SEArch+ Claims FIRST place in Design Level NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is a competition to create sustainable shelters suitable for the Moon and Mars using in-situ resources. SEArch+ places first among top 3 teams in the final phase.
NASA Awards Five Teams $100,000 in 3D-Printed Habitat Competition
New York–based Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), which Pailes-Friedman is part of, was awarded the fourth place for their X-House proposal, a dual-shell housing module inspired by Alvar Aalto.
Smart Textiles and the Future of Sustainable Fashion
Are smart textiles sustainable? “Sometimes when people think of smart textiles, they only think of electronic textiles,” Interwoven Design Group founder and panelist Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman said.
The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again
Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, founder of Interwoven, explains the future of knitting and why it has been a focus for e-textile makers.
Spacesuits and Smart Fabrics
Pailes-Friedman discusses specializing in wearable tech and smart textiles, how she loves fabric and worked for years with athletes and their clothing, looking at clothing as a tool for athletics.
Here’s What NASA Thinks Mars Houses Could Look Like
NASA has selected five winners in an ongoing contest it has been running to get smart ideas about how to build a 3d-printed habitat on Mars. Mars X-House, designed by SEArch+ team, is one of them.
Brooklyn Ballet’s Nutcracker Features Costumes by Professor Rebeccah Pailes
Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman has designed a number of high-tech costumes for the Brooklyn Ballet’s production of The Brooklyn Nutcracker at the Brooklyn Museum.
Pailes-Friedman collaborated with the TEK-TILES 2017 project focused on developing ideas for embedding and manufacturing technology into apparel and textiles.
A Sneak Peek of the Brooklyn Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ at the Brooklyn Museum
The Village Voice spent an afternoon with the Brooklyn Ballet at the Brooklyn Museum. The company will perform The Nutcracker at the museum, showcasing their ballet, hip-hop, and world dance chops.
Mission to Mars, Pratt Design Reaches for the Stars
Pratt Institute, selected in 2016 to participate in NASA’s eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge — part of the space agency’s goal is to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030's.
Why NASA Needs Architects And Designers
Architecture and Industrial Design students at Pratt Institute designed a transit habitat for Mars missions that would be both comfortable and functional for their trip to the red planet.
Home Sweet Habitat: Students Help NASA Design Mars Spacecraft Living Quarters
The mission was to design a spacecraft for Mars-bound astronauts that was both functional and livable, making efficient use of tight quarters for the crew's 1,000-day journey.