Energy and Technology at Dwell on Design
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.
Onstage, Liz and Kyle von Hasseln will talk about putting their own spin on the emerging technology of 3-D printing. The two founded Sugar Lab, which designed and printed three-dimensional, edible candy and chocolate treats, and has since been acquired by industry heavyweight 3DSystems. The treats will be on view at the pavilion.
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.
L.A. Times book critic David Ulin will discuss how water helped create the modern myth of L.A. as a city of reinvention, and forecast where the city is headed. In a separate session, Craig Collins, president of the Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy, will join landscape architect Mia Lehrer and architect and urban planner Robert Lamb for a conversation about the future of the reservoirs, which will soon be disconnected from L.A.'s drinking water system.
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.