Archinect - News 2016-12-10T15:39:26-05:00 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/650x/3w/3w4vrfy8k9ecd647.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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/149936034/morpholio-s-new-scalepen-offers-a-new-way-to-draw-on-trace-app 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qe/qeyzcdrcp5t2ybeq.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/140882350/take-your-sketching-to-the-next-level-morpholio-launches-trace-pro-app-for-the-ipad-pro-pencil" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6b7ixskfp21t9id8.jpg"></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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ju/ju4si3r47uexrodn.jpg"></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> http://archinect.com/news/article/142981875/get-a-glimpse-of-the-eyetime-2015-winners-photos Get a glimpse of the EyeTime 2015 winners' photos Justine Testado 2015-12-09T15:26:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T23:57:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1q/1qid967xmy28whqu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Morpholio held another successful EyeTime photography competition! The popular contest for designers was established by photographers, professors and students to highlight the ongoing research and investigation brewing within today's emerging design talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Young professionals and students submitted their work to the guest jury (which included Archinect and Bustler founder Paul Petrunia). The public also had the opportunity to participate in picking the winning entries.</p><p>Take a gander at some of this year's winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w7/w7vkltpaggqkqd1j.jpg"><br>&uarr; EMERGING TALENT - JURY WINNER: Jiawei Zhou - "Invisible City"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gs/gspn0n308ifg32hh.jpg"><br>&uarr; EMERGING TALENT - JURY WINNER: Turjoy Chowdhury - "Nepal Quake Aftermath"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1q/1qid967xmy28whqu.jpg"><br>&uarr; EMERGING TALENT - JURY WINNER: Vanessa Vettorello - "Bollywood Talkies"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x6/x69om5by3yviiwrl.jpg"><br>&uarr; EMERGING TALENT - PUBLIC WINNER: Yew Kiat Soh - "First Class"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yz/yzlhlnr4qazorxgp.jpg"><br>&uarr; FUTURE VOICES - JURY WINNER: Md Shahnewaz Khan - "Fallen Stars"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rw/rw4356x10wt7lxgi.jpg"><br>&uarr; JESSICA LUM AWARD WINNER: Emese Benko - "#opentheborders"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/48/48yekqwhw55oacvg.jpg"><br>&uarr; SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Luca Laghetti - "Sometimes you need to be brave"</p><p>See more of the winners on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/eyetime_2015_winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140882350/take-your-sketching-to-the-next-level-morpholio-launches-trace-pro-app-for-the-ipad-pro-pencil Take your sketching to the next level: Morpholio launches Trace Pro app for the iPad Pro & Pencil Archinect 2015-11-11T19:54:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T23:59:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hg/hg8pe9kwqwi1lben.jpg" width="650" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever since <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136343758/apple-announces-new-ipad-pro-aimed-at-creative-professionals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple announced</a> the launch of the supersized iPad Pro tablet and its Pencil companion, the anticipation grew which new apps&mdash;specifically developed for designers and creatives&mdash;could fully make use of the enhanced capacity: a more powerful A9X processor, larger 12.9-inch Retina display and stylus precision encouraged potential new features that neither traditional tablets nor desktop computers had been capable of. "It could offer a lot to designers who still bring out tracing paper before launching inDesign or Rhino," Nicholas Korody <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136343758/apple-announces-new-ipad-pro-aimed-at-creative-professionals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wrote</a> on Archinect after the product launch in September.</p><p>One exciting new app that promises to fully bridge that gap between physical and digital sketching via iPad Pro and Pencil was just launched by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/188790/morpholio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a> this week: <a href="http://www.morpholioapps.com/trace/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trace Pro</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zx/zxih4ogioew87rlh.jpg"></p><p>Here is some more information we've received from Morpholio:</p><p><strong>Trace Pro Unleashes 5 Super Tools: </strong></p><p><strong>Hyper Zooming with Scale:</strong><br>Zoom from a plan sketch, into a room, into the furniture, and ultimately into the details. Trace...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133414232/generate-your-next-creative-idea-with-morpholio-s-journal-app-a-digital-super-tool-sketchbook Generate your next creative idea with Morpholio's Journal app, a digital super-tool sketchbook Archinect 2015-08-04T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-04T14:15:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fq/fqvy8ax97rg18cfn.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects and designers have adapted to the digitization of the creative process, although trustworthy paper sketchbooks, notepads, and journals remain as an essential free-flowing workspace for brainstorming ideas. <a href="http://www.morpholioapps.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a> conveniently combines both realms in <a href="http://morpholioapps.com/journal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Journal</a>, a new app that redefines the portable sketchbook as a mixing chamber where designers, artists, writers, and all creative types can effortlessly record, organize, collage, or sketch to develop their ideas &mdash; right at their fingertips.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9xsdtiujptvxmmv.jpg"></p><p><strong>Journal Unleashes 5 Super Tools:</strong></p><p><strong>1. Sketch on anything, anywhere</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w45a0xycoog8b7be.jpg"></p><p>Journal allows you to sketch and write on any media. Not everyone wants to start with a blank canvas and now you don't have to. Design over an image, get creative with a photo, or make backgrounds of any type. You can sketch on top of any surface, and the sketch will literally move, twist and scale with the image it's on. Draw on everything to build the ultimate archive of inspirations, ideas, and encounters; allowing the lon...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115047965/eyetime-announces-the-2014-winners EyeTime announces the 2014 winners Justine Testado 2014-12-02T17:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-02T19:12:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xaupjpr6pbkmyt6j.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results are out for EyeTime 2014. The popular contest was created by photographers, professors and students to highlight the ongoing research, exploration and investigation happening within today's emerging talent. The guest jury chose the winning photographs from the Emerging Talent (young professionals/enthusiasts) and Future Voices (students) categories. Additionally, the public got to participate in selecting the winners in the "EyeTime" contest...</p></em><br /><br /><p>This year, the guest jury featured Archinect and Bustler founder/director <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>! Here's a peek at some of the 2014 winners:</p><p>(Pictured above) EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Binh Duong - "Street Barber"</p><p>EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Rongguo Gao - "Mother and Child"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/483hukex959aoqlb.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Ben Tynegate - "Architecture in Limbo"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2znbwa7mpdsbop7r.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Turjoy Chowdhury - "Flowers of City Slums"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/57zvablop4k0xs9d.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES PUBLIC WINNER: Christopher Lucka - "Lovers"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7k848zgic8ko5qg.jpg"></p><p>Find more of the winning photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_eyetime_2014_are_revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112900804/eyetime-2014-finalists EyeTime 2014 finalists Justine Testado 2014-11-04T20:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T18:38:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mkcbeessdasfmokz.jpg" width="650" height="1083" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The EyeTime competition is back for 2014. The popular annual contest was established by photographers, professors and students to promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening within today's emerging talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Winning photographs from the Emerging Talent (young professionals/enthusiasts) and Future Voices (students) categories will be chosen by the guest jury in addition to the public-viewing "EyeTime" contest. Another bonus: This year's guest jury includes Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> founder/director, <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>!</p><p>Here's a few of this year's finalists.</p><p>Emerging Talent:</p><p>Pictured above: Fold . Hold by Darren Yio.</p><p>&darr; Symmetry by Edward Neumann - EMCN.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6mqo77yfxpea8lhr.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp; Lost Angelinos by Erica Simone.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7yz7rd5hqly61416.jpg"></p><p>Future Voices finalists:</p><p>&darr; Architecture in Limbo by Ben Tynegate.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9b7qb35ncqldcs3.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Train Yards Chicago: A Network of Connectivity by Chris Bennett.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vkclkd7pkkrmz7h.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Mans Best Friend by Mando Parrilla.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0euoujchfg6kzch.jpg"></p><p>Head over to Bustler to see <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/eyetime_2014_finalists/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85989680/eyetime-2013-competition-finalists EyeTime 2013 Competition Finalists Justine Testado 2013-11-07T13:56:00-05:00 >2013-12-04T14:16:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yk/ykbu48ry3kd8gy4o.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The finalists for the EyeTime 2013 competition have been revealed for the Emerging Talent and Future Voices categories. The competition aims to promote the research, exploration and investigation among today's emerging talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88061507/eyetime-2013-competition-winners-are-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EyeTime 2013 competition winners are out</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79937134/inside-2013-unveils-competition-winners Inside 2013 Unveils Competition Winners Justine Testado 2013-08-20T21:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T20:44:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/988kj01wj2tsruoo.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Morpholio Project has revealed the winners of Inside 2013! In case you're just tuning in about this competition, Inside 2013 promotes the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia and today's emerging talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78921056/inside-2013-competition-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside 2013: Competition Finalists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72364078/morpholio-app-launches-v2-0 Morpholio app launches v2.0 Archinect 2013-05-02T14:35:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T09:01:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w9/w9k1svxf31f384yh.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The good folks at the <a href="http://mymorpholio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio Project</a>, who brought you the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57747041/the-morpholio-project-launches-trace-for-the-ipad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trace</a> iPad app, have launched their latest application which combines 7 new tools for presentation, collaboration, and critique.</p> <p> "The app re-imagines the portfolio as a design utility, moving it into the fast, flexible, at-your-fingertips device era. The project seeks to advance the ways that creatives access, share, discuss, and get feedback on their work from a global community of users."</p> <p> To learn more and download Morpholio 2.0, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morpholio/id484413042" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">check it out in iTunes</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61049532/eyetime-2012-competition-finalists EyeTime 2012 Competition Finalists Alexander Walter 2012-11-09T14:51:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:51:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f3/f3ve9neepxucitpd.jpg" width="650" height="639" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The EyeTime 2012 photography competition has announced its finalist entries selected in two categories, Emerging Talent and Future Voices. The competition seeks to publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation among today's emerging talent and the way we digitally produce, distribute, and consume photography in the face of device culture, social networking, and cloud technology.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The winning photographs will be selected by the jury as well as by "EyeTime" when viewed on the competition's <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morpholio/id484413042?ls=1&amp;mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a> app.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58366592/editor-s-picks-284 Editor's Picks #284 Nam Henderson 2012-10-01T01:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:01:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n4/n47ck0i908scmyxe.jpg" width="650" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, SANAA released a proposal for its first building in the United States , located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The steel, concrete, and wood headquarters for the Grace Farms Foundation will wind its way along a piece of the 75-acre property owned by the nonprofit charitable organization. FRaC labeled it a "running fence" yet, AP simply "love(d) it".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Caela J. McKeever a self-described "<em>young architect</em>" penned <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58005476/how-the-economy-upended-young-architects-hopes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the economy upended young architects' hopes</a>. The piece looks at how&nbsp; frustrated architecture grads of her generation are dropping out of the profession leading to a "<em>renaissance happening among young architects &mdash; and it&rsquo;s not in architecture</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;argued "<em>The concerns the author highlights are real, but IMO, not traceable directly back to the economy, rather to the failure of many offices to respond to the opportunities laid out by the current crisis. Models of office hierarchy, project delivery, marketing, and client relations need to change. ...I was lucky enough to have experience with one office that recognized this, and is in the process of adapting</em>"&nbsp;while <strong>Given</strong> replied "<em>I have to say of all the complaints I have against the profession, the ones she makes aren't really the ones I care about...Id much rather fix the growing trend towards the field being divided between rich young people doing high ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57747041/the-morpholio-project-launches-trace-for-the-ipad The Morpholio Project launches Trace for the iPad Archinect 2012-09-25T18:04:00-04:00 >2015-11-11T17:00:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ut/uthcjgmaf0b6b69y.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The next generation of tracing paper can now be loaded onto your iPad.</p><p>New York, September 25, 2012&nbsp; &ndash;&nbsp; The <a href="http://mymorpholio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a> Project announces the launch of its second app, simply called <strong>Trace.</strong>&nbsp; The app explores the role of technology in the conceptual phase of the design workflow through a digital version of&nbsp;trace&nbsp;paper, and fosters communication amongst a global design culture. Trace, essential to any design or creative process, allows users to instantly draw on top of imported images or background templates, layering comments or ideas to generate immediate, intelligent sketches that are easy to circulate.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehyc2xdge9u9xio5.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p>The uniqueness of Trace is most visible in two primary modes.&nbsp; One is communication, in which the user can simply trace over something in order to give feedback or convey information quickly, and graphically. The second is idea exploration. &ldquo;You are plugging yourself into a recursive feedback loop, as you iteratively build up an idea, taking several passes at it,&rdquo; says co-creator Mark ...</p>