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Digital twins offer “a very powerful way of developing our cities” say experts

July 9, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Wellington city digital twin created by Buildmedia with Unreal Engine

Digital twins are starting to transform the way that cities are designed and managed, according to experts. The technology, which involves creating a digital clone of a real-world object or system, is revolutionising the fields of healthcare, manufacturing and logistics. It is now having a profound impact on architecture and urbanism too. “I see it

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Register for our Architecture Project Talk about 168 Upper Street by Groupwork

June 28, 2021 Siufan Adey 0
168 Upper Street by Groupwork

168 Upper Street by London studio Groupwork will be the focus of the final Dezeen x Knauf Architecture Project Talk, which takes place at 1:00pm London time on Friday 2 July. Register now to watch the webinar. Groupwork founder Amin Taha and project architect Jason Coe will present on the digital methods they used to

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Davidson Prize winner HomeForest uses smart tech to recreate “forest bathing” in your home

June 16, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
HomeForest designed for cities

HomeForest, an app that uses smart devices to bring the restorative effects of nature into the home, has been named as the winner of the inaugural Davidson Prize. The contest called for ideas for how the home can adapt in response to the rise of home-working, following the Covid-19 pandemic. Selected for the £10,000 prize

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Architects are “at the very centre of what we need to do to get to net-zero” says Bulb CEO

June 15, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Portrait of Bulb CEO Hayden Wood

Millions of homes could generate small amounts of solar energy to help eliminate carbon emissions from the UK power grid, according to Hayden Wood, CEO of renewable energy supplier Bulb. The country is at the “starting point” of a transition towards a decentralised, emissions-free energy network, he claimed. Architects are central to this process as

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Made in Brunel: Above the Fold presents 100 design solutions

June 14, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Brunel University

Dezeen Promotion: Made in Brunel: Above the Fold is an exhibition by Brunel University design graduates taking place at The Bargehouse Gallery and Oxo Tower Gallery in London from 17 to 20 June 2021. The exhibition presents 100 design solutions to everyday problems, including an app designed to help people with diabetes control their glucose

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Watch our live talk on digital twins and mass timber with Dassault Systèmes and Waugh Thistleton Architects

May 20, 2021 Calum Lindsay 0
Waugh Thistleton CLT building

Dezeen is teaming up with Dassault Systèmes to host a live talk with Waugh Thistleton Architects on the convergence between digital-twin technology and use of mass timber in construction. Tune in here from 4:00pm London time. Dezeen’s chief content officer Ben Hobson moderates the panel, which is titled How Virtual Mass Timber Extends and Improves

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BIG designs battery-metals plant, ships and underwater robots for The Metals Company

May 14, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Rare earth metals processing plant designed by BIG for The Metals Company

BIG has designed a factory and a number of waterborne vehicles for The Metals Company, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of battery production by extracting metals from the seafloor. The proposed designs will facilitate an alternative to the mining of nickel, cobalt, copper and manganese. These metals are essential for batteries such as

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Seven 3D-printed houses that have been built around the world

May 14, 2021 James Parkes 0
The structure has a geometric exterior

A Dutch couple recently became the first people in Europe to move into a 3D-printed home, so we have rounded up seven examples of 3D-printed houses from around the world. 3D printing has long been hailed as a potential solution for quickly and efficiently building housing, and this promise is now becoming a reality. Here

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The Design Village spotlights 11 student architecture and design projects

May 12, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
The Design Village

In our latest school show, undergraduate and postgraduate students at The Design Village in India present architecture and design projects ranging from a shelter for cats to an algorithmic learning aid for people with dyslexia. Other projects include a music festival that aims to bring the sighted and visually impaired people together, and an analysis

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MIT Senseable City Lab maps Brazilian favela with handheld 3D-scanners

May 11, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Favelas 4D by MIT Senseable City Lab

Researchers at digital laboratory MIT Senseable City Lab have used handheld 3D-scanning technology to analyse the architecture of Rocinha, Brazil’s largest favela. Called Favelas 4D, the project uses point cloud data from handheld Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) scans in order to study the form of Rocinha, a favela in Rio de Janeiro. The low-income

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