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Design

Google Cardboard Developers Conference Virtual Reality

Google Unleashes DIY Virtual Reality ‘Cardboard’ Goggles

While technology companies scramble to get into the virtual reality business, Google jumped right in with this do-it-yourself solution: cardboard.

06/27/2014

BART board members applaud after unveiling a model of the car to be rolled out by next year and in full use by 2017. (CBS)

BART Directors Vote In Favor Of Compromise On New Car Design

BART directors voted 5-2 Thursday in favor of a proposal for the design of future train cars that seeks to achieve a compromise between the competing requests of bike riders, wheelchair users and blind people.

06/12/2014

San Jose firefighters battle a house fire on Mossbrook Circle. (CBS)

Eichler Homes Burned In San Jose Inferno Among Bay Area House Designs Susceptible To Fire

A gas-fueled fire in San Jose Monday moved quickly through three homes has highlighted the design risks of certain types of homes, including the Eichler style structures popular in much of the Bay Area.

04/08/2014

Metal rails installed on concrete planters outside a Safeway supermarket at Church and Market in San Francisco. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Architecture Aims To Keep Homeless Away From San Francisco Buildings

Some people may call it cold or harsh, but building planners in San Francisco and across the Bay Area have employed several new design tactics to keep the homeless away.

02/24/2014

Michael Kors (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Northern California Inspire Michael Kors’ New Fashion Collection

Kor’s clothing collection is more Big Sur than Los Angeles…

02/12/2014

The Apple Store at 1 Stockton St. in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Wants Fountain, Historic Style Retained At New Apple Store

Planners released a review of Apple’s design proposal on Thursday. It calls for the Cupertino-based company to keep the fountain at its current spot or find another place for it in the city.

06/28/2013

Warriors San Francisco Venue Development Project

Warriors Unveil Updated Plan For SF Waterfront Arena

The updated design includes increased open space areas and access from the Bay. The design also calls for a reduction in parking spots and less retail space than what was initially proposed.

05/06/2013

Stewart Brand poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible

Speaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble and extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself.

02/28/2013

A service tunnel inside the new Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Hidden Tunnel Reveals Engineering Secrets Of The New Bay Bridge

The self-anchored suspension tower may be what makes the new Bay Bridge tower iconic, but a hidden aspect of the structure actually acts as the nerve center of the new eastern span. The hollow center of the new Bay Bridge is essentially a corridor that runs 1.7 miles from the middle of the bay all the way to Oakland.

02/27/2013

New Bay Bridge

Soaring Design Makes New Bay Bridge Span An Artistic Triumph

It rises some 525 feet above the bay, blazing white against the sky. The centerpiece of a creation blending architecture and engineering in a way never done before.

02/03/2013

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