Courtesy Autodesk. Drone capture of Volterra city center.

Embracing Reality Modeling for Historic Preservation | Architect Magazine

A team from Autodesk, Case Technologies, and the Volterra-Detroit Foundation travel to Italy to digitally archive and preserve ancient structures. By Katharine Keane Wladek Fuchs recalls a story taught to architecture students in his native Poland: “After Warsaw was destroyed by...
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This Week in Tech: Trump vs. Renewable Energy | Architect Magazine

In recent years, the part of the world that has accepted climate change as a scientifically proven reality has continued to take steps towards making renewable energy the top energy source on our planet. These efforts have not been in vain as a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance...
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image is a sketch by the late Jan Kaplický.

“A golden age of architectural drawing awaits” says Owen Hopkins

The advent of 3D-modelling software may not spell the end for architectural drawing after all, says Owen Hopkins. Architectural drawing is in crisis, one that’s arguably been brewing since the 1980s, with the advent of the first commercially available CAD packages and the...
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Left: “Not to Miss in Madrid” ArchiRoute; Right: Map of sites in ChicagoCourtesy ArchiMaps

ArchiMaps shows you all the must-see buildings in NYC, London, and more – Curbed

Fun! by Jenny Xie Launched just in time for summer traveling, the new mobile app ArchiMaps is a gift to architecture lovers everywhere. Available on Android and iOS, the app offers a comprehensive guide to architecturally-significant buildings, bridges, and more in four cities so...
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This Week in Tech: Solar Paint that Generates Clean Energy | Architect Magazine

Plus, more design-tech news from this week. By ARCHITECT Staff Researchers as RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have succeeded in developing a paint that can absorb moisture and create energy. The paint contains a compound that both soaks in water vapors and acts as a...
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Hip Hop Pioneer Roxanne Shante Uses Autodesk Tinkercad to Inspire Hip Hop Architecture Camp Participants

Autodesk and the Urban Arts Collective Launch Hip Hop Architecture Camps

Camps Invite Local Middle and High School Students to Reimagine their Communities and Introduce S.T.E.A.M. Education through the Lens of Hip Hop Culture News provided by Autodesk, Inc. SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to inspire more students in...
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Iris VR’s stand at Tech+. (Courtesy AN)

What went on at the inaugural Tech+ expo in New York? – Archpaper.com

By Jason Sayer “If you took GPS out of people’s phones now, they would die.” That was the bold claim Google’s Aaron Luber made at the inaugural Tech+ expo today. Hyperbole? Maybe, but Luber made the point of how dependent we are on technology to navigate the built environment....
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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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