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.
Vo Trong Nghia Architects creates an organic fan vault that features the strong grass species at the Indochine Cafe in Kon Tum, Vietnam.
Stuttgart University employs robots to fabricate the shell of a pavilion about innovative construction methods.
A sprawling air-filled canopy by Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur provides shelter and character to a new bus terminal in Switzerland.
Diamond Schmitt Architects turns a forgettable low-rise building at Thompson Rivers University into a focal point in British Columbia.
For Singapore’s National Design Center, SCDA Architects crafted an aluminum-mesh skin to boost the look and performance of the existing space.
The Tokyo-based firm won the commission with a proposal that features a pentagonal shade canopy, designed to imitate nature through digital modeling.
Trimble shares its vision for acquiring Gehry Technologies' GTeam platform and its professional design service providers.
A team of engineers and scientists at the university's Wyss Institute and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences emulates natural flocking with technology that allows small robots to self-organize into preset shapes.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the American economy added 142,000 jobs in August. Construction added 20,000, and architectural and engineering services added 2,700.
A team of engineers and scientists have created a photovoltaic polymer film that can be applied on building glazing without obstructing views out.
UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design selected Kennedy for its biannual prize honoring a design practitioner or academic who has worked to advance sustainability and gender equity in architecture.
These environmentally friendly finishes and systems promote daylighting, the use of recycled materials, and sound dampening.
The residential tower designed by SHoP Architects was to be the tallest building erected using advanced modular construction technology.
Ben van Berkel of UNStudio describes his series of quietly colorful structures designed for one of China’s largest flower shows.
The best in the Design category for the 2014 Architect 50.
A day after missing acknowledgement for an airport proposal in London, Foster + Partners takes the bid on a new hub for Mexico City.
NBBJ’s digital practice–BIM leader checks out how hosted solutions by Sefaira, Inview Labs, and Autodesk can help with design workflow and building modeling.
Designers and contractors who sign up for Bridgit’s Groundbreaker program will test the software developer’s Closeout app, which now integrates with smart glasses and Myo’s gesture control armband.
The New York–based design team’s latest app lets architects and interior designers pin, arrange, and re-arrange objects on virtual inspiration boards.
The GSAPP’s Cloud Lab teams up with neurologists and the design institute to track how urban environments can make people relaxed or tense.
Here are some of the hottest topics up for debate concerning the discipline and profession of architecture.
Self-assembling materials, like this surrogate tissue developed by researchers at Tufts University, could lead to building systems that emulate living organisms.
Aaron Betsky continues his discussion of architecture, morality, ethics, and the meaning of beauty.
Recent discussions involving certain architects’ inflated egos have turned the conversation away from the real issues with architecture.
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 triennial competition awarded $330,000 to projects that the design jury determined as pushing the envelope of sustainability.
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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