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This Week in Tech: an emoji-pack of Midcentury Modern furniture stickers

Bluetooth-enabled benches around Paris, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane   Midcentury design reproduction company Death by Modernism has launched an emoji extension pack available to iOS users featuring iconic Midcentury Modern furniture and fixtures....
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This Week in Tech: The University of Stuttgart Unveils Ladybug-Inspired Pavilion

Plus, a $7.5 billion digital city outside Las Vegas, housing for dementia patients by IKEA, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane As part of its annual research demonstrator program, the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University...
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This Week in Tech: Rooting Out Homelessness with Bioceramic Geodesic Domes

Plus, the next version of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is up for comment, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane According to a recent Fast Company article, design startup Geoship has partnered with online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos...
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This Week in Tech: Apple Unveils AR Art Experiences

Plus, the solar road pilot program in France has failed, research on the economic viability of energy storage for solar and wind power, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Starting on August 10, visitors to Apple stores around the world can participate in...
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This Week in Tech: Shortlisted Proposals for Energy-Harvesting Art

Plus, a toolkit from the USGBC to help talk about sustainability with the public, ARCHITECT’s R+D winners, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane From 300 submissions, 28 designs were shortlisted for the sixth Land Art Generator Initiative design...
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This Week in Tech: Constructing with Deforming Wood—Intentionally

Plus, new solar products from IKEA and Olafur Eliasson, AIA’s 2019 Latrobe Prize winners, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane   Researchers at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart, in Germany, have...
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This Week in Tech: Portland Pilots a Sidewalk Labs Data Collection Tool

Plus, Autodesk and Unity Technologies launch a real-time editing VR/AR tool for BIM, the Harvard GSD launches an online canon to celebrate architects of color, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane According to a GeekWire article, the city of Portland,...
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This Week in Tech: Amazon’s Northern Virginia Campus

Plus, the We Company launches a $2.9 billion investment platform, a co-working space for AEC companies opens in California, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Tech giant Amazon released the first renderings of the initial phase of its ground-up...
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This Week in Tech: The Dystopian Winner of the 2019 Evolo Skyscraper Competition

Plus, the final winners of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, AIA’s Upjohn Research Grant recipients, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Evolo magazine selected three winners from 478 submissions to its annual Skyscraper Competition,...
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This Week in Tech: Manhattan’s Glass Towers Could Become a Thing of the Past

Plus, a proposal to repurpose debris from Notre Dame for 3D printing, a new extension for mobile from PlanGrid, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Mayor Bill de Blasio ✔ @NYCMayor Global warming will sink our city and poison our kids if we don’t...
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