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TUBE FUTURE

2017

In attempting to uncover the future of subterranean train travel, pneumatically operated and magnetically levitating trains are inevitably part of the dialogue. They share a telling connection with the city’s original subway, which also operated on pneumatic tube system. By examining a tube as both the past and future of a subway system, and recognizing that the system itself is essentially a tube structure already, new potentials emerge for exploring the tube form as a mode of transmitting light, people, and other forms of energy; embracing technological advent while improving user experience.