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Will Virtual Reality Change the Design World? | Architectural Digest

The tech crowd’s current obsession could have a massive impact on the design industry—if it can evolve from novelty to innovation   Text by Michael Slenske While hundreds of tech firms are broadening their virtual (and augmented) reality footprints—think Google’s...
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“Personal data could be a vital tool in designing our cities”

The Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed how personal data is being mistreated. But used responsibly, this information could be hugely beneficial for developing our cities, says Eleanor Jolliffe. by Eleanor Jolliffe For years we have unwittingly been giving away reams of personal...
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ArchitectChats Ep. 23: Dissecting the Code, Part 6 – Initiatives to Expedite the Review Process

Chief building officials from Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va., discuss e-permitting and single-day permitting evaluations to streamline code review for architects and builders. By ARCHITECT Staff Now in season three of ArchitectChats, we are continuing our Dissecting the...
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Bentley Acquires 4D construction modeling software, Synchro Software

The acquisition of the London-based 4D construction modeling software company broadens Bentley’s ProjectWise construction offerings. By Ayda Ayoubi Exton, Pa.–based software company Bentley Systems announced last week that it has acquired Synchro Software, a 4D construction...
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This Week in Tech: Elon Musk’s Boring Company To Build High-Speed Transportation System in Chicago

Plus, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation creates online virtual reality for Taliesin West, MIT develops new computer chip smaller than a dime, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Elon Musk announced in a tweet last Thursday that his Boring Co. has been...
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This Week in Tech: NASA Releases Two Decades of Data about the Earth

Plus, former Autodesk executives join forces to launch an autonomous manufacturing startup, the Van Alen Institute establishes Climate Council, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi When launched in 1999 and 2002, NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites were...
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Apple’s latest announcement makes augmented reality easier for architects

For their 2018 WWDC keynote, Apple revealed a suite of tools for bringing the digital world into the physical one, and vice versa. Here are the most useful things revealed for architects and designers. By Jonathan Hilburg Apple has wrapped up its keynote at the 2018 Worldwide...
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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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How Real-Time Rendering Can Reduce Your Time and Effort in Architectural Design

Architects are always trying to be more efficient and adding more value for clients. But with most software, rendering is very time-consuming, impairing efficiency significantly. It is exhausting for designers when the process of visual processing uses energy that would be better...
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This Week in Tech: MIT and BMW Collaborate on Liquid Printed Inflatables

Plus, 3D printing multiple materials at once, our latest podcast episode on Katerra, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane A team from MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab and BMW’s design department have developed liquid-printed inflatable materials that...
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