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You can only found chimneys like this in one place – do you see why they are special?

August 26, 2019

Jersey is a British Crown dependency near the coast of Normandy, France. It is rather a small island,…
SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge

February 3, 2019

The SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge is the second annual architecture competition which searches out the latest and greatest…
Why buildings in Hong Kong have gaps in them? What are those holes for?

January 27, 2019

Hong Kong is a massive city with population of 7.5 million. It is characterized by tall skyscrapers lighting…
Why captain’s cabin in the sailing ships was always in the stern?

November 10, 2018

Old sailing ships are incredibly beautiful. These wooden masterpieces of craftsmanship nowadays attract huge crowds in various events…
Innovation 2030 competition

October 30, 2017

Architects play a crucial role in addressing both the causes and effects of climate change through the design…
Architects and painters really do see their environment differently – but how?

June 29, 2017

We all know that some people have completely unique mind-set. They are more artistic and sort of see…
Vertical Walking May Replace Stairs and Elovators

October 28, 2016

Stairs, elevators take up space within buildings, and they’re expensive and require maintenance. A new human-powered system prototype…
Researchers design architecture for a quantum computer in silicon

November 2, 2015

Australian scientists have designed a 3D silicon chip architecture based on single atom quantum bits, which is compatible…
Go Small and Go Home: Team Working to Create an Affordable Housing Fix

August 26, 2015

A team of Cal students is setting out to demonstrate one possible solution to the Bay Area’s gentrification…
Magnifying vibrations in bridges and buildings

April 23, 2015

To the naked eye, buildings and bridges appear fixed in place, unmoved by forces like wind and rain.…
How a brick-hauling robot and smart glasses could make life easier for masons

April 15, 2015

A brickmason’s craft is to study plans, measure and cut bricks and stones, and then lay the materials…
BIRDS Is for Sustainability: New NIST Tool for Evaluating Building Performance, Trade-offs

October 8, 2014

Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it…
Soft design for a sustainable world

September 24, 2014

“Around the world at unprecedented rates, people are moving from the country to the city,” says Sheila Kennedy,…
Cool Roofs in China Can Save Energy and Reduce Emissions

August 29, 2014

Working with Chinese researchers, the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has conducted the first…
Architect merges virtual reality with big data

August 19, 2014

Karen Kensek thinks of buildings as living organisms, self-adjusting and self-correcting, as they transmit a constant stream of…
Re-thinking architecture: new design and construction logics for the next generation of high-performance buildings

July 8, 2014

Mark Goulthorpe is an architect, writer, and teacher. In each role, his goal is the same: to seek…
Fast building inspection from the air

July 2, 2014

Many buildings in Germany are in need of renovation. The reasons for this are often aging building structures…
Formula calculates thickness of bombproof concrete

July 2, 2014

A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers have developed a formula to…
Building with blocks: Architect Anton Garcia-Abril brings his experimental, industrial style to MIT

May 14, 2014

In a parking lot next to a nondescript building on the northern edge of MIT’s campus, dozens of…
Less energy, more creativity: GSD students design two sustainable houses, win awards for their work

April 1, 2014

They were two winningly sustainable houses, designed at Harvard to use little or no energy. A presentation at…
Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground

January 27, 2014

French architect Vincent Callebaut poses as he presents a picture of one of his futuristic projects on January…
Building a better world: can architecture shape behaviour?

January 7, 2014

In 1966, a British planner called Maurice Broady came up with a new term for the architectural lexicon: architectural determinism. This…
Block party: how architecture helped rebuild LEGO

October 16, 2013

Virtually any kid who picks up a bucket of LEGO bricks will start by making a house, usually…
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