Mechanical Systems

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Five-Pipe 'Umbilical Cord' Connects Two Mid-Rise Chicago Structures

Through its underground connection, MiCA's north and south buildings can share... More

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R+D Award: The Tower at PNC Plaza

Designed by Gensler, the 33-story, LEED Platinum certified structure in Pittsburgh... More

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How Modern Elevators are Getting Us Where We Need to Go, Faster

Going up? ARCHITECT asks elevator-systems manufacturer Schindler to talk about the... More

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Breathe In: CASE Puts Its Green Wall System to the Test

The first site installation of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology's... More

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RIP Facsimile: Death of a Public Art Project

Aaron Betsky reacts to news that the San Francisco Arts Commission has voted to remove Facsimile, a public art project by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, from the Moscone Convention Center. More

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A Smart Skin for Aircraft Could Make Buildings More Intelligent

Researchers at the defense firm BAE Systems are developing an exterior coating... More

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Cornell Scientists 3D Print a Functional Speaker

In an effort to move beyond printing passive objects, researchers use two... More

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University of Cambridge Scientists Discover Mechanical Gears in Nature

A little European insect reminds us that even our most original ideas probably lurk somewhere in nature. More

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Before and After: Portland, Ore., Federal Building

The GSA has transformed an outdated structure into a model high-performance office building. More

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A Winning Pathway to Top Building Performance? The Envelope, Please.

Macalester College's Institute for Global Citizenship gets its Ph.D. in energy savings. More


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