The Kinetic Block by MIT's Tangible Media Group
The Kinetic Blocks can manipulate objects into shapes without human interference.
New office space core and shell construction costs are highest in the two coastal cities.
A CBRE report found that New York’s construction costs are more than $500 per sf. San Francisco i...read more
Steven R. Zirkel appointed President of Metl-Span, manufacturer of insulated metal panels based in Lewisville, Texas.
Metl-Span announced that Steven R. Zirkel has joined the company as the new president. Metl-Span...read more
San Antonio is redesigning its river barges. Photo: Mike Whaling/Creative Commons.
Winning concepts will incorporate innovative new materials while remaining buildable and economic...read more
Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità
Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...read more
Conspicuous Consumption, by Weber Thompson Architects, was an honor award winner at the the Architecture at Zero 2015 competition. Rendering courtesy UCSF and Weber Thompson
Entrants created family-style student residential plans for the University of California, San Fra...read more
Georgia Tech's Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory. Photo courtesy HDR
The AIA 2030 2014 Progress Report highlights an increase in design projects, gross square footage...read more
The ABI, an economic indicator of construction activity, has seen growth in six of the nine months of 2015. Photo: Bill Dickinson/Creative Commons.
Business conditions continue to be weak in the Northeast, but the other regions are in good shape...
The Bachman Wilson House. All photos: Nancy Nolan Photography (Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum).
Crystal Bridges Museum reconstructed the 61-year-old Usonian house and will open it to the public...read more
The main exhibit hall is the Chicago Cultural Center, which opened in 1897 and served as the city’s main library until 1977. Photo by Adilla Menayang
From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across No...read more
Cosntruction in Houston. Photo: Patrick Feller/Creative Commons.
In the first half, sales expectations and profit margin expectations rose while staffing level in...read more
The NRI is a network of resilient design studios that help communities become more resilient to natural disasters and climate change. Photo: International Disaster Volunteers/Creative Commons.
The group is launching a search for three more NRI members.
Santiago Calatrava's L'Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Photo: Diliff/Wikimedia Commons.
The award honors those who "forward the principles of European humanism."
Skid steers are susceptible to theft. Photo: Ildar Sagdejev/Creative Commons
Poor security and lax inventory control make jobsites sitting ducks for robbers, according to cri...read more
Charlotte is a market to watch and a good example of an 18-hour city. Photo: Bz3rk/Wikimedia Commons
PwC Real Estate and the ULI identified ten trends and five markets to watch for the coming year,...read more
Logos courtesy KJWW
Comparable in size and compatible in culture, the companies unite to present clients with greater...read more
The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.
The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped...read more
Istanbul New Airport. Rendering courtesy Grimshaw
The mixed-use development will be adjacent to the Istanbul New Airport, which is currently under...read more
The 46-story, 1.86 million-sf Leeza Soho will have more than 100,000 sf of retail space. Rendring courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
The 200-meter-high open space will cut the building in two.
The main exhibition space of the Vancouver Art Gallery will be high above street level. Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via ArchDaily).
The blocky, seven-story wood and concrete structure is wider in the middle and uppermost floors....read more
Scaffolding on a building in Cincinnati, Ohio. OSHA listed scaffolding as a frequent workplace safety hazard.
Fall protection, hazard communication lead the list.
Eight of 16 nonresidential construction sectors—including healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging—experienced spending increases in August on a monthly basis.
Spending totaled $696.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis in August, a 0.3% incr...read more
JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s JFK International gives passengers a sense of place with its new rooftop garden. Photo: @Paul Rivera
Nimble designs, and technology that humanizes the passenger experience, are letting airports conc...read more
Photo: Salim Virji via flickr Creative Commons
FMI’s latest report singles out manufacturing, lodging, and office sectors as the drivers of nonr...read more
Image depicts a brick veneer exterior that has expanded and pulled away from the window. Image: Hoffmann Architects
With so many diverse components contributing to building envelope assemblies, it can be challengi...read more
Developer Crescent Heights and architect Rafael Viñoly could possibly build twin skyscrapers for the south end of Grant Park in Chicago. Rendering courtesy Crescent Heights (via Curbed Chicago).
The latest proposals pit designs by Rafael Viñoly, Jeanne Gang, and Helmut Jahn.
Renderings courtesy Bakpak Architects (via ArchDaily)
The multifunctional building proposed for Rzeszow, Poland, looks like it was handcrafted on a pot...read more
The AMIE building, unveiled by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the DOE’s Industry Day event. Images courtesy SOM
The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) building features a high-performance shell wi...read more
TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Dmitry Avdeev/Wikimedia Commons
After 15 years of disuse, the Googie architecture-inspired TWA Flight Center at New York’s John F...read more
Construction on the World Trade Center PATH station in August 2015. Photo: Anthony Quintano/Creative Commons
The American Institute of Architects reported the August ABI score was 49.1, down from a mark of...read more