The Elements, a Volatile History

Do you know the real shape of atoms under an electronic microscope and what their assembly logic is?Do you wonder why Mendeleïev’s periodic table of the Elements is so highly considered and how it came about ? Do you want to learn how Alchemist discovered elements while looking for gold ?

Below are  the three episodes of a great BBC Documentary series to watch this week-end: The Elements , a Volatile History.

 

Episode 1, Discovering the Elements

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/23948902]

 

Episode 2, The Order of the Elements

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/23979283]

 

Episode 3, The Power of the Elements

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/23988758]

Author: Arthur Mamou-Mani

Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA – is a French architect, director of Mamou-Mani Architects, specialised in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the Fab.Pub which allows people to experiment with large 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. Arthur has been selected as one of the RIBAj's 2017 cohort of Rising Stars. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering and since 2016, he is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2011, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.

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