Virtual reality will allow architects "to change the world like a god"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architects will soon be walking clients through digital models of their designs, says 3D visualiser Olivier Demangel, who built a virtual replica of a house he saw on Dezeen to showcase the technology (+ movie). Read more »

EcoLogicStudio transforms cladding system into a bioreactor with Urban Algae Canopy

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in this movie Marco Poletto of ecoLogicStudio claims the integrated algae farm and cladding system his practice will showcase at the 2015 Milan Expo could be used to power cities in future. Read more »

Drones can "weave structures in space in just a few minutes"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the second part of our video interview with Ammar Mirjan, the architect explains how drones with cable dispensers attached can be used to quickly build lightweight architectural structures. Read more »

Drones can "collaborate to build architectural structures"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architect and researcher Ammar Mirjan explains how drones could be programmed to construct buildings in the first of two movies about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in architecture. Read more »

3D-printed structural components will lead to "new building shapes"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Salomé Galjaard of engineering firm Arup says 3D-printed building components will result in more efficient and diverse architectural forms (+ movie). Read more »

The city of the future "will be both physical and digital"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: cities in the future will exist in both a physical and digital form says William Trossell of 3D-scanning company ScanLAB, who claims the lines between the two "will become increasingly blurred" (+ movie). Read more »

Future tourists could "travel the virtual world instead of the physical"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: advances in 3D-scanning technology could enable virtual tourism by providing a "life-like experience" of faraway places says architect Pernilla Ohrstedt (+ movie). Read more »

Advances in digital technology could make "time travel possible"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: advanced 3D mapping of our built environment could one day allow us to "stop and rewind time," claims London designer Keiichi Matsuda (+ movie). Read more »

You can "spot what software has been used" to design a building

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: popular software packages are influencing the way new buildings look says Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, who calls on architects to develop their own code rather than using "off-the-shelf" solutions (+ movie). Read more »

Architects could become "closer to game designers or filmmakers"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architecture education is failing to understand how technology is changing our cities says Keiichi Matsuda, who foresees the profession “splitting into two parts” thanks to digital advances (+ movie).

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