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Nanotechnology

A collection of articles about nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology
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New Nanotechnology Applications for Architecture: Liquid Repelling Coating (Video)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

A new nanotechnology application has emerged where a special hydrophobic and oleophobic coating can be applied to almost any surface — and then that surface repels liquids like water and oil while also preventing rust, dirt, ice or grease from affecting the material’s surface. As you can imagine, nanotechnology applications emerge where within buildings such a coating can be applied to flooring, stairs, and rails to prevent slipping.

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Uses of Nanotechnology for Architectural Design-The Graphene Skin

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

Significant uses of nanotechnology are surfacing, and it is making waves in various fields as it promises newfound opportunities — and our field of architectural design and the construction of built environments is no exception.

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How Pressure Sensitive Electric Skin Can Bring Value to Buildings (Video)

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

Within architectural design, the notion of “building surface” and “building skin” are increasing in importance and are, thus, becoming elements which you as an architect can leverage to bring greater sensitivity to your built environments.

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Inspiration from a “Convergent Assembly” Nano Building System

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

What if, as an architect, you could design a sort of “DNA seed” from which your buildings would grow, not only as they are built, but also as they age over time? Could your initial design “seed” create a better outcome for your building during it’s use — especially in its later years? Well, this “seed” approach definitely calls for designing a building system with a different design mindset — a sort of “genetic” approach to design execution.

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Nanomaterials Bring New Sensations to Add to Your Design Palette

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

The flexibility and new behaviors that nonmaterials bring will add new variety and more choices which you, as an architect, must contend with. The key is to know how to use them — to be able to create state-of-the-art spaces that go beyond mere occupant distraction and annoying agitation to really elevate human lifestyle in a humane manner.

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How Nano Motion Sensors Can Improve Your Building Design

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

Motion sensors are already all around us, they exist in certain appliances, mobile phones and even within your car — but what if nanotechnology and the miniaturization of these sensors down to the nano scale could have profound impact on the buildings in which we live?

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Nanotechnology: A Science Impacting Architectural Design

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

We live in an age where scientific progress continues to transform human lifestyle. This is evermore true when it comes to the progress being made in the field of nanotechnology. This science stands to change and advance the practice of design in a multitude of ways – where architecturalprogress is being made at the molecular level.

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Nanotechnology and New Materials for Architecture

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Maria Lorena Lehman

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Founder — Sensing Architecture ® Academy

Nanotechnology will have profound effects on the way we live. Already, developments are underway for newfound uses. For the architecture profession, nanotechnology will greatly impact construction materials and their properties. Materials will behave in many different ways as we are able to more precisely control their properties at the nano-scale.

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Maria Lorena Lehman is a multi award-winning visionary author, designer, and educator from the United States. Maria holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from Virginia Tech and a Master in Design with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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