Drawing by Christo / Photo by André Grossmann L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris) Place de l'Etoile – Charles de Gaulle

This Week in Tech: Christo unveils his next project, AutoCAD gets an update…

Amazon identifies its NoVa headquarters, and more. By Wanda Lau Autodesk AutoCAD, the workhorse drafting software on which designers worldwide rely, has been updated. Changes in the forthcoming AutoCAD 2020 include enhancements to the existing Purge and DWG Compare tools, quicker...
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This Week in Tech: IKEA Increases the Accessibility of Its Furniture Through 3D Printing

Plus, a new augmented reality tool from Morpholio, our in-depth Q+A with Katerra co-founder Michael Marks, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Known for its sleek and modern designs, Scandinavian furniture manufacturer IKEA is partnering with Israeli...
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Thie Week in Tech: Katerra announces a new suite of products

Plus, a museum in South Korea that will be constructed by robots, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Menlo Park, Calif.–based technology and construction giant Katerra announced a new suite of building material and software products including...
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This Week in Tech: Autonomous Vehicles Are Rolling Into Virginia This Summer

Plus, “metallic wood” nanomaterial by University of Pennsylvania researchers, the USGBC’s list of top states for LEED certification, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Yesterday, Boston-based autonomous vehicle technology company...
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This Week in Tech: A Small Device that Can Track Indoor Air Quality

Plus, utilizing household plastic waste to 3D print urban furniture, D.C.’s mayor is set to sign the nation’s most ambitious climate bill, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Developed by San Francisco–based Awair, Omni is a small digital device for...
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This Week in Tech: EPA Orders More Chemical Regulation Rollbacks

Plus, using pine needles to make paint, carbon powder that can capture greenhouse gases, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane The Trump Administration is again targeting Obama-era chemical regulations with a recent proposal to revise the 2011 Mercury and...
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This Week in Tech: A New Building Material Made from Potato Peels

Plus, the world’s first 3D-printed concrete commercial housing project, a new ArchitectChats episode, and more design-tech stories from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi London-based designers Rowan Minkley and Robert Nicoll along with research scientist Greg Cooper have developed...
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This Week in Tech: A Carbon-Negative Façade Panel that Absorbs CO2

Plus, an immersive mobile authoring application for jobsite communication, an energy-efficient off-grid house becomes RIBA’s House of the Year 2019, and more design-tech stories from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Berlin-based think-tank Elegant Embellishments, co-founded by...
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This Week in Tech: Elon Musk’s LA Tunnel Scrapped

Plus, the U.N.’s Emissions Gap Report reveals we are falling short on carbon cutting goals, Autodesk announces its latest acquisition, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane This week, Elon Musk’s Boring Company announced that it has abandoned...
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This Week in Tech: Top Stories from 2018

Ten short reads from ARCHITECT’s weekly series, which covers and curates design and technology news happening around the world. By Ayda Ayoubi As past stories in ARCHITECT’s “This Week in Tech” series, the 10 design-tech stories touch upon everything from...
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