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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

Making an Architectural Model the Old Fashioned Way

  These days, architects use all sorts of computer tools to make architectural models.  Laser cutters, 3D printers, etc.  So it’s nice to see a model built the old fashioned way: by hand with just an Exacto knife, cardboard and glue.  A model like the Trinity Tower...
Posted On 08 Nov 2014
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Time Lapse Video of the Barclays Center Under Construction

At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, SHoP Architects went all the way to Washington state to consult with Dissimilar Metal Design on its weathered steel façade. With over 30 years of experience within the science and art of natural weatherization, they were the best choice to help...
Posted On 30 Oct 2014
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Bluebeam Revu: Document Collaboration Anywhere, Anytime

Keep projects moving forward and stay connected to your project teams from anywhere, at anytime with Bluebeam Revu. Document collaboration solutions to work without limits. For a free 30-day trial, click here.
Posted On 01 Oct 2014
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Bluebeam Case Study: CARE International UK in the Philippines

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central islands of the Philippines. Tragically, over 6,000 people perished and over 1 million homes were destroyed or severely damaged. The people of the Philippines, however, are impressively resilient, and reconstruction...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014

2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Award Winners

The Bluebeam eXtreme Awards — held in conjunction with the annual Bluebeam eXtreme Conference — recognize innovative project teams that are using Revu to take digital workflows to the eXtreme. This year’s winners, who were celebrated at the recently concluded conference:...
Posted On 14 Aug 2014

Honda Smart Home Plans Now Available

Remember when we mentioned that Honda has dipped its toes in the world of residential architecture? The company has now made its Smart Home plans available to the public. Architect has the details. In an announcement on a company website dedicated to the project, Michael Koenig,...
Posted On 14 Jul 2014
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A Japanese High-Rise That Cools the Air Around It

BioSkin, a building façade technology developed by Nikken Sekkei and initially used on Tokyo’s NBF Osaki high-rise, has received an innovation award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. What’s special about BioSkin? We’ll let the CTBUH explain...
Posted On 11 Jul 2014
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Shape-Shifting: The Future of Furniture?

What if furniture wasn’t just a collection of static objects sitting in your home or office, but a dynamic “machine” that changed its shape in response to your energy and emotions? If it sounds a little like science fiction, it’s no wonder: The inventors of Transform — a...