Day: June 21, 2020

These Sustainable Swimsuits Have a Genius Design Feature

No matter how certain you are in your shopping decisions, it’s likely you’ve been stumped by whether to pick between a solid or a printed piece at one point or another. Trust, we get it: Sometimes a solid color seems like the more feasible option because it’s timeless and versatile, but a print is just more fun. So what do you do?

Good thing Wolven is making it easy to have both. The celeb-loved leggings brand is known for churning out reversible workout attire that’s won over the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Vanessa Hudgens, and Sophia Turner — and now it’s incorporated its signature two-in-one fabrication into a line of sure-to-sell-out reversible swimwear. That means never having to decide between a classic black bathing suit and a printed one ever again.

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How algorithms are designing better buildings

When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion but the impact of computers on the practice of building design.

Thanks to computer-aided design (CAD), architects were able to experiment with new organic forms, free from the restraints of slide rules and protractors. The result was famous curvy buildings such as Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Future Systems’ Selfridges Department Store in Birmingham.

Today, computers are poised to change buildings once again, this time with algorithms that can inform, refine and even create new designs. Even weirder shapes are just the start: algorithms can now work out the best ways to lay out rooms, construct the buildings and even change them over time to meet users’ needs. In this way, algorithms are giving architects a whole new toolbox with which to realise

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