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This Week in Tech: an emoji-pack of Midcentury Modern furniture stickers

Bluetooth-enabled benches around Paris, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane   Midcentury design reproduction company Death by Modernism has launched an emoji extension pack available to iOS users featuring iconic Midcentury Modern furniture and fixtures....
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The Top Apps for Architecture in 2019

by Christele Harrouk With a very fast-paced life, we are becoming more and more accustomed to utilities that can make our workflow easier, more productive and efficient especially when some of us are always “on the go”. Our mobile devices, tablets, and laptops are gaining...
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This Week in Tech: The University of Stuttgart Unveils Ladybug-Inspired Pavilion

Plus, a $7.5 billion digital city outside Las Vegas, housing for dementia patients by IKEA, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane As part of its annual research demonstrator program, the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University...
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Can Algorithms Design Buildings?

After decades of unsuccessful attempts to generate building layouts automatically, a spate of companies has suddenly proven it possible. By Daniel Davis Humans have been trying to harness the power of computers to automatically generate building designs for decades. Like turning...
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This Week in Tech: Portland Pilots a Sidewalk Labs Data Collection Tool

Plus, Autodesk and Unity Technologies launch a real-time editing VR/AR tool for BIM, the Harvard GSD launches an online canon to celebrate architects of color, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane According to a GeekWire article, the city of Portland,...
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This Week in Tech: Manhattan’s Glass Towers Could Become a Thing of the Past

Plus, a proposal to repurpose debris from Notre Dame for 3D printing, a new extension for mobile from PlanGrid, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Mayor Bill de Blasio ✔ @NYCMayor Global warming will sink our city and poison our kids if we don’t...
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This Week in Tech: Elon Musk’s LA Tunnel Scrapped

Plus, the U.N.’s Emissions Gap Report reveals we are falling short on carbon cutting goals, Autodesk announces its latest acquisition, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane This week, Elon Musk’s Boring Company announced that it has abandoned...
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Autodesk Announces Plan to Acquire PlanGrid Construction Software

The AEC software company hopes to accelerate the productivity of the construction industry with this new acquisition. By ARCHITECT Staff The following is a press release from Autodesk announcing plans to acquire San Francisco–based construction software company PlanGrid. Autodesk...
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Autodesk University 2018 Challenges the Future of Work, Again

The annual conference showcased recent technologies to approximately 11,000 AEC professionals with hardly a pause to reflect on lingering issues, such as data sharing. By Terri Peters From Nov. 13–15, approximately 11,000 architects, designers, builders, and CAD users attended...
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Former Autodesk CEOs Raise $200 Million for Autonomous Manufacturing Startup

Amar Hanspal and Carl Bass were both named in an SEC document filing for the new company. By Katharine Keane Former Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and former interim co-CEO Amar Hanspal have joined forces to establish an autonomous manufacturing startup called AutoLab AI, which has...
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