ENDESA Pavilion is a self-sufficient solar prototype installed at the Marina Dock, within the framework of the International BCN Smart City Congress. Over a period of one year it will be used as control room for monitoring and testing several projects related to intelligent power management.
The pavillion is actually the prototype of a multi-scale construction system. A facade composed by modular components, like solar brick, that respond to photovoltaic gaining, solar protection, insulation, ventilation, lighting … The same parametric logic adapt façade geometries to the specific environmental requirements for each point of the building.
Photography: Adrià Goula
Renaissance Metal Art - Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Etching, derived from an ancient Germanic word for ‘eat’, uses corrosive acids to bite designs into hard surfaces like metal. The background can either be eaten away so the design stands out in relief, or the design itself can be bitten into the surface. The technique creates a shallow relief making it possible to create highly decorated objects without compromising the structural integrity of the metal making it suitable for items like weapons, locks and tool. Between 1500 and 1750 production centred on southern Germany and northern Italy where etched armour was a speciality.
Padlock and Key, c 1580
Southern Germany, Steel
Helmet (Morion), c 1580
Northern Italy, Steel
Gauntlet, c 1580
Northern Italy, Steel
Thigh Defence (Cuisse), c 1515-1525
Augsburg, Southern Germany – Steel
Barrel-Maker’s Knife, 1702
Germany – Steel, brass
Casket, c 1570-1600
Cranequin, c 1565-1574
Southern Germany, Steel-wood-rope
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Sunset, Isle of Skye, Scotland
CSM Todd Burnett retired today. This man is the greatest NCO I have ever met in my life. I was fortunate enough to have a fairly personal relationship with CSM Burnett. When I showed up to West Point for my R-Day, CSM Burnett was the first person I interacted with. Later during Beast when we were about to do the gas chamber, he walked in first without his promask and made us realize we wouldn’t die in there. He would come down to the rugby pitch, condition with us, screw around with us, and get super rowdy at games.
But CSM Burnett cared about everyone. Even when he was disciplining people, he never got angry.
I can’t really write properly right now, but CSM Todd Burnett is worth mention. This is one of the greatest men I have ever met in my life.