Ergatta’s Connected Rowing Machine Gamifies Fitness

An at-home workout system programmed with games that tap into your competitive spirit

The equipment we use to exercise will always emphasize function first and foremost. Designers tasked with defining forthcoming machines’ aesthetics contend with trainers and therapists regarding how to best integrate a design style without interfering with range of motion or desired results. There’s also the challenge of square footage—ways to make room for other machines or to hide equipment in spaces sometimes dedicated to other …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A custom Porsche 911 Safari, edible invasive species, a hotel in space and more from around the web

2021’s Dazzling Stargazing Events Following 2020’s uncommon and inspiring roster of celestial happenings, 2021’s heavenly events will keep us gazing skyward. From February’s Venus-Jupiter conjunction to May’s “Blood moon” total lunar eclipse and the peak of the Perseid meteor showers in August, spectacular astronomical delights will unfurl. While some will cross entire continents, others will manifest in specific destinations. See all of this cosmic calendar—and …

Architects Reimagine a Hospital to be More Like Home

Architects Yuexin Yu and Dessery Dai received an honorable mention from arch out loud (an architecture research initiative) for their concept reimagining and redesigning a hospital to more closely resemble spaces within the home. Essentially including living spaces within a fully-fledged health facility, the design removes the distance between patients and their family. Friends or family can live on-site, while the space makes room for …