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  1. Smartening the home: architects integrating smart home technology into designs
  2. Design & Build Review: Issue 44
  3. Will robots drive the digital revolution in construction?
  4. Smart home device could help people with dementia get dressed
  5. Scientists create stronger and greener concrete using graphene

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Design & Build Review: Issue 44

In this issue: Bringing experience back to architecture, making algorithms work for residential design, how robots are driving the future of construction, and more

Will robots drive the digital revolution in construction?

3D printing has attracted considerable interest for its potential for construction, but it may be robots that ultimately prove more impactful, especially with human labour in short supply. How are robotic systems making inroads in a sector that has been dominated by age-old construction practices, and how might robots support the move towards a digitised process that fuses together design and fabrication more closely than ever before?

Wilshire Grand Centre, Los Angeles

The Wilshire Grand Centre is a large-scale, urban mixed-use project developed at the site of the former Wilshire Grand Hotel, in downtown Los Angeles, US. At 1,100ft, the Wilshire Grand Centre redefined the city’s skyline when it opened in June 2017.

Smart home device could help people with dementia get dressed

Researchers from the New York University (NYU) Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Arizona State University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions have developed an intelligent dressing prototype called DRESS that aims to help people with dementia get dressed without a human carer.

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