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Corporate Dystopia: Liam Young Imagines a World in which Tech Companies Own Our Cities

What if the manufacturers of the phones and social networks we cling to became the rulers of tomorrow’s cities? Imagine a world in which every building in your neighborhood is owned by Samsung, entire regions are occupied by the ghosts… Sigue leyendo

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5 Reasons Architects Should Learn to Code

In his popular post on how architects can “work smarter, not harder,” Michael Kilkelly suggests that you should ”customize your tools to work the way you work” and “use macros to automate repetitive tasks.” Both sound very helpful of course, but wouldn’t … Sigue leyendo

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How Supercomputers are Shaping the Future of our Cities

What possible use could architects have for a supercomputer? Well, of course it would be nice to produce that ultra-high-quality render in a matter of seconds rather than hours – but this post on the XSEDE blog recounts another use that is (arguably) much more important. XSEDE, an organization that helps researchers by providing them with access to supercomputers, has been working with a group from the University of Utah’s Mechanical Engineering Department to simulate wind flow in cities, with the ultimate aim of providing architects and engineers with the tools to reduce wind tunneling effects, improve energy efficiency and lower pollution. Find out more about the research project here.

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Rehabilitation and Extension of the Colani-UFO / SSP SchürmannSpannel

Architects: SSP SchürmannSpannel
Location: Brambauer, Germany
Area: 1000.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Joachim Schumacher

From the architect.… In the technology centre of Lünen, over a former coal mine factory, hovers a “UFO”.  Designed in 1985 by Luigi Colani the “UFO” Sigue leyendo

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SCI-Arc Offers Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media Post Professional Program

A dynamic post-professional program in Emerging Systems, Technologies, & Media (ESTm) offered by the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles has been charged with examining core contemporary issues facing architecture and design today. Spanning topics from advanced manufacturing methodologies to new… Sigue leyendo

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Dong Anh Villa / Hoang Thuc Hao

Architects: Hoang Thuc Hao
Location: Đông Anh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Area: 700.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Hoang Thuc Hao

From the architect.… Dong Anh Villa design concept was inspired from vernacular architecture and contemporary building technology. Our design principles Sigue leyendo

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Digitized Stone: ZAarchitects Develop “Smart Masonry”

When one hears the term masonry architecture, digital fabrication and automated construction processes are probably not the first ideas to come to mind. By its very nature, the architecture produced with stone masonry is often heavy, massive, and incorporates less… Sigue leyendo

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12 Things You Didn’t Know About Pritzker Laureate Frei Otto

Frei Otto passed away this past Monday, a day before being internationally celebrated as the Pritzker Prize’s 40th laureate. The first architect to ever receive the Prize posthumously, Otto was a brilliant inventor, architect and engineer who pioneered some of history’s… Sigue leyendo

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