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Archives for urban design

A 3D City Within Weeks—Agency9 of Sweden Can Deliver

Getting a high-quality 3D city model within weeks is no easy feat. But with the power of software and high-resolution satellite imagery, it’s now possible and delivered within CityPlanner software.

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CloudCities Update Focuses on BIM—New IFC Support and Password Protected Scenes

AEC industry cloud-based software upstart, CloudCities, advances its offering with new IFC BIM model integration features, private scenes and attribute editor.

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Firm Profile: BOGDAN & VAN BROECK—The Ecology of Densification

Continuing on a trend of expanding the scope of discourse beyond the “digital” in design practice, Architosh is pleased to present this feature interview of Belgium professor engineer-architect Leo Van Broeck and his award-winning ecological, research-oriented design practice. The design keynote speaker at the recent Vectorworks Design Summit, Leo spoke to Architosh recently about his firm, co-founder, work and their philosophical positions in the field of architecture and urban design.

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ArchiCAD firm Urban Strategies Inc. wins prestigious awards for innovative designs

GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced that Urban Strategies, a GRAPHISOFT client based in Toronto, Canada, has won a number of prestigious awards for work recently completed in Singapore, all designed using ArchiCAD

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New Architectural Visualization Solution Coming from French-based Twinmotion

A new architectural visualization solution is on the horizon called Twinmotion, or least that is the company’s name which appears based in France

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Smartgeometry Brings Urban Compaction WorkShop/Conference 2014 to Hong Kong

They’ve been to cities like Barcelona, Copenhagen, Troy and London. This 2014, Smartgeometry brings topic of Urban Compaction to Hong Kong, China.

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Job Listing: Simulicity, Inc. now adding software engineers

Simulicity is a stealth-mode IT startup, fusing Big Data and Design Thinking to make smarter, faster urban planning a reality for architects…and for the communities they serve

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Mac and Windows-based CityEngine gets purchased by ESRI

GIS leader acquires Procedural Inc, maker of CityEngine

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GTA brings 3D facades to real-world 3D city models

GTA and Procedural work on CityEngine integration with tridicon 3D.

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Tidbit: Fascinating 3D patents for future iPhones

Apple files fascinating 3D patents for future iPhones the portend to exciting applications for architects, urban planners and environmental professionals.

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Modelur is new urban design modeling program for Mac/Win

Modelur is a new parametric modeling application add-on to SketchUp that addresses urban design. In contrast to traditional CAD tools, where the building is described by its width, length and height, Modelur uses parametric rules to derive design based on a combination of desired final parameters.

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