Loop NYC driverless-car proposal offers Manhattanites more time and green space

July 19, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

New York studio Edg has proposed converting some of Manhattan’s major roads into public-transit highways for driverless vehicles, in order to reduce travel times and turn the island’s central thoroughfares into landscaped parks. Edg’s project, named Loop NYC, envisions swapping existing cross streets and highways for “driverless expressways” that could shuttle people around the city

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Minecraft video game used to design public space in more than 25 developing countries

July 3, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Local authorities have been “amazed to see that young women from slums could design as architects or urban planners”, according to the co-ordinator of a United Nations initiative using the video game Minecraft to get communities designing their own public spaces. The Block by Block project is the work of UN-Habitat – the United Nations agency

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Wheelys’ Moby-Mart is a self-driving store with a holographic shop assistant

June 28, 2017 Emma Tucker 0

Retail startup Wheelys has designed a prototype self-driving supermarket that navigates to different locations throughout the day and uses artificially intelligent holograms to help customers. The vehicle is designed to be almost completely self sufficient, relying on software that tracks its inventory and alerts the Moby-Mart when it’s time to restock. It runs from an

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Carlo Ratti reveals Office 3.0 workspace that promises to end “thermostat wars”

June 17, 2017 Alice Morby 0

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has transformed a Turin building into an office space with a personalised “environmental bubble” for every worker. Office 3.0 – first previewed in plans in the middle of last year – is the new headquarters for the Agnelli Foundation cultural institution in Turin, Italy. Ratti’s firm, Carlo Ratti Associati, renovated the

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The Mobius Bench Responds To Touch And Lights Up With Colors

May 26, 2017 Erin 0

  Designer Louis Lim of Makingworks teamed up with 3form to created a modern interactive circular bench named Mobius, that lights up when it’s touched, and was recently displayed at Wanted Design in New York City. Initiated by Talley Goodson, 3form CEO, the design collaboration was the first of its kind for 3form, and invited […]