Energy and technology will be showcased in a Dwell-curated pavilion and during onstage conversations at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 20-22. Take a look through the slideshow for a preview.
In the Dwell-curated Energy 360/Technology pavilion on the show floor, expect a mix of innovative products, plus a display of photography from the pages of the magazine. Images from Dwell's story on clean-burning energy plants from the May 2014 issue will be part of the display.
New York-based interior designer Nick Domitrovich will join Dwell on Design for a conversation about experimenting with new technologies like 3-D printing—including the drawbacks, such as creation of waste and potential safety issues that come with the ability to bypass engineering. Domitrovich works at ICRAVE, which developed an Airport iPad Experience at Delta Terminal D inside New York's LaGuardia Airport (pictured).
Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View, will share his insights on “smart” glass that works like photochromatic sunglasses, changing tint with the light. View's glass is currently used for commercial buildings, such as the Indio Way Office Building in Sunnyvale, California (pictured), cutting uncomfortable glare and energy costs. The technology is being refined for the residential market.
Alvin Huang, who leads SDA/Synthesis Design and runs the Architectural Association Visiting School Los Angeles (AAVSLA), will share how he uses novel architectural materials and the concept behind such proposed projects as the Shanghai Wuzhou International Plaza (pictured). He'll be joined by USC professor Doris Sung to discuss how technology can improve building science, making for smarter structures.