Self-cleaning paints and coatings that use photocatalytic titanium dioxide (TiO2) and are widely used in Europe to combat bacteria, smog, and dirt could soon be available in the U.S. With the help of a little UV...

August 11, 2010

Can the use of wood in school construction create healthier, safer, more productive learning environments?

In Japan, there's an ongoing effort by government officials to construct school buildings...

August 11, 2010

For David A. Hansen, AIA, taking on a major project in Asia is nothing new. As a design principal at Chicago's Perkins+Will since 1986, the University of Illinois-trained architect has been bouncing around the Orient...

August 11, 2010

Edward Friedrichs admits that expanding his firm's global reach has not exactly been a primary initiative over the past several years. But the globalization of Gensler's clients has taken the firm into international...

August 11, 2010

Although visitors to Las Vegas are accustomed to seeing futuristic-looking hotel/casinos, they might not expect to find an institutional building with a similar design style. There is one, however,...

August 11, 2010

When a nation of 1.3 billion flexes its economic muscle, the result is a building boom of unprecedented proportions. Last year, China consumed half the world's concrete and one-fourth the steel, most of it for...

August 11, 2010

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August 11, 2010

Since its construction in the mid-1920s, Seattle's Skinner Building has undergone numerous capital improvements to enhance the mixed-use building's operations and aesthetics. But three years ago, an earthquake shook...

August 11, 2010

Designed by the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, the amoeba-shaped building has a wide range of functions. In addition to housing books and other media for Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus, Germany, it...

August 11, 2010

While the trend in sports facilities is retro stadiums, parks and arenas, Denver's Invesco Field at Mile High is a departure. The new home of the NFL Broncos fulfills the desire of the football team's ownership by...

August 11, 2010