Aerial photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 crossing, just east of Interstate 580 junction. Photo: Kluft via Wikimedia Commons
Data from NASA shows carbon emissions could be the driving force behind devastating water shortag...read more
Luxury amenities for pets will be operated by Illinois-based Paradise 4 Paws. Rendering courtesy of Paradise 4 Paws.
Pets can enjoy luxurious spa and grooming services before being transported directly to their fli...read more
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This is the first month in 2015 that all regions are reporting positive business conditions, said...read more
Countless 3D-printed prototypes were tested, and Scriba’s final design was found to give the least fatigue to users. Photo courtesy Scriba via getscriba.com
Without buttons, users can change the weight of the stylus’ stroke.
Photo: Sidewalk shed in Licnoln Square, Manhattan, New York. Billie Ward, Creative Commons.
New York, which has nearly 200 total miles of sidewalk sheds, is seeking a concept that is practi...read more
To create a sense of claustrophobia and imprisonment, the space separating the two structures starts at 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) and narrows to 50 centimeters (1.6 feet). Renderings courtesy SET Architects
The design for the memorial in Bologna, Italy, is dominated by two large metal monolithic structu...read more
Rendering: Zaha Hadid's proposed Tokyo Olympic Stadium, Japan Sport Council, Creative Commons.
The rising price tag was one of the downfalls of the 70-meter-tall, 290,000-sm stadium. In 2014,...read more
Photo: Berkeley City Hall. Almonroth, Wikimedia Commons.
Apartment building balconies will be subject to inspections every three years under new regulatio...read more
Photo: Oreogn State Capitol building. M.O. Stevens, Wikimedia Commons.
A survey found that more than 1,000 Oregon school buildings face a high risk of collapse during e...read more
Photo: Bin im Garten, Wikimedia Commons
The sphere would more than double the size of the current record holder.
All renderings courtesy Ennead Architects
Promoting ecological tourism is one of this facility’s goals
Map: MIT, courtesy of Andres Sevtsuk/City Form Lab
UNA for Rhino 3D helps determine the impact that urban design can have on where pedestrians go....
Tesla's Elon Musk. Photo: Steve Jurvetson, Creative Commons
Tesla Motors purchased an additional 1,200 acres next to the Gigafactory and is looking to buy an...read more
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This is one of six testing sites around the country that are developing flight standards and eval...read more
The architect envisions more topography in the otherwise flat capital city of Germany. Renderings courtesy Jakob Tigges
The architect wants to create the world’s largest man-made mountain, at 3,280 feet.
Winner of the Innovation award, Holedeck, drastically reduces the vertical space needed to house components such as electricity and plumbing. Photo courtesy Holedeck via CTBUH
The Holedeck coffer slab system is among the breakthrough technologies and projects recognized by...read more
Photo: Sloan Valve
The research found that certain variables: toilet paper—along with the pipe slope and flush volum...read more
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Insurance giant CNA says concerns are increasing in the construction industry.
The 37,178 aspiring architects who were testing and/or reporting hours in 2014 was the highest to date. The previous record high was 33,030 in 2009.
More than 37,170 design professionals either reported hours through the Intern Development Progra...read more
Philips City Farm Research Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo courtesy Philips
A research center in The Netherlands is testing the latest techniques in urban farming.
In-board placement of bathrooms buffers corridor noise for birthing rooms at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta, Maine. Anton Grassl/Esto
Over the past few decades, numerous research studies have concluded that noise in hospitals can h...read more
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The film's narrator, actor Jason Bateman, says it’s a story “about a simple toy and how its uniqu...read more
Photo: Mack Male via flickr Creative Commons
Through the first five months of 2015, nonresidential construction spending is having its second...read more
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While the value of disputes fell by nearly 14% in 2014, the time it took to resolve them lengthen...read more
The Gandhi Bhawan (Gandhi Center) at the Panjab University in Chandigarh, India, designed by Pierre Jeanneret, is among this year's grant recipients. Photo courtesy of Shubh Singh/Wikimedia Commons.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple and Erich Mendelsohn’s Einstein Tower are among the 14 projects...read more
Marselle Condominiums, Seattle, designed by PB Architects, with Yu & Trochalakis as structural engineer and Norcon NW as general contractor. The project was featured in the BD+C University class, "Building Wood Towers: How High Is Up for Timber Structures?" Photo: Matt Todd, courtesy U.S. Woodworks
A roundup of top AIA/CES Discovery courses from BD+C University.
Photo: Felix Andrews via Wikimedia Commons
FMI’s latest forecasts find continued strengths in manufacturing, lodging, and office sectors....
This October, Tennessee Valley Authority will close its outdated Widows Creek coal plant in Stevenson, Ala., which had been providing energy to the region since the 1960s. Photo: TVA Web Team via Wikimedia Commons
The $600 million conversion project will be Google's 14th data center globally, but the first it...read more
Photo: Armin van Buuren, Oceanlab via Wikimedia Commons
The American Institute of Architects reported the May ABI score was 51.9, up from a mark of 48.8...read more
A sample from Federico Babina's latest series, Archidirector. Illustrations courtesy Federico Babina
From Burton to Bergman, Gondry to Greenway, artist Federico Babina illustrates what buildings wou...read more