Archinect - News 2014-10-22T05:59:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107648182/nimbys-go-to-court-over-modern-home-zaha-gets-an-apology-global-warming-rages-on-news-round-up-for-august-25-2014 NIMBYs go to court over "modern" home; Zaha gets an apology; global warming rages on: News Round-Up for August 25, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-02T20:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T22:16:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vtxfdi8z3dbl47e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>Friday, August 29:</strong></em></p><ul><li><p><a title="MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107714855/mit-s-mindrider-helmet-draws-mental-maps-as-you-bike" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike</a>: The prototype is currently being used to create a mental-map and guidebook for NYC, and an upcoming Kickstarter campaign will attempt to fund the project for commercial sale.</p></li><li><p><a title="In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107711639/in-beirut-a-grassroots-push-for-more-grass" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass</a>: Lebanon's fifteen-year civil war made much of Beirut's green space inaccessible or dysfunctional. The Beirut Green Project is trying to bring at least a modicum of green space back to the city's residents.</p></li></ul><p><em><strong>Thursday, August 28:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a title="Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107634526/norwegian-artists-plan-to-open-art-academy-in-north-korea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea</a>: Nothing's final yet, but the school is committed to its disbelief in sanctions or boycotts on art.</li><li><a title="Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a>: Google's cameras go inside the famous Finnish architects studio, as well as a selection of his works, for a curated photo-exhibition.</li></ul><p><em><strong>Wednesday, August 27:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a title="China considering drastic ban on coal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107557388/china-considering-drastic-ban-on-coal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China considering drastic ban on coal</a>: Chinese news outlets claim that work is underway to ban coal in Bei...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/107562227/hunts-point-memories-of-the-future Hunts Point | Memories of the Future Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T14:51:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:31:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/874e68e79d098211b58bf25adb5bf113.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In collaboration with fifteen poets and community activists from StartUp Box South Bronx, I recently created Memories of the Future, a location-based cinema project viewed on mobile phones. The group experimented with spoken word poetry, site specific performance, and on-site spectatorship to reframe the predominant view of Hunts Point and speak about possibilities for its future from a position of power.</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/107410034/the-outlaw-instagrammers-of-new-york-city The Outlaw Instagrammers of New York City Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T15:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:13:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/js11b4alvgpoc05p.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There has long been a subculture of so-called &ldquo;urban explorers&rdquo; who have made a game of accessing off-limits places. [...] Urban explorers take photos mainly to document that they&rsquo;ve been there, while for Deas the image is the whole point. The outlaw Instagrammers have more in common with graffiti artists, another subculture of underground creatives who make their work in the cracks of the urban landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in Russia: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/46831485/skywalking-hacking-architecture-in-russia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skywalking - hacking architecture in Russia</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106553263/one-ridesharing-app-to-rule-them-all-ridescout-moves-into-the-competitive-world-of-rideshare One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-14T12:43:00-04:00 >2014-08-14T13:47:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79c17a365df2e99ce1b7279dbf699931.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ridescout, the &ldquo;Kayak of ground transportation&rdquo; that aggregates over 300 rideshare services, announced today that it will integrate carpooling into its app. This move comes on the heels of recent announcements from Uber and Lyft, which on the same day earlier this month revealed they would gradually begin to allow their users to carpool. While ridesharing has up to this point been a mostly single-user service, Ridescout&rsquo;s announcement reinforces a general trend toward multi-user integration.</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/105937332/weekly-news-round-up-for-august-4-2014-musk-martha-and-monuments Weekly News Round-Up for August 4, 2014: Musk, Martha and monuments Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-11T15:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T15:57:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6sa3nbrnw2xq3x2.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 8</strong>:</p><ul><li><a title="Guggenheim Bullies Journalist" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106106156/guggenheim-bullies-journalist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Bullies Journalist</a>: Molly Crabapple reports for <em>Vice</em> on inhumane immigrant labor conditions on Saadiyat island in the UAE,&nbsp;where a new arm of the Guggenheim (and Louvre, and NYU) is being built. The Guggenheim holds its cards close and skirts responsibility when Crabapple pushes for answers.</li><li><a title='Controversial new app will keep you away from "sketchy" areas' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106097322/controversial-new-app-will-keep-you-away-from-sketchy-areas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Controversial new app will keep you away from "sketchy" areas</a>: "SketchFactor" rates an area's "sketchiness" based on crowd-sourced local data. Critics are worried that the app will amplify racial profiling and encourage stereotyping.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, August 7:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106016117/gentrification-and-the-persistence-of-poor-minority-neighborhoods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods</a>: Harvard sociologists identify another determinant in the gentrification debate: racial composition. Their report, focusing on Chicago, found that a neighborhood's economic redevelopment depended on certain thresholds of black and white residents.</li><li><a title="Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu called for the suspension of the Israeli Architects&rsquo; Association from an international architectural body " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106016118/archbishop-emeritus-desmond-tutu-called-for-the-suspension-of-the-israeli-architects-association-from-an-international-architectural-body" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu called for the suspension of the Israeli Architects&rsquo; Association from an intern...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106097322/controversial-new-app-will-keep-you-away-from-sketchy-areas Controversial new app will keep you away from "sketchy" areas Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-08T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T12:52:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3b3de66e42849c50f14863a6c9e624a0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SketchFactor ... is a Manhattan-based navigation app that crowdsources user experiences along with publicly available data to rate the relative "sketchiness" of certain areas in major cities. [...] The founders are also bracing for potential complications from an app that asks anonymous users to judge a neighborhood's sketchiness. After all, fear can be subjective. And the site could be vulnerable to criticisms regarding the degree to which race is used to profile a neighborhood.</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/105865778/stash-digital-treasure-at-physical-locations-with-traces-app Stash digital treasure at physical locations with Traces app Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-05T14:47:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:41:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18ovskbrjft0u3aj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Traces] helps users bridge the disconnect between their real and digital worlds, in order to tackle anxiety caused by our online lives. Traces is a part messenger, part surprise-gifting service that lets users leave digital messages at physical locations for their friends to pick up with their smartphones when they are at those locations. [...] The sender can construct a digital gift using any combination of text, images, video, tickets and vouchers.</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/105327718/will-blexting-help-with-detroit-blight Will “Blexting” Help With Detroit Blight? Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T15:15:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9d3dfb9154366e1f6543526a9296ff20.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Motor City Mapping app will make it possible for users to snap photos of properties and text them to the public database. (They are trying to brand a new word to describe this process &mdash; the awful-sounding &ldquo;blexting.&rdquo;) These will be quality-checked before going onto the database, and the hope is that users will participate in training sessions before pointing, clicking and sending. Several &ldquo;blexting bootcamps,&rdquo; will be held in coming weeks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103247268/despite-successes-blight-still-threatens-detroit-s-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Despite Successes, Blight Still Threatens Detroit&rsquo;s Future</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104799766/archinect-test-drives-fiftythree-s-pencil-and-paper-app-for-ipad Archinect test drives FiftyThree's Pencil and Paper app for iPad Alexander Walter 2014-07-25T10:57:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:24:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0ylimespgbhvol5c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever since I spotted <a href="https://www.fiftythree.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FiftyThree</a>'s beautifully designed iPad pen, aptly called &ldquo;Pencil&rdquo;, I couldn't wait to get my hands on one (like literally).</p><p>Made by the creators of the award-winning &ldquo;Paper&rdquo; drawing and sketching app for the iPad, Pencil is promised to be &ldquo;the most natural and expressive tool for getting ideas on Paper.&rdquo; Archinect reached out to FiftyThree, and a few days later, we received a Pencil in the mail &ndash; pretty packaging and all &ndash; for a test drive.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eiyw0rnt1mf7zil3.jpg"></p><p>The first impression is thoroughly impressive: my Pencil's body is milled from a solid piece of premium-grade walnut (there's also a "Graphite" model sporting a handsome seamless brushed aluminum body) with an eraser tip on one end and a tapered rubber-coated tip on the other end. No cheap plastic here, no buttons to push, no distracting LED diodes flashing. Inspired by the iconic form and dimensions of the carpenter pencil, the design and engineering team of Pencil really set out to turn a cutting-edge high-tech device into a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104709729/helsinki-s-ambitious-plan-to-make-car-ownership-pointless-in-10-years Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-21T14:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T10:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6aq22pjnlm9namdq.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Helsinki] has announced plans to transform its existing public transport network into a comprehensive, point-to-point "mobility on demand" system by 2025 ... allowing people to purchase mobility in real time, straight from their smartphones. [...] Subscribers would specify an origin and a destination, and ... the app would then function as both journey planner and universal payment platform, knitting everything from driverless cars and nimble little buses to shared bikes and ferries</p></em><br /><br /><p>Where apps and mass transit collide, commuters struggle most with coordination. Now, with so many different forms of transit, both public and privately mediated, commuters (and cities) need navigation tools that compare all options for them. Making this as accessible as possible, as Helsinki is trying to do, also eases the transition away from private-car ownership, by making all types of transportations options seem just as imminently accessible as your car in the driveway.</p><p>The U.S. is also experimenting with these "point-to-point", "mobility on demand" transit systems. <a href="http://www.bridj.com/#new-page" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridj</a>, a new bus company in Boston, doesn't actually own buses but will create routes, nearly in real-time, based on rider's mobility data, and then contract actual bus companies to get people where they need to go.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102859401/muscovites-are-voting-by-smartphone-on-whether-to-demolish-a-beloved-modernist-landmark Muscovites are voting by smartphone on whether to demolish a beloved modernist landmark Alexander Walter 2014-06-27T12:56:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T13:36:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20329af5d6fce96ea458eb24f943753b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Moscow city government is asking citizens to weigh in on the fate of the Shukhov radio tower, a rusted icon of Soviet constructivist architecture that&rsquo;s threatened with demolition. [...] The vote, which began this week and runs until July 6, is being held on Active Citizen, an iOS and Android app released by the city last month. The app polls citizens on topics such as street-tree planting and changes to daylight savings time.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List</a></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101638841/an-app-to-crowd-source-urban-disruptions An App to Crowd-Source Urban Disruptions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-11T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:33:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/6329eb8a7657f66ec5bbe9c6874407dc.jpg" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Maa2too3a, or &lsquo;Happin&rsquo; in English, is a free app that uses news and crowd-sourced information to geo-tag disruptive events in the city as they occur, allowing users to mitigate risks or simply save time by avoiding them. Launched in May 2013, the app now has over 100,000 users, according to the developer, Mohammed Taha. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a tool to keep people safe,&rdquo; he says. And on calmer days, it can be used to simply avoid traffic jams or other routine problems.</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/88755037/parsons-and-the-met-team-up-to-increase-accessibility-for-disabled Parsons and the Met team up to increase accessibility for disabled Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-13T14:40:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:24:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7pyl0r91mpu0kpk.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As virtual access to art collections expands through online walk-throughs and projects like Google&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.google.com/opengallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Gallery</a>, museums have long been experimenting within their own halls with ways to accommodate a wider range of visitors,&nbsp;particularly those with disabilities. Historically, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/arts/artsspecial/welcoming-art-lovers-with-disabilities.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">museums have been leaders in the field of accessible institutional design</a>, whether through improvised additions or new technology. In a collaboration between the <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> and Parsons The New School for Design, students in the <a href="http://amt.parsons.edu/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Art, Media, and Technology</a> have focused on how both physical and online resources can optimize the museum experience for people with disabilities.</p> <p> Working under the <a href="http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/mfa-design-technology/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design and Technology masters program</a> and alongside education specialists at the Met, Parsons&rsquo; students spent the last semester designing a host of physical and digital tools to not only make museum resources more accessible, but to serve and benefit the public at large. Their work, including a...</p> 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/514x/3y/3yfsf29i4icjehgy.jpg" width="514" height="334" 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/85307936/instantly-see-your-designs-in-the-world-with-context Instantly see your designs in the world with Context Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-29T19:00:00-04:00 >2013-11-23T01:20:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jk8cuy3jyre1527z.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At its core, Context encourages hyper-efficient iteration by allowing designers to see their work three-dimensionally as they&rsquo;re in the creation process. The goal is to radically reduce the time and effort it takes to realize a fully-developed design, which in turn will let designers spend more time on brainstorming great ideas and less time on the mechanics of bringing them to life.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://www.livesurface.com/context.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Context</a>, an app for Mac from former Apple and IDEO designer <a href="http://www.joshuadistler.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Distler</a>, allows anyone to apply their designs to a real-world setting in a simple, reactive way. The app works in sync with Adobe Illustrator to essentially map a design (for a book cover, bottle label, cake decoration, etc.) onto its complementary surface, realizing the design instantly, virtually. Without resorting to cumbersome (and expensive) physical prototypes, or adapting designs into Photoshop environments, anyone can easily visualize their project in each stage of the iterative tweaking process.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82140204/streetmix-makes-designing-streets-easy-and-fun Streetmix Makes Designing Streets Easy and Fun Archinect 2013-09-18T14:55:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T21:57:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/215cf65d317e59f33cf9fb76672614d4.jpg" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For those that suffered through classes in planning school in order to hack Illustrator and Photoshop to show streetscapes, behold Streetmix. You can drag and drop transit elements like light rail, streetcars, buses and bike lanes. You can add street furniture like benches, way finding signs, transit shelters, parklets and trees. You can adjust the width of the lanes and change the type of plantings.</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/78758467/ikea-s-new-ar-app-superimposes-furniture-into-your-empty-room Ikea's new AR app superimposes furniture into your empty room Archinect 2013-08-05T14:57:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T14:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29de7262ab551a2f8c82d7dc9fed021f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In addition to last year&rsquo;s unveil of an augmented reality-capable catalog, Ikea now boasts a new app feature that can turn that little book into a virtual piece of furniture. The new AR can now help shoppers envision what the furniture might look like in their apartment by adding the illusion of the product on top of the live view through a smartphone camera.</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/76897845/ebay-releases-ebay-exact-a-print-on-demand-marketplace-for-the-iphone eBay releases eBay Exact, a print-on-demand marketplace for the iPhone Archinect 2013-07-12T12:23:00-04:00 >2013-07-16T12:27:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/dd2543547ae28b5dd3cf63f7cfbfe600.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With our first foray into 3D printing technology, we have partnered with Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory who are leaders in 3D printing technology to hand-select a range of special products including, iPhone cases, figurines, and jewelry.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The app is available for download from the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ebay-exact/id668835478?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76364451/iphone-app-stud-find-uses-built-in-magnetometer-to-find-metal-in-walls iPhone app, "Stud Find", uses built-in magnetometer to find metal in walls Archinect 2013-07-03T11:14:00-04:00 >2013-07-10T09:17:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vz/vzm7j0q88yboc3xt.jpg" width="320" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stud Find is an iPhone application that uses the device's built-in magnetometer to find metal studs, screws, nails and anything metallic in a wall. The iPhone's three-axis magnetometer is an instrument that measures magnetic forces. Internal Apple software uses the instrument to position the phone's 360&deg; orientation. Stud Find uses the magnetometer as a metal detector.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find it <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stud-find/id328575868?mt=8" target="_blank">here</a> in the app store. The reviews are mixed.</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/514x/w9/w9k1svxf31f384yh.jpg" width="514" height="293" 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/66715658/the-domus-ipad-app-maintains-an-impressive-5-star-rating-six-months-after-launch The Domus iPad app maintains an impressive 5-star rating six months after launch Archinect 2013-02-08T12:59:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:38:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/615nqlyhub3mmu2c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Started in Italy in 1928 by Gio Ponti, <a href="http://www.domusweb.it/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domus</a> has established itself as one of the most respected, and longest-running architecture &amp; design publications. It is refreshing to see that it has also been able to embrace new technology in such a graceful way, as seen in their new iPad app. An almost 5 out-of 5 stars after numerous reviews is almost unprecedented for a new app!</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2uqhy9ib967x3mmg.jpg" title=""><br><em><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This article is brought to you by <a href="http://www.domusweb.it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domus</a></strong></em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rrukwn3l063evy7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Domus initially unveiled the new iPad app in Venice, at the Biennale, on August 28th 2012, complementing the existing magazine, website, apps and social media channels.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbljh1uljet2sdul.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Domus app presents each magazine issue in a format optimized for the digital tablet experience. Adding to the text and images found in the print magazine, the app offers exclusive interviews and videos, behind-the-scenes footage, amazing architecture photography, as well as interactive diagrams and features.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/ad5561sqoinxwh74.jpg" title=""></p> <p> T...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62812988/the-archinect-iphone-app-is-updated-with-discussion-forum-job-searching-and-more The Archinect iPhone app is updated with Discussion Forum, Job searching, and more! Archinect 2012-12-05T18:54:00-05:00 >2012-12-12T20:34:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5bm15xxg1dnrcrao.jpg" width="514" height="567" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Some of you may have noticed recently that we quietly released an update to the <a href="http://itunes.com/apps/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect iPhone app</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26ekys89e2tv4otc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br> The new app has <strong>resolved a couple bugs</strong>* causing the app to crash for some users, introduces some <strong>subtle navigation improvements</strong>, and is optimized for the new <strong>larger screen on the iPhone 5</strong>.</p> <p> More importantly, however, we're excited to now include the <strong>Discussion Forum</strong> in the app.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/aha9ozbbdd0dbss4.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> And you can now <strong>search for Jobs</strong>!<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2x/2xjculsf35g1yrja.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Download the app now from the App Store via this link: <strong><a href="http://itunes.com/apps/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">itunes.com/apps/archinect</a></strong></p> <p> <br><em>* Note: if you noticed a crash in the recently updated v2.0, this has been fixed in the now available v2.1. The crash was affecting users with region format set to anything other than United States.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61044613/harvard-graduate-school-of-design-ecological-urbanism-app Harvard Graduate School of Design: Ecological Urbanism App Archinect 2012-11-09T13:10:00-05:00 >2012-11-09T17:50:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lpd8ws0p3yolc1v.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Ecological Urbanism app adapts content from the GSD&rsquo;s book of the same name for a tablet. Much more than an ebook, it&rsquo;s an entirely new way of looking at the information interactively. With the majority of the world&rsquo;s population expected to live in cities by the year 2050, Ecological Urbanism addresses the expanding practice of sustainable design. A timely evolution of the book, this iPad app visualizes the growing body of discourse surrounding the design and management of cities</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/60972125/macy-s-introduces-indoor-gps-navigation Macy's introduces indoor GPS navigation Paul Petrunia 2012-11-08T11:28:00-05:00 >2012-11-13T12:20:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fce31d2da374258d8f105a00db60b8f5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Macy&rsquo;s has added a new feature to its iPhone app that provides indoor turn-by-turn directions for its massive flagship location in New York City&rsquo;s Herald Square, courtesy of Meridian, the software startup behind an indoor GPS platform.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Is indoor GPS navigation the new wayfinding?</p> <p> <em>Since launching last year, <a href="http://mashable.com/2011/03/22/meridian/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meridian</a> has worked with a handful of prominent institutions to build indoor mapping systems from the ground up, including the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The service uses a unique combination of GPS and WiFi data to pinpoint the precise location of the smartphone user indoors. By opening up its SDK to developers, Meridian should see plenty more locations incorporate this technology.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59439394/explore-paint-color-options-on-your-ipad-with-new-sherwin-williams-colorsnap-studio-app Explore Paint Color Options On Your iPad With New Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Studio App Sponsor 2012-10-25T14:17:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:53:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h6244jz70535aaws.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As a designer, you never know when you&rsquo;re going to get your next spark of inspiration. These days many of us keep track of notes, ideas, photos, audio clips with our iPads. When it comes to color, Sherwin-Williams has an app for that.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s09zl98asc4xs0bp.jpg"><br><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<em> This story is brought to you by <a href="http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/?WT.mc_id=PTP_2012Editorial_Archinect_Color_Logo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sherwin-Williams</a>.</em></strong><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/se62782denxqbs4t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The new ColorSnap Studio iPad app brings the best of Sherwin-Williams color inspiration tools &mdash; the ColorSnap&reg; smartphone app, the online Color Visualizer, plus the Explore Color functionality &mdash; into one app, so you&rsquo;re always ready for that next big design idea. Making the most of iPad technologies, the ColorSnap Studio app offers high definition resolution and easy to use features such as pinch, zoom and swipe.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlw6ft7c5euojq6u.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Design your space anytime and anywhere with the ColorSnap Studio iPad app. Upload your own image or use one of the preloaded room scenes, and paint different colors from the Sherwin-Williams palette on the wa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59374383/an-app-for-architects-that-makes-physics-easy An App For Architects That Makes Physics Easy Archinect 2012-10-15T18:58:00-04:00 >2012-10-18T07:38:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/ywqz0h46btzw1h49.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After seven years of teaching structures to a mixed group of architecture and structural engineering graduate students at MIT, Paul Kassabian found that many of his future architects took a just-enough-to-get-the-homework-done approach to understanding those fundamental components. So he created an app to help them out.</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/59353836/fentress-architects-co-creates-app-for-children Fentress Architects co-creates app for children Archinect 2012-10-15T11:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T11:52:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/2522h2boeprsyffy.jpg" width="473" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to St. Basil&rsquo;s cathedral in Moscow, to the Forbidden City in Beijing, the architecture featured in Clover is among the world&rsquo;s most memorable. &ldquo;We purposely selected works that most children would find fascinating,&rdquo; says Josh Heidebrecht, Clover co-creator and Soma Creates founder. &ldquo;Each building is from a different culture and shows a different perspective on the world.&rdquo;</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/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 >2012-10-02T07:00:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/uthcjgmaf0b6b69y.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehyc2xdge9u9xio5.jpg" title=""><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-...</p> 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/514x/88/88388decba7c74dde4ae88048aea8fba.jpg" width="514" height="363" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/54292812/sound-of-buildings Sound of Buildings Archinect 2012-07-27T20:11:00-04:00 >2012-07-27T20:12:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1i5xgjm9xo4skny2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Sound of Buildings is an audio exploration of Melbourne&rsquo;s most architecturally significant buildings. Available free as an interactive iPhone and iPad app, The Sound of Buildings provides listeners with a deeper level of understanding and context for the selected buildings, as well highlighting Melbourne&rsquo;s diverse architecture and urban spaces through an exploration of cultural, monuments, government, residential, commercial, transport, education, health and sporting projects.</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>