybernetics: Systems, Control, Information and Redundancy - http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/e15/15.htm
    The science of control and information is called cybernetics. Control and exchange of information, also called communication, takes place in all systems. The term system covers both the system elements and their interactions. These generate the system properties. The theory covering the behaviour of systems is called system theory. Systems that live in a continuous exchange with their environment are called open systems . All living systems are open and in a steady state. This means that they are never in an stationary equilibrium.
     
  • STEMcloud v2.0 / ecoLogicStudio - http://www.archdaily.com/29718/stemcloud-v20-ecologicstudio/
    The STEMcloud v2.0 project proposes the development and testing of an architectural prototype operating as an oxygen making machine. The project has been presented and designed for the SEVILLE ART and ARCHITECTURAL BIENNALE 2008.

     
  • Underground Greenhouse - http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/build-underground-greenhouse-garden-year-round.html
    Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates.
     
  • Paula Hayes - http://www.paulahayes.com/
    For two decades Ms. Hayes has melded her interest in Art and Landscape Design into a unique practice that straddles the realms of art, design, landscape design, domestic and garden products and artist books.
     
  • Philip Beesley Architect - http://www.philipbeesleyarchitect.com/
    Philip Beesley Architect Inc. (PBAI) is an interdisciplinary design firm located in Toronto, Canada, associated with the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. The studio’s design methods combine the durable crafts of heavy machining and building with advanced digital visualization, industrial design, digital prototyping, and mechatronics engineering. Sculptural work in the past three decades has focused on immersive textile environments, landscape installations and intricate geometric structures.
     
  • NY Botanics - http://www.nybotanics.com/
    Plant Tissue Culture and Micropropagation Laboratory