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12 Excel Formulas Every Architect Should Know

<i>It may not be the most exciting piece of software an architect will ever use, but Microsoft's Excel is a powerful tool which can help architects with</i> …

Analytics

New hybrid solar cells generate 5 times more energy by harnessing sunlight and heat at the same time

Scientists have developed a new hybrid solar cell that harnesses the sun’s light and heat to create more energy than ever before, thanks to the …

Clean Energy

The Dutch Design an Autonomous Ark: The Autarc

I don’t know what it is about floating homes that I find so compelling. Perhaps it’s the guaranteed water views. Here’s one, designed in the …

The Cropthorne Autonomous House survives the English winter without a furnace

In the northern hemisphere we are coming into winter, and many of us are thankful for the furnaces that are keeping our houses warm. Not Mike Coe and …

Marc Mimram Reveals Design for New TGV Station in Montpellier

Paris-based architecture and engineering firm Marc Mimram has been appointed to design a new TGV station in Montpellier, France. To be completed in …

21st Century Plug-in Housing / Y Design Office

Under rapid <b>housing developments</b> in the past years, Hong Kong has benefited much in terms of economy. However, important values such as value in sense …

7 New Materials That Could Change How Our Buildings Act

The gap between material science and actual construction is very far and very wide. It can take decades to move a breakthrough in engineering from a …

Second Solo House to Open Its Doors

What happens when eight world-renowned architects are given carte blanche to design holiday homes on a dream site in Spain? This is precisely what …

Ribera 1 House / Escribano + Bourquin

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in one of the most recent private developments on the outskirts of the city of Santa Fe, the …

Winning Proposals Transform Power Plants into Public Art

Winners have been announced for the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI). The competition, this year sited in Copenhagen, calls on …

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Tech Industry

Architecture Art and Design Magazine

Latest<p>May 29, 2018<p>You may never have imagined that creating a different type of garden space in your yard could help solve problems you may have …

Fitbit Official Site for Activity Trackers & More

Meet the all-new health and fitness companion that packs personalized insights, 24/7 heart rate, music, apps & 4+ day battery into a super …

Fitbit

Kawasaki's concept cycle can morph into a three-wheeler, comes from your cyberpunk dreams

Does Kawasaki's new electric cycle have two, three wheels or four? Well, it depends. According to the conceptual sketches and a terse explanatory panel, the "J vehicle" concept EV can switch between a lie-down two-wheel Akira / Tron-baiting cycle and a four three-wheel drive mode, with the latter …

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Toyota Fun-Vii concept is a display and a car rolled into one

The Toyota Fun-Vii is a car covered with a display both inside and out. A network connection lets it update software, or connect with other drivers for both safety and social networking.<p>The Toyota Fun-Vii isn't like any concept car (or display) we've ever seen — the interior and exterior are …

Clubhouse for Tennisclub IJburg with seats on its roof by MVRDV

Dutch firm MVRDV has unveiled images of a tennis clubhouse with seating on the roof, which is to begin construction later this month in Amsterdam (+ …

iMirror looks like a looking-glass, acts like a touchscreen

What if every morning after your shower, you could wipe the condensation off your bathroom mirror and see not only your reflection, but also the …

Cassata primary school with lettering on its facade by Cadence

Rounded lettering frames windows on the facade of this primary school in Bangalore by Indian firm Cadence (+ slideshow).<p>Cadence designed the school …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

Rethinking Brick at a new Mediatheque in Toulouse / Complex City

This project by Olivier Brouillard from <b>COMPLEX CITY</b> is a media library, a space which preserves and gives access to audio-visual contents, sound …

What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t

Or why I left the architecture profession<p>Dear architects,<p>You’re outdated. I know this because I once was one of you. But now I’ve moved on. I moved …

Apple shows off its Campus 2 project video to Cupertino

(full video below)<p>Yesterday, we saw Apple’s models for the new Campus 2 project. Today, Cupertino released this video of the council meeting where Apple presented. The Campus 2 video Apple produced looks like an Apple product video. I really like it, especially the Steve Jobs bits.<p>Apple also …

Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

Any surface a touch screen: Ubi Interactive launches Kinect app for Windows 8

Hook up a Kinect sensor to Windows 8, project the screen onto a wall or any other surface, and interact and control the computer by touching the …

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