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Whitaker Studio’s Futuristic Shipping Container Home Set to Begin Construction in 2018

Whitaker Studio’s Joshua Tree Residence takes shipping container architecture to the next level. Commissioned by a Los Angeles-based film producer, the home’s design takes inspiration from an earlier concept by Whitaker Studio intended for an office building that was never realized. Set to begin construction in 2018, the home’s starburst configuration was carefully planned by the […]

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Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks World Record, Traveling 1,102 Miles on A Single Charge

California-based company Proterra believes their electric buses could be another step towards removing our reliance on fossil fuels. Proterra’s Catalyst E2 Max Electric bus set a new world record for the longest distance traveled – 1,102.2 miles – by an electric vehicle on a single charge. The 40-foot bus packs a hefty 660kWh battery, as […]

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Eviation Unveils All-Electric Private Jet

Eviation Aircraft released the first prototype of an all-electric airplane. Named the “Alice”, the zero-emission aircraft has the capacity to carry nine passengers and two crew members and has a range of roughly 600 miles. Eviation Aircraft markets the Alice as a commuter plane that could be used to book short trips between major cities […]

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The Proposed Improvements to Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

A fresh set of renderings for the transformation of Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive have been revealed. The new plan calls for a 70-acre park extending out into Lake Michigan as well as upgrades to the beaches at Oak Street and Ohio Street. The new proposals have been developed by the state and city departments of […]

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Event Showcase: Humanscale’s “Beyond Sustainability” Discussion

The 4th floor of the Soho House set the scene for a thoughtful and compelling presentation about sustainability in furniture design. The presenter was Jon Strassner, Director of Workplace Strategy at Humanscale. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2007, Jon is passionate about Humanscale’s role in the Net Positive Movement. Jon has been a speaker at […]

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Japanese Architects Create Apartment Building For Bikers

Japanese architects Yuji Nakae, Akiyoshi Takagi and Hiroshi Ohno have teamed up to build an apartment house complex specifically designed for motorcycle enthusiasts. Called ‘NE apartment’, the 8-unit apartment build...
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Roominate, A Dollhouse Designed To Get Girls Excited About Tech

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or “STEM,” as these fields are collectively called nowadays) are overcrowded with dudes. Why are these fields so gender-imbalanced? Does it have to do with girls’...
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Batmobile-Like Nissan DeltaWing is The Future of Racing

Here’s a glimpse at the future of racing. It’s called the Nissan DeltaWing and it’s part road racer, part salt-flat runner, and looks like a modern interpretation of the Keaton-era Batmobile. Not only is it li...
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Chicago Pro/Engineer User Afterburn at Design-Engine

Design-Engine Invites You and Your Team to network and learn in this Chicago Pro/Engineer User Afterburn What Design-Engine is hosting a Creo 2.0 networking event with two presentations in our Chicago studio after work from 6:0...
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DARPA Funds Starship to Develop Human Interstellar Flight Capabilities

Voyager 1, which is now in the outermost layer of the heliosphere that forms the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space, is set to be the first man-made object to leave the Solar System. It has taken the car-s...
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Designer Creates Eco-Friendly Minimalistic Coca Cola Can

New York-based designer Ryan Harc has created a concept design for a minimalistic Coca Cola can that is eco-friendly and 100% recyclable In his concept design called “Colorless”, the can has been designed with a con...
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