AN rounds up our favorite tech books of 2018 (Jonathan Hilburg/AN)

AN rounds up our favorite tech books of 2018

Advances in technology continue to revolutionize the architecture and design fields, and AN selects eight of our favorite books to guide us into the future. Art and architecture have always been inexorably intertwined, as new innovations in materials and construction allow...
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Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

Special-purpose chip reduces power consumption of public-key encryption by 99.75 percent, increases speed 500-fold. Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office February 12, 2018 Most sensitive web transactions are protected by public-key cryptography, a type of encryption that lets...
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The House Just Passed a Bill that Limits Arbitration Rights for Architectural Barriers Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

Proponents claim that H.R. 620, called the ADA Education and Reform Act, is intended to strengthen the ADA and give businesses the opportunity to react prior taking legal action. By Katharine Keane Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 192 to pass H.R. 620, a bill...
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All the Things We Leave Out… book review on “The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion”

A new book by Interboro catalogs techniques of exclusion, and some of inclusion. By Aaron Betsky In architecture, what you exclude is often just as important as what you build. That becomes abundantly clear in the wonderful new compendium of techniques to keep things and...
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Parkline at MiamiCentral photos by The Next Miami

Photos: 816-Unit Parkline Towers Rise Above MiamiCentral, architects SOM and NBWW

At MiamiCentral: A Brightline terminal is expected to be operational next month. Two residential towers with 30 and 33 stories called Park-Line are rising. They include a combined 816 apartments. An office tower, 2 MiamiCentral, has topped off above the rail line. It will include...
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USGBC: Report Says Cities Can Save Billions With Sustainable Surfaces

Smart surface technologies would also cut greenhouse gasses while achieving transformative benefits like making cities cooler, more resilient, healthier and more equitable. A new report released Tuesday, Delivering Urban Resilience, authored by Capital-E, quantifies the range of...
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Courtesy the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York via Flickr Commercial Commons Crews replace and repair track to advance the MTA Subway Action Plan the Bronx in New York.

Trump Administration Unveils Infrastructure Plan

The president hopes to spur $1.5 trillion in private-public partnership investments with $200 billion in federal grants over the next 10 years. By Katharine Keane Today, President Donald Trump unveiled his much-awaited proposal to fix the nation’s crumbling highways,...
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Rendering of Two MiamiCentral

Florida East Coast Industries buys more land for MiamiCentral project

The planned development will integrate rail, residential and retail components By Amanda Rabine Florida East Coast Industries just closed on two parcels of public land in downtown Miami, locking in another component to its massive MiamiCentral mixed-use development. FECI and AAF...
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Designing for Disruption: How AIA and the profession responded to a disaster-heavy year.

By Carl Elefante, FAIA, for AIA Architect In 2017, the United States experienced an alarming series of natural disasters. In less than a month, hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Throughout the...
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Courtesy Jnzl's Photos via Flickr Commercial Commons Hempcrete

Dazed and … Constructed? How Hemp Could Alter Material Selections in Architecture

Blaine Brownell explores uses of the plant-based alternative in concrete, textiles, varnish, and other building products. By Blaine Brownell As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, the building industry is taking note. A strain of the Cannabis...
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