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Daniel Libeskind Designs Table for Marina Abramovic Exercise

A limited-edition table released by Moroso brings together the high art and design worlds. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the 'Counting the Rice' table is an embodiment of an exercise staged by the Marina Abramovic Institute that involves counting grains of rice for six hour or more—the type of body-demanding experiment for which the contemporary artist is known.
November 17, 2014

A 40-Story Skyscraper Built of Wood May Not Be Far from Reality

A new generation of buildings are proving that tall wood construction is a rising trend.
November 17, 2014
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Improving Lives Through Accessible Design

Industry leaders gather in Boston to brainstorm human-centric solutions.
November 14, 2014
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BIG Presents New Vision for Smithsonian Campus in Washington

The Bjarke Ingels Group proposes a new vision for the esteemed D.C. institution.
November 13, 2014
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Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home

An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living.
November 13, 2014
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How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?

Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.
November 13, 2014
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The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots

Arranging and rearranging furniture isn’t uncommon, but what if your chairs and tables could anticipate your needs and reconfigure themselves? Roombots, a project from Ecole Polytechnique Federerale de Lausanne (EPFL) that was funded by the Swiss NCCR in Robotics, explores simple modular robots that create moving, self-assembling furniture.
November 11, 2014
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The Ultimate Ride: VIP Helicopter with Plush Interior

Italian and Singaporean design team Lanzavecchia + Wai dreamed up a luxury ride for helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland. Featuring a light palette, plush leather seats, and LED lights, the comfortable cabin turns private air transport into an even more luxurious affair. Read more about the duo, one of our 2013 Young Guns, here.
November 11, 2014
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A 3-D Printed, Interactively Designed Lamp

LimeMakers, a Berlin-based 3-D printing start-up, wants to turn your photographs into a faceted lamp.
November 7, 2014
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