Autodesk-US software and services company- has recently acquired Norway based Spacemaker- a start-up firm that optimises cloud-based, artificial intelligence (AI), and generative design for urban development. It acquired the startup in a $240 million all-cash deal.
Norway's Spacemaker aids architects, urban designers, and realty developers to test design concepts in minutes and find out the best sustainable urban design options. Thus, it helps design professionals and architects in taking better early-stage design decisions.
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Autodesk is the Scandinavian platform that has introduced a “powerful tool to drive modern, user-centric automation - powered by AI - and accelerate outcome-based design capabilities for architects”.
Amy Bunszel, Senior Vice President for AEC Design Solutions at Autodesk, said “Our values are always reflected in the business decisions we make. The acquisition of Spacemaker demonstrates our commitment to the advancement of architects and the ability of designers to change the world for the better. Paired with our teams and complementary technology, Spacemaker’s transformational solution will empower designers to make more informed design decisions and help solve some of the greatest challenges ahead of us all."
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Giving design professionals to rapidly form and evaluate options for a structure or urban development, Spacemeker’s partnership with AI allows designers to focus on the creative part of their professional work while taking care of the design criteria and data like terrain, maps, wind, lighting, traffic, zoning, etc.
Spacemaker Founders (L-R): Carl Christensen | Havard Haukeland | Anders_Kvale
Havard Haukeland, CEO and co-founder of Spacemaker said, “Four years ago, we set out on a mission to help design, engineering, and project teams reinvent the development of more sustainable cities and neighborhoods worldwide while maximizing the investment. Autodesk shares our goal to create a healthier planet for everyone and is uniquely positioned to more rapidly place our product in the hands of planning teams everywhere. This is a proud milestone for our team and those who supported us from the start.”
Image Courtesy: Spacemaker
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