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  • Fabraft Design Lab, "Starry Wander." Photo © Fabraft Design Lab.
    taichung TAIWAN

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Fabraft Design Lab: “Starry Wander” is an installation of digital design and production. The installation’s curves, height, and the distance between its lanterns are precisely predetermined by the computer. The Starry Wander installation symbolizes a land of hope(s). . . .

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  • facades+ PERFORMANCE.
    new york NEW YORK

    The Architect’s Newspaper and Enclos present a two day conference, facades+ PERFORMANCE (April 24–25), that will examine the increasingly fast-paced evolution of facade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices.

    symposium: “facades+ PERFORMANCE.”
    Thursay, 04/24-Friday, 04/25
    CUNY Graduate Center / Pratt Manhattan Campus
    New York, NY

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  • CDR Studio, "Governor’s Cup Pavilion."
    new york NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    CDR Studio: As the winner of the annual City of Dreams Competition, CDR Studio is teaming up with ENYA, SEAoNY and Figment to create an architectural installation for the summer of 2014. The competition challenge: to imagine a future New York City where “anything is possible.”

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  • Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV. Image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.
    tokyo JAPAN

    Ever since it started research and development on electro-mobility in 1966, today’s Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) always believed that electric vehicles (EV) would eventually become long-term core products—a view vindicated by recent concerns over global warming.

    * image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.

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  • Volkswagen XL1. Image © 2013 Steven J. EWING / AOL.
    wolfsburg GERMANY

    The XL1 from Volkswagen is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a fuel consumption value of 0.9 l/100 km. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid system, the two-seater can also cover a distance of up to 50 km in all-electric mode and therefore with zero local emissions.

    * image © 2013 Steven J. EWING / AOL.

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  • Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV, headlight detail. Image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.
    tokyo JAPAN

    The suburban EV
    Ever since it started R&D on electro-mobility back in 1966, today’s Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) always considered that electric vehicles (EV) should eventually become long-term core products—a view vindicated by recent concerns over global warming.

    * image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.

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  • Kia Provo, headlight detail. Image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.
    frankfurt GERMANY

    Looking every centimetre a road-legal racer, Kia’s new provo concept, unveiled at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva, mixes ultra-modern technology with a self-confident and agile look to deliver an exciting new B-segment car for enthusiasts.

    The sleek, low, yet muscular coupe-style hatchback mixes a petrol-fuelled turbo-charged engine with clever regenerative-electric motors to bring a smart-hybrid solution to this fun-focused concept that points to Kia Motors’ future B-segment expansion plans.

    * image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.

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  • Relief Tower
    chicago ILLINOIS

    Illinois Institute of Technology
    critics: Ross WIMER & Gordon GILL

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Daniel CAVEN: Past ideas of towers acting as modern monumental statues in this modern world have become obsolete. Now towers must incorporate adaptive qualities for climate change and environmental conditions to withstand tests of sustainability as well as create a generative life. The Relief Tower is capable of generating active energy outputs as well sustainable mechanical devices that will achieve economic gains for major cities, such as Chicago.

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