Hyperloop One in Nevada

Hyperloop One choses Miami to Orlando as one of its 10 routes – SFBJ

Keith Larsen Miami to Orlando could become one of the first routes on Hyperloop’s ultra-fast autonomous transportation system, allowing commuters to travel between the cities in only 25 minutes. The Los Angeles start-up company, Hyperloop One, announced the Miami to Orlando...
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Stricter building codes apparently passed Irma’s test

Florida has one of the nation’s strongest building codes, patterned after the code Miami-Dade County enacted after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 Mike Seemuth As Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma, preliminary evidence shows that homes built in compliance with the state’s...
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What's up with the Chicago Biennial? (Courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial)

2nd architecture biennial shines light on present by looking at the past

By Blair Kamin The Chicago Architecture Biennial no longer can be accused of indulging in the city’s long tradition of windy braggadocio. When the big contemporary architecture and urban design exhibition opens this weekend, it will for the first time become an event that...
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Design competition: The Influence Charrette – Archpaper.com

The Influence Charrette: Exposing and Exploiting Design Bias The Premise After hosting architecture competitions and charrettes for years, we have observed a multitude of biases that juries subscribe to when it comes to core principles of architectural design and representation...
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This Week in Tech: Vectorworks Releases Its 2018 BIM Software | Architect Magazine

By ARCHITECT Staff Columbia, Md.–based software developer Vectorworks has announced the release of its 2018 BIM software. This latest version updates add-ons to its eponymous software, as well as its Architect, Spotlight, Landmark, Fundamentals, Designer, and Vision packages, and...
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Verónica G. Cárdenas/Chabad Lubavich Damage in Rockport, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey

The AIA Urges Lawmakers to Support Strong Building Codes | Architect Magazine

AIA president Thomas Vonier implores legislators to keep an eye on the long game regarding design and construction regulations. By Wanda Lau With hurricanes Harvey and Irma behind us—and the long roads to recovery and rebuilding ahead of us—the AIA issued a statement today asking...
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Architects Foundation Names New Executive Director | Architect Magazine

Marci Reed was the chief officer of development and communications at Southface Energy Institute, and will begin her new role on Oct. 2. By Katharine Keane The Architects Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the AIA, announced the appointment of Marci Reed as its new executive...
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Unlike previous models, the iPhone X has no home button. (Apple/Screenshot via AN)

Here’s what Apple’s big announcement offers architects – Archpaper.com

By Audrey Wachs Today Apple launched its latest watch, TV, and iPhone series at the company’s new Cupertino, California campus, designed by Foster + Partners. One of the unveiled gadgets, a $999 device dubbed the iPhone X, features a larger screen and a whole host of fancy...
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Citta del Sole in Rome, designed by Labics Studio. Credit Marco Cappelletti

Chicago Architecture Biennial opens on September 16 | BLOUIN ARTINFO

The Chicago Architecture Biennial will be running from September 16th 2017 through January 7th 2018. This year’s Biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme ‘Make New History.’ Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee have...
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Satellite images show before-and-after Key West impact from Irma (Photos) – SFBJ

By Pam Huff DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) released new satellite imagery of Hurricane Irma’s effects in Florida on Sept. 11. The Westminster, Colorado-based satellite imaging company says the images show areas of Key West, including Geiger Key. “We would like to point out...
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