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This Week in Tech: Olson Kundig’s Facility for Converting Human Remains into Soil

Plus, Tesla unveils a utility vehicle, a digital exhibition on the Bauhaus movement by Google Arts & Culture, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Seattle-based Olson Kundig (OK) is currently designing the world’s first alternative cremation...
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This Week in Tech: An Israeli Startup Aims to Revolutionize Upcycling

Plus, a new tool to help architects reduce the embodied carbon of their projects, updates from Greenbuild and Autodesk University, an energy-efficiency report card for buildings in New York City, and much more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane, Wanda Lau The...
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This Week in Tech: Digitally integrated, transparent process for project delivery

Plus, autonomous delivery in Houston, a tectonic wall, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Yale School of Architecture associate dean and Autodesk fellow Phil Bernstein, FAIA, envisions a digitally integrated, transparent process for project delivery in...
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This Week in Tech: Robots and Timber at the V&A Dundee

Plus, a floating system for cleaning plastic from rivers, the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Tech is completed, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane The V&A Dundee in Dundee, Scotland, has unveiled a new installation...
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Courtesy MIT In field tests, the performance of the radiative cooling device was measured under full sunlight, both with the insulating material in place (left) and without it (right).

This Week in Tech: Tesla’s latest residential solar panels, plus…

A Smart Forest City in Mexico, next steps for Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto Waterfront, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Elon Musk–led Tesla has unveiled new designs for its residential solar roofing tiles. The updated tempered glass tiles will be...
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Courtesy Columbia Engineering The porous polymer coatings, which switch from white to transparent when wetted, can be put into plastic enclosures to make panels that control light and temperatures of buildings.

This Week in Tech: 3D-Printed Sustainable Dwellings in Italy

Plus, Facebook pledges $1 billion to affordable housing in California, a real-life invisibility cloak, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane In a collaboration with Italian 3D-printing company World’s Advanced Saving Project, multinational Mario Cucinella...
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This Week in Tech: an emoji-pack of Midcentury Modern furniture stickers

Bluetooth-enabled benches around Paris, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane   Midcentury design reproduction company Death by Modernism has launched an emoji extension pack available to iOS users featuring iconic Midcentury Modern furniture and fixtures....
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This Week in Tech: The University of Stuttgart Unveils Ladybug-Inspired Pavilion

Plus, a $7.5 billion digital city outside Las Vegas, housing for dementia patients by IKEA, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane As part of its annual research demonstrator program, the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University...
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This Week in Tech: Rooting Out Homelessness with Bioceramic Geodesic Domes

Plus, the next version of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is up for comment, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane According to a recent Fast Company article, design startup Geoship has partnered with online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos...
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This Week in Tech: Apple Unveils AR Art Experiences

Plus, the solar road pilot program in France has failed, research on the economic viability of energy storage for solar and wind power, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Starting on August 10, visitors to Apple stores around the world can participate in...
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