Video games will become tools to solve architecture challenges

Video games will become an increasingly important tool for designing cities, according to Los Angeles architect and game developer Jose Sanchez (+ movie). Sanchez, who this week launches a neighbourhood-building simulator called Block’hood, said games could help both...
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A bicycle overlooking the city of Bergen, Norway. (Flickr/Bent Sigmund Olsen)

Norway’s National Transit Plan Will Spend Almost $1 Billion on New Bike Highways – CityLab

    Not bad for a country of 5 million people. Feargus O’Sullivan Norway has just announced a new tool in its fight against transit emissions: a new network of bike highways. As part of a plan announced last week, the country will spend a massive 8 billion...
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Architecture Hiring Continues to Climb in January

The increases mirror national, industry-wide payroll gains for the U.S. economy in January and February. By Hallie Busta Hiring in the architectural and engineering services sector continued its slow, if uneven, recovery with the addition of 5,500 jobs in January. This follows a...
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Op-Ed: Are we greening our cities, or just greenwashing them? LA Times

by Wade Graham Today’s green urban dream is too often about bringing a technologically controlled version of nature into the city and declaring the problem solved, rather than looking … deeper. Architecture and urban design are in the throes of a green fever dream:...
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Lincoln Memorial: Photo by Martin Falbisoner

The Lincoln Memorial Will Undergo Its Largest Renovation Ever | Architectural Digest

One of Washington, D.C.’s most visited attractions receives $18.5 million gift for refurbishment Text by Geoffrey Montes With its high-profile centennial looming, the Lincoln Memorial is set to receive its biggest update since it was completed in 1922—thanks in large part to a...
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Fort Lauderdale commission again delays action on Bahia Mar project

Developer is revising its proposed site plan to reduce the height of the two condo buildings By Mike Seemuth The Fort Lauderdale City Commission again delayed action on a developer’s proposed rezoning of the Bahia Mar hotel and marina, the main venue of the annual Fort Lauderdale...
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Carbon Carbon's CLIP printer

Startup Carbon Makes Its 3D-Printing Technology Public

The company’s printers are up to 100 times faster than conventional additive manufacturing and output high-resolution, finish objects. By Wanda Lau Nearly a year ago, Redwood City, Calif.–based startup Carbon (then Carbon3D) upended any remaining notions of 3D printing as...
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Sir Christopher Wren, “A Plan for Rebuilding the City of London after the Great Fire of 1666” (© RIBA Collections)

Rethinking Architecture After Catastrophe

by Claire Voon Last April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake ripped through Nepal, leading to a death toll of nearly 9,000 people in the country and displacing over 450,000. In an effort to provide emergency housing for victims, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of low-cost...
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Walker, with her decibel meter in the field. (Courtesy Emily Dubreuil)

Pinpointing the Health Impacts of Urban Noise

Researcher Erica Walker wants to change the way cities think about their aural landscapes. by Steve Holt A taxi honks its horn. A delivery driver guides his noisy two-wheeled cart, stacked high with boxes, across the street. And underground, the subway rumbles. Erica Walker wants...
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Florida/Caribbean Magazine Highlights Progress at NBWW Designed MET Square

MET SQUARE, miami, florida NICHOLS BROSCH WURST WOLFE & ASSOCIATES (NBWW), miami, florida The final phase of the $1 billion Metropolitan Miami development, Met Square, is underway with project completion slated for mid- 2017. The building sits at the confluence of downtown...
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