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#Apple campus – Jony Ive interview

Good general article that interviews Apple’s star designer, Jony Ive on the new Apple Campus. The images are excellent and all credit to Foster +…

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Challenge the design standard #thinkdifferently

María Francisca González: New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the…

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Robots speed up structural reinforcement #sustainable #thinkdifferent

This is true innovation. Take an issue of lack of labour and use technology to supplement repetitive tasks. I think this is brilliant in how…

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10 Modular designs using shipping containers #design #thinkdifferently

I wonder how long it will be before the cost of a standard shipping container goes up because we’re all using them for other functions?!…

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Central Park’s water #sustainability

This is incredible! I was certainly naieve to the fact that the “lake” in Central Park, New York City, was polluted given all the media…

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Moving walls in Shanghai

The Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai employs a unique facade that moves to reveal new spaces in the building’s interior. This screen design was a…

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From grain to modern art #sustainability

Heatherwick Studio have redeveloped a former grain silo to create the “Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa,” the world’s largest museum of African contemporary art.…

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@WaterSeer2017 magics #water from thin air. #thinkdifferent

Sustainable innovation – instead of trying to refine existing approaches and technologies to sourcing water, the WaterSeer organization changed the focus to accessing the moisture in…

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Living in the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches…

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skyscrapers from wood & glue

University researchers in the UK are exploring cellulose and xylan on a molecular level that could lead to innovations in strengthening wood materials. Molecules 10,000…

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bricks don’t do that! #thinkdifferent

This is a great article showcasing the possibilities of the ubiquitous brick to create different, gravity challenging architecture. brickwork tricks Share this reboot

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renewable energy at home

Renewable energy has to be a fundamental part of our sustainable future and solar power is a “tested” technology in the commercial world. However there…

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#blue is the future

It is fascinating to think that colour could not only affect the aesthetics of our architecture but also the environmental performance. A new blue pigment,…

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#parametric brickwork the old way

Sstudionmm is an architecture practice based in Iran have developed a digital solution to using brick as part of parametric architecture without resorting to complex…

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#holedeck #sustainable concrete structural slab

As an Architect I am always striving to bring new efficiencies to our architecture to provide sustainable solutions that are viable for our clients. This evolution in…

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Another brick in the wall…

SAM (semi-automated mason) is bringing challenge to our cherished bricklayers by demonstrating significant productivity increases. 300-500 bricks a day (human) vs 800-1200 bricks a day…

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James Wines Architect – interview

I have long been fascinated with the work of SITE as innovators in urban design and environmental thinking. I enjoy the challenge that their work…

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#virtualreality architecture

We know it’s coming… Just like the advent of CAD revolutionized the industry, changing the ways that Architecture was communicated to building owners and contractors,…

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Technical support for Architects

Construction Canada publishes technical documents that provide a useful reference for Architects, Engineers and Specification Writers. Useful technical resources Share this reboot

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Micro Apartment Complex #sustainable #urbandesign

55 Micro apartments in the complex of which 22 are New York “affordable.” This is not new but I am big believer that this is…

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