The Role of Haptics in Design

Blaine Brownell explores haptic technology’s evolution and potential applications in the built environment. By Blaine Brownell In The Eyes of the Skin (Wiley, 2012), Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa, Hon. FAIA, argues for an elevated appreciation of the sense of touc...
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Caitlin Mueller uses robotic 3-D printing to test architectural designs for non-standard elements, such as these culled tree limbs used to build a trellis. Photo: Alan Silfen

MIT’s Caitlin Mueller uses digital tools to link architecture, engineering

CAMBRIDGE, MA–Caitlin Mueller is an associate professor in the Building Technology Program at MIT, where she leads the Digital Structures research group. By Boston Real Estate Times Her goal is to employ machine learning to support the design process from both an architectural...
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ecovative turns mushrooms into walls, packaging and now meat

ecovative is a business making compostable packaging from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, for companies like dell and IKEA. now with plant-based foods like impossible burger and beyond meat becoming popular, the company’s co-founder eben bayer, wants to use mycelium to...
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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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Eight Steps to Effectively Adopt New Technology

Piloting new tools with a small test group can help design and construction firms spot potential issues—before they grind a project to a halt. by Gregory Fast New software upgrades for a large design or construction company can be risky. The larger your firm, the bigger the risk...
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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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ACADIA announces keynote speakers and awardees for 2019 conference

Organizers of the 2019 ACADIA conference have announced that year’s conference will investigate “the blurred divide between analog and digital processes.” By Drew Zeiba The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), an organization that connects...
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Winston filter promises to give people control over their online privacy

A hardware filter called Winston that users plug into their modem to protect their data has launched, in response to mounting concern over digital privacy and surveillance. Rima Sabina Aouf A hardware filter called Winston that users plug into their modem to protect their data...
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Is Your Architecture Firm Prepared for the AI Revolution?

September 24, 2019, and 1:00 PM EST | FREE Participants Earn 1 AIA CEUs for participating in this webinar. Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing industries across the board. By utilizing tons of data, the computer system can perform behaviors associated with human...
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Are architecture firms ready for Gen Z?

By Katherine Guimapang There’s no denying it, the workforce is changing and after the impact Millennials made over the years a new demographic cohort is quickly replacing this group. Generation Z or “Gen Z” as many have grown to call them are a generation who...
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