Office Buildings | Feb 3, 2015

Bjarke Ingels' BIG proposes canopied, vertical village for Middle East media company

The tensile canopy shades a relaxation plaza from the desert sun.

Office Buildings | Feb 2, 2015

Study shows modern workers struggle to leave work at the office

Study findings indicate that more than half the respondents holds tight to their smartphones, checking and responding to email and taking phone calls, all or most of the time.

Building Team | Feb 2, 2015

Solid spending increases projected for construction industry in 2015

The commercial construction sector is now looking at double-digit increases in 2015, led by vigorous levels of demand for hotels and office buildings. 

Building Team | Steven Burns | Jan 30, 2015

The 4 leadership behaviors that really matter

Research conducted by McKinsey & Company suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior, which includes seeking diverse perspectives and supporting others.

Energy Efficiency | Jan 28, 2015

An urban wind and solar energy system that may actually work

The system was designed to take advantage of a building's air flow and generate energy even if its in the middle of a city.

Office Buildings | Jan 27, 2015

London plans to build Foggo Associates' 'can of ham' building

The much delayed high-rise development at London’s 60-70 St. Mary Axe resembles a can of ham, and the project's architects are embracing the playful sobriquet.

Modular Building | Jan 21, 2015

Chinese company 3D prints six-story multifamily building

The building components were prefabricated piece by piece using a printer that is 7 meters tall, 10 meters wide, and 40 meters long. 

Jan 21, 2015

Tesla Motors starts construction on $5 billion battery plant in Nevada

Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually produce enough power for 500,000 electric cars.

Jan 20, 2015

Daring hotel design scheme takes the shape of cut amethyst stone

The Dutch practice NL Architects designed a proposal for a chain of hotels shaped like a rock cut in half to reveal a gemstone inside. 

Jan 20, 2015

Avery Associates unveils plans for London's second-tallest tower

The 270-meter tower, dubbed the No. 1 Undershaft, will stand next to the city's "Cheesegrater" building.