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Hobbit Hole-Style Home Takes Luxury Living to a New Level

When you think of hobbit hole-style homes, you probably don’t think of luxury. However, the Underhill, designed by architect Arthur Quarmby, is a luxury four-bedroom property that boasts cleverly designed roof lighting, sliding windows and even it’s own swimming pool. Located in northern England, the Underhill home is partially buried into a hill by using …

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A 3D Pen That Runs on Plastic Bags and Bottles

Plastic, it’s everywhere. It’s also the primary material 3D printing pens use to create sculptures. The company behind the Renegade 3D pen believes there is a better solution for 3D printing pens rather than using specially created plastic filaments to draw multi-dimensional objects. The Renegade pen instead repurposes old plastic, such as from plastic bags …

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Cyclotron – The Spokeless, Smart Bike You Can Order Now

The creators behind Cyclotron believe their smart bike embodies the future of cycling. It is an advanced and versatile smart bike that is fully connected, powered by it’s own app and has a ton of innovative features. The spokeless Cyclotron is built using space-grade carbon fibre and is entirely spoke free. The combination of space-grade …

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Designs for the World’s First 3D-printed Freeform House

Architecture studio Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) won first place in Branch Technology’s Freeform Home Design Challenge, which brought together architects, designers, artists and engineers worldwide to explore how 3D printing technologies can improve our built environment and lives today. Specifically, WATG’s Chicago-based team, consisting of Daniel Caven, Chris Hurst, Miguel Alvarez and Brent …

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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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