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Tested Matrix Platform | A Revolutionary Project in Romanian research. Welcome to the Future!
Concept and proposal for the project – Winning Project
You might have seen this only on CSI, and yes there is one like that in Romania, Cluj Napoca too.
Matrix, Avalon, Star Trek – Holodeck, Nautilus, Data are a few names borrowed from the movies and books of Science Fiction. These are also a couple of names for the most revolutionary romanian research project in psychology. Officially, the Matrix Platform, a platform for diagnostic, therapy and research in virtual reality was opened on 9th of February 2010.
We have a couple of details from VoxPublica since they’ve already got to see the testing of the new “toy”. [I will visit the VR cube in the next couple of weeks and I'll bring you updates on the project, until then I will share with you VoxPublica's impressions on the matter]
The architect David Tajchman designed this multi-storey timber tennis centre for a competition organised by a Swedish timber company.
The complex features five floors of courts stacked on top of each other, contained within a timber structure.
The eye-like openings in the structure are inspired by knots in timber.
“My proposal expresses the company’s savoir-faire while working on wood at different scales, the wood knots serving as big frames is an example,” says Tajchman.
The competition, for Vaxjo in Sweden, was organised by timber company Södra.
The competition was won by Kent Pedersen Arkitektfirma of Denmark.
Architect: KOZ Architectes / Christophe Ouhayoun – Nicolas Ziesel
Location: Saint-Cloud, France
Project team: Ambrus Evva, François Kharatt
Structural Engineers: EVP Ingénierie
Contractor: Delta Fluides
Acoustic Consultant: Delphi Acoustique
Budget: $3.8M Euro
Project Area: 1,600 sqm
Project year: 2007-2009
Photographs: © Stephan Lucas
Non Conformist and Bold
This building is not lacking in self-confdence. As proof, you only have to take the second left along the Avenue de Longchamps from the Les Côteaux tramway Station in Saint-Cloud. No sooner have you left behind a quiet row of smart private houses in the traditional millstone grit Parisian style with front steps and plane trees than you come face to face with an odd-looking building, imposing but also childishly simple, more cubist than cube-shaped, decidedly “fashy”, evoking happy memories of a child’s toy.
Architects: C.F.Møller Architects
Location: Oslo, Norway
Collaborators: Multiconsult AS, SWECO AS, Hjellnes COWI AS / Interconsult ASA, Ingemannson Technology, Nosyko/Erstad og Lekven
Client: Helse Sør-Øst RHF
Landscape: Bjørbekk & Lindheim AS, Schønherr Landskab A/S
Artists Involved: Troels Wörsel, Gunilla Klingberg, Mari Slaattelid, Knut Henrik Henriksen, Jan Christensen, Tony Cragg, Birgir Andrésson, Petteri Nisunen, Tommi Grönlund, Julie Nord, Per Sundberg, Vesa Honkonen, Janna Thöle-Juul, Kristine Halmrast, Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass
Project year: 2000-2008
Constructed Area: 137,000 sqm
Photographs: Torben Eskerod & C.F.Møller Architects
The new university hospital is not a traditional institutional construction; it is a friendly, informal place with open, well-structured surroundings which present a welcoming aspect to patients and their families.
Akershus University Hospital has been designed to emphasize security and clarity in experientially rich surroundings, where everyday functions and well-known materials are integrated into the hospital’s structure.