Bricklayers meet augmented reality

Melbourne-based technology company Fologram have worked with All Brick bricklayers to show the potential of augmented reality (AR) technology to improve the precision and efficiency of traditional construction.  Fusing augmented reality with the physical space, Fologram facilitates the construction of complex designs through digital instructions that are virtually superimposed into the workspace.  The design model […]

Giraffe tool makes city-building ‘ping pong’ between humans and machines

Web-based design and data generator Giraffe eases the tension between architects and automation. Started by a building designer, an urban planner, an engineer and a data scientist, Giraffe is an automation platform that sits at the intersection of these disciplines.  The Sydney-based startup offers a web service that collocates automation design tools and data generation […]

Hannah Rozenberg on tackling gender bias in architecture

Two years after designing a tool to calculate potential gender bias in English-language architectural and design terms, London-based architectural designer Hannah Rozenberg says the industry has not done enough to address its “insidious bias. “In 2018, when I presented my project, women occupied only 10 per cent of the highest-ranking jobs at the world’s leading […]

BIG and Toyota team up on AI-filled city in Japan

Like something out of a science fiction novel, BIG and Toyota’s Woven City will have in-home robotics to cater to daily needs and monitor residents’ health. The Danish architecture firm headed by Bjarke Ingels unveiled plans for the “world’s first urban incubator” earlier in the week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. It’s […]

Igloo case study – Lanes Group training and employee retention project

An Igloo Shared VR cylinder was introduced by Lanes Group as part of a wider program of learning and development and health and safety initiatives. About the client Lanes Group is the UK’s largest independent drainage and utilities specialist. One of its most important contracts is to unblock, clean and repair drains and sewers for […]

Immersive experiences with shared VR

Today practitioners in the AEC industry are looking for immersive experiences – technology that can genuinely show them the solutions to their built environment challenges in new and exciting ways. Shared VR is one such platform… Igloo designs, develops and delivers immersive 360-degree domes, cylinders and all of the enabling technologies.  Stepping inside one of […]

Agency and change: robotics and other disruptive construction technologies

UTS is on the frontline of investigation into the current and the coming disruption in the AEC industry. Its research reveals it’s vital that Australia invests in robotics if it is to remain competitive on the world stage. When trying to predict the future it is always important to reflect on the past and take […]

The doors to disruption

The world is changing at a rate of knots. As industry after industry finds its traditional systems have been overtaken by new and different ways of doing things, the key to remaining relevant is to keep ahead of the curve by working out what people need and providing it before someone else can. If they […]

TILT uses latest technologies to control sunlight at UTS Central

Industrial design firm TILT supplied innovative technologies and manufacturing techniques to provide shading for the new UTS Central building at the University of Technology Sydney. The UTS Central concept, by architects FJMT (with the original Broadway Podium design by Lacoste + Stevenson and DJRD), was to design a building that responds to its harsh urban […]

Fit for a fitout – wireless access control in office spaces

When fitting or retrofitting access control solutions in workspaces and offices, architects need to consider their end users’ time restraints, need for flexibility and ease of use and, of course, purse strings. In May of this year, the website published an article entitled ‘Co-Working is the New Normal, and these Stats Prove It’. It […]

Can living walls make our cities more sustainable?

Tel Aviv-based company, Vertical Field, is launching “the largest ever research study” on the impact smart living walls have on health and the environment in urban areas. Vertical Field, which provides smart living walls and vertical fields for leading companies like Facebook and Apple, has partnered with professor Itamar Lensky and colleagues from Bar-Ilan University […]