Daniel Davis: An autonomous robot from the MARS cluster rolls across the sandpit while researchers develop new logic for its movements.

Smartgeometry 2016: A Path to Interpersonal and Interplanetary Connections | Architect Magazine

Impassioned technologists and designers from around the world gathered in Sweden last week to rethink the future of building. By Daniel Davis The first thing that caught my eye at this year’s Smartgeometry was the sandpit. Occupying the center of a giant warehouse at the Chalmers...
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How Videogames Will Change Architecture – The Huffington Post

by Steven Schkolne I’ve been working a lot lately at the intersection of creativity and gaming. It’s not news to anyone in gaming that there’s something brewing. We have seen huge creative communities emerge around games like Little Big Planet, Super Mario Maker, and – of...
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Rendering of Le Meridien: NBWW Architects

Dania Beach Sheraton to undergo $30M renovation, open as Starwood property

Developer Charles Cohen bought the property, adjacent to the DCOTA, in 2014 for $34 Developer Charles S. Cohen is partnering with Starwood to rebrand the property into the Le Meridien Fort Lauderdale Airport, the company announced on Wednesday. The redevelopment will include two...
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Recalling Fay Kellogg in New York City, a female builder in Berlin shows off her daring to the press. She is pictured making repairs to the roof of Berlin's City Hall in 1910 Illustrierte Frauenzeitung 38, from 1910

Where Are the Women Architects? New Book Looks at Profession’s Gender Gap – Curbed

“This is a human loss, a loss of talent and dreams and desires.” by Patrick Sisson As a prelude to her new collection of articles and essays about the gender gap in architecture, author and University of Buffalo Professor Despina Stratigakos gets personal, dedicating her book to...
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Saving Ancient Islamic Architectural Patterns With Computers and Code – Curbed

Project Agama is creating technologically tricked-out versions of centuries-old tesselations as a resource for future designers by Barbara Eldredge The non-figurative artistic tradition of Islamic decoration includes remarkable rhythmic patterns, interlacing geometric ornament...
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Apple files patent for customisable keyless keyboard

by Emma Tucker Tech giant Apple has been granted a patent for a keyboard that abandons traditional keys in favour of a “force-sensitive” sheet that could function like an oversized trackpad. Apple’s document describes a metal layer that “flexes...
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An aerial rendering of a more resilient Miami Beach, with mangroves and new canals and channels. Experts say the possibilities are endless. Courtesy of Isaac Stein

Miami Business Leaders Meet About Sea-Level Rise Opportunities | Miami New Times

  By Jessica Weiss What do an architect, an insurance broker, and a teacher have in common? In South Florida, they should all be thinking about sea-level rise. You know the story by now: The seas are rising, to the tune of at least three feet over the next 100 years. And Miami is...
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Look How Much Of Your City Will Be Underwater By 2100 (So Much) | Co.Exist

If you live anywhere near the coast, you might be the owner of some unexpected beachfront property. Adele Peters By the end of the century, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, Fenway Park, along with a huge chunk of the rest of Boston, could end up underwater. Miami...
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Florida International University to unveil plans for $150 million engineering expansion – SFBJ

Emon Reiser Florida International University will unveil plans to build a $150 million engineering building that’s expected to increase the school’s engineering graduates by 20 percent and create hundreds of jobs in South Florida. The new engineering building is part...
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NBWW partners: Jim Wurst, Igor Reyes, and Don Wolfe. Not pictured: John Nichols and Bruce Brosch

Architecture firm NBWW expands in Latin America

The Miami-based firm formed an alliance with Alberto Reifer & Arquitectos in Costa Rica Miami-based architecture firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW) expanded into Latin America through a strategic alliance with a Costa Rican firm. NBWW formed a strategic...
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