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Top 10 architecture and interior trends of 2018

The year’s biggest trends in architecture and interior design include action to address gender imbalance, the rise of hyperloop and off-grid living. Tom Ravenscroft For our review of 2018, deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft looks at the year’s biggest trends in...
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This Week in Tech: Nendo’s New Emergency Portable Battery Can Be Manually Charged

Plus, an incremental tiny house designed to grow with your family, a 13-foot-tall, ultra-thin concrete structure shaped by a 3D-knitted formwork, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Japanese studio Nendo has designed a 3.7-volt emergency portable battery for...
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This Week in Tech: World Trade Center to Get 13,000 New Light Bulbs

Plus, autonomous floor-cleaning robots at the University of British Columbia, bricks made of human urine, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane As part of a $7.9 million contract with Baltimore-based energy company Constellation, more than 13,000 light...
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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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