Archinect - News 2016-09-29T14:57:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149968613/in-3d-ustry-the-show IN(3D)USTRY - The Show Sponsor 2016-09-29T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T12:09:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/072glukt1h89roqj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.in3dustry.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/o0/o0ajywdxb6kz0cfl.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.in3dustry.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The first edition of <a href="http://www.in3dustry.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions</a>, which took place from June 21st to June 23rd 2016 at Fira de Barcelona, successfully introduced an entirely new concept for exploring the possibilities offered by additive manufacturing and 3D printing across four key industrial sectors.</p><p>The event showcased both the present of additive manufacturing, as well as its promising future, by focusing on the challenges 3D printing presents, and offering innovative, pioneering, and state-of-the-art solutions to manufacturers&rsquo; specific needs.</p><p>Over the three-day event, prominent international speakers took to the stage to describe their experiences with additive manufacturing in the four most important vertical sectors: Aerospace &amp; Automotive, Healthcare, Architecture &amp; Habitat, and Consumer &amp; Retail Goods.</p><p>This unique approach stimulated participants to explore the many different solutions already offered by additive man...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971060/apple-plan-to-open-a-huge-campus-in-london-s-battersea-power-station Apple plan to open a huge campus in London’s Battersea Power Station Ellen Hancock 2016-09-28T12:31:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T12:31:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xwmca4n8i4sf7xq6.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple will open a mega-campus inside London&rsquo;s Battersea Power Station in a major boon for the developers behind the Grade II-listed building&rsquo;s regeneration. The tech giant will take over 500,000 sq ft of the power station&rsquo;s Boiler House, spanning six floors. Around 1,4000 staff are expected to move into the Apple campus in 2021.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a look back at Archinect's coverage of the Battersea Power Station development:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/115127457/first-images-of-big-s-malaysia-square-in-london-s-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First images of BIG&rsquo;s Malaysia Square in London&rsquo;s Battersea Power Station</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/113589063/big-appointed-to-design-public-square-for-revamped-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG appointed to design public square for revamped Battersea Power Station</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/98163968/frank-gehry-about-his-battersea-power-station-project-norman-foster-mark-zuckerberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/69263330/architects-imagine-a-battersea-power-station-rollercoaster-conversion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects imagine a Battersea Power Station rollercoaster conversion</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970903/efficiency-enhancing-drones-could-dramatically-reduce-construction-costs Efficiency-enhancing drones could dramatically reduce construction costs Julia Ingalls 2016-09-27T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T14:18:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d968m37f6j0hwr49.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to this&nbsp;<a href="http://fortune.com/2016/09/13/commercial-drone-construction-industry/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fortune</a> article, it's estimated that the construction industry wastes billions of dollars annually in poorly organized and distributed materials, a practice that could be eliminated with omnipresent flying drones. The trick is to create software that can process what the drones see on each construction site into data that humans can quickly comprehend and efficiently implement. Autodesk is investing in developing software and hardware that can convey this information, which may dramatically cut construction costs (and perhaps make <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956313/deciding-how-to-bill-clients-is-complicated-what-are-the-basic-fee-structures-behind-residential-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects rethink how they bill for projects</a>).</p><p>For more on drones:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963306/designing-for-drones-a-condo-tower-with-drone-friendly-balconies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing for drones: a condo tower with drone-friendly balconies</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944052/this-drone-video-takes-you-on-a-fascinating-flight-through-the-guts-of-seattle-s-bertha-tunneling-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This drone video takes you on a fascinating flight through the guts of Seattle's Bertha tunneling machine</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937488/here-comes-the-dronescraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here comes the "dronescraper"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970641/led-streetlights-may-contribute-to-serious-health-conditions-says-ama-prompting-cities-to-re-evaluate LED streetlights may contribute to 'serious health conditions' says AMA, prompting cities to re-evaluate Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-26T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T12:20:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/us/us6065yvr7sqcvvf.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>high-intensity LED streetlights ... emit unseen blue light that can disturb sleep rhythms and possibly increase the risk of serious health conditions, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. [...] Some [researchers] noted that exposure to the blue-rich LED outdoor lights might decrease people&rsquo;s secretion of the hormone melatonin. Secreted at night, melatonin helps balance the reproductive, thyroid and adrenal hormones and regulates the body&rsquo;s circadian rhythm of sleeping and waking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the American Medical Association cautions cities to re-evaluate their use of high-intensity LED lights for health reasons, others have pointed out that most televisions and computers also emit the blue light wavelength found to be potentially harmful. Aside from human health concerns, LEDs are also "a major contributor" to anthropogenic light pollution in the night sky.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="This atlas shows how much light pollution has infiltrated night skies worldwide" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950867/this-atlas-shows-how-much-light-pollution-has-infiltrated-night-skies-worldwide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This atlas shows how much light pollution has infiltrated night skies worldwide</a></li><li><a title="Not-So-Bright Lights, Big City" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115732640/not-so-bright-lights-big-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Not-So-Bright Lights, Big City</a></li><li><a title="LEDs to be installed in the Sistine Chapel" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110175865/leds-to-be-installed-in-the-sistine-chapel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEDs to be installed in the Sistine Chapel</a></li><li><a title="Scientists Develop Technique to Improve Flexible, Conductive, Transparent Glass" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102799938/scientists-develop-technique-to-improve-flexible-conductive-transparent-glass" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scientists Develop Technique to Improve Flexible, Conductive, Transparent Glass</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970030/introducing-bjarke-ingels-floating-student-housing-urban-rigger Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-22T12:48:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:22:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/plfmt6xuq49wvc3c.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Bjarke Ingels has found the elusive silver lining in global sea level rise and the European affordable housing crisis in the form of "Urban Rigger," a series of inexpensive student housing complexes that are designed to float in the sea, especially in those cities which have dense urban cores next to the waterfront. The idea here is to provide students with affordable digs that are close to class while simultaneously making the most out of changing climate conditions and post-industrial port repurposing. The first complete Urban Rigger has already been assembled in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3691/copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uj/ujway5j3sgyzcnlk.jpg"></p><p>According to an article in <a href="https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063804/bjarke-ingelss-next-project-reinventing-student-housing?partner=rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FastCompany</a>, "Each unit, which can house 12 students at once, is composed of modular shipping containers. These modules are powered by a photovoltaic array and use a heat-exchange system that draws upon the thermal mass of water to warm and cool the interiors. Meanwhile, an aerogel developed by NASA insulates the interiors."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oz/ozzf38v52e8rg9gf.jpg"></p><p>For the latest on Bjarke Ingels:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969510/meet-ernst-neufert-father-of-building-standards Meet Ernst Neufert, father of building standards Orhan Ayyüce 2016-09-20T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:30:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xtam831fp6zl8lfh.jpg" width="514" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost every kitchen counter in the United States is 36 inches tall. And 25 inches deep. Eighteen inches above the counters are the cabinets, which are 16 inches deep. Where do these sizes and dimensions come from? Have they always been so exact?</p></em><br /><br /><p>"In 1938 Hitler&rsquo;s chief architect Albert Speer hired Neufert to, as Speer put it, &ldquo;oversee the standardization of building parts, and the rationalization to building methods.&rdquo; He got to lead his own team of designers and technicians. They were called The Neufert Department.</p><p>He created the Octametric Brick, a standard-sized masonry unit that would come to replace any other sized brick in Germany (the bricks were 12.5 centimeters wide, or one-eighth of a meter, hence its name). Adoption of the brick, as Neufert saw, would create a standardized, modular world that all construction would occur in&mdash;no more custom shapes or sizes within buildings, no more worrying that cabinets would be the same height as the stove.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0u/0ujvl4c51e9gv0ri.jpg"></p><p>With the Octametric Brick, buildings could still look different and be different sizes, but everything, when reduced to its smallest part, would have this as a base unit. This overarching uniformity, based around the dimensions of a single brick, would be called the Octametric Sy...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963814/multi-layered-cube-like-fa-ade-achieves-diversity-in-residential-high-rise-design-with-fire-rated-aluminum-composite-material Multi-layered cube-like façade achieves diversity in residential high-rise design with fire-rated aluminum composite material Sponsor 2016-09-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T00:28:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gm0n2wr58pdszz7r.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=September2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/un/une1gycg8tboij7b.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=September2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A big compliment to architects is hearing that one of their building designs has become a recognizable landmark. That&rsquo;s the case for architects at the Los Angeles office of <a href="http://arquitectonica.com/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Arquitectonica</strong></a> International Corp. who designed the Olume residential building in San Francisco&rsquo;s Mission District with a unique multi-layered cube-like metal fa&ccedil;ade featuring a total of five custom earth-toned colors of <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/products/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=September2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Alucobond&reg; Plus</strong></a> aluminum composite material (ACM).</p><p>The 12-story 138,512-square- foot Olume multifamily residential community opened in March 2016 with owner Monogram Residential Trust, Inc., of Plano, Texas, offering 121 luxury rental units &ndash; including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments &ndash; as well as two levels of subterranean parking. Monogram Residential Trust partnered with Martin Building Co., of San Francisco, to develop the boutique-style community.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gn/gn1cjrk1z5bhkwua.jpg"></p><p>Arquitectonica was brought in to re-design the fa&ccedil;ade of the building after the project&rsquo;s en...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968712/the-view-from-inside-a-self-driving-uber-the-technology-is-not-quite-ready The view from inside a self-driving Uber: "the technology is not quite ready" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-15T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:35:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/2171767a301522c5941d761796e2cdaa.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>During my ride, along a few miles of road near Uber&rsquo;s testing facility in an old industrial neighborhood, the car performed admirably in many difficult situations...and I mostly felt pretty safe. However, several times the person behind the wheel needed to take control [...] it will take time for Uber and others to perfect fully automated driving. In fact, it remains unclear what needs to be done before it can be considered safe to remove humans from the driver&rsquo;s seat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Uber and autonomous vehicles:</p><ul><li><a title="Japan gunning for Tokyo to take on driverless vehicles by 2020 Olympic Games" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968301/japan-gunning-for-tokyo-to-take-on-driverless-vehicles-by-2020-olympic-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan gunning for Tokyo to take on driverless vehicles by 2020 Olympic Games</a></li><li><a title="Tesla Model S driver suffers fatal crash while using autopilot, in first known death involving an autonomous vehicle" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955408/tesla-model-s-driver-suffers-fatal-crash-while-using-autopilot-in-first-known-death-involving-an-autonomous-vehicle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tesla Model S driver suffers fatal crash while using autopilot, in first known death involving an autonomous vehicle</a></li><li><a title="Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942771/google-uber-lyft-ford-and-volvo-join-forces-to-lobby-for-autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles</a></li><li><a title="Beverly Hills wants to provide driverless cars as public transit" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941412/beverly-hills-wants-to-provide-driverless-cars-as-public-transit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Hills wants to provide driverless cars as public transit</a></li><li><a title='"In LiDAR We Trust" &ndash; Poking the subconscious of autonomous vehicles with special guest Geoff Manaugh, on Archinect Sessions #43' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141436229/in-lidar-we-trust-poking-the-subconscious-of-autonomous-vehicles-with-special-guest-geoff-manaugh-on-archinect-sessions-43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"In LiDAR We Trust" &ndash; Poking the subconscious of autonomous vehicles with special guest Geoff Manaugh, on Archinect Sessions #43</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's website Julia Ingalls 2016-09-15T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:36:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7n5k67sag6vdbi4p.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a throwback to arcade games, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>' firm BIG has created an Arkanoid version of their <a href="http://arkinoid.big.dk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website called Arkinoid</a>, where you can earn points by hitting the firm's projects with a black paddle ball:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6r/6rakad1p4181atab.gif"></p><p>Don't think it will be easy to claim the top score, however: "Ben Devine!" is currently in the lead with 9223372036854775807 points, making one wonder about his <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">employment status</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rkwew1bfq6c61ef.jpg"></p><p>For more on architecturally-related games:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961519/kids-play-with-virtual-skyscrapers-in-new-app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963555/a-tour-of-experiential-magical-realism-games-from-the-triennale-game-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966365/better-than-simcity-how-architects-benefit-from-games-ft-special-guest-quilian-riano-on-archinect-sessions-79" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Better than SimCity: how architects benefit from games, ft. special guest Quilian Riano on Archinect Sessions #79</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968301/japan-gunning-for-tokyo-to-take-on-driverless-vehicles-by-2020-olympic-games Japan gunning for Tokyo to take on driverless vehicles by 2020 Olympic Games Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-13T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-17T00:37:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fb4f98e33faa4ad06946f73045ef8f0.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tokyo-based Dynamic Map Planning will undertake the task of mapping out roadways in the highest detail to date (featuring such useful insights as curb location, lane height, and limits on turning), intended to be 20 times as precise as current maps [...] The company will also lead the effort to equip Tokyo with digital infrastructure that will allow self-driving vehicles to pick up on factors that can change or appear in their surroundings as often as every few minutes or even seconds</p></em><br /><br /><p>More autonomous driving news from around the world:</p><ul><li><a title="Airbus promises autonomous flying taxis in the (very) near future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965464/airbus-promises-autonomous-flying-taxis-in-the-very-near-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbus promises autonomous flying taxis in the (very) near future</a></li><li><a title="Tesla Model S driver suffers fatal crash while using autopilot, in first known death involving an autonomous vehicle" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955408/tesla-model-s-driver-suffers-fatal-crash-while-using-autopilot-in-first-known-death-involving-an-autonomous-vehicle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tesla Model S driver suffers fatal crash while using autopilot, in first known death involving an autonomous vehicle</a></li><li><a title="Would self-driving cars be useful to people living outside urban cores?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950112/would-self-driving-cars-be-useful-to-people-living-outside-urban-cores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Would self-driving cars be useful to people living outside urban cores?</a></li><li><a title="Germany's railway sees future in harmony with driverless cars" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945080/germany-s-railway-sees-future-in-harmony-with-driverless-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany's railway sees future in harmony with driverless cars</a></li><li><a title="Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942771/google-uber-lyft-ford-and-volvo-join-forces-to-lobby-for-autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968040/brain-space-one-to-one-37-with-michael-arbib-former-vice-president-of-the-academy-of-neuroscience-for-architecture Brain Space: One-to-One #37 with Michael Arbib, former vice president of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-12T17:37:00-04:00 >2016-09-16T00:02:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yr8vxwz6g2ydd7cj.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For nearly 30 years, Michael Arbib taught computer science, neuroscience, engineering, psychology, and mathematics at the University of Southern California, and is known for his prolific work on brains and computers: essentially, what the mechanisms of one can teach us about how the other works. Gathering together all aspects of his work, he&rsquo;s sharpened his focus on the connection between architecture and neuroscience, and developed the concept of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123062835/archinect-s-lexicon-neuromorphic-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">neuromorphic architecture</a>.</p><p>He is now associated with the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/5308106/newschool-of-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NewSchool for Architecture and Design</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/works/2790184/university-of-california-san-diego" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UC San Diego</a>, and has played a major role in the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture</a>, based in La Jolla, California. We spoke about the Academy&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.anfarch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">upcoming conference</a>, and what architecture practice can realistically take from neuroscientific research.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#37 with&nbsp;<strong>Michael Arbib</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscri...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965815/financial-management-for-the-small-architectural-firm-101 Financial Management for the Small Architectural Firm 101 Sponsor 2016-09-12T08:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T23:12:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y8ubi4yviafdnfj1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEditorialSep16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ue/ue98beec2403e52h.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.bqe.com/archioffice-project-management/?src=ArchinectEditorialSep16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BQE ArchiOffice</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Providing great architectural services and running a financially successful firm are not mutually exclusive. It&rsquo;s quite the contrary. If you are as good an architect as you think, you&rsquo;ll be successful and it won&rsquo;t be because of your design skills. However, what separates the great&ndash;struggling designers from the great-successful designers isn&rsquo;t just luck.</p><p>It&rsquo;s not your fault that after all the years of education and training you endured to become an architect, you don&rsquo;t know the first thing about how to run a business. Sure, you can design &ndash; like nobody&rsquo;s business &ndash; but do you truly understand the difference between income and revenue? How about a credit and debit? Do you know what an overhead factor is and why it&rsquo;s so critical? Do you know what your minimum billing rate is? Did you ever sit down and map out your firm&rsquo;s operating budget?</p><p>Chances are the answer to all these questions is no. So let&rsquo;s get to work and get you on the right trac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966955/pact-conference-in-uel-brings-patrik-schumacher-mario-carpo-jose-sanchez-and-benjamin-dillenburger PACT Conference in UEL brings Patrik Schumacher, Mario Carpo, Jose Sanchez and Benjamin Dillenburger gillesretsin 2016-09-07T01:36:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2j/2jt452ltnh13p4fd.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University of East London hosts international PACT conference - two days of keynotes and discussions with Patrik Schumacher ( ZHA), Mario Carpo ( UCL), Jose Sanchez ( Plethora Project/USC) and Benjamin Dillenburger ( ETH/ITA).</p></em><br /><br /><p>PACT Conference UEL, 12.09-13.09&nbsp;</p><p>Please join for keynotes by Mario Carpo (UCL), Patrik Schumacher (ZHA), Jose Sanchez ( Plethora Project / USC) and Benjamin Dillenburger ( ETH/ITA) , followed by a series of provocative Panel Discussions. The Panel Discussions are organised around our keynotes speakers, which will be joined by a series of theoreticians, young practitioners and designers like Daniel Kohler ( iOUD/Lab EDS), Harald Trapp ( UEL), Mollie Claypool ( UCL), Soomeen Hahm ( SHD, Kory Bieg (OTA+/UT Austin) , Lei Zheng ( ZHA), Gilles Retsin (UEL/UCL/Retsin Architecture) and Manuel Jimenez ( UCL, MadM Design)</p><p>The morning keynote takes place at 9:30 am, evening keynote at 4pm, followed by panel discussion at 5pm.&nbsp;</p><p>Venue:<br>Lecture Hall 02, West Building (WB G02)&nbsp;<br>University of East London<br>Docklands Campus, London E16 2RD</p><p>Conference program can be downloaded here : <a href="http://www.ierek.com/events/parallelism-in-architecture-environment-and-computing-techniques/#conference-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.ierek.com/events/parallelism-in-architecture-environment-and-computing-techniques/#conference-program</a>&nbsp;</p><p>PACT ( Parall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966968/instant-customizable-digital-architectural-stencils-hit-the-market Instant, customizable digital architectural stencils hit the market Julia Ingalls 2016-09-06T14:38:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:10:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3w/3w4vrfy8k9ecd647.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a press release that makes references to Banksy's iconic global stencils, the new digital architectural stencil set from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/188790/morpholio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio </a>enables architects to instantly make customizable stencils of complex designs, from faces to condo layouts to intricately shaded trees. The initial image can come from a photograph, drawing, or render.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5c/5cl5wfus62jcpds4.jpg"></p><p>As Toru Hasegawa, co-creator of&nbsp;Morpholio Trace Pro explains: "Software should mirror the gestures, intuition and behavior of the creative. Trace Pro seeks to amplify it, and in doing so, make it as smart and elastic as possible." &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z8/z8tjnzv0l7qomi6a.jpg"></p><p>This video illustrates the process, which involves gliding the stencil tool over a particular design, capturing it, and then replicating it/editing it at will with the assorted tool bars:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966934/new-150m-ptfe-membrane-roof-at-arthur-ashe-stadium-blocks-the-rain-but-not-the-noise New $150M PTFE membrane roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium blocks the rain but not the noise Julia Ingalls 2016-09-06T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-09-12T23:55:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bo36rs08xrumbf7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Watch professional tennis, and you'll notice that silence makes up a significant part of the game, to the point where spectators can hear the bounce of the ball each time it lands on the playing surface. The acoustics of the new Rossetti Architects-designed roof for the Arthur Ashe stadium, which reportedly is amplifying crowd conversations when it it closed as well being so noisy during a recent rainstorm that according to John McEnroe it's "hard to hear yourself think," are problematic. Ironically, the 210,00 square foot PTFE membraned retractable roof was installed partly to avoid rain delays during play. As <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/us-open-arthur-ashe-roof-causing-problems-during-heavy-rain-2016-9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BusinessInsider.com</a> notes:</p><p>"It turns out that even casual conversations among fans were amplified as the noise&nbsp;reverberated inside. The roof was eventually fully closed during the second set, and the atmosphere reportedly sounded more like a ballpark and not like a tennis venue the players are used to." &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ry/ryr8spirvi1rzexx.jpg"><br><em>Bi-parting Fixed Fabric Shell</em></p><p>For more in sporty architectural news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106945116/hok-will-acquire-360-restart-sports-architecture-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOK wi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966504/university-of-miami-school-of-architecture-helps-to-create-a-new-smart-city-in-the-yucatan-peninsula University of Miami School of Architecture helps to create a new Smart City in the Yucatan Peninsula Joachim Perez 2016-09-02T16:07:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:21:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k6/k6wzf4p1nsbweohx.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, which is being designed by UM SoA&rsquo;s Responsive Architecture and Design Lab (RAD-UM Lab), will be built next to the Yucat&aacute;n Science and Technology Park (YSTP), established by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. RAD-UM Lab specializes in technology-based designing and the &ldquo;internet of things,&rdquo; everyday objects that can collect data and connect to modern tech.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The University of Miami School of Architecture continues to experiment in the realm of responsive architecture, this time at an urban scale. &nbsp;Zenciti is a proposed "smart city" to be located in the Yucatan Peninsula where the gathering of data will play a prominent role. Information technology will be embedded into the inner workings and infrastructure of the project allowing for potential opportunities to monitor urban issues such as traffic patterns, transportation, pollution levels, and energy consumption. &nbsp;Smart City models are curently in use in Europe with examples such as Amsterdam and Barcelona. &nbsp;Zenciti has the potential to be one the first examples in Latin America. &nbsp;</p><p>This initative is a collaboration between the University of Miami's School of Architecture, Center for Computational Science, and College of Engineering, as well as the&nbsp;Yucatan State Government&rsquo;s Information Technologies Innovation Cente. &nbsp;The UMSoA has aggressively been expanding research into responsive arch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966342/uber-and-the-future-of-on-demand-public-transit Uber and the future of on-demand public transit Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-01T13:25:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:27:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmfyy57mvjmfp0mv.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Martz&rsquo;s proposal would make the suburb of Altamonte an unlikely test bed for one future of public transit. It would also raise questions about whether such a future can serve everyone equally, and force Martz to navigate between the transparency of public office and the demands of a multibillion dollar company with a penchant for secrecy. [...] for some transit advocates, the embrace of Uber and its competitors risks undermining civic ideals of accessibility and transparency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the contentious ride-sharing giant:</p><ul><li><a title="Uber lets you hail its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh later this month" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964179/uber-lets-you-hail-its-self-driving-cars-in-pittsburgh-later-this-month" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber lets you hail its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh later this month</a></li><li><a title="New study finds ride-sharing apps like Lyft and Uber have no effect on drunk-driving fatalities" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961180/new-study-finds-ride-sharing-apps-like-lyft-and-uber-have-no-effect-on-drunk-driving-fatalities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New study finds ride-sharing apps like Lyft and Uber have no effect on drunk-driving fatalities</a></li><li><a title="Without Uber or Lyft, Austin turns to Facebook for rides" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953233/without-uber-or-lyft-austin-turns-to-facebook-for-rides" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Without Uber or Lyft, Austin turns to Facebook for rides</a></li><li><a title="A look at the history and future of the American commute" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943328/a-look-at-the-history-and-future-of-the-american-commute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at the history and future of the American commute</a></li><li><a title="Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942771/google-uber-lyft-ford-and-volvo-join-forces-to-lobby-for-autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965794/architecture-dean-poh-says-reduction-in-energy-savings-is-not-enough-i-am-for-net-zero Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero." Alexander Walter 2016-08-29T17:11:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:55:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afadce676931fa0fdf6d6059fe47735f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Right now (the industry is) setting targets of&nbsp;30&nbsp;to&nbsp;40 per cent reduction in energy savings from the current business as usual.&nbsp;I think that&rsquo;s just not enough. I am for net zero,&rdquo; he says.&nbsp;[...] &ldquo;The time scale between what we know can be done and should be done, and when the technology and processes become the norm, needs to be shortened. Currently it takes about 10 to 15 years.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148814474/masdar-abandons-its-dream-of-becoming-the-first-zero-carbon-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masdar abandons its dream of becoming the first zero-carbon city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128025752/france-mandates-green-roofs-for-all-new-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139315335/2015-solar-decathlon-winner-stevens-institute-of-technology-addresses-post-sandy-resiliency-with-the-sure-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Solar Decathlon winner Stevens Institute of Technology addresses post-Sandy resiliency with the SURE HOUSE</a></li></ul><p>Also, don't miss <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Deans List</em></a>, Archinect's ongoing interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965741/chicago-installs-urban-fitbits-to-track-air-quality-noise-levels-and-traffic Chicago installs "urban Fitbits" to track air quality, noise levels, and traffic Nicholas Korody 2016-08-29T13:39:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:35:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ux/uxzy1fkjtzvp8wby.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Windy City has begun installing what sounds and looks a whole lot like a Fitbit that can measure the vitals of a bustling metropolis. Chicago, which partnered on the project with researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory and several corporations, last week installed the first two of 500 modular sensor boxes. The devices will eventually allow the city and public to instantly get block-by-block data on air quality, noise levels, as well as [...] traffic.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dk/dksujzk1kd1824vo.jpg"></p><p>The project, the first such initiative in the country, is called 'the Array of Things'. Affixed to light poles, the devices are equipped with sensors that monitor air and surface temperature, carbon monoxide levels, ambient sound intensity, and barometric pressure, as well as other input. A total of 50 devices will be installed this year, with 450 more coming by 2018.</p><p>The data will be used to improve public health, traffic conditions, and guide infrastructure decisions. It will also be publicly available starting in mid-October. Like with most "smart" initiatives, privacy concerns have arose, particularly over the devices' capacity to take photos. Officials have stated that any photos taken will be deleted within "tens of minutes".</p><p>Check out the video below for more info:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953520/columbus-ohio-wins-dot-s-50m-smart-city-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbus, Ohio wins DOT's $50M Smart City Challenge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953055/imagining-the-future-cyberattack-that-could-bring-down-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imagining the future cyberattack that could bring down New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952125/are-we-losing-the-cyberwar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Are we losing the cyberwar?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965464/airbus-promises-autonomous-flying-taxis-in-the-very-near-future Airbus promises autonomous flying taxis in the (very) near future Alexander Walter 2016-08-26T14:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-03T11:08:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jofb63dst5w5g4p0.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Airbus appears to be serious about its "Vahana" project, aimed at creating an autonomous passenger drone network, and thinks testing can begin as early as 2017. [...] Airbus is also working on a drone delivery service [...] and plans to start testing it at a Singapore university by mid-2017. The cargo-laden vehicles fly automated routes in "aerial corridors," then drop them off and send delivery notifications to customers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Airbus engineers are dreaming up no small endeavor as laid out in the company's <a href="http://www.airbusgroup.com/int/en/news-media/corporate-magazine/Forum-88/My-Kind-Of-Flyover.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Urban Mobility</a> vision:</p><p><em>"Imagine landing at a major international airport after a long flight in an A380. Instead of suffering through a 90-minute taxi ride in the megacity&rsquo;s gridlocked traffic, you hop into an electrically operated aerial vehicle from zenHOP, which brings you to your destination &ndash; landing on your chosen zenHUB &ndash; in just nine minutes. Too expensive? No, zenMOVE has found three other travellers who also want to get to the city centre. As a result, the flight costs no more than a taxi ride. On top of that, no need to worry about your luggage &ndash; zenLUGGAGE takes care of that &ndash; or your security, as zenCYBER protects your flight against hacker attacks."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jf/jflppgr7pt44qdsx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Illustration of Airbus' Skyways drone parcel delivery service, which will enter test mode on the campus of the National University of Singapore in mid-2017.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145287841/the-ehang-passenger-drone-might-be-another-way-people-will-get-around-town-someday" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ehang passenger drone might be anothe...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965354/take-a-vr-tour-of-yosemite-national-park-with-president-obama Take a VR tour of Yosemite National Park with President Obama Justine Testado 2016-08-25T18:45:00-04:00 >2016-09-03T11:10:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y09u783oc19zir28.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Among the several tributes to the U.S. National Park Service's centennial birthday today, The White House,&nbsp;National Geographic, Felix &amp; Paul Studios, and Oculus released&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/08/25/watch-join-president-obama-virtual-reality-tour-yosemite" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America&rsquo;s National Parks&rdquo;</a><em>,</em>&nbsp;a 360-degree VR video featuring stunning views of Yosemite National Park &mdash; narrated by special tour guide President Obama. Captured during the First Family's visit to the park earlier this summer, the nearly 11-minute video shows off popular spots like&nbsp;El Capitan, Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, and a canoe ride through Merced River.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/ob5gq4fdosbetf6e.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zh/zhe3sv1nmgusqwgs.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/02/0272vk87m0mk96w7.jpg"><em>All images via whitehouse.gov.</em></p><p>Watch the full video below. The video is also available on the&nbsp;Oculus Store and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/natgeo/videos/10153864841128951/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Facebook</a>.</p><p></p><p>If you're planning for the weekend, visit any of the 413 National Parks IRL for free starting today until August 28. Go&nbsp;<a href="http://findyourpark.com/find" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">find a park</a>&nbsp;near you and show your appreciation to the original landscape architect: Mother Nature.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964653/virtual-reality-an-architect-s-1-marketing-and-business-development-tool Virtual Reality: An Architect’s #1 Marketing and Business Development Tool Sponsor 2016-08-25T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-09-03T11:11:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jz2o6nh89jek9m1q.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%202&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%202" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ll/lli3ol7lk0ircrfx.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.yulio.com/?utm_source=Archinect%20Editorial%202&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=Archinect%20Editorial%202" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yulio</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>There&rsquo;s no denying it: Virtual Reality (VR) creates a buzz. It&rsquo;s exciting and attention-grabbing. It attracts and then holds. And keeps holding. Wherever you go, a pair of goggles instantly draws a crowd.</p><p>For businesses in the Architecture and Interior Design industries, VR technology becomes a fantastic&nbsp;<strong>marketing and </strong>business development opportunity.&nbsp;Telling &ndash; or showing &ndash; prospects that you&rsquo;re using VR is great for <strong>sparking conversations</strong> and leaving <strong>lasting first impressions.</strong></p><p>For those interested in or actively experimenting with it VR, here&rsquo;s a few <strong>tips for using this technology as a business development and marketing tool in your business.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xp/xprvqtje3m834iix.jpg"></p><p><strong>1. Give a great first impression</strong></p><p>Show, don&rsquo;t tell. The best way to explain what VR can do is to simply <strong>hand your client or prospect a pair of goggles. </strong>Pre-load it with a <a href="http://www.yulio.com/gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sample space</a>, past projects or perhaps even a 360&deg; &lsquo;before&rsquo; photo, and let them imagine the possibilities for themselves.</p><p>Make sure you <strong>know y...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964809/tracing-the-physical-infrastructure-supporting-the-internet Tracing the physical infrastructure supporting the internet Nicholas Korody 2016-08-23T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T22:59:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wmamatu1lj0gi800.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whether or not New Yorkers are paying attention, their digital connectivity can sometimes rely on the finer points of a mess of paint on the street. Some of the markings are orange, others yellow or red. Arrows, lines and letters combine to create a cryptic language of symbols and codes. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s kind of scrawly and intense,&rdquo; said the artist and writer Ingrid Burrington. &ldquo;Living in New York, you&rsquo;re trained not to look down, so it&rsquo;s funny how rich and dense these markings can get..."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ingrid Burrington is the author of a new handbook to the physical infrastructure of the internet in New York,&nbsp;<em>Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure.</em></p><p>For related content, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1" target="_blank">The Whistleblower Architects: surveillance, infrastructure, and freedom of information according to Cryptome (part 1)</a>&nbsp;+&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956364/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-2" target="_blank">(part 2)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940357/los-angeles-the-industrial-city" target="_blank">Los Angeles, the Industrial City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962751/shoring-up-america-s-infrastructure-by-repatriating-money-stashed-overseas" target="_blank">Shoring up America's infrastructure by repatriating money stashed overseas</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964218/what-architects-and-not-just-parametricists-can-learn-from-no-man-s-sky-an-astronomical-procedurally-generating-video-game What architects (and not just parametricists) can learn from 'No Man's Sky' – an astronomical, procedurally generating video game Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-19T16:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T13:23:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fv537q6z9bub3c8x.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hello Games has created its own periodic table of elements for the universe of No Man&rsquo;s Sky ... This allows them to generate 1.8 quintillion planets that are all different from one another and built governing the inherent logic set forth. [...] &ldquo;It is no longer about designing a final object or a product, but about designing or configuring the system or the process of their formation&mdash;the underlying code, algorithm, or procedure that can generate not just one but multiple outcomes.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the games chest on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963409/art-of-intervention-one-to-one-34-with-architect-abraham-burickson-founder-of-the-immersive-theater-company-odyssey-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works</a></li><li><a title="A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963555/a-tour-of-experiential-magical-realism-games-from-the-triennale-game-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection</a></li><li><a title="Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962744/pok-mon-go-is-forcing-us-to-grapple-with-virtual-usage-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning</a></li><li><a title="Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961519/kids-play-with-virtual-skyscrapers-in-new-app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app</a></li><li><a title="Gaming the neighborhood: One-to-One #32 with Jose Sanchez, co-creator of Block'hood computer game" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960918/gaming-the-neighborhood-one-to-one-32-with-jose-sanchez-co-creator-of-block-hood-computer-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaming the neighborhood: One-to-One #32 with Jose Sanchez, co-creator of Block'hood computer game</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964179/uber-lets-you-hail-its-self-driving-cars-in-pittsburgh-later-this-month Uber lets you hail its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh later this month Alexander Walter 2016-08-19T14:54:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:21:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/vozeac2fjbn5eij4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Starting later this month, Uber will allow customers in downtown Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone that no automotive or technology company has yet achieved. Google, widely regarded as the leader in the field, has been testing its fleet for several years, and Tesla Motors offers Autopilot [...] But none of these companies has yet brought a self-driving car-sharing service to market.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories recently in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942771/google-uber-lyft-ford-and-volvo-join-forces-to-lobby-for-autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943328/a-look-at-the-history-and-future-of-the-american-commute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at the history and future of the American commute</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961180/new-study-finds-ride-sharing-apps-like-lyft-and-uber-have-no-effect-on-drunk-driving-fatalities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New study finds ride-sharing apps like Lyft and Uber have no effect on drunk-driving fatalities</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963971/the-wish-machine-by-autoban-part-of-the-london-design-biennale-invites-visitors-to-walk-through-a-tunnel-made-of-transparent-hexagonal-tubes The Wish Machine by Autoban, part of the London Design Biennale, invites visitors to walk through a tunnel made of transparent hexagonal tubes Ellen Hancock 2016-08-18T11:38:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:07:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fo0m185kys1xjg1v.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This September the first ever London Design Biennale will take place at Somerset House with featured projects from over thirty countries. The inaugural show is themed 'Utopia by Design' and celebrates the 500th anniversary of the publication of Sir Thomas More's classic,&nbsp;<em>Utopia&nbsp;</em>(1516).</p><p>Turkey's contribution to the biennale is 'The Wish Machine' designed by Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio, Autoban. The installation is inspired by the cultural tradition of threading a note or memento&nbsp;to the&nbsp;branch of a tree as an act of hope born out of hopelessness.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fq/fqko8yxc9fy5mz7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qg/qg29otwsz8ovve7t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dymktt5wcjpij7wa.jpg"></p><p><em>' The installation located in West Wing G1A at Somerset House appears as an interactive pneumatic system operating in a mirrored space. Visitors will be invited to walk through a tunnel that is made of transparent hexagonal tubes. They will share their hopes and wishes,&nbsp;</em><em>vision</em><em>&nbsp;of utopias, and aspiration for the future, by writing them on paper, and feeding them to the Wish Machine through a lid at the dead end. Notes will the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963858/scientists-develop-a-flexible-concrete-that-is-stronger-than-traditional-mixtures Scientists develop a flexible concrete that is stronger than traditional mixtures Nicholas Korody 2016-08-17T19:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T19:23:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o5/o5mo6yvjwxyn2sgx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have invented a new type of concrete that is flexible yet stronger than traditional concrete. Named ConFlexPave, the concrete "allows the creation of slim precast pavement slabs for quick installation, thus halving the time needed for road works and new pavements," according to the <a href="http://media.ntu.edu.sg/NewsReleases/Pages/newsdetail.aspx?news=ae52df54-ad8b-4a26-b57c-edda67be8cf0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press release</a>.</p><p>According to the inventors, the new concrete will cut down on on-site work and construction time, as well as reduce inconveniences caused by road maintenance. Precast ConFlexPave slabs are much thinner and lighter than traditional concrete slabs, so they can be more easily installed.</p><p>The new concrete uses polymer microfibre which allows the material to bend under pressure and improves skid resistance. According to the lead researcher, Assistant Professor Yang En-Hua, the "key breakthrough" was understanding "how the components of the materials interact with one another mechanically on a microscopic level."</p><p>&ldquo;The hard materials give a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963586/european-space-agency-s-first-resident-artist-is-planning-a-temple-on-the-moon European Space Agency's first resident artist is planning a temple on the moon Justine Testado 2016-08-16T14:34:00-04:00 >2016-08-28T21:56:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjen6k7i4edgt7i2.jpg" width="514" height="533" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Jorge Ma&ntilde;es Rubio] plans to 3D print portions of the temple; other sections will incorporate an existing boulder, creating a cross between a building and a cave...The work will engage with a wide swath of architectural history, including the Pantheon, Mayan temples, and the Egyptian pyramids, [he] says. But when considering the possibilities on the moon, 18th-century French utopian architects like &Eacute;tienne-Louis Boull&eacute;e or Claude-Nicolas Ledoux have been the most influential.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For his current endeavor called&nbsp;<em>Peak of Eternal Light</em>, artist Jorge Ma&ntilde;es Rubio is working with the ESA to build a temple on the moon, as a way to &ldquo;examine the potential social and anthropological aspects of colonizing celestial bodies&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132492446/esa-proposes-a-village-on-the-moon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ESA proposes a village on the moon</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145205940/how-to-turn-martian-soil-into-concrete" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to turn Martian soil into concrete</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138591099/the-mars-ice-house-envisions-the-day-earthlings-can-live-with-ease-atop-the-martian-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Mars Ice House envisions the day Earthlings can live with ease atop the Martian surface</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114962805/space-noir" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space Noir</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963555/a-tour-of-experiential-magical-realism-games-from-the-triennale-game-collection A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection Julia Ingalls 2016-08-16T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T23:12:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdedtmmdm5ookowl.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Among the discoveries in the magical realist-flavored experiential series of smartphone games from the <a href="http://www.milanogamefestival.com/collection/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Triennale Game Collection</a> is just how compelling this format is for exploring the nuances of architecture, even if that architecture pushes the limits of physics (and is often heavily layered with surreal color and effects).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qr0vyd4y76mgwijg.jpg"></p><p><em>"The Worm Room" by Katie Rose Pipkin. Image: Triennale Game Collection.</em></p><p>With visual allusions to everything from Pixar to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Darren Aronofsky</a>'s "The Fountain," the games emphasize the experience (hence, "experiential") over a plot-driven, goal-oriented construct. Nonetheless, each game has its own internal logic and rules, and rewards players with different visual effects and paths the longer they explore each world.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/64/6414xz36n4nuu3xp.jpg"></p><p><em>"Neighbor" by by Jake Elliott, Tamas Kemenczy and Ben Babbitt. Image: Triennale Game Collection.</em></p><p>Check out this video, which takes you through a quick tour of the five iOS/Android compatible games:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962163/the-are-5-0-loophole-you-should-know The ARE 5.0 Loophole You Should Know Sponsor 2016-08-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-07T17:06:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xcemt17sl7dgc1l2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/q3/q3cfyydwavo30knj.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/shop/are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>If you are on the path to becoming a licensed architect, you may already be aware that the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) is being updated starting November 1st, 2016.&nbsp; You may not know that there could be significant benefits in store for you if you adopt a strategic approach to the update from ARE 4.0 to ARE 5.0. You could be among a group of candidates who can take advantage of a special loophole that may save you considerable time and money.</p><p>This &ldquo;loophole strategy&rdquo; (or Combo Strategy) involves taking a combination of division exams from both exam versions by beginning your testing with three specific divisions from ARE 4.0 and then completing your requirements with two divisions from ARE 5.0. The key to saving time and money is that you will complete just five divisions total, instead of the required seven for ARE 4.0 and six for ARE 5.0. Completing fewer divisions will subsequently save you time and money. But you&rsquo;ll need to act before ...</p>