Dynamic Architecture: ‘Sylvan Rock’ – Designed By Aston Martin & S3Arc

The namesake rock ledge upon which the residence is sited reveals itself upon approach to the residence, the architectural form of the residence responding to the dramatic lines of the rock.

As you move around the residence, the form appears to fold down into the landscape – as if the architecture is born of and catapults from the natural landscape. A distinctly modern yet natural form, the residence is clad in blackened cedar and curtain walls of glazing.

SPECIFICATIONS

Residence | 5,983 SF
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 half baths
3 car garage
Pool and deck
Pool House | 873 SF
Three Guest House “Pods” | 1,574 SF
Treehouse – Architect designed
Food Garden and Trails
Total finished spaces in compound: 8,430 SF

As the residence comes into, the first glimpse offers a visual gasp with the distinctly modern architecture in counterpoint to the unspoiled natural beauty. Upon entering the dramatic garage carved from the earth, experience a subterranean lair and custom designed wine cellar.

After the journey, retreat to private quarters in the residence or beyond in the guest pods. Join other guests for dining and lively conversation at the communal table, enjoying fresh produce from the on-property Food Garden.

Interiors designed by Aston Martin — wood, leather and metals integrate into the architecture and furnishings for a seamless and luxurious experience.

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Science Podcasts: Room-Temp Superconductors, Covid-19 Mask Benefits

A high pressure experiment reveals the world’s first room-temperature superconductor, and a method to target ecosystem restoration.

In this episode:

00:44 Room-temperature superconductivity

For decades, scientists have been searching for a material that superconducts at room temperature. This week, researchers show a material that appears to do so, but only under pressures close to those at the centre of the planet. Research Article: Snider et al.News: First room-temperature superconductor puzzles physicists

08:26 Coronapod

The Coronapod team revisit mask-use. Does public use really control the virus? And how much evidence is enough to turn the tide on this ongoing debate? News Feature: Face masks: what the data say

19:37 Research Highlights

A new method provides 3D printed materials with some flexibility, and why an honest post to Facebook may do you some good. Research Highlight: A promising 3D-printing method gets flexibleResearch Highlight: Why Facebook users might want to show their true colours

22:11 The best way to restore ecosystems

Restoring degraded or human-utilised landscapes could help fight climate change and protect biodiversity. However, there are multiple costs and benefits that need to be balanced. Researchers hope a newly developed algorithm will help harmonise these factors and show the best locations to target restoration. Research Article: Strassburg et al.News and Views: Prioritizing where to restore Earth’s ecosystems

28:40 Briefing Chat

We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, a 44 year speed record for solving a maths problem is beaten… just, and an ancient set of tracks show a mysterious journey. Quanta: Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson RecordThe Conversation: Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehistoric journey

Ocean Resources Video: ‘Deep-Sea Mining And The Environment’ (Economist)

Mining companies and governments will soon be allowed to extract minerals from the deep-ocean floor. These rare metals are vital for a more environmentally sustainable future on land, but at what cost to the health of the ocean?

Classic Italian Buildings: ‘Palazzo Serristori’ In Florence (Video Tour)

Palazzo Serristori, a historical and prestigious palace currently under restoration is for sale by the river Arno, at a stone’s throw from Florence’s city centre, an internationally-renowned city for its history, art and culture.

The palace dates back to the 16th century and has changed a lot over the years, especially in the 19th century when the Demidoff family gave it its current looks. The property has four floors above ground, a basement and a mezzanine floor. The interiors are embellished with fine finishes and materials, such as walls and ceilings enriched with frescoes and decorations and inlays of great artistic importance. Of the original sixteenth-century palace, only the corner facade where the main entrance opens up is preserved.

Media: ‘How Robots Make Food Commercials Look Effortless’ (Vox Video)

Creating the perfect food commercial isn’t just a matter of great styling and a mouth-watering dish. Sometimes, you need a robot. Steve Giralt is a “visual engineer.”

Check out his Instagram for more: https://www.instagram.com/stevegiralt…

Morning News Podcast: Judge Barrett, Census & Florida As Swing State

This Morning With Gordon Deal: Amy Coney Barrett faced a day of questions, Florida is a swing state again, and vacation home demand soars.

Technology: The World’s Top Science Megaprojects

Opening new frontiers, vaccinating billions and unlocking the secrets of our universe these are the world’s most incredible science megaprojects. This video is powered by Bluebeam.

See how Bluebeam Revu was used at the European Spallation Source – https://bit.ly/312O4nk