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This New Documentary Series Seeks to Bring Knowledge to Architecture Students

<i>Architecture, Form,</i> and <i>Energy</i> is a documentary series featuring 6 interviews with architects and intellectuals from the United Kingdom, United …

Documentaries

The 16 Best Things to Do in NYC, According to Two of the City's Rising Lifestyle Entrepreneurs (and Brothers)

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

Tokyo Unveils World’s First All-Digital Psychedelic Art Museum

Touch, please.<p>What’s being billed as the world’s first all-digital museum is part art gallery, part amusement park and for some, part haunted …

Museums

Zaha Hadid's only house finally completes in Russian forest

New photographs and a movie reveal Zaha Hadid's only completed private residence – a house in the Barvikha Forest near Moscow, for a man she called …

A House Built Around a Tree

A house that blends into the forest. The creator of the architectural firm A.Mason Architects and A.Masow Design Studio created the project “Tree in …

Everything Google Announced at Its Big Show

06:37 pm<p>From Android to Assistant, the theme of Google I/O: artificial intelligence is everywhere.<p>In the past year at Google, CEO Sundar Pichai has …

Microsoft’s meeting room of the future is wild

Transcription, translation, and identification<p>Microsoft just demonstrated a meeting room of the future at the company’s Build developer conference. Meeting rooms, conference calls, and meetings in general are usually the stuff of nightmares, but Microsoft is working on prototype hardware that will …

Council takes urban redevelopment AR tool nationwide

Includes live data visualisations.

I've Studied Hundreds of Organizations. Here's Why Most Can't Innovate

Today we need to manage not for stability, but for disruption<p>As a manager, I always felt incredible pressure to innovate. Yet it was hard to know how to go about it. There were plenty of books about high flying companies, but those same organizations seemed to sputter out almost as soon as the ink …

Exclusive: Lessons From Airbnb’s First Foray Into Urban Renewal

Last year, Airbnb unveiled a community center designed to help revitalize a shrinking town in Japan. A year later, CPO Joe Gebbia shares what the company has learned–and what it has planned next.<p>It was almost exactly a year ago that Airbnb started taking reservations on perhaps it’s strangest …

Hospitality

Finally, A Real Estate Brand For People Under 80

The millennials are coming!<p>Century 21. Coldwell Banker. Re/Max. The real estate brands of today still feel aimed at some platonic ideal of a wealthy client who will be attracted to a staid, investment banker-style aesthetic that speaks more to financials than inspiration or happiness. But as …

Real Estate

The Best Pizza in New York City, According to Top Chefs

If it’s possible, pizza is more popular than ever. And not just with diners; some of the world’s best and most notable chefs have their own favorites …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Smart cities are the future—and Tel Aviv is showing the world how it’s done

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar.<p>These cities are smart (thoughtful, people-centric), digital (driven by data acquisition, measured, …

Chisel & Mouse Recreates Miniature Architectural Icons Perfect for Your Coffee Table

Have you ever wanted a miniature model of the Flatiron Building, Burnham and Root’s famous Monadnock building, or even a 3D map of Amsterdam? Would …

Spotify likely launching an in-car audio device on April 24

Android Central<p>Back in February, we told you about how Spotify was on the hunt for someone to head up product development of some sort of hardware device. Initially, we speculated that the device in question would be some sort of smart speaker to compete against the Amazon Echo and the Google …

This app makes your headphones sound like a pro recording studio

Spend some time shopping for headphones, and you’ll quickly grow tired of devices claiming to present music “as the artist intended,” despite sporting vastly different sound. But what if your favorite cans actually <i>could</i> sound like the recording studio where your favorite music was mixed?<p>Enter …

A new AI-powered app transcribes your conversations in real-time

by Dom Galeon March 4, 2018 Artificial Intelligence 11604<p>Transcription on the Go<p>If you have to deal with transcribing interviews as part of your …

Building Smart Cities

Can IoT transform urban environments into efficient, interactive smart cities? Yes—as long as governments put the right infrastructure in place.<p>With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re …

Harvard's Popular Free Online Architecture Course Returns for 2018

The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s popular free online course, <i>The Architectural Imagination</i>, has returned for 2018, again offering anyone across …

The Lives of 10 Famous Painters, Visualized as Minimalist Infographic Biographies

Pollock, Dalí, Matisse, Klimt, Picasso, Mondrian, Klee, Boccioni, Kandinsky, and Miro, visually distilled.<p>For their latest masterpiece, my friend Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat — who have previously given us such gems as a timeline of the future based on famous fiction, a visualization of …

The humble curb is fast becoming the city’s hottest asset

In the city of the future, the ability to get people from point A to point B will be as much about the vehicle as it will be about the curb. Most experts estimate that an average of 30% of the traffic in busy urban areas can be accounted for by vehicles searching for places along the curb to pull …

Britain rejected the EU, and the EU is loving its new life

Brussels, Belgium<p>The day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, people were weeping in the European Commission’s headquarters. Brussels, the EU’s capital, spent weeks in a state of shock and anxiety. But 18 months on, the city seems cheerier than ever.<p>“The wind is back in Europe’s sails,” …

This free science fiction anthology is all about the future of space exploration

It comes with a fantastic lineup of authors<p>There’s been a growing movement within the science fiction community to imagine the future as something other than a dreary dystopia. That’s what Arizona State University is doing with a new digital anthology called <i>Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A</i> …

The Future Of The New York Region Lies In Rethinking Government Itself

After years of research, a new regional plan lays out a radical new proposal for shaping the region in the coming decades.<p>America the late 1920s was in flux. As the Regional Plan Association explains, coastal cities like New York were growing rapidly. Transit technology was changing how people …

I've been coaching execs for 25 years, and the same 6 habits keep coming up in the best leaders

Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I've been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory …

The Next User You Design For Won’t Be A Human

Welcome to the age of Centaur Design.<p>The era of human-centered design is coming to an end. That’s because the next user you design for won’t be human at all. It will be a human-machine hybrid built to do more than any person or computer could accomplish alone. Welcome to the age of Centaur …

An idiot’s guide to futuristic smart cities under development

Tech titans have caught utopia fever. Here’s a breakdown of who’s doing what<p>Maybe it’s the sudden flurry of flying car proposals or the hype over hyperloop, but it seems like tech companies are finally ready to build the cities of the future we’ve been obsessing about in films for years.<p>Smart city …

Smart Cities

How Strava, The App For Athletes, Became An App For Cities

Strava built a popular social network for millions of runners and cyclists. But more than 100 cities and states are quietly working with the app, too.<p>Every 40 days, a million people join Strava. It’s a staggering number for a niche social network aimed at athletes–but then again, Strava came along …