Archinect - News 2016-12-06T11:12:30-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149937488/here-comes-the-dronescraper Here comes the "dronescraper" Julia Ingalls 2016-03-31T15:23:00-04:00 >2016-03-31T18:17:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u1/u1xjakdkp9gtti13.jpg" width="650" height="506" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A drone skyscraper has been proposed by designers Hadeel Ayed Mohammed, Yifeng Zhao and Chengda Zhu that acts as a central control terminal for drones to dock and recharge, situated in the heart of Manhattan. The &lsquo;dronescraper&rsquo;, dubbed &lsquo;the hive&rsquo; has been proposed as an alternative to Rafael Vinoy&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue superstructure, which is set to become the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nq/nq0xhcsx73f52irf.jpg"></p><p>The skyscraper has been undergoing some significant design reconceptualizations lately. Here's a round-up of the most interesting takes:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/123295837/screen-print-30-soiled-s-cloudscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #30: SOILED's "Cloudscrapers"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648126/a-bamboo-skyscraper-fosters-public-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A bamboo skyscraper fosters public life</a></li></ul><p>&#8203;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p4lqdtiv07c97r2j.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115731034/google-is-letting-you-visit-museums-around-the-world-using-street-view-and-youtube Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and Youtube Paul Petrunia 2014-12-11T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T14:27:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ry/rywzcyk2xsl4zwm9.jpg" width="650" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google announced today it&rsquo;s making a platform&nbsp;available to museums that enables them to build mobile applications that take advantage of Google technology, including Street View and YouTube, to bring their exhibits to anyone with a smartphone. Through partnerships between museums worldwide and the Google Cultural Institute, there are now 11&nbsp;museums and cultural institutions that&nbsp;have participated in this pilot project&nbsp;to date; their apps are live now on Google Play.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88213328/your-phone-could-soon-become-a-3d-scanner Your phone could soon become a 3D scanner Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-06T13:49:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T09:58:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3yfsf29i4icjehgy.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of us have gotten used to smartphones replacing long-established devices such as cameras and music players. Soon, however, they might be taking over the duties of something that is itself an emerging technology &ndash; the 3D scanner. Researchers at ETH Zurich have created an app that allows an ordinary smartphone to capture and display three-dimensional models of real-world objects, for subsequent finessing or even 3D printing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56637082/eisenhower-memorial-there-s-an-app-for-that Eisenhower Memorial? There’s an App for That Archinect 2012-09-04T17:04:00-04:00 >2012-09-05T01:57:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/88388decba7c74dde4ae88048aea8fba.jpg" width="537" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thanks to augmented reality technology being implemented by media design firm Local Projects LLC, visitors can look at Gehry&rsquo;s steel tapestries through their smartphone cameras to see what otherwise isn&rsquo;t there: video and audio recordings that tell more of Ike&rsquo;s story, even in Ike&rsquo;s own voice. And children carrying smartphones (which seem to be all of them these days) will be on a scavenger hunt for hidden messages throughout the memorial.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>