A tech company made a new type of solar panel that’s about to turn the energy industry upside down

Saule Technologies has created a prototype for a thin, flexible solar panel. The translucent material can charge cellphones and might even replace roof-mounted solar panels.

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What New York City’s most famous buildings would look like in the middle of nowhere

These restrictions fascinate Anton Repponen, a creative director, trained architect, and photographer. In his latest personal project, entitled “Misplaced”, Repponen turned those deciding factors on their head, asking questions like: “What would the Chrysler Building look like in a mountainous landscape?” and “What about the Metropolitan Opera in a Brazilian desert?”

MisplacedSeries_NewYork_IACBuildingAnton RepponenNew York’s IAC Building as imagined in the middle of the desert.

 

The inconsistency in New York City’s architecture is what fascinates Repponen the most. “You have old and new mashed together without much rules,” he said. “That’s what’s interesting to observe, and what makes New York somewhat beautiful, but not ‘classic’ beautiful like Rome, for example.”

 

The inconsistency in New York City's architecture is what fascinates Repponen the most. "You have old and new mashed together without much rules," he said. "That's what's interesting to observe, and what makes New York somewhat beautiful, but not 'classic' beautiful like Rome, for example."

http://www.techinsider.io/nycs-famous-buildings-in-the-wilderness-2016-4

 

Zaha Hadid’s first posthumous building just opened in Italy

When Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid died unexpectedly last month, she left a remarkable legacy.Over her incredible four-decade career, she designed acclaimed buildings around the world. Her death came as a surprise, and 34 of her projects are still in progress. Nonetheless, her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, is still marching on. On April 25, Hadid’s first posthumous building opened: the Salerno Maritime Terminal in Italy.

ZHA_Salerno Maritime Terminal_HB_02

At night, the entrance will glow and act as a lighthouse, welcoming visitors from the sea to the city.

http://www.techinsider.io/photos-of-zaha-hadids-salerno-maritime-terminal-in-italy-2016-4