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Tables of the Lakes Spark Conversations About Water

Forget coffee table books. Graduate student Kevin Tousignant (Landscape Architecture) builds tables that are conversation starters in their own right! Tables of the Lakes began as a yearning to see his designs come to life. “An unfortunate part of being a landscape architecture or architecture student is accepting the fact that you’ll be producing an incredible amount of work that […]

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Rethinking Building: Iterative Fabrication, Rapid Delivery, and Resilient Materials

Sci-fi or reality: a 3D-printed home powered by a solar array and 3D-printed hybrid electric vehicle? If you said fantasy, guess again. “Moore’s Law seems to be increasingly evident in the architecture industry lately, so much so that it’s hard to keep track of all the recent groundbreaking ideas for additive manufacturing in buildings. It’s a groundswell that upends our […]

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What Millennials Want: The Gen Y Eco House

The Gen Y Eco House, constructed this summer by College of Design students and their instructor, James Garrett Junior, will be exhibited at the Eco Experience during the Minnesota State Fair, August 22 – September 2. While conducting preliminary research, students surveyed millennials about their approach to home ownership and discovered Gen Y consider home ownership to be very important but wants their house to fit their lifestyle with a majority of their area dedicated to gathering spaces.Students also learned that the millennials consider the dining room the least utilized space (possibly because survey respondents reported cooking just three or four meals at home per week). Generation Y is also concerned with energy conservation and renewable energy, so the class designed…

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Redefining, Redesigning Fashion at the Goldstein Museum of Design

The Goldstein Museum of Design  is hosting a new exhibition called Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability. Now through May 26, you can see work on display by designers from the U.S.A., Australia, Europe, and Asia. The final designs on display were chosen by a jury of Anna Carlson, Anna Lee, and York Hu, each of whom have examples of their own work in the exhibition. All garments are a 21st century design that incorporates recycling, repurposing, and reclaiming that redefines sustainable fashion. The exhibition explores how designers can create clothing and accessories with consideration to the environmental, economic, and social impacts. The fashion industry has many creative and cultural aspects, but the negative features such as textile waste, water…

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