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The Tech to Expect in Architecture in 2016

We asked 12 design and tech gurus to predict the advancements in AEC that you should see this year. By Wanda Lau The beginning of a new year is often accompanied by invigorated optimism for what lies ahead. We asked 12 design and tech juggernauts to step back from their own work...
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What are the Client/Owner Trends Now? | Architect Magazine

A few recent surveys break down what clients are looking for nowadays. By William Richards for AIA Architect A Client Wish List Want architects to understand their unique needs and meet them Perceive architects to have the capacity to flesh out possibilities and think...
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This Week in Tech: Autodesk Takes on Virtual Reality | Architect Magazine

Autodesk will make 3D models created in programs such as Autodesk Maya and Fusion 360 compatible with Mirosoft’s new HoloLens augmented reality technology (shown above), allowing designers to make and view models earlier in a project. The company also says its Spark 3D-printing...
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5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture | Co.Design

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve. What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into...
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This Week in Research: Self-Planning Streets, Wind Turbines On the Eiffel Tower, and a Knock-Activated Lock – Architect Magazine

We round up the latest in materials and architectural research. By ARCHITECT Staff This week, we’re sharing news of a bio-inspired algorithm that aims to let neighborhoods design themselves, a plan to rehab Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, acoustic wall panels made from...
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Could architectural 3D printing usher a comeback for physical models? | Architecture And Design

By Nathan Johnson Nearly as quickly as architects swapped their sketchbooks and pencils for CAD programs, traditional physical architectural models were also mostly replaced by interactive 3D digital versions. Because CAD programs have now evolved to include 3D modelling...
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Augmented Reality Poised to Transform Architecture

CONTRIBUTED BY: Marc Howe As with almost any industry or profession that deals with the built environment, architecture stands to benefit immensely from advances in augmented reality (AR) technologies. AR technology involves enhancing or “augmenting” a user’s interactions with...
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5 Trends That Will Shape The Future Of Tiny Housing | Co.Design

Many cities have recently adopted zoning changes to allow micro-housing, generally studios under 400 square feet. (In New York, a design competition called adAPT NYC was launched by Mayor Bloomberg.) Here are some of the trends defining micro-living Cities and renters are...
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6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015 | Co.Design

by Shaunacy Ferro Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat. Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But...
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The Performing Arts: Why Occupant Behavior is the New Big Thing in Green Building – Architect Magazine

Gathering data to change occupant behavior is the next frontier in sustainable design (see LEED’s new Dynamic Plaque). Here’s why architects who embrace building performance may help their bottom lines. By Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson The first thing that you notice...
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