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Last chance to enter Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition with Epic Games

September 14, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
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Our Redesign the World competition with Epic Games closes for entries at midnight tomorrow! Here is a recap of the talks and workshops we have run to provide some last-minute inspiration and tips for how to enter. Redesign the World is the ultimate design competition, which calls for radical new ideas to rethink planet Earth.

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World’s largest carbon-capture plant Orca opens in Iceland

September 9, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Climeworks Orca plant in Iceland

The world’s largest direct air carbon capture and storage plant has started operating in Iceland, run by Swiss company Climeworks. Named Orca, the plant sucks carbon dioxide directly from the air and buries it as rocks deep underground, using technology from Climeworks’ Icelandic partner Carbfix. Orca has the capacity to remove 4,000 tonnes of carbon

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Aluprof’s Future Builders series will explore the future of architecture

September 9, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
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Dezeen promotion: how artificial intelligence might change the future of architecture is one of the questions that will be put to architects from across Europe as part of a series of interviews organised by aluminium systems supplier, Aluprof. Future Builders is a platform by Aluprof that intends to serve as a public space for substantive discussion

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Digital twins are “big driver” towards net-zero cities say experts

September 6, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Clean Cities Clean Future campaign by Cityzenith

Digital twins of buildings and cities could become an essential tool in the battle against climate change, according to technology experts. These virtual replicas – computer models that use live data to create simulations of real-world objects and systems – can reduce the energy consumption of buildings in operation, proponents claim. They do this by analysing

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Gaming technology can help architects “engage people in a more dynamic and inclusive way”

September 2, 2021 James Parkes 0
Twinmotion render by Joel Guerra

Visualisation techniques from video games could help planners and the public understand architecture, according to architects that use gaming software. Fly-throughs and interactive videos could make proposals understandable during the consultation and planning processes, they said. “A lot of people cannot understand [architectural] drawings,” said Adam Laskey of architecture studio Marraum, which has used visualisation

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WPP building online “Minecraft world” featuring all its global offices in one place

August 31, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Digital Minecraft campus by WPP and BDG

Global communications group WPP is creating a digital campus in computer game Minecraft featuring replicas of its offices around the world, allowing employees to visit other buildings without leaving their desks. The “Minecraft world” will allow employees to attend events, launch projects and visit more than 19 offices, according to Colin Macgadie of BDG Architecture

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Watch our live talk about why architects and designers are reimagining the world

August 26, 2021 Amina Amber 0
Planet City by Liam Young

Dezeen is hosting an online talk exploring the work of creatives and scientists who are reimagining the planet to coincide with our Redesign the World competition in partnership with Epic Games. Watch it live from 3:00pm London time today. The talk has not started yet. The live stream will begin at 3:00pm BST. Titled Why

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Watch our live talk about how game engines are transforming architecture

August 19, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Twinmotion render by Roberto Molina

We explore how visualisation tools such as Twinmotion are transforming architecture in this talk to coincide with our Redesign the World competition in partnership with Epic Games. Watch it live from 2:00pm London time. The talk has not started yet. The live stream will begin at 2:00pm BST. Titled Twinmotion: how game engines are transforming

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Watch our Redesign the World workshop on how to use Twinmotion

August 10, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Twinmotion render by Joel Guerra

Last week, we ran a webinar on how to use architectural visualisation tool Twinmotion for those interested in entering our Redesign the World competition. The workshop is now available to watch in full here if you missed it the first time around. The workshop saw Belinda Ercan, ​​product marketing manager for Twinmotion at Epic Games,

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Carlo Ratti Associati designs MAE Museum dedicated to carbon fibre

August 3, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
MAE Museum exterior rendering by Carlo Ratti Associati

Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati and architect Italo Rota have designed a museum dedicated to carbon fibre, which will be partially made from the material. Created for carbon-fibre manufacturers MAE, the museum will feature objects from the company’s 53-year history that show how the ultra-strong, lightweight material is used across the automotive, cycling and fashion

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