Archive for 2017

Shigeru Ban imagines a centre entirely dedicated to the beauty of Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji, Japan’s largest mountain, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. Known world-wide for its often snow-covered volcanic cone, it also holds strong cultural and spiritual significance for the country. To honour it, in 2014 architect Shigeru Ban was chosen to build a centre entirely dedicated to the mountain in Shizuoka Prefecture.

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Gucci joins forces with Bocconi University to create a research laboratory

How has digital transformed luxury? This complex question will be answered by the Gucci Research Lab, a new project by the Gucci brand that is being carried out in collaboration with the prestigious Milan business school, Bocconi University.

Funded by the Italian fashion house, for three years the research laboratory will focus on digitising the economy with a particular emphasis in the luxury sector.

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Tesla has successfully built the largest lithium-ion battery in the world in Australia

Last March, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a new, incredibly ambitious project on twitter: to build the biggest lithium-ion battery in the world, in just 100 days. The goal was to offer a solution to the energy problems of a country that regularly experiences power shortages. To prove his determination, Elon Musk also declared that he was ready to carry out the project for free if the 100-day deadline was not met.

Pour prouver sa détermination, Elon Musk a également déclaré qu’il était prêt à réaliser le projet gratuitement si le délai de 100 jours n’était pas tenu.

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When 3D technology revolutionises the textile industry

Optimised collection design and manufacture, material simulations and even virtual fittings: the possibilities offered by 3D technology are endless. Digital is an unexpected windfall for the ready-to-wear sector, which has already experienced unprecedented upheavals. This technology has redefined, and not without a certain brutality, the blueprint of a sanctified activity.

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