Archive for August, 2012

Embrace BIM, it’s a great tool for sustainable design   BIM is well worth exploring says Elrond Burrell, who explains here how he and his colleagues at Architype have embraced BIM – as a key tool for innovation, collaboration and the rigorous attention to detail needed for sustainable design that really works. “BIM”, variously understood […]


How Technology Helps Keep This 3,000-Student Class Engaged Liz Dwyer If you’ve been to college, chance are you’ve taken a big lecture class—as many as 500 students in a huge auditorium taking notes or struggling to stay awake—while a professor talks. Students often end up feeling like they’d be better off watching a video lecture […]


Researchers Create Picture Dictionary for Cities Phoebe Unterman What gives your city its unique visual character? This may sound like a pretty subjective question, but researchers from Carnegie Mellon and a Parisian university are making it less so. They’vedeveloped visual data mining software to detect which features define a city’s look. For Paris, the team concluded […]


How Remix Culture Fuels Creativity & Invention: Kirby Ferguson at TED By: Maria Popova   From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, or how copyright law came to hinder the very thing it set out to protect. Remix culture is something I think about a great deal in the context ofcombinatorial creativity, and no one has done more […]


Jeanne Gang, in conversation @Archinet Academia Woodbury School of Architecture This spring visionary architect and 2011 MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects spoke as part of our Spring 2012 lecture series (see full lecture here). Prior to her talk she sat down for an interview withWoodbury School of Architecture graduate student Anali Gharakhani. The two discussed […]


The Synergy Tower: Merging Advanced: Workplace Strategy with High Rise Design Jonathan Ward Innovations in workplace design have made the news headlines recently, as businesses working to stay competitive abandon private offices and assigned workstations for open, flexible environments and flattened organizational hierarchies. A critical question for cities jockeying for position in an increasingly global […]


No hay nada más difícil, peligroso o incierto que tomar la iniciativa en la introducción de un nuevo orden de cosas. El innovador tiene por enemigos a los que les fue bien en el pasado, a los tibios complacientes del presente y por supuesto a los ubicuos ignorantes.