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Will Chicago Be Home to The George Lucas Museum?

A futuristic museum may be coming to the Second City. The architects at MAD have previously received approvals from Chicago City Council members for their proposed design of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. However, some critics of the project think it may not be the best project for Chicago. The museum would house many […]

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Breakwater, Chicago’s Floating Resort

It’s almost summertime in Chicago and that means plenty of outdoor activities. The team behind Breakwater Chicago has given us a look into new renderings of their floating vessel project, Breakwater. First proposed in 2014, Breakwater is essentially a floating 300-by-100 foot party barge that features outdoor decks, swimming pools, stores, bars and restaurants. This […]

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Office Furniture’s Big Five Domestic Firms

The training arm of Design Engine has had relationships of varying degrees with what might be termed the big five of U.S. office furniture. These noted firms, Steelcase, Herman Miller, HNI (All Steel), Haworth and Knoll had some involvement with the 3D training program partially because of their relatively close proximity (HNI located in Iowa […]

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Plans Proposed to Build Wooden Skyscraper in London

Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture, along with PLP Architecture and engineering firm Smith and Wallwork have proposed to build the tallest wooden skyscraper in London. The conceptual plan is an 80-story building that is 985 feet tall and provides over 1,000,000 square feet of space for 1,000 residential units. It would also be the second […]

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Designer Wai Lim Chan’s Jewelry Boxes Take Shape as Endangered Animals

Wai Lim Chan of Trigger Design, designer and participant in Design Engine training, has created some impressive designs. Wai Lim Chan’s “The Endangered” is a line of scented jewelry boxes that are shaped like endangered animals. Chan hopes these jewelry boxes will help represent the importance of cherishing precious moments with your loved ones. Chan explained the jewelry […]

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BMW Celebrates 100 Years With This Insane Concept Car

BMW’s Vision Next 100 concept car is truly a car of the future, and we mean way into the future. BMW celebrates 100 years by imagining a car for a time when self-driving cars are commonplace; along with other gadgetry we coul...
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This Dress is 3D-Printed and Requires Zero Assembly

Nervous System’s design studio has found a way to intersect fashion and technology. As part of exhibition “#techstyle” with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA,) they have created the Kinematics Petal dre...
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NASA Wants to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet

NASA plans to resurrect supersonic travel by giving Lockheed Martin $20 million to develop a preliminary design for a “low boom” supersonic passenger airplane that could potentially take you anywhere in the world in six hou...
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Chicago Auto Show 2016

As promised this years Chicago Auto Show turned out to be an impressive but visually overwhelming event full of new technologies and innovations, concept cars, classic vintage cars and some unexpected surprises. The experience ...
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Are Flexible Displays the Design of the Future?

We have already seen several devices that we can wear to connect us – from smart watches to activity trackers and even to fashionable, smart jewelry. One company plans to take wearables further by creating flexible technology...
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Caterpillar Creates First Smartphone with Integrated Thermal Camera

When you think of Caterpillar, you don’t usually think of smartphones. The company behind the famous yellow and black construction machines has created a $600 smartphone with a built-in Flir thermal imaging camera. Duubb...
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