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.
A sprawling air-filled canopy by Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur provides shelter and character to a new bus terminal in Switzerland.
For Singapore’s National Design Center, SCDA Architects crafted an aluminum-mesh skin to boost the look and performance of the existing space.
Stuttgart University employs robots to fabricate the shell of a pavilion about innovative construction methods.
Farrow Partnership Architects created an indoor forest before digital fabrication came of age.
Underneath the 17-acre roof of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill crafted a mega-puzzle of custom panels.
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.
Ritchie’s book recalls his career as the “Glass man,” and shows how a celebrated group of British architects became so technologically savvy.
Construction, manufacturing, and architecture and engineering all added more jobs in July than in June, despite average growth in the American economy overall.
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.
Irish architect Damien Murtagh replaces glue with snap-in-place construction in this new take on architectural modeling.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield developed perovskite-based spray-on solar cells, whose production is less carbon-intensive than the more common silicon alternatives.
Area explores the potential of carbon fiber, a lightweight, high-strength material.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross, set on a spectacular cliff above Sedona, Ariz., exemplifies the melding of structure and site.
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.
The jury for the organization’s fourth annual competition picked projects that exemplified innovation and usefulness to the architectural profession.
Participants in the 11th annual workshop, held in Hong Kong, presented a range of new tools for designing urban environments.
FXFowle Architects reinvents the phone booth for the 21st century.
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.
By modifying steel's granular structure to reflect that of the natural building material, researchers in the U.S. and China were able to improve its mechanical performance under stress.
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.
On Chicago’s southwest side, The Plant is a sustainable business incubator and collaborative research facility that’s close to achieving its net-zero energy goal.
The auto and equipment maker releases nearly all of its “smart home” plans to the public.
Applied research and design outreach.
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