High performance art

December 1st, 2014

Each fall the Museum of Art and Design in New York presents LOOT: MAD about Jewelry, an exhibition and sale showcasing designs from jewelry artists all over the world. For collectors and jewelry lovers, it offers the rare opportunity to meet international jewelry artists and buy one-of-a-kind pieces. Now in its 14th season, LOOT embodies […]

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The tropics come to Winnipeg

December 1st, 2014

Palm trees, waterfalls, lush flowers—it must be a tropical location, right? Not so fast. This getaway is the Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg, Canada. A popular spot that brings a bit of Las Vegas to the plains, the casino opened a new state-of-the-art event center in August 2014. The goal for the design of the […]

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On the road again …

December 1st, 2014

When you think about motorcycles and the culture that surrounds them, an image of freewheeling bikers dressed in leathers, much like Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in the film Easy Rider, may come to mind. But as the years have gone by, the world of motorcycling has gotten more sophisticated. That’s especially true when it […]

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All under one roof

December 1st, 2014

Kansas City, Mo., needed a building to store 8,000 tons of salt and sand used for winter road maintenance. The city worked with the Midwest office of general contracting firm McTech Corp., also in Kansas City, to build the South Satellite Service Center. The design called for a tension fabric roof, and that’s where Legacy […]

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Louvers create stunning architectural detail

December 1st, 2014

For its new headquarters, built outside of Bern, Switzerland, SBB Railway wanted to create a unique facade. The company also wanted to save energy and provide its employees with a superior working environment. All goals were achieved by installing moveable glass louvers, with metallic fabric laminated in between, on the outside of the building. The […]

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Tentacles, wheels and a room with a view

December 1st, 2014

In digital printing capabilities, the possibilities are endlessly creative. To demonstrate that point, Roland DGA Corp., a wide-format digital printer based in Irvine, Calif., held a competition to showcase the diverse and original projects produced by Roland users. The company received entries from a range of industries and applications. The three winners of the Creative […]

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California revises flammability standards

December 1st, 2014

In an effort to limit unnecessary exposure to flame retardants, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that requires manufacturers of upholstered furniture to indicate if the product contains added flame-retardant chemicals. The new standard will become law on Jan. 1—the same time full compliance is required for a new flammability standard […]

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Canada sets collapsible fuel tank standard

December 1st, 2014

The world’s first collapsible fabric storage tank standard was released by the Canadian Standards Association in July 2014. There was previously no credible reference document detailing the minimum requirements for the use of collapsible bladder fuel storage tanks or pillow tanks. This new standard provides information to ensure the use of collapsible fuel bladder tanks […]

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Car seats could save energy

December 1st, 2014

The range of electric vehicles needs improvement, with “energy guzzlers” such as air conditioning and interior heating systems operating from the power supply. Scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany are studying heat transfer in car seats to create a model of the processes involved and implement it in the design of improved seating. The […]

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