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AI for an eye

Lauren Vasey, research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart, chats about the role artificial intelligence and machines are playing in design - and how the construction industry is poised for a rapid disruption.

Motion and pictures

Over the course of three decades, architect Andrew Patterson has forged a reputation as a confident designer of striking buildings with great presence. His practice’s portfolio chock-full of distinctive projects, Patterson buildings don't just stand out - they're also very different from each other. A new video celebrates his work as the New Zealand Institute of Architects 2017 Gold Medal winner.

Opinion

Think about advancements in building and construction: wood might not be the first thing to spring to mind, but in fact some of the industry’s biggest innovations – in speed of build, safety, cost-saving and durability – are coming from more sophisticated use of good old-fashioned trees, says XLam CEO Gary Caulfield.