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Saturday, December 16th, 2017

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Mile-High Design

Recently on a road trip out west, I found myself in Denver, Colorado.  Historically known as a gold-rush town of the 1850s and for the towering Rocky Mountains, Denver is now making its mark in the art and culture world. Alone on this road trip, I walked through the city and observed.  The people are [...]

The Future of Drywall!

What if the drywall you put in your spaces was more than just a smooth surface to be painted or hang a picture on? Imagine if the walls served another purpose of regulating the buildings temperature. Well the future is almost here. ThermalCORE! Thermal Core is a National Gypsum product using BASF phase change technology. [...]

Bomb-Proof Walls

Berry Plastics Corporation and the US Army Corps of Engineers created X-Flex which was “specifically engineered to protect structures that may be subject to acts of terrorism such as blast events or catastrophic occurrences.” X-Flex Blast Protection System is kinda insane. It is kinda sad that something like this had to be created, but it [...]

Save Water Bricks

The concept behind Save Water Bricks is pretty cool. They want to use the waste leaves and waste plastics that are thrown away each year, to create bricks that absorb and channel water. The designers Jin-Young Yoon and Jeongwoong Kwon from Korea, realized in their country that some 20tons of leaves are burned each year releasing [...]