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Architect Turns Old Abandoned Factory into His Stunning Home

Spanish Architect Ricardo Bofill spent 45 years converting an abandoned World War One-era concrete factory into his home. Bofill first discovered the concrete factory just outside of Barcelona in 1973. Now having named it La Fábrica, he explained on his website, “I found enormous silos, a tall smokestack, four kilometers of underground tunnels, and machine […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Elon Musk’s Latest Venture, The Boring Company

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed in a recent TED talk how he plans to build a vast underground transportation network that would transport cars on an electric skate – all so traffic could be avoided. The Boring Company, as it’s officially named, was born out of Musk’s frustration with Los Angeles’ legendary traffic […]

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Scewo, The Most Stylish Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

A group of master students from Switzerland want to solve a common wheelchair problem – the difficulty in using a wheelchair to climb stairs. The Scewo wheelchair uses rubber tracks to safely climb staircases and is even stable enough for spiral staircases. The designers behind the one-of-a-kind wheelchair plan to bring it to market by […]

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The All-In-One 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC Machine

In the ever changing world of 3D printers, it can be hard for a company to set itself apart from the competition. Snapmaker plans to do just that with its Kickstarter campaign for its extremely reliable and durable 3D printer featuring an all-metal design that can be converted in a laser engraver or CNC machine […]

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Volkswagen’s Sedric, The Self-Driving Lounge on Wheels

Imagining a world dominated by self-driving vehicles is something many automobile companies have taken part in. Volkswagen (VW) recently released their newest autonomous concept car, which they have aptly named Sedric – as in self-driving car. Sedric is VW’s first concept car created for level 5 autonomous driving. Meaning VW imagines Sedric as a fully […]

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Chicago Pro/Engineer User Afterburn: Modifiability between Creo 2.0 and SolidWorks 2012

Design-Engine’s Chicago Pro/Engineer User Afterburn: Modifiability between Creo 2.0 and SolidWorks 2012: How robust is your modeler? What Design-Engine hosted another monthly Chicago Pro/Engineer User Afterburn on Tuesday...
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What does it take to race in a Rally Race like this?

Lake Superior Performance Rally, the Oldest, Toughest and Meanest Rally on the Rally Circuit is based in Houghton, Michigan and happens every year in October. Design Engine being very interested in any form of racing decided to...
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Design For Humanity Part One: The Solar Powered LED Lamp

Over the past several years there has been increasing awareness about how certain simple often taken for granted in the developed world products or devices can greatly impact the quality of life in the less developed parts of t...
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SOFA 2012 : Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design

Introduction: The Art Fair Company presents the 19th annual SOFA CHICAGO 2012 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611) Nov. 2 – 4. at Navy Pier. There were so many Glass Arts designed ...
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Design For Humanity Part Two: The Solar Oven and The Water Purifier

Throughout significant parts of the developing world the detrimental effects caused by the burning of firewood, charcoal and dung for cooking fuel remain an ongoing problem. Deforestation and the degradation of the environment ...
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2013 Milan Furniture Fair

As the largest designing trade show in the world, the 52nd International Furniture Fair promises to please as designers harness functionality and innovation April 9-14 in Milan. Internazionale del Mobile Salone, also known as M...
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