Author: Design Guru

How the first women in architecture group came to be

Although we may have a female Prime Minister, there are still a significant number of industries where women are under-represented and Architecture is one of them. Fortunately one group of students from Birmingham City University in England are trying to rectify the situation. With the help of The Royal institute of British Architects, the first women in architecture group was launched on Wednesday. The group has been set up to celebrate the role of females in architecture. The launch took place at the Birmingham REP Theatre and welcomed female architects and students to celebrate the opening.  Guest could...

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prism design + office coastline’s runner camp merges a retail shoe store with a gym facility

‘runner camp’ is a two-story flagship store specialized for running and completed from the collaborative work of prism design and office coastline, located in the infinite plaza shopping center of shanghai, china. the concept of the project is for it to be an ‘urban athletics’ center, merging a sports shop and a gym. its aim is for people to run healthy and stylishly throughout the city of shanghai. the retail function of the first floor and the function of the stairs are fused     in terms of design, shanghai based prism design and office coastline feature a large...

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torc self-driving car travels to detroit and back

virginia-based company torc robotics has been working on autonomous vehicle tech for over ten years now. they have recently put the torc self-driving car to the test with a round trip from their virginia HQ to the ford piquette avenue plant in detroit.        at present torc is looking into the consumer market. a recent project saw them use 1,000 miles logged of autonomous driving in recent tests using two modified lexus RX vehicles. their recent trip to detroit marked a great accomplishment for the team by demonstrating the vehicle’s ability on the long-distance drive.    the ford piquette...

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smach’s third open space exhibition is set in the mountainous landscape of the dolomites

  SMACH is an open air exhibition that represents the combination of art and nature, where the latter acts as the display of the artistic creations, designed and tailored specifically to the various sites. the artists involved have staged their works in nine places of historical and cultural interest in the towns of san martin de tor and mareo in the dolomites.  foresta nera loc. 8 plan de coronesgaia lionello, mestre, ita     the theme of this years SMACH international art competition is contrast — although it generates a tangle, the integration of the artworks into nature creates a...

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