SCAD students save a piece of American history with vintage train car restoration

June 22, 2017 by  
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The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)’s award-winning tradition of historic preservation hit another home run for Preservation Month. SCAD students salvaged a piece of American history that would have otherwise disappeared when they restored of a rare 1911 wooden passenger train car. The students turned the railroad preservation project into an educational opportunity and intentionally left parts of the train car in its found state to teach visitors about the preservation process. Owned by the nonprofit Coastal Heritage Society , the decrepit rare train car was originally brought to the Georgia State Railroad Museum from the city of Augusta. As part of a spring student project, three graduate and eight undergraduate SCAD students carefully restored the 1911 train car to complement the SCAD Museum of Art, an adaptive reuse project that turned an 1853 antebellum railroad depot into a modern museum. The train car is currently displayed alongside the museum. Related: SCAD Students Transform an Atlanta Parking Garage into Ecologically Responsible Micro-Housing Community “SCAD knows well the stories of Georgia’s railways—our award-winning SCAD Museum of Art rises proudly from the ruins of the nation’s oldest surviving antebellum railroad depot,” said SCAD President and Founder, Paula Wallace. “Now, the nation’s premier preservation design program helps narrate another tale for the appreciation of railfans for generations to come.” Students’ preservation work included replacing the train car’s exterior wood siding, refinishing woodwork, and stripping the original mahogany panels of layers of paint and shellac. + Savannah College of Art and Design Images by Dylan Wilson

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Buffalo’s Grain Elevators to Be Used in Large-Scale Narrative Lighting Dislpay

May 13, 2013 by  
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Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center Renovation in Portland Combines Green Design with Historic Preservation

March 8, 2013 by  
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MIT’s Cheetah Robot Could Soon Match its Real-Life Counterpart in Efficiency

March 8, 2013 by  
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Last year, we reported that MIT’s cheetah robot broke the speed record for four-legged robots by running at 18mph. Now, MIT researchers say that their robotic version of the wild cat may soon outpace its animal counterpart in running efficiency ! The robot’s streamlined stride and its lightweight electric motors produce high torque with very little energy wasted. Read the rest of MIT’s Cheetah Robot Could Soon Match its Real-Life Counterpart in Efficiency Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all terrain robot , bigdog , bigdog robot , Boston Dynamics , cheetah , darpa , ls3 , power arm , robots , us army robot

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Frank Lloyd Wright House in Phoenix Still Faces Demolition After Anonymous Buyer Retracts Offer

November 14, 2012 by  
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SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Century Village in Southern France

October 22, 2012 by  
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The Well Proven Chair Transforms Wood Waste and Bio-Resin into Unique Furniture

October 22, 2012 by  
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London-based designers Marjan Van Aubel and Jamie Shaw have developed an intriguing material that can be used to create sturdy, lightweight furniture from waste. Their Well Proven Chair, which looks rather like an amorphous, organic mass mounted atop four wooden legs, is made from a new moldable material that utilizes wood waste and bio-resin. Read the rest of The Well Proven Chair Transforms Wood Waste and Bio-Resin into Unique Furniture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , eco friendly chair , green design , Jamie Shaw , London designers , Marjan van Aubel , recyclable materials , recycled furniture , Well Proven Chair , wood waste

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San Francisco’s Mesh-Encased Transbay Tower Will Be the Tallest Building on the West Coast

October 22, 2012 by  
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The San Francisco skyline will soon feature the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast, following approval by the San Francisco Planning Commission. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects , the 1,070 foot, sixty-one story Transbay Tower will form the pinnacle of the Transbay Transit Center. The center is to serve as a downtown hub for Caltrain and its forthcoming high-speed rail network . A lower portion of the transit center will be topped with an elevated green space, which will be called City Park, while the area surrounding First and Mission Street undergo significant redevelopment. Read the rest of San Francisco’s Mesh-Encased Transbay Tower Will Be the Tallest Building on the West Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Caltrain , eco design , First and Mission Streets , green design , Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects , sustainable design , Tallest Skyscraper on West Coast , Transbay Transit Center

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Inhabitat Tours the Stunning St. Germain Residence in San Francisco!

September 28, 2012 by  
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Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation in Hawaii Awarded LEED Platinum

January 12, 2012 by  
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The renovation of the Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation office by Hawaii Architecture was just awarded LEED Platinum certification and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute . Every component of the project was completed with sustainability in mind, from coordinating the recycling of construction waste, to the energy efficient fixtures, to the handcrafted, reclaimed wood reception mural made by the youth of Ma Ka Hana Ka `Ike. Hawaii Architecture and the Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation worked together to make certain that the 4,285 sf office in the Dillingham Transportation Building ( listed on the National Historic Register) retained its original historical features while implementing sustainable upgrades throughout. The new design seamlessly blends the historic with the contemporary, and the end result is a sustainable, light filled space that provides a contemporary take on tradition. + Hawaii Architecture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture restoriation , buidlings LEED Platinum , Dillingham Transportation Building , Green Building Certification Institute , Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation office , Hawaii Architecture llp , historic architecture , historic preservation , Ma Ka Hana Ka`Ike , National Historic Register , Sustainable Building , usgbc buildings

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