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AIA: Opening Comments, Thoughts & Photos on AIA National in Chicago

An early look at AIA National in Chicago and the ideas and trends that are coming into focus

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Nemetschek Vectorworks releases English version of SimTread 2 Pedestrian Simulation Software

SimTread 2 is now available in English and works as a plugin from within Vectorworks…

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Famed architect Daniel Libeskind touts beauty of the ‘App World’ in Apple WWDC video

Architect Daniel Libeskind speaks about the beauty of the “app world” while using Paper by 53 in Apple’s WWDC introductory feature video in San Francisco this week. Apple yesterday introduced iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

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Famed architect Peter Bohlin talks about Steve Jobs and the Architecture of Apple

Architect Peter Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson talks about working with Steve Jobs on the architecture of the Apple Stores today on Bloomberg TV

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In-Depth: Architosh looks at GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR

GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR brings advanced building energy modeling (BEM), simulation and analysis to the early stages of the BIM workflow with the intent to improve and alter building designs. The software supports ASHRAE Standard 90.1 for LEED and more…

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Special Event from Japan: GRAPHISOFT announces new ‘BIMcloud’ for global architectural industry

Architosh is in Japan covering live GRAPHISOFT’S big announcement about its new “BIMcloud” technology and offering. The Hungarian software innovator has again introduced industry firsts to the AEC software market

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Architecture Business Plan Competition Announced by Charrette Venture Group

Architecture Business Plan Competition encourages creativity within the profession to flourish through “entrepreneurship” and creative ventures–new competition opens up dialog about the role of entrepreneurship in architecture profession

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solidThinking Evolve for Architectural Design Modeling – Part 1

In this special feature article we explore solidThinking Evolve and its use in advanced architectural surface modeling. In this part 1 feature we demonstrate the basics in working with complex curved surfaces and forms

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Product Review: GRAPHISOFT BIMx Docs for iPad and iPhone

In this product review Architosh looks at GRAPHISOFT’S latest mobile app, the iOS-based BIMx Docs. BIMx was the first iteration of a BIM model viewing app with game-like walk-thru mode navigation, “gravity” based sensitivity–so that the walking experience felt as real as possible (no walking through walls like in the movie “Ghost”)–and door recognition. Now BIMx Docs extends on that solid base adding 2D documents and marrying the two types of viewing and navigation experiences.

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GRAPHISOFT releases new EcoDesigner STAR

GRAPHISOFT launches EcoDesigner STAR for standards compliant energy performance analysis for architects

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Autodesk post video of Revit running through Web browser on Mac OS X

Following the hot swell of intense interest from last week’s post on Autodesk’s somewhat quiet news that it was expanding on its remote technology to bring popular Autodesk apps to “a browser near you”, the company has just posted a video of Revit running on FireFox on the Mac.

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GRAPHISOFT aiming to become National ‘Public’ Champion for Hungary in Euro Business Awards

GRAPHISOFT, a global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, will compete for the title of Hungary’s ‘National Public Champion’ in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM International, as the public vote opens for the first time

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Viewpoint: How BIM is Crushing the Art from Architecture and How to Stop It

Architosh is thrilled to share with its readers its latest Viewpoint contribution by architects Louis Smith and Lisa Stacholy, expressing a clear vision about the importance of “Inspiration” in the age of BIM. This well constructed essay leads the reader with its most powerful reasons ahead of its main conclusion and then subtly counter punches the reader’s own response with a few deftly crafted versions of more modest projects that put to use the very theories the authors espouse.

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Boston Event: BSA ArchiCAD User Group Meeting Coming Up

Upcoming Boston area ArchiCAD user group meeting will focus on Sections and Details in version 17

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Commentary: Why the new Mac Pro will rock for ArchiCAD but not for Revit

Are you excited about running Revit on a new Mac Pro under Boot Camp? You might want to really review that decision first…or switch BIM programs if it means that much to you

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