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“MultiFab” 3D-prints a record 10 materials at once, no assembly required | MIT CSAIL

3D printing is great, assuming that all you need to do is print one material for one purpose, and that you’re okay with it taking a few tries. But the technology is still far behind where it could be in reliably producing a variety of useful objects, with no assembly required, at...
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Global Search for the Obama Presidential Center Architect Begins | Architect Magazine

If a foreign architect wins the competition, it would mark the first time in U.S. history that a non-American designs a presidential library. By Caroline Massie The international competition for an architect to design the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) kicked off Wednesday when...
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Electric-Ants Electronic Recycling in Miami Florida

A message from Electric-Ants… Let’s keep South Florida Beautiful! South Florida is renown around the world for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture and elegant cities.  As residents, we have a responsibility to conserve our environment and do all what we can to keep it...
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Augment Augment is among a new class of mobile apps that let project teams experience building plans in 3D.

Three Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps for Design and Construction | Architect Magazine

Step inside your CAD and BIM models with new software for mobile devices. By Hallie Busta Walking clients through a project can be tedious, particularly if the work is still ongoing. Architects have long relied on paper, physical models, field visits, and, more recently, digital...
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“These initiatives represent an opportunistic desire to play with extreme conditions”

Mimi Zeiger on architecture for disaster relief Opinion: architects’ proposals for pre-empting and adapting to the natural crises brought about by climate change aren’t necessarily as superficial and politically correct as they may seem, says Mimi Zeiger. I...
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Neri Oxman’s new glass printing technique could lead to 3D-printed glass building facades

Designer and researcher Neri Oxman and her Mediated Matter group at MIT Media Lab have developed a technique for 3D-printing molten glass, meaning that transparent glass objects can be printed for the first time (+ movie). The group, based at the Massachusetts Institute of...
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The Ritz-Carlton Golf Lodge

#TBT – NBWW Design throwback: THE RITZ-CARLTON GOLF LODGE Naples, Florida

THE RITZ-CARLTON GOLF LODGE Naples, Florida 300 guestroom/suite hotel 25 residences 30,000 sf golf clubhouse 36 hole Greg Norman golf course From Ritz-Carlton: Your one-of-a-kind escape awaits. Journey up the winding road to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples and a stately...
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Mapdwell A screenshot of solar-estimation tool Mapdwell's user interface.

Mapdwell Expands Its Solar Mapping Tool to New York City

The digital estimation platform, which launched in 2013 out of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, is now available in nine cities. By Hallie Busta Building owners in America’s largest city can now gauge the energy-cost savings potential of adding photovoltaics (PVs)...
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The Bond Aims to Shake Up (Not Stir) the Miami Condo Scene | Multi-Housing News Online

By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer Miami—Downtown Miami’s resurgent residential market has reached another milestone with the topping off of The Bond on Brickell. The development is the work of Rilea Group and MDR Toledo. The first condominium project planned for Brickell...
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It’s Just Human, Design and Nature: Throughout the ages, nature has influenced building design…

Throughout the ages, nature has influenced building design and surrounding spaces to reflect human feelings and emotions. Whether practical or glorious, the design intention and the nature it embraces always sends a clear message – positive or negative. The Parthenon and the...
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