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What's Going to Happen with the Nuclear Waste at San Onofre State Beach?

San Onofre beach in California is a popular destination for beachgoers, and beneath the surface is 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste left over from nearby reactors that were disengaged decades ago.Southern California Edison (SCE) owns the reactor

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The Western Australian government has announced it will invest $875 million to create thousands of social housing homes across the state.

Original author: ArchitectureAU Editorial

i2C Architects has been appointed to design a two-level community hub in the Western Sydney suburb of Vineyard.

Original author: ArchitectureAU Editorial

Townsville City Council has approved Conrad Gargett’s design for a new home for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the first stage of the wider Hive development.

Original author: ArchitectureAU Editorial

Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art has lodged plans to build an exposed-sandstone tunnel from the ferry drop-off point.

Original author: ArchitectureAU Editorial

You might as well be a jack of all trades when you’re designing a product that’s got stiff competition, right? Sure, your smartphone car-mount can hold your phone, but can it freshen the air too? That’s sort of the direction the NUMBER ZERO is going for. A MagSafe-compatible car-mount that sits universally on any car’s AC vent, the NUMBER ZERO lets you snap your iPhone on without worrying about clamps, grips, friction, or flimsy parts. It secures your phone in either landscape or portrait orientation using a series of robust magnets that can hold up to 12-times the iPhone’s weight, and even comes with an air-diffuser that relies on the AC-vent behind your phone to disperse any fragrance of your choice all around the car.

Designer: Wu Zhiwen

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Stuttgart-based designer Stephan Henrich describes his firm's specialty as "Robotic-design and architecture in physical realisation and speculation." Given that description, perhaps it's unsurprising that his concept for an all-wheel-drive bike is pretty outside-of-the-box:

"The INFINITY beach and city cruiser is driven by a revolutionary monotyre-clip chain construction that forms automatically a temporary rim in the wheel area and a dented beltdrive in the bike's center area. This monotyre is propulsed by a central dented wheel getting its force by a crank over a short chain and a 8-speed gearbox. This combination makes 'allwheel-drive' possible. The tyreguide rails in the wheel areas are fully suspended (parallelogram to maintain the rim guidance)."

Here's Henrich discussing the design's viability:

Original author: Rain Noe

The architecture industry is suffering from a “collective COVID hangover,” even as the effects of the pandemic and ongoing lockdowns continue to be felt.

Original author: ArchitectureAU Editorial

Tasmanian firm Artas Architects

Original author: ArchitectureAU Editorial

Younghusband wool and grain store

Original author: ArchitectureAU Editorial

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