Critical in the repositioning of our postindustrial cities, brownfield redevelopments can transform a blemish on the map into a thriving hub of activity—particularly if designers have a say in the process.
Building management systems bring us one step closer to dummy-proofing your clients’ lives—if we can design and program them correctly.
Underneath the 17-acre roof of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill crafted a mega-puzzle of custom panels.
Farrow Partnership Architects created an indoor forest before digital fabrication came of age.
For Singapore’s National Design Center, SCDA Architects crafted an aluminum-mesh skin to boost the look and performance of the existing space.
For the GSA Office Building in Albuquerque, N.M., architecture and engineering firm Page hung western red cedar slats to shade the courtyard and building interior in an elegant and efficient manner.
A gravity-defined chandelier by Ronan and Erwan Boroullec at the King’s Grand Apartment honors the palace’s history through luxurious and luminous materiality.
The 231,000-square-foot project will become one of the world's largest aquariums and feature a metal exoskeleton fabricated by A. Zahner Co.
Designing above and beyond seismic building codes can help to save lives and recovery costs by ensuring that structures remain both upright and functional after an earthquake.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill believes that a high-rise made of engineered wood would be better for the environment. Now they have to convince everyone else.
Huber Engineered Woods announced at Convention to use AdvanTech panels for floating subfloor applications based on NWFA instructions.
Plastic has been the dominant medium for additive manufacturing, but now researchers are creating structural steel and micro-scale components that could revolutionize design and construction.
Startup MarkForged's first product is a 3D printer that extrudes continuous carbon fiber and other resilient materials to create objects with high strength-to-weight ratios.
A smart water pitcher and a barcode-scanning oven are among the first appliances to be produced by the crowd-sourced design initiative at the micro-factory in Louisville, Ky.
Patkau Architects creates shelter from sheet metal in one elegant move.
The jury picked nine projects, products, and processes as winners in this year's competition.
MVRDV's Glass Farm realizes rendering techniques in three dimensions to produce Photoshop archietcture.
A task force recommended that the city of Detroit demolish 40,000 dilapidated houses to stave off continuing blight. Archolab has a better and more cost-efficient plan.
Do|Su Studio Architecture founder Doris Sung aims to create smart architecture that can self-assemble.
FXFowle Architects reinvents the phone booth for the 21st century.
The billion-dollar software company and New York–based practice will collaborate on researching new building typologies and materials as a new Autodesk Studio.
The software maker branches out into hardware products and releases a suite of mobile sketching apps that sync with its Creative Cloud.
In the past 50 years, productivity in the construction industry has dropped 0.32 percent per year while all other non-farm industries have seen an increase. However, this isn't a bad thing if one examines the design profession more closely.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed a system of electrodes and a sensing skin that spots and images cracks in concrete surfaces.
Known for its innovative uses of materials, the Switzerland-based firm finds a contemporary application for one of the world's oldest construction materials.
Custom fabrication shop Kreysler & Associates has created an ultra-lightweight composite panel that can withstand the heat.
Area explores the potential of carbon fiber, a lightweight, high-strength material.
By mimicking the human body's ability to repair itself, researchers at the University of Illinois developed a polymer that can grow back lost chunks of damaged mass.
The United States is behind in embracing national BIM guidelines. Here’s a look at the industry leaders who are trying to effect change and why architects should care.
Forget clipboards and cameras. With the right apps, you can have everything you need at your fingertips. With guidance from industry professionals, we canvassed app stores for the latest and greatest.
With the array of 3D printers available, and with costs ranging from $1,500 to $150,000, selecting the best model for your firm can be as time consuming as designing a building—almost.
The auto and equipment maker releases nearly all of its “smart home” plans to the public.
Applied research and design outreach.
Researchers have discovered that perovskite in solar cells that can absorb and transmit light.
Check out these stories, which take a close look at innovative projects that are using wood in creative ways. Proudly sponsored by reThink Wood.
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