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Green Bottle – Don Cooper: The Atmospheric Vortex Engine

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Donald Cooper, Vortex Engineer.

 

The atmospheric vortex engine has been developed and patented independently over several decades by the engineer Louis Michaud in Canada and physicist Norman Louat in Australia.
The system makes use of the strong positive feedback characteristic of atmospheric vortices to utilise low grade energy resources for the purpose of power generation and climate moderation. An atmospheric vortex is an example of what Ilya Prigogine calls a dissipative structure. The vortex is able to reduce entropy locally, while increasing entropy on a global scale. The system can reduce the global greenhouse effect and aid in moderating global temperature.

The concept has been endorsed in principle by highly regarded experts:
“…What’s necessary at this point is to do proofs of concept,” says professor Kerry Emanuel, the hurricane expert at MIT. “[The] idea is pretty simple and elegant. My own feeling is that we ought to be pouring money into all kinds of alternative energy research. There’s almost nothing to lose in trying this…”

 

Location               Gresley Abas Studio | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

Date                      Friday 23rd May | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                     contact@gresleyabas.com.au

 

Links for further information:

The Atmospheric Vortex Engine

Who’s looking – Vortex Engine Site Access Since July 2011

 

Posted by Heather

Green Bottle – Garrett Bray: Building Bridges in Tanzania,Friday 21st March

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Garrett Bray, 2013 WA Young Professional Engineer of the Year from BG&E.

Over the course of 5 weeks in early 2013, a group of engineers and technicians from the BG&E Perth Office travelled to the remote Usambara mountains in Tanzania to complete the construction of four bridge and culvert structures as part of a pro bono engineering project in conjunction with the local communities and MamboSteunPunt, a local not-for-profit enterprise.

 

The original timber bridges had been significantly damaged by floods in 2011 and were rendered unusable for the purposes of produce trade via trucks and passenger transport via buses. The design required solutions that would resist future flood events and feature improved durability and wearing surfaces while being feasible to construct with hand tools and manual labour.

 

This presentation will give an overview of how the team became involved in the project; conditions in the local area; the decisions taken to create a design appropriate for the local conditions; how the challenges of construction with basic hand tools in a remote location were overcome; and how the team worked to build the capacity of the local construction team through the project.

 

A discussion will follow on pro bono within the built environment industry with mention of a new pilot organisation, PIBECH, the Public Interest Built Environment Clearing House, as an organisation to facilitate, record and promote pro bono work in WA.

 

Location: Gresley Abas Studio | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

Date: Friday 21st March | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP:  contact@gresleyabas.com.au

 

For further information see links below:

Short video featuring the project

PIBECH Website

 

 

Next Green Bottles:


Michael Phillips, Curtin University: Community-Build India, Friday 4th April, 5.30pm.

Donald Cooper, Vortexengineer: The Atmospheric Vortex Engine, Friday 23rd May, 5.30pm.

        

 

 

Posted by Heather

Carly Barrett – WA Emerging Architect Prize, Friday 7th of March

communication + design

WA Emerging Architect prize winner Carly Barrett dicusses the topic of design and communication – “how do we make design both meaningful and desirable for the general public.”   (and will also review the WA Emerging Architect prize submission – “how to communicate the value of what you do”)

HOSTED BY GRESLEY ABAS
7TH OF MARCH – 5PM FOR A 5.30PM START
1/816 HAY STREET PERTH
RSVP merge@architecture.com.au

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Green Bottle – Paul Wakelam: Wallace Greenham to Ian Atfield + A Workshop

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Paul Wakelam of A Workshop.

Paul Wakelam will be presenting a talk and discussion of this year’s travels and later workings of A Workshop.

Location              Gresley Abas Studio | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

Date                      Friday 27th September | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                     contact@gresleyabas.com.au

 

For further information on A Workshop click here

 

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Green Bottle – Michael Phillips, Friday 20th September

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Michael Phillips, Graduate

Architect from Curtin University.

 

Fascinated by the design and build process and the potentials for creating meaningful
experiences and architecture, Michael won the Peter Hunt travel prize in 2011 for a
proposal to travel to the United States to examine design build programs.

Michael will be talking about his design and build experiences in Australia and abroad.

 

Location               Gresley Abas Studio | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

Date                      Friday 20th September | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                    contact@gresleyabas.com.au

 

Posted by Heather

Green Bottle – Soft Loud House Architects, this Friday!

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Alvyn Williams
from Victorian based Soft Loud House Architects

Location               Gresley Abas Studio | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

Date                      Friday 13 September | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                     contact@gresleyabas.com.au

For further information on Soft Loud House Architects click here

Posted by Heather

Tomorrow’s Green Bottle: Nathan Martella

Looking forward to Nathan’s talk and seeing everyone here tomorrow night! check out his blog for more…

Posted by Heather

Green Bottle: Nathan Martella – Friday 23 August

hope you can make it!

more…

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MAI: marina abramovic institute

watching this far away space with great anticipation…

 

Posted by Heather

james turrell: sooner than later, roden crater !

james turrell: sooner than later, roden crater.

 

 

Posted by Heather