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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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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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