Check out the new data-driven software that could change the way developers and architects work. (Courtesy Envelope)

Check out the new data-driven software that could change the way developers and architects work

By The Editors Asking what our built environment will look like in the future is a vague and more-or-less impossible question to answer. However, speculating on what cities will look like in the next ten years is a game many in the real estate industry play. Furthermore,...
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Tech+ Expo – Tech+ is the first expo to explore the innovation mindset that is transforming the AEC industries.

As industry professionals strive to build more sustainable and intelligent buildings and products while streamlining the design and construction process, they develop technologies that push their industries forward. Tech+ presents cutting-edge products that range from virtual...
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Tesla’s Solar Roof gets a price – Order Yours Now – CNET

Tesla is now accepting orders for its Solar Roof, and a calculator on its site can tell you how much yours will cost. by Rich Brown Following this morning’s news that Tesla will begin taking orders for its Solar Roof, the company laid out a few more details via a blog post...
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The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing – MIT Technology Review

Desktop Metal thinks its machines will give designers and manufacturers a practical and affordable way to print metal parts. by David Rotman One of Desktop Metal’s 3-D printers makes a part out of a steel alloy, demonstrating its ability to churn out complex structures. It’s less...
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Drones will bring “profound change” change to architecture and cities, says Mark Dytham – Dezeen

Marcus Fairs Drones will transform the way buildings are designed, the way they look and the way they are used, according to architect Mark Dytham.Dytham, co-founder of Tokyo-based studio Klein Dytham Architecture, said that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) would soon replace road...
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Left: Screenshot from Monument Valley, via UsTwo. Right: La Muralla Roja housing project in Spain by Ricardo Bofill. Photo courtesy of Ricardo Bofill, via ArchDaily.

Best video games for architecture and design nerds: 13 titles to try now – Curbed

From a skyscraper-hopping action game to castle designing adventure by Michelle Goldchain As children, we begin our interaction with the world through shapes, building blocks, and Legos. As times goes on, we lose that willingness to create as we fall back on more passive...
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Access to real-time data and VR tech is a top concern for developers and brokers: TRD panel

Panelists assured brokers that the applications are not designed to replace them By Francisco Alvarado South Florida developers, brokers and investors are slowly embracing virtual reality tours, immersive online presentations and data collection applications as tools to help them...
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Autodesk releases Revit 2018

This Week in Tech: NASA 4D Prints a Metal Fabric and Autodesk releases Revit 2018 | Architect Magazine

Plus, automation in the manufacturing industry creates new jobs, and more design-tech news from this week. By Selin Ashaboglu NASA has create both the geometry and function of a metal fabric through additive manufacturing, or what it calls “4D printing.” The...
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Tesla’s new solar panels blend right into existing roofs – Curbed

The company is now taking custom quote requests by Jenny Xie Tesla’s potentially game-changing solar roof tiles have captured a lot of attention recently, but the company has just quietly debuted a solar option that could be a lot more practical for homeowners not looking to...
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This Week in Tech: Launching Fabrication into Space | Architect Magazine

Plus, GE considers selling its consumer-lighting business, and more design-tech news from this week. By Selin Ashaboglu After an experiment in the Gulf of Mexico last summer proved that the absence of gravity was pivotal to the successful 3D printing process of a human heart,...
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