The 10 top emerging trends that will shape real estate in 2019

The Urban Land Institute’s annual look at the year ahead focuses on technology and transformation at an uncertain moment By Patrick Sisson It’s complicated. In the course of compiling its annual Emerging Trends report, the Urban Land Institute found that the only certainty in its...
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This Week in Tech: Virgin Hyperloop One Releases Pod Prototypes

Plus, Studio Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Tower opens in Poland, Paris tackles urban air pollution with a forest five times the size of Central Park, and more design-tech news from this week. By Selin Ashaboglu As part of UAE Innovation Month, Virgin Hyperloop One and the...
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MIT predicts 10 breakthrough technologies of 2018

The MIT Technology Review has released a list of technologies it believes will make the most impact over the next 12 months. Dan Howarth The MIT Technology Review has released a list of technologies it believes will make the most impact over the next 12 months, including smarter...
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This Week in Tech: Dubai to Construct the World’s Largest Waste-to-Power Plant

Plus, a smart highway in Italy, VR gloves that allow you to touch what you see, and more design-tech news from this week. By ARCHITECT Staff The government of Dubai announced the launch of a new waste-to-energy plant that it is calling the world’s largest single-site plant....
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The Tech to Expect in Architecture in 2018

Nine digital design leaders reveal the developments they are anticipating as well as those they are spearheading. By Wanda Lau We are full speed ahead in 2018, and as part of our annual series surveying upcoming advances in architecture (see 2016’s “Tech to...
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Material Trends to Watch in 2018

From algae-derived plastics to biomimetic insulation, these materials will likely make a splash in design and construction this year. By Blaine Brownell “Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species,” writes biologist E.O. Wilson in The Origins of Creativity...
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CES 2018: What to expect for smart home tech

The annual tech fest kicks off next week By Jenny Xi Every new year summons another edition of the tech world’s biggest trade show-slash-party—yup, CES is back. Over the next week in Las Vegas, the biggest companies in consumer electronics, automotives, and more will be showing...
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Green design in 2017: More solar, wind, and algae

All the top news and trends By Jenny Xie In 2017, sustainability is often the thread that connects many of the topics we cover here at Curbed, from architecture and product design to transportation and infrastructure. Browse our “Green Design” group and you’ll find that this year...
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Dezeen’s 10 biggest architecture trends of 2017

Here are the themes that dominated construction in 2017, from outlandish shipping container designs and fantasy skyscrapers, to demise of brutalist housing Jessica Mairs Continuing our review of the year, architecture editor Jessica Mairs looks at the themes that dominated...
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10+ LEGO Architecture Sets to Create the World’s Most Famous Buildings

A look at some of the best LEGO Architecture sets from landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial to a LEGO Fallingwater. Whether you want to build a LEGO Eiffel Tower or pretend you’re Le Corbusier and build your own Ville Savoye, there’s something for everyone. By Jessica...
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