Inspired by Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest kinetic sculptures, California-based creative studio CARV created what might be the world’s fist and only walking bicycle. At first glance, it appears to be a movie prop or sculpture, but step closer, and you’ll see the team swapped the bicycle’s rear wheel for a metal exoskeleton consisting of four legs controlled by the pedals. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Lars Büro
Design agency Lars Büro heard that the Tesla Cybertruck would be too large to fit in a standard garage. So, they created “Cybunker,” a living space designed specifically to house the futuristic truck. How does it work? There are two folding gates inside that reveal a 600 square-foot living space capable of accommodating an array of equipment and vehicles, including other trucks that don’t fit in standard garages.
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New Story has opened the world’s first 3D-printed community in Mexico, and the first two 500-square-foot homes took approximately 24-hours to print over several days of construction. The company spent around 18-months planning and designing the project, while also partnering with construction technologies company ICON for the initial build. ECHALE a Tu Casa, a nonprofit company based in Mexico, completed the final build-out. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Shipping container homes and structures have come a long way since they first started appearing on the internet years ago. The Box Hop is one of the latest examples of shipping container architecture and it’s a real cabin that you can actually book on Airbnb. Located on 18.5 acres in Hocking Hills, Ohio, this living space consists of 3 intermodal shipping containers that offer 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and stunning views. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Jeff Mack Designs custom built a walnut and epoxy conference table that looks normal at first, but place a smartphone or other Qi-enabled wireless charging device on the lightning bolt, and it starts charging. “We wanted to have a subtle detail marking where the wireless chargers were and this is how it turned out!,” said Jeff. Read more for a video of it in-action.
Photo credit: Brent Walter
Auto enthusiast Brent Walter transformed an original 1971–1973 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle into two functional motorbikes, called “Volkspod”. They’re powered a 79cc (birch green) and 212cc (pastel blue) Volkswagen engines and the frame has been modified to include a functional headlight and taillight systems. No performance numbers were mentioned, but on a related note, the original 25 hp Beetle was designed for a top speed around 100 km/h (62 mph). Read more for a video and additional information.
Designed by Poland-based Wojciech Morsztyn, the Ocean Community is basically a luxurious, solar-powered floating house, with the main goal to extend a city’s coastline. These structures would float no more than 800 meters from the city’s coastline, meaning that its residents would easily be able to commute back and forth. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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The Allosaurus (different lizard) is a carnivorous theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 155 to 145 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. This large bipedal predator had a large skull equipped with dozens of sharp, serrated teeth. Its body averaged 31-feet in length, though fragmentary remains suggest it could have reached over 39-feet. The last place you’d probably expect to find an Allosaurus skeleton is a giant mansion in Beverly Hills. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Hudson Yards announced earlier this week that Edge, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck, is set to open on March 11, 2020 offering the public the opportunity to see and experience NYC like they never have before. This structure pierces the sky at a soaring 100 floors from its record-setting height of 1,131 feet, with expansive views of The City, Western New Jersey and New York State spanning up to 80 miles. Visitors will be able to enjoy varying levels of thrill including leaning over the city up against the angled glass walls to stepping all the way out onto the glass floor or taking in the view on the outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floor. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Google’s digital wellbeing experiments hope to help people find a better balance with technology, and they’ve done so through five experimental apps that promotes technology to assist the user in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. One of the most interesting things they launched was a printable Paper Phone, which lets you take a break from the digital world by printing a personal booklet of the key information you’ll need that day. Read more for two videos and additional information.