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Jayesh Lalwani's answer to In The Matrix Reloaded, who is the Architect, and what's he talking about?

To understand the Architect, you have to understand the history of the Matrix.<p>In the very beginning, humans created the machines. The machines were …

UnlimitedHand controller wants to add sense of touch to virtual reality

The visual fidelity of virtual reality experiences is rapidly increasing, with designers creating worlds and experiences that inch ever closer to looking real. But Tokyo-based company H2L is trying to create a device that makes VR <i>feel</i> real.<p>UnlimitedHand is a wearable controller that wraps around …

Virtual Reality

建筑师作为城市创业者\x20Architect\x20as\x20Urban\x20Entrepreneur

建筑师作为城市创业者 Architect as Urban Entrepreneur

<i>… 逐渐的意识到“反建筑师”的主题。这并不应该和“反建筑学”的偏见相混淆。每个章节都会越来越多的将建筑师和他的设计功能从设计过程中移除,这个过程的边界是让物理环境可以有自己设计的能力,从而变得智慧有知和自发的存在。</i><p>—— 尼古拉斯·尼葛洛庞帝<p><i>但我当时不知道我像计算机一样思考。</i><p>—— 彼得·艾森曼<p>文首的两段引文分别表达了建筑学领域[1]中两种不同的人与机器交互的态度。艾森曼(Peter Eisenman)认为:观念和形式的关系应该是人(建筑师)控制工具(计算机)建立的,是主体观念利用工具产生了形式,而不是由工具决定形式。艾森曼的观点认为机器和技术的进步,不应该取代作为主体的人的角色,因此建筑学的传统 …

BIG launches Kickstarter campaign for smoke-ring-blowing chimney at Copenhagen power plant

Bjarke Ingels has become the latest architect to use crowdfunding to finance a project, launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for …

Crowd Funding

Adam Roberts proposes stacking traditional Kyoto dwellings to create "machiya towers"

<b>Graduate shows 2015:</b> traditional machiya houses in the Japanese city of Kyoto are under threat from modern development, so Royal College of Art …

ULTRADISTANCIA - Serie NEGRA

Project info<p>ULTRADISTANCIA is a fine art photographic work who uses Google Earths imagery to play with the way we see our planet from above, taking infinite tours over the earth to the encounter of geometries, shapes and topographies, natural and humans creations. ULTRADISTANCIA is a project about …

The Luchtsingel / ZUS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> World’s first crowd funded public infrastructure.<p>The Luchtsingel is open. Decades after their …

Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin on why his profession isn't dead

<i>Clearly, the days of the critic’s hegemony are done. [...]</i><p>In a speech delivered this past spring at Chicago's Society of Architectural Historians, …

What this number tells us about commercial real estate in 12 months

New demand for projects like healthcare and education facilities, as well as public safety and government buildings drove an index of architecture …

These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Interior design cheat sheets FTW.

This Spiral Staircase Has Zones For Relaxation And Creative Thinking

Paul Cocksedge has recently completed the Living Staircase, a sculptural centrepiece in the Ampersand Building in London.<p>The project description<p>Paul …

World’s First 3D Printed Bridge Brings New Age Of Architecture

A new bridge is being planned in Amsterdam, which will be constructed by robots that will utilize a 3D printing technology. The project will be …

Google is starting a new company to improve cities

Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and deputy mayor of economic development and rebuilding for New York City, will run the company, which Page describes as a "modest investment" for Google that could hopefully "improve the lives of billions of people around the world."<p>Sidewalk Labs will focus …

How did Singapore become such a green city? | CNN Travel

Forget big data - it's already obsolete - ExtremeTech

Forget big data — it’s already obsolete<p>By on June 3, 2015 at 3:58 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of …

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.<p>Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

Architects propose radical new designs for New York's Penn Station

A number of design firms have drawn up plans for new a Penn Station and Madison Square Garden as part of campaign to rebuild the complex. Renowned studios SHoP Architects, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and H3 were all asked to re-imagine the New York landmarks by the …

3 Big Challenges for Planning Multi-Modal Cities

It's just not as simple as "stop prioritizing cars."<p>Cities of all sizes are reorienting their transportation priorities toward people over cars. Rebranding streets as "complete," "shared," or "great" reflects a turn away from automobility as the only choice for urban travel. Local transportation …

Oculus wants your PC to be a VR console, and that's great news

Oculus has announced the official recommended specs for a system that's going to run the retail version of its VR headset, the Rift.<p>You can read about those specs if you're curious, but it's also important to put this news into a bit of context.<p>The first thing we need to do is calm down a bit: It's …

Face Recognition Reveals Hidden Connections in 97K Pictures of Strangers

The Grocery Store Project is an unusual and ambitious effort by Danish photographer Simon Hoegsberg. After spending 159 afternoons over 20 months …

How A Computer Can Anticipate Users’ Needs (Without Driving Them Crazy)

Yahoo Aviate’s Paul Montoy-Wilson on the future of search and how it will transform everyday decisions.<p>When you walk into a restaurant, why doesn’t your phone silence immediately, sensing that you’ll be enjoying the company of the people you’re eating with rather than receiving calls? Or when you …