Jennifer Krichels

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From Avatar to Architects: New SpeedTree vegetation modeler launched today

Since Avatar’s release in 2009 architects have coveted the lush vegetation of the habitable moon Pandora for their own digital models, and today their calls have been answered. Interactive Data Visualization, the South Carolina-based developer of SpeedTree Cinema and SpeedTree for Games—used to create Avatar’s abundant flora as well as…
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UrbanSHED Design Competition Prototype

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A prototype of the city's alternative to unsightly construction sheds is unveiled.

Two years after the NYC Department of Buildings and AIA New York…
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Philip Johnson’s Peace Chapel: Radius Track

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Realizing the architect's final project using advanced fabrication techniques Johnson may have never known.

Philip Johnson completed the design for the Interfaith Peace Chapel…
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New York’s Standard Oil Building Gets New Life

The landmarked Standard Oil Building at 26 Broadway continues to undergo its transformation from the oil giant’s Carrère and Hastings-designed New York headquarters into a bustling school building. Last week, AN got a sneak peek at the third academic institution to be completed there, a 104,000-square-foot space occupying the building’s…
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Seeyond’s Parametric Building System

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Self-supporting tessellations can take almost any form.

“People are pretty burned out on the office cubicle and panel systems,” said Nat Porter, general…
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Shimoda Design’s Steelcase Showroom: Formglas

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Molded gypsum shapes a Chicago Merchandise Mart space.

The Steelcase Worklife Center is one of the Chicago Merchandise Mart’s largest showrooms, spanning 45,000…
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NeoCon Preview> Diamond Mesh by Vitra

Diamond Mesh Vitra Vitra’s new ID Chair Concept by Antonio Citterio will include a mesh backrest option called Diamond Mesh, a 3-D pleated textile that allows for the air circulation of a standard mesh seat but with the comfort of an upholstered chair. Backrests are available in…
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Atlantic Wharf Rain Curtain: Bluworld

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An 80-foot waterfall highlights the atrium of a new mixed-use development in Boston.

Atlantic Wharf is one of the newest additions to Boston’s…
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NeoCon Preview> Ink by KnollTextiles

Ink KnollTextiles KnollTextiles recently introduced its new Ink collection, a collaboration with Pentagram partner Abbott Miller. The collection is a study in ink on paper and features three patterns: Drip, a series of interconnected letters; Drop (pictured), a striped ink-dot pattern; and Run, a “modern toile”…