CAD/BIM Tips & Tricks

Stable Datums and Silver Linings for You in a Time of Adversity

So, that dream of being able to work in your pajamas from home has finally come true (even if not in the manner you expected). You can network with your colleagues and get together for virtual conferences to keep the proverbial ball rolling.

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Toyota and the Future City That Will Drive Itself

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is a place where groundbreaking electronics are unveiled, and this year Toyota blew everyone away with their latest project: a city.

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Walter Gropius

It’s kind of interesting that the founder of one of the most influential schools of design could not draw and was reliant on the work of his collaborators in order to bring his plans to fruition.

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Frank Gehry

The ability to deliver buildings that are markedly different, but which obviously carry the signature of a single creator is quite an achievement. Frank Gehry was named the most important architect of our age by Vanity Fair for a reason.

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Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid is probably the most famous female architect in the world. Nicknamed “The Queen of the Curve” by The Guardian newspaper, Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize and is the only woman to get the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Neri Oxman

Some of the architects that we have focused on before brought modernism into the natural world by mimicry in the lines and shapes that make up the geometry of their structures, or in the engineering of their buildings. Neri Oxman comes at this whole notion from a more whimsical and even more organic viewpoint that has been capturing people’s imagination.

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Norman Foster

Anyone who has been to London is likely to have seen The Gherkin, and if you have marveled over the Apple Campus in Cupertino, then you have been admiring the work of Norman Foster.

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Playtex and the Space Suit?

If you didn’t already know who it was that manufactured the spacesuit, a bra manufacturer may not be the most obvious candidate.

When Neil Armstrong made the step and gave his famous one-sentence speech on July 20, 1969, he was being supported by a brand-new technology that had to solve a few problems: being both wearable and maneuverable, but also providing adequate protection from an alien environment.

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Le Corbusier

A French contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, like Wright, had a lack of formal training, and even complained to his art teacher at one point that he had “a horror of architecture and architects”.

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