Archinect - News 2016-10-26T21:32:50-04:00 Morpholio's new "ScalePen" offers a new way to draw on Trace app Alexis Petrunia 2016-03-22T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-03-23T01:44:56-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not only a new way of working, it is part of the latest renaissance in drawing; imagining the heart of the designer merged with the brain of a computer.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Morpholio has just released &ldquo;ScalePen&rdquo;, a patent-pending tool used to draft on the developer&rsquo;s popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Trace" app</a> for the iPad.&nbsp;The company&rsquo;s co-creator, Anna Kenoff, views ScalePen as an &ldquo;entirely new opportunity for architectural drawing&hellip; Rather than setting or keeping records of your own pen weight, Morpholio makes the software do the work for you.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>With the development of CAD, hand drafting has seemingly become a thing of the past. &ldquo;Fortunately, creative production is fueled by much more than just efficiency&rdquo;, says Morpholio, adding that &ldquo;architects and designers have given new rise to hand drawing and sketching as part of their process - a renaissance no doubt ushered in by the touchscreen and stylus.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The app offers an assortment of pen sizes that respond as the stylus is moved around, through and into the drawing. The ScalePen feature checks the drawing scale and zoom level continuously to automatically assign a calibrated set of technical pens.&nbsp;Morpholio suggests that it save...</p> The Most Relevant News of 2014 (for Architects) Nicholas Korody 2014-12-30T14:02:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:25:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sometimes it's easy to pretend that architecture exists outside of this world, erupting instead in the blank of a 3D space governed only by the laissez-fair laws of software. But sometimes a news headline will penetrate through this fog of imagination, appearing as a blazing light shining forth from an image of some distant row of houses hollowed by mortar fire and colored with the blood of a strangers' body. "This is the real of architecture," the news seems to silently implore.</p><p>As gravity serves as the counterweight to the feverish, technofuturism fashionable to today's students, news events seem to ground architecture just at the moment it seems like it may finally escape into the vapors of idealism. While it may seem that architecture is increasingly consigned to the building of institutions or expensive residences, the demand for buildings and dwellings simultaneously grows louder and more desperate with every unfolding disaster.</p><p>A year-end round-up is as fraught as a ranking. If...</p> 7 reasons why you need to be using Archinect's FOLLOW feature Paul Petrunia 2013-07-26T13:21:00-04:00 >2013-07-26T20:29:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Keeping up-to-date with your favorite <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firms</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schools</a> has just become WAY easier!</strong></p> <p> As you know, Archinect delivers a lot of news and information, every day, reflecting the activity of the architecture community at large. For some people, this can be too much information!</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So, to make your life easier, we've introduced a tool allowing you to follow your favorite architects, firms and schools, so you can keep track of news, features, projects and activities specifically related to them.</p> <p> In addition to jobs, projects, press releases, events, etc, that <strong>Firms</strong> and <strong>Schools</strong> post to directly their Archinect profiles, the updates also include <strong>News</strong> and <strong>Features</strong> published by Archinect, relating to the profiles you follow.</p> <p> <strong>You don't even need to visit Archinect to get the updates! By default, a summary of the updates to your followed profiles will be emailed to you each day there is new activity.</strong> If you prefer to get the news through your web browser, simply visit yo...</p>