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This Week in Tech: Dubai to Construct the World’s Largest Waste-to-Power Plant

Plus, a smart highway in Italy, VR gloves that allow you to touch what you see, and more design-tech news from this week. By ARCHITECT Staff The government of Dubai announced the launch of a new waste-to-energy plant that it is calling the world’s largest single-site plant....
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The Tech to Expect in Architecture in 2018

Nine digital design leaders reveal the developments they are anticipating as well as those they are spearheading. By Wanda Lau We are full speed ahead in 2018, and as part of our annual series surveying upcoming advances in architecture (see 2016’s “Tech to...
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ADP: 234,000 Jobs Added in January

The labor market started 2018 with a bang, undermining concerns that the U.S. is close to reaching full employment. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 234,000 private, non-farm jobs in January, according to the monthly employment report released by...
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“Should we feel guilty for causing pollution? Oh yeah!” admit designers

Eco-minded designers have admitted to feeling guilty about creating products that help deplete resources and cause pollution. by Marcus Fairs Eco-minded designers have admitted to feeling guilty about creating products that help deplete resources and cause pollution at our Good...
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Miami Worldcenter, Innovation District could boost South Florida’s bid for Amazon HQ2 Email Share Share Tweet Save Print Order Reprints

By Brian Bandell For years, the development of downtown Miami has been expanding northward into the Overtown/Park West neighborhood, and now that fertile foundation for growth could be a huge boost to South Florida’s bid to lure Amazon’s second headquarters. South Florida...
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Ten must-see architecture and design shows in 2018

By Matthew Marani 2018 is shaping up to be a solid year for striking and thought-provoking architecture exhibits. From Yugoslavian architecture to California design, here are ten shows not to miss: The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition Center for Architecture...
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Harvard’s Popular Free Online Architecture Course Returns for 2018

The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s popular free online course, The Architectural Imagination, has returned for 2018. by Patrick Lynch The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s popular free online course, The Architectural Imagination, has returned for 2018, again offering...
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Material Trends to Watch in 2018

From algae-derived plastics to biomimetic insulation, these materials will likely make a splash in design and construction this year. By Blaine Brownell “Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species,” writes biologist E.O. Wilson in The Origins of Creativity...
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The Algorithm: Cove.Tool Runs the Numbers for Designers

The founders of Cove.Tool are delegating the tedium of data-crunching to machines, a growing trend that will free architects to direct their creative talents elsewhere. By Murrye Bernard Architects who harness technology to automate repetitive tasks, such as compiling door...
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Book clinic: recommended reads on architecture

by Rowan Moore In the second of a new series in which we answer your book queries, our expert suggests architecture books for beginners Rowan Moore, architecture critic of the Observer First off, I’d say Experiencing Architecture, a 55-year-old book by a Danish architect called...
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