Archive: Sep 2011

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Forget the Sleeping Bag…Try a Sleepbox

    Have you ever gotten back from a well-deserved trip, and after all the traveling, felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation? With all the rushing, the waiting, the droves of travelers, and the cramped personal space, getting from point A to point B can seem more like cruel and unusual punishment than a […]

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  2. Thursday’s Salute to Originals: Folding Chairs Get a Facelift

    We’ve all been there…You’re stuck in a seminar, class, or meeting, and all there is to sit on is a cold, hard, aluminum folding chair. Just the sight of one of these assembly seating staples is enough to conjure feelings of numb appendages and boredom. You know its going to be a long day. While […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Gasoline Through Garbage

    We exist as a society overwhelmed with trash. California alone spends $25 million to send plastic shopping bag to landfills and another $8.5 million just to clean them off the streets. Americans throw away an estimated seven billion pounds of plastic per year, with only about one percent of that being recycled. Start-up company PK […]

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  4. Innovative Infrastructure Brings Neighborhoods Together

    Freeways crisscross much of a modern society’s landscape, connecting distant cities by allowing people the ability to travel hundreds of miles in a single day. Unfortunately, they also cleave, destroy, and pollute neighborhoods while existing as a visual blight on the landscape. Communities and citizens will often resist their construction even when the economic benefits […]

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  5. From the Field: Making Headlines with Backlit Glass Floor

    We’re so pleased with the progression of this backlit glass floor installation at the Dallas Convention Center Hotel, we wanted to share the on-site photos immediately! The project is another great testament to the importance of not only mock-ups, testing, and coordination from one source, but also to being flexible and ready on-site with an […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Bendable Electricty

    Wind farms have begun to dominate off-shore sites and mountain ridges. In fact, wind power provided 26% of all new U.S. electric capacity last year. Wind turbines do have their drawbacks. Besides killing bats and birds by blade strikes and exploding their lungs with pressure differences, wind turbines can present significant engineering challenges and often […]

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  7. A Collapsed Roof Providing Mile-High Potential

    For the past two years, when residents of Sydney have gone down to the park, they have literally travelled “down”. Wonderfully making use of an old water reservoir, the Australian firms TZC Architects and JMD Designs constructed Paddington Reservoir Gardens to make good use of a cave-in. The reservoir was originally constructed in the 1870s […]

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