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The Nimb Ring is a Fashion-Forward Panic Button

The Nimb Ring is a Fashion-Forward Panic Button

The Nimb ring is a stylish new wearable device that wraps safety around your finger, sending a call for help with the touch of a button.

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April 12, 2017

Section: Curiosity

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A New Generation of Home Robots Is Here

A New Generation of Home Robots Is Here

Gimmick of today or a fixture of the future? Offering everything from companionship and schedule-keeping to security, a new generation of home robots could revolutionize the way we live.

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March 1, 2017

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A Facade with Special Effects at Calgary’s New Engineering School

A Facade with Special Effects at Calgary’s New Engineering School

The Schulich School of Engineering is the University of Calgary’s latest addition. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, it features an impressive sensor-embedded glass wall that responds to light.

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February 28, 2017

Section: Architecture

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A Robotic Shopping System at One of Russia’s Oldest Malls

A Robotic Shopping System at One of Russia’s Oldest Malls

As shopping centres struggle to compete with online retail, one of Russia’s oldest malls has brought the computer right to the store with the help of Cheungvogl architecture and design studio.

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January 11, 2017

Section: Interiors

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Carlo Ratti Creates Micro-Climates for Agnelli Foundation’s New Office

Carlo Ratti Creates Micro-Climates for Agnelli Foundation’s New Office

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has developed an innovative building management system that follows individuals around the office. The pilot project, at Turin’s Agnelli Foundation, aims to increase comfort while dramatically reducing energy use.

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December 28, 2016

Section: Curiosity

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How Virtual Reality is Changing the Game for Architects

How Virtual Reality is Changing the Game for Architects

Virtual reality technology is taking hold in the worlds of architecture and design, giving firms a powerful tool for sharing their projects.

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December 27, 2016

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How Blind Architect Chris Downey Keeps Working

How Blind Architect Chris Downey Keeps Working

Is it possible to design without the aid of vision? That’s what blind architect Chris Downey, who lost his vision in 2008, proved true during his keynote talk at this year’s IIDEX Canada, a design and architecture show in Toronto.

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December 15, 2016

Section: Architecture

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This Digital Darkroom App Lets Architects Easily Create Amazing Glass Effects

This Digital Darkroom App Lets Architects Easily Create Amazing Glass Effects

Forms+Surfaces’ Zoom Digital Darkroom and Image Library solve a frustrating problem for architects and designers: finding and turning nature photography into large-scale glass applications.

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December 6, 2016

Section: Curiosity

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How Designers Create Utopia, According to Paola Antonelli

How Designers Create Utopia, According to Paola Antonelli

MoMA’s senior curator of architecture and design on why the concept of utopia has always been a driving force for all types of designers, and the diverse examples through history that prove it.

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November 12, 2016

Section: Design

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This Design Tool Turns Any Photo Into An Architectural Glass Design

This Design Tool Turns Any Photo Into An Architectural Glass Design

Forms+Surfaces’ new VEKTR Digital Canvas tool can create images of any size for large-scale architectural glass.

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October 20, 2016

Section: Design

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