NBBJ designed the headquarters for Alipay, a part of the Alibaba Corporation. Rendering courtesy NBBJ
The Seattle design firm has partnered with Visual Vocal, a startup VR company.
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The SkyBEAM UAV is used for identifying energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, and...read more
A Python scripting lesson at the TexFab Dynamo workshop. Photo: Proving Ground
Even if learning to code does not personally interest you, the growing demand for having these ca...read more
Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?
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The device lets users edit sketches, plans, and images with a stylus or their fingers.
The world’s top Go player Lee Sedol puts the first stone against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo during the third match of the Google DeepMind Challenge match in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters/Google/Yonhap
Besides revolutionary changes to the world’s workforce, artificial intelligence could have a prof...read more
A new report estimates that the global terrestrial 3D laser scanning market will grow by 16.5% annually and reach $4.9 billion by 2020. Despite factors such as high cost and pokey data processing, more AEC firms are at least considering laser scanning to minimize project risk. Image courtesy Stantec.
The more that clients demand the service, the easier it is to justify the cost of laser scanning...read more
Making things like augmented reality, precise measurements of indoor spaces, and indoor wayfindin...read more
Humanscale added sensors to adjustable workstations. Photos courtesy Humanscale.
Experts say yes. But what’s needed is a point person who makes sure that sensing devices can “tal...read more
The StratIS app gives property managers wireless control over thermostats and door locks. Image: StratIS
Ease of installation is one of StratIS’s selling features.
Construction on the 150 N. Riverside building in Chicago. Photo: Hyperion924/Wikimedia Commons.
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Developed by NBBJ’s London office using design computation techniques, the No-Shadow Tower is a dual-tower scheme that utilizes the façade from one tower to effectively “erase” the shadows created by the second tower by redirecting sunlight. All renderings courtesy NBBJ
Using advanced design computation, a design team demonstrates how to ‘erase’ a building’s shadows...
A 230,000-sm factory in China’s Hunan province spent several months producing modules for the 57-story J57 Mini Sky City tower, in Changsha. Using advanced prefabrication techniques, China-based contractor Broad Sustainable Building erected the tower in less than three weeks. Photos courtesy Broad Sustainable Building
A prefab construction company in China built a 57-story tower in 19 days. Here’s how they did it....read more
Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada will soon be making battery units like the Powerwall and Powerpack, which can store solar power for residential and commercial uses, including electric cars, homes, and businesses. Photos courtesy Tesla Motors
With his $5 billion, 13.6 million-sf Gigafactory, Tesla’s Elon Musk seeks to change the economics...read more
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The virtual city will be used to help predict the outcomes of and possible issues with various sc...read more
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The team's Fossilized project allows for structures that are more varied and volumetric than othe...read more