Workplace design “can help workers feel happier” says report by Haworth

Marcus Fairs Haworth white papers: the right office design can increase the happiness of employees, whereas ping-pong tables, slides and even pay rises can’t, according to new research by Haworth.The findings are contained in a new white paper launched by the office...
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This Week in Tech: Greenbuild 2016 Takes L.A. | Architect Magazine | Technology, Sustainability

Plus, the cost of solar panels could continue to lessen, Sefaira adds a new functionality to its program, and more from this week’s design-tech news from around the internet. By ARCHITECT Staff Selin Ashaboglu Today marks the final day of the 2016 Greenbuild International...
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Are micro-apartments a revolutionary or exploitative trend?

Thanks to recently repealed laws, in NYC only building codes provide a de facto minimum unit size (somewhere in the upper 200 square foot range). By Zach Edelson The situation was dire: People were flocking to cities for work, but scarce land and lack of new construction were...
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Five Creative Products for Architects and Designers

These apps and gadgets use digital platforms and analog design to get the creative juices flowing. By Selin Ashaboglu Bikupta Wristwatch, Alexander Lervik This analog watch by the Stockholm–based design studio keeps time with a Japanese quartz that vibrates through an electric...
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Augmented reality could make construction easier, quicker, and cheaper – Curbed

New visualization technology enables workers to “see” buildings before they’re built By Barbara Eldredge When you’re building an enormous, multi-story structure, every mistake or delay means additional costs. But new augmented reality systems beginning to roll out on...
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Virtual reality offers architects a whole new way of designing

New virtual reality tools will allow architects and designers to create buildings and products intuitively in 3D space around them, according to the director of visualisation studio VRtisan (+ movie). The technology, which couples VR software created for game designers with...
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How Videogames Will Change Architecture – The Huffington Post

by Steven Schkolne I’ve been working a lot lately at the intersection of creativity and gaming. It’s not news to anyone in gaming that there’s something brewing. We have seen huge creative communities emerge around games like Little Big Planet, Super Mario Maker, and – of...
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The Rise and Rise of Pop-Up Architecture – Curbed

How temporary design became mainstream by Marni Epstein-Mervis For five weeks in August and September 2015, street artist Banksy opened a dystopian theme park with Disney-esque castles and theme rides in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare in southwest England. Attractions...
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Speaking in Archemoji: Architecture and design motifs, in tiny pictures

by Alexandra Lange and Michelle Goldchain …Architecture people are also a visual crew, adopting, adapting, and commenting on the follies that scroll across our screens. We’ve long been using words, pictures, and the occasional GIF to communicate our collective enthusiasm...
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Best Practices: Designing for the Future with Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools

Advances in the technologies offer new methods of visualizing projects and communicating design intent to clients. By Alice Liao This year will see the commercial release of several virtual reality (VR) headsets, as well as the shipping of the developer edition of Microsoft’s...
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