This 100-square-foot tiny cabin was designed by Cornell professors using reject trees, 3D printers, and a robot arm they found on eBay

Front elevation of cabin with large window.
Front elevation of cabin with large window.

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  • Two Cornell University architecture professors designed a cabin that is partially 3D printed.

  • The design uses ash trees infected with an invasive beetle species that are not suitable for sawmills.

  • The rest of the 10-foot by 10-foot cabin is 3D printed concrete. 

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In Ithaca, NY, waste materials have been turned into a sustainable and futuristic tiny cabin.

Leslie Lok and Sasha Zivkovic, both assistant professors of architecture at Cornell University, are behind this project from their experimental design studio, Hannah.

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle species that threatens ash trees in the US. The beetles make full-grown ash trees unsuitable for sawmills and construction because of the irregular shape. With this design, Hannah found a way to repurpose these trees that were previously considered waste material. The studio created a

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I have to admit, when I first heard which Volvo we’d be getting as this year’s Autoblog long-term test vehicle, I was a bit disappointed. I’m admittedly a wagon guy, and the 2020 Volvo S60 is the most milquetoast thing Volvo makes. A V90 Cross Country or XC90 would’ve been more interesting, but at least our S60 is the T8. 

After driving the S60 for a week in January and February, taking our time to make our way from the Detroit office to the Chicago Auto Show (the only auto show that I may go to this year), I’m not sure I’ve changed my mind about the S60 being the least exciting of the Volvo lineup. That said, it’s still a member of that lineup, which may be one of its best ever.

The standout to me is the design. The current Volvo lineup originated for 2015 with the

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Who says your mobile home can’t be a true work of architecture?

Australia-based firm Studio Edwards designed its newest abode as a modern mico home that ignores the gimmicks usually associated with the category, opting instead for something with dramatic style. Inspired by the classic A-frame cabin and Airstream campers, the unit, dubbed Base Cabin, has the added advantage of functioning as a fully mobile dwelling, due in no small measure to its triple-axle design, while retaining all the architectural finesse of spaces much larger than its 19-foot frame.

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“The A-frame uses less material than conventional portal framed buildings,” architect Ben Edwards told Dezeen. “This was an important consideration in regards to the overall mass of the building––it had to be transportable.”

Its angular exterior has a peaked roof to take maximum advantage of vertical space with faceted

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The facelifted sedan freshens up against fierce competition.

After a steady stream of spy photos and leaked images, we’re finally getting a look at the official 2021 BMW 5 Series. The company’s midsize sedan gets a mid-cycle refresh, which brings the design language closer to that of its 3 Series sibling, along with updated mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options. Though the changes are clearly more evolutionary than revolutionary, they should be enough to keep the Bimmer interesting against new or facelifted versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, and Genesis G80

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If you were expecting a massive design overhaul for the 5 Series, then this update likely falls short. BMW made some careful improvements to the 5er’s look, with the most dramatic change found in the headlights. Sleeker, more linear LED running lights define the car’s new eyes,

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