Architectural Originality and Breaking Out of the Rut

Architects have natural and man-made limitations to creating original designs, which some believe are inherent creativity blockers. And some experts believe that there’s no such thing as originality at all. But through the mental roadblocks, geographic and legal limitations and technology issues, architects are still – after all these centuries – doing good work. Is…

Engineering Awards From a Humble Garage

From a humble garage has come some pretty amazing stuff. Sleek, gorgeous Apple computers got their start in a garage. So did Amazon.com, Google and even the Wonderful World of Disney. And now, the winners of the U.S. Department of Education Wave Energy Prize winners have joined the clan. Portland, Oregon’s Alex Hagmüller and Max…