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.
Diamond Schmitt Architects turns a forgettable low-rise building at Thompson Rivers University into a focal point in British Columbia.
Vo Trong Nghia Architects creates an organic fan vault that features the strong grass species at the Indochine Cafe in Kon Tum, Vietnam.
Istanbul-based architecture studio Autoban creates a wooden village to encourage wandering in a vast terminal.
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.
Construction added 16,000 jobs, architectural and engineering services added 6,000, and manufacturing added 4,000.
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.
WholeTrees Architecture & Structures in Madison, Wis., finds structural use for small-diameter timber through a proprietary grading process and novel steel–wood connection.
The web-based app lets designers render any image on perforated metal panels and tweak the final outcome to their content.
Designer Jenny Wu has created Lace, a collection of earrings, rings, and necklaces defined by overlapping and intertwined forms.
AIA Maryland honored 22 projects submitted by local members, and gave three design awards to architectural students.
The latest on the residential tower designed by SHoP Architects, which was to be the tallest building erected using advanced modular construction technology.
ARCHITECT checks out Archolab’s initiative to convert unsalvageable homes into productive urban greenhouses.
To serve the nearly 7 million annual visitors to the landmark, Moatti-Rivière designed and rebuilt two pavilions and renovated an existing third structure on the tower's previously underutilized first floor.
Aaron Betsky observes the grit of Brutalist affordable housing units being "artwashed" into appealing nouveau-chic condos in London.
Thomas Heatherwick designs a distillery, the New School announces a Journalism + Design program, and more news to wrap up the week.
Project stakeholders should be more selective about the data they use to inform their design, says Emma Stewart, head of sustainability solutions at Autodesk.
The deadline for entries in the 10th annual program is Dec. 8.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and SHoP Architects recently created new positions to develop in-house content creation.
Michael Graves defends his Portland Building, Rem Koolhaas discusses smart technology, Lego introduces two new architecture sets, and more news for the day.
The German company, which also owns the popular BIM design suite Nemetschek Vectorworks, adds a portfolio of PDF-editing, mark-up, and conversion tools to its line-up of AEC products.
Green building is progressing beyond sustainable design and toward the question of how the built environment affects human health and well-being.
The cross-disciplinary group announced an open application programming interface for manufacturer-supplied material ingredient information and a materials-health certificate.
The accomplished architect and preservationist will work part-time as a senior strategic adviser, focusing on ILFI's Living Product and Living Community challenges.
The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the first institute to achieve the International Well Building Institute's highest distinction.
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 view at the annual sustainable design event in New Orleans this year will be Web-enabled home technology, material-disclosure documentation, and bespoke thermal envelopes.
The winners of this year’s awards represent sustainable design and construction in the arenas of architecture, academia, journalism, and politics.
Passing water through a filter of crushed concrete removes excess phosphorus and prevents the growth of unwanted plant life and algae, say researchers at the University of Southern Denmark.
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