Archinect - News 2015-10-07T06:24:31-04:00 Apple announces new iPad Pro aimed at creative professionals Nicholas Korody 2015-09-10T13:44:00-04:00 >2015-09-11T10:48:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple has announced a range of new products, including a new larger iPad, two new smartphones and a long-awaited update to Apple TV. In a now traditional September event, this time held at San Francisco&rsquo;s 7,000 seater Bill Graham civic auditorium, 2,000 engineers, advertisers, executives and journalists saw Apple&rsquo;s marketing chief Phil Schiller reveal a new 12.9-inch screen iPad that the company hopes will appeal to both professional creatives and committed tablet users.</p></em><br /><br /><p>With a $799 price-tag, the new iPad Pro could offer a more affordable option for creatives than a MacBook Pro or a desktop. The tablet will have a 10-hour battery life and a faster, more efficient A9X processor, as well as a 12.9-inch Retina display. In addition, the iPad was introduced alongside "Apple Pencil," a smart stylus.</p><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announcement</a> included a revamped AppleTV with a new, native operating system and Siri. Two new iPhones were also announced, with features such as a 3D touch gesture (like a pressure sensitive, responsive multi-touch), 4K video, and "Live Photos," which are like gifs capturing "the moments just before and after your picture," and then put into motion.</p><p>Probably the most exciting news, the stylus and iPad Pro could have the potential to greatly bridge the distance between traditional pen-and-paper and digital designing, with intuitive technology like tethering line weight to applied pressure. As such, it could offer a lot to designers who still bring out traci...</p> 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="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever since I spotted <a href="" 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=""></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> Adobe is scratching the surface with new analog tools for digital drawings Archinect 2013-05-29T16:18:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T00:38:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our XD team revealed a few projects they're working on at Adobe MAX 2013. The team has been exploring how new form factor displays, new interactions (like touch and gesture), cloud connections and even new hardware might change how you all create and in turn how it might impact what software we need to build.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Morpholio app launches v2.0 Archinect 2013-05-02T14:35:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T09:01:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The good folks at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio Project</a>, who brought you the <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">check it out in iTunes</a>.</p> 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="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Started in Italy in 1928 by Gio Ponti, <a href="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domus</a></strong></em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" 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="" 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="" title=""></p> <p> T...</p> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Fentress Architects co-creates app for children Archinect 2012-10-15T11:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T11:52:29-04:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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="" 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="" 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> Fallingwater gets interactive Paul Petrunia 2011-12-21T19:03:31-05:00 >2012-01-04T14:24:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Have you visited Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater? Not all of us have, but there's a new app available that gives you the next best thing. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">planet architecture</a>, a production company that has been publishing videos and interactive tours for many years, has just added Fallingwater to their relatively new library of app releases.</p> <p> I've been quite impressed with it after playing with the app for the last couple days. It provides a surprisingly comprehensive collection of drawings, photographs, videos and 360&deg; panoramic views of the iconic house, all accessible from an architect-friendly navigation of floorplans and siteplans.</p> <p> The <a href=";mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iPad app</a> will set you back $9.99, which is relatively pricey in the app world, but a great deal considering the quality of the content and the experience. The <a href=";ign-mpt=uo%3D2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iPhone app</a> is $4.99, and currently on sale for $0.99 for the next few days.</p> <p> We have some free copies (in the form of promo codes) available to the first requests in the comments below. The catch - ...</p>