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Quarantine Work Pods Keep Your Air in There

Quarantine Work Pods Keep Your Air in There
For many of us, working from home is the best option for getting things done while preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other nasty bugs in the workplace. But not all jobs can be performed off-site, and sometimes in-person collaboration is required.

NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube

NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube
NASA Langley is showing off a new concept dwelling that astronauts might one day live in on the surface of the Red Planet. The concept is called the Mars Ice Home, and as the name suggests, it’s cool.
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House Built on a Giant Turntable So It Can Face the Sun All Day Long

House Built on a Giant Turntable So It Can Face the Sun All Day Long
Check out this home in Norway that was built on a giant turntable. No, it doesn’t play tunes as it spins around, although that would be an awesome bonus. The idea is that it can be remotely rotated for maximum sun exposure, or to control the view out the windows.

LEGO Architecture US Capitol Kit Needs a Giant “Independence Day” Ship to Make it Perfect

LEGO Architecture US Capitol Kit Needs a Giant “Independence Day” Ship to Make it Perfect
I spent many an hour growing up making buildings and cars out of LEGO. Inevitably, I would destroy the buildings in some sort of Godzilla fantasy. LEGO has a new official building kit that lets you make a blocky version of the US Capitol Building.

Guy Makes $230,000 House out of 700 Year-Old Cave

Guy Makes $230,000 House out of 700 Year-Old Cave
Angelo Mastropietro made a kick ass home out of a cave. No, this luxury home for the modern caveman doesn’t have a Batmobile or a Bat-Pole that you can slide down, but it should. Despite that, it is way better than your non-cave home.

Inside Dolby Laboratories’ New Headquarters

Inside Dolby Laboratories’ New Headquarters
Dolby was kind enough to invite me into their brand new headquarters building in San Francisco. The 16-story, 300,000 square foot building brings together research, engineering, marketing, business and operations teams in a single location, and is packed top to bottom with scientific labs for creating the next generation of audio and video technologies.

Chinese Glass-bottom Bridge (Probably) Won’t Collapse

Chinese Glass-bottom Bridge (Probably) Won’t Collapse
China isn’t exactly known for its safety guidelines and building standards. It’s more known for cutting corners and having few protections in place for people and the environment. I’d be a bit nervous about walking on a bridge that was 590 feet in the air and had a glass bottom no matter where it was.

Can You Stomach a Night at Skylodge’s Transparent Sleeping Pods?

Can You Stomach a Night at Skylodge’s Transparent Sleeping Pods?
How do you feel about spending a night suspended from the side of a cliff? If you find yourself getting jelly legs just by looking over the railing when you’re five stories up, then clearly Natura Vive’s Skylodge isn’t for you.

Arckit: LEGO for Architects

Arckit: LEGO for Architects
Architectural models are usually made of wood, paper and foam. But the recently launched Arckit makes building scale models a lot easier and cheaper. Arckit consists of 1:48 plastic modular pieces. It’s a lot like LEGO, but instead of studs it uses pegs and small holes.

3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox

3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox
A few years ago, we featured fan-made 3D printed replicas of some of the buildings in SimCity 2000. You can still download and print those designs, but if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, Ittyblox are nice alternatives.

3D Printed 6-story Building: Ink Different

3D Printed 6-story Building: Ink Different
Just 3 years ago the thought of using 3D printing to create buildings – even a tiny one – seemed like a pipe dream. But last year we saw a miniature castle that was entirely 3D printed.

This Dangling, Cantilevered House Is Both Awesome and Terrifying

This Dangling, Cantilevered House Is Both Awesome and Terrifying
One of the first things a person who is thinking of building any sort of structure is told is to build upon a solid foundation. Normally, people then go find a piece of level, solid earth, and start going up from there.

3D Printed Concrete Mini Castle: Disneyland Minnesota

3D Printed Concrete Mini Castle: Disneyland Minnesota
We’ve featured a couple of concepts for and attempts at 3D printing a house. A contractor in Minnesota named Andrey Rudenko appears to be really close to becoming one of the first to 3D print a home.

Homer’s “The Odyssey” is Epic in LEGO Form

Homer’s “The Odyssey” is Epic in LEGO Form
If you are like me, you probably remember with varying degrees of fondness some of the books you had to read back in school. One of the books I rather liked was Homer’s The Odyssey; I thought it was a rather cool book.

Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface

Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface
If Humans are ever to spend more than a few days on the surface of the moon or other planet, they will need some sort of shelter. An entrepreneur from Sweden has created a crowdfunding initiative to build what he says could be the first structure on the moon’s surface.

Food Blueprint Placemats: For Foodie Engineers

Food Blueprint Placemats: For Foodie Engineers
How does one go about with making the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich? What about the perfect sundae or a banana split? These are presumably some of the most commonly consumed snacks and treats in the country, so most people really don’t need any directions on how to make them.
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