Installation view of Cyclopean Cannibalism in Seoul. (Courtesy Matter Design Studio)

Responsive fabric and cannibalistic materials: A look at MIT’s experimental projects

As the academic year begins anew, AN took a look at the experimental projects going on at MIT; all straddle the line between art, research, and practical applications. By Jonathan Hilburg Academia has always been a hotbed for innovation, and as part of a new series on...
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elon musk tweets new images of forthcoming spaceX BFR spacecraft

ahead of the today’s imminent reveal of the mystery passenger who will fly around the moon in spaceX‘s forthcoming big falcon rocket, elon musk has tweeted two new renders of the spacecraft. announced for the first time last year and nicknamed ‘big f***ing rocket’ by musk, the...
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Vectorworks 2019 Is Released

Updates to the software by its namesake developer, Vectorworks include streamlined workflows, 3D site model sculpting, and an expanded BIM object library. By Katharine Keane Today, Columbia, Md.–based software developer Vectorworks announced the release of its 2019 eponymous...
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This Week in Tech: Dubai Plans to Become the World’s 3D Printing Leader

Plus, the use of wastewater to build batteries, concrete’s potential in storing energy, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi United Arab Emirates vice president Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched a new initiative to make Dubai one of the...
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Building Code Review Software: Feasible or Far-Fetched?

Automating the laborious and often maligned process may save time and resources, but code consultants and officials may still have the upper hand over technology. By Michael Kilkelly Codes serve as the mechanism for defining the standards that ensure the life, safety, and welfare...
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Week in tech: eight U.S. cities pledge that all new construction will be net zero by 2030, incorporating drone imagery into design workflows, and more

Oregon Legalizes Mass Timber High-Rises, eight U.S. cities pledge that all new construction will be net zero by 2030, incorporating drone imagery into design workflows, paper that can change form, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane On Thursday, mayors...
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Incorporating Drone Imagery into Design Workflows

Photos and videos from unmanned aerial vehicles give both architects and the public new ways to understand their sites and structures. By Zach Mortice This article originally appeared in our sister publication, ARCHITECT. The use of drones to survey project sites is becoming more...
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A Guide to Drone Photography/Cinematography for Architecture

ArchDaily has put together a useful guide to get started with aerial cinematography and photography in architecture. by Collin Abdallah Drone photography has been one of the biggest advancements in aerial photography and cinematography. Drones began making a huge impact on...
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This Week in Tech: Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Build a High-Speed, Zero-Emissions Transportation System in Los Angeles

Plus, NanaWall Systems debuts a cloud-based design program for architects, Trulia launches a crowdsourced online platform that aims to provide an insight into a neighborhood’s local life, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Elon Musk’s Boring Co....
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Virtual Reality as the Future of Collaborative Design

Tech company Nvidia has partnered with architecture firms to create a VR experience for multiple users to virtually edit and annotate designs. By Katharine Keane Three years ago, Santa Clara, Calif.–based technology company Nvidia began experimenting with virtual reality systems...
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