This Strange Stockholm Wind Farm Generates Power Through Writhing Tentacles – CityLab

The proposed “Strawscraper” would create energy from the gyration of thousands of follicles. by John Metcalfe Wind turbines are a fine source of green energy, but some would argue they’re also eyesores. People have tried to lessen their horizon-dominating nature...
By :
Comments : Off

FARO® Expands Presence in Architecture, Engineering and Construction with Acquisition of kubit™

LAKE MARY, Fla., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the acquisition of kubit GmbH, a global leader in the development of software for...
By :
Comments : Off

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture | Co.Design

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve. What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into...
By :
Comments : Off

This Week in Research: Self-Planning Streets, Wind Turbines On the Eiffel Tower, and a Knock-Activated Lock – Architect Magazine

We round up the latest in materials and architectural research. By ARCHITECT Staff This week, we’re sharing news of a bio-inspired algorithm that aims to let neighborhoods design themselves, a plan to rehab Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, acoustic wall panels made from...
By :
Comments : Off

Calling All Visionaries: Jacque Rougerie Competition Seeks Evolutionary Designs for Sea and Space | ArchDaily

The Jacques Rougerie Foundation is now accepting registrants for its annual international architecture competition. Open to architects, engineers, and designers, the competition aims to inspire socially and environmentally conscious designs that utilize developing techniques for...
By :
Comments : Off

Autodesk Releases Reality Capture Tool Memento as Free Public Beta – Architect Magazine

Architects could use the software to create digital models, 3D print any captured or modeled data, or use captured reality as inspiration to start new designs. By Caroline Massie Software giant Autodesk made its digitization program Memento available this week as a free public...
By :
Comments : Off

Coral Gables Museum’s educational programs get recognition | Miami Herald

The Coral Gables Museum, which strives to engage the community in architecture design, planning and preservation, has recently received local and state recognition for its successful educational programs. The museum received the Diamond Award for Outstanding Non-Profit...
By :
Comments : Off

Los Angeles: A reimagined river promises to tie together a long disconnected city. – Architect Magazine

A reimagined river promises to tie together a long disconnected city. How guerrilla planning and city initiatives are slowly turning the tide. By Karrie Jacobs Speculative urbanism: That’s the phrase that Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, uses to describe the...
By :
Comments : Off

Creative AI: Algorithms and robot craftsmen open new possibilities in architecture

By Richard Moss Computers have transformed architecture in remarkable ways. They’ve made it possible to visualize designs in fully-rendered 3D graphics and to automatically check designs against building codes and other standard specifications. And they’ve made...
By :
Comments : Off

Help ArchiteXX Add Women Architects to Wikipedia on International Women’s Day – Architect Magazine

Ask anyone to name 10 renowned architects and they’ll likely rattle off a list of mostly men. (Though if that person is not in the profession, naming 10 is a feat in and of itself.) Last year’s posthumous selection of Julia Morgan as the first women to receive the AIA’s Gold...
By :
Comments : Off