Inflatable Concrete Housing

Super-fluffy pancakes, inflatable concrete, Baroque photojournalism and more in our look at the web this week

What may seem to be an impossible concept, inflatable concrete housing is absolutely real life. Not only that, but it was invented decades ago by Dr Dante Bini, who created this Binishell system in the mid 1960s. The process is as follows: “Buildings are created by pumping wet concrete onto an inflatable dome, reinforced with steel. Once the concrete has set—which takes about an hour—the …

Navdy HUD

Super-fluffy pancakes, inflatable concrete, Baroque photojournalism and more in our look at the web this week

Navdy is a clever little heads up display (HUD) device that mounts onto your car’s dash to keep you informed, headed in the right direction and connected to your smartphone. Controlled by voice and gestures and featuring native apps for iOS and Android, Navdy projects all relevant information at what appears to be a two-meter distance, so your eyes never have to leave the road. …

Photojournalism’s Accidental Renaissance

Super-fluffy pancakes, inflatable concrete, Baroque photojournalism and more in our look at the web this week

History—or art history for that matter—repeats itself in a couple of news photos that ignited the Twittersphere for their unintended references to Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces. Architects and artists like Michelangelo used the Fibonacci sequence and the closely related Golden Ratio to create aesthetically pleasing proportions in their work and allude to the divine. The Guardian explores how a few photographs (one of the Ukrainian …