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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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This New Gadget Might Be The Cure For Your Insomnia

We know that not getting enough sleep comes with all sorts of negative consequences and our dependence on smartphones and gadgets usually only worsens our insomnia. British inventor Richard Mills has created a new technology th...
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The Continuing, Improving Story of LED Light Bulbs

It was only 3 years ago that recently introduced 60 watt equivalent LED bulbs were introduced at price points in the 25 to 30 dollar range.  Now, in of June 2015 wehave finally seen the price fall below the 5 dollar per bulb...
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Lytro Immerge Camera Plans to Produce The Best Virtual Reality Video

The Lytro Immerge wants to change how virtual reality (VR) footage is captured. Traditional VR footage is usually filmed using several cameras and said footage is put together into a 360-degree image. Instead of using these old...
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Tired of Sitting? The Altwork Station Lets You Lie Down at Work

Have you ever wanted to just lie down at your desk? Now the Altwork Station lets you do just that and still get work done. The Altwork Station, which has been five years in the making, allows you to sit, stand or lie down ̵...
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BOLD New Ideas for the Windy City

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is showcasing some innovative, potential makeovers for the Windy City. One of their exhibits, “BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago,” features 18 projects and ideas created for the city...
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The 3D Printed Shoe Game

Forget the Adidas and Kanye West collaboration; Adidas Futurecraft 3D may be the next big thing. Their first 3D printed shoe is a running shoe that contains a midsole specifically designed to match a person’s individual foot....
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