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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 […]

Events

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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Smart Tech Firearm Challenge Offers US$1m to Advance Gun Safety

While legislative solutions to curbing gun violence in the US continue to meet fervent opposition, the Smart Tech Foundation, formed to incentivize free-market solutions to firearm safety, aims to take a different route. Throug...
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Will Daimler’s Self-Driving Truck Threaten Some Jobs?

No doubt many people cringe at the idea of self-driving vehicles. What happens in the case of an emergency when there is no human to take control of the wheel? Automaker Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, unveiled the first tru...
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SolidWorks Surfacing Level 2: A-Class Surfacing

SolidWorks Surfacing Intensive Course Duration: 24 Hours (3 days) Tuition: $1,800 USD Overview: This near one-on-one A-Class surfacing instruction covers surfacing electronic products and ergonomic forms using higher surface co...
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Chicago’s Futuristic Cable Car Skyline Project

The “Chicago Skyline,” a proposed project by architecture firms Davis Brody Bond and Marks Barfield, plans to create a network of aerial cable cars to provide visitors with a unique perspective of Chicago. Preliminary desig...
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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 som...
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Bugatti Develops New Hypercar Hybrid

Stealing a bit of the supercar spotlight back from Hennessey and its Venom F5, Bugatti insiders have gotten to talking about the successor to the legendary Veyron. The car will reportedly use a hybrid powertrain to make it qui...
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