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Technology: Laying Bricks with augmented reality

An article from ArchDaily

A 3 minute video of real masons using cutting edge tech to place bricks in a geometrically complex pattern.

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Case Study: Eladio Dieste

A Google Image search on Architect Eladio Dieste

In contrast to cutting edge augmented reality to place bricks above, this architect didn't have computers when he defied gravity and the eye when he created impossibly thin structures from brick. Bonus reading, check out his Wikipedia page.

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Quotes We Love: The Race to the Bottom

A Page from Seth's Blog

"The race to the top makes more sense to me. The race to the top is focused on design and respect and dignity and guts and innovation and sustainability and yes, generosity when it might be easier to be selfish. It's also risky, filled with difficult technical and emotional hurdles, and requires patience and effort and insight. The race to the top is the long-term path with the desirable outcome."

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Something We're Thinking About: The Planning Fallacy

An article from Wikipedia

Optimism is important, but it can distort the best laid plans. On your last project around the house, how long did you think it was going to take? How long did it really take? This something we’re trying to understand better in helping us plan.

"The planning fallacy….is a phenomenon in which predictions about how much time will be needed to complete a future task display an optimism bias and underestimate the time needed."

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New + Old: Apple Store in a Historic Building

An article From Architect

Apple is know for super modern glass, aluminum, and wood in their products and their building details match that level of care. In this case, the architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, helped Apple fuse historic architecture with their modern feel seamlessly.

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