Bluetooth-enabled benches around Paris, and more design-tech news from this week.
Midcentury design reproduction company Death by Modernism has launched an emoji extension pack available to iOS users featuring iconic Midcentury Modern furniture and fixtures. The collection comprises 12 stickers depicting pieces, including Eero Aarnio’s Ball Chair and work by Charles and Ray Eames. “We’ve always felt like there was something missing when it came to the furniture emojis in iMessage,” the company writes in a press release. “What if you could use a Sputnik chandelier instead of the light bulb emoji? Or flex with a Panton S-Chair in your texts? How about using a Nelson Sunburst Clock instead of the drab alarm clock when you’re running late to a lunch?” The pack is free for download in the Apple App Store. [Death by Modernism]
This spring, a team from the University of Detroit Mercy, Autodesk, and Case Technologies spent two weeks in Volterra, Italy, to help digitally archive the first ancient amphitheater discovery in Europe in 150 years. While the elliptical structure is currently buried under as much as 82 feet of earth, the team was able to map the existing typography above the ruins and create a digital 3D model using donated laser scanning and photogrammetry tools. [ARCHITECT]
Read on >>> Source: Architect https://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/this-week-in-tech-snohetta-unveils-northernmost-energy-positive-building_o