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"A Coordinator's Story"

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Aaron Willette, an SC Curator and the FabLab Coordinator at Taubman College, was recently interviewed for Archinect by Tafhim Rahman, a 1st year M.Arch student. Read here about his path into digital fabrication and its imp... Read more →

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Chromatic Abstraction: Color as Data, Part 1

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

As the title suggests, this is a fascinating meditation on color as data, with numerous examples exploring the concept. "In addition to all its culturally saturated meanings, the color spectrum is also just a series of in... Read more →

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2 Million Internet Users Designed This House, and It's Not Bad

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A fascinating window into the future of data-mined design, a Swedish real-estate site collected the click-data from their website and turned it over to an architecture firm to design a house based on the data. The result? ... Read more →

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5 Reasons Architects Should Learn to Code

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

There's really no question here. Why work in 3 dimensions when you could be working in 5 or 6? Work lazy, solve complex problems, think algorithmically, and have fun doing it! SC has some great resources to help you learn. Read more →

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Watch how 3D printers 3D print 3D printer parts to make more 3D printers

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Yes, the robots will be taking over soon. No you can't do anything about it.

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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live. Read more →

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Empty gestures: Starchitecture's Swan Song

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

British Architecture critic Peter Buchanan lays it out bare in this essay published in the Architectural Review. "We need to move on from the adolescent search for momentary excitement and spectacle to a more mature archit... Read more →

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Watch Two Men Scale the World's 2nd Tallest Tower

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

If you're uncomfortable with heights, better skip this one: "Raskalov and Russian photographer Vadim Mahora broke into and climbed the Gensler-designed Shanghai Tower, soon to be China’s tallest and the world’s second tall... Read more →

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This Video Essay on Chairs in Cinema Is Way More Interesting Than It Should Be

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This video essay beautifully articulates the utility and underlying meanings of chairs across the silver screen.

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The Deadly Global War for Sand

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Our buildings are made of a lot of materials, but sand probably ranks as the top ingredient - essential to both concrete and glass. And–believe it or not–it's a finite resource. This beautiful article in Wired paints the p... Read more →

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Composite Archaeology

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Using laser scanners to explore ancient Rome provides quite an alternative view of the city. ScanLab and BBC created a pretty incredible looking documentary to unpack these ancient spaces, illuminating a honeycomb of under... Read more →

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FIRE IN THE HOLE!

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

In this week's installment of Super Cool Shit, watch this laser raster at an astonishing pace, then blast through vector lines faster than, well, any other frick'n Laser. Where do we sign up for one? Read more →

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6 Tips for a Perfect Sky

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Atmosphere is everything in good renderings, and Alex Hogrefe is a master. With great explanations and tight graphics, Alex deftly shows us what can ruin, or make the upper background portion of any exterior view. Learn fr... Read more →

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Riding a Buckin' (ABB IRB 6600) Robot

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Team Section Cut has waged our share of battles with robotic arms - but none that offered this kind of ride! Industrial robots are simply not suited for such interactions with people, but these dare-devil engineers welded... Read more →

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The Architectural Monograph is Here to Stay

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"In the highly competitive and contested landscape of contemporary urban construction, the role of the architect is being increasingly marginalized – and by extension the voice of the architect is increasingly drowned out.... Read more →

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What To Expect from Your Architect

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A lovely orientation to architectural services with clear examples, useful for your conversation with those outside the design disciplines - from clients to parents. Spread the word. via Marica McKeel @ArchitectMM Read more →

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NCARB LAUNCHES 'IDP STREAMLINE'

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Pretty cool - unless you live in Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia, or Washington?!? Effective immediately, the Intern Development Program (IDP) will re... Read more →

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Jonathan Bendor: Why Criticism is Good for Innovation

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Many people believe that criticism and creativity are incompatible in the workplace. But as Bendor sees it, creativity and criticism are like the Chinese principles of yin and yang: two complementary forces that interact ... Read more →

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a "proud mountain of books"

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WINY MAAS: SPIJKENISSE LIBRARY VIDEO

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This Bricklaying Robot Can Build A House In Two Days

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"An engineer in Perth wants to mechanize one of humanity’s oldest jobs. His robot is named “Hadrian,” after the Roman Emperor who built a wall in Northern Britain, and it can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan ... Read more →

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Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

30 structures documented, hundreds of archival and contemporary images, essays by renowned architectural historians, and interviews with a number of the architects who produced magnificent works in Boston... Read more →

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Architecture and the Computer: A Contested History

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"...Anybody who asks, 'How can we apply the computer to architecture?' is dangerous, naive, and foolish." Articulated fifty years ago, Christopher Alexander’s polemical stance points to tensions within the discipline’s obs... Read more →

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Open Call: Dear Architecture

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Write a letter. Make money.

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First 3D printer that can print LED lights

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Yep the future is here folks, and it's all 3D printed.

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A robot is planning to 3D print a steel bridge in Amsterdam

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AUTODESK & MX3D have teamed up to attempt a large scale 3D print of a bridge in Amsterdam slated to be completed in 2017.

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2015-2016 Timber in the City

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

This looks too good to pass up next Spring! If you love wood, consider taking a crack at this competition!