The Astute Architect
The Astute Architect travels the world to unearth the best new products and industry issues in architecture.
From Minecraft to BIM, SmartPlanet's columnist C.C. Sullivan shows how virtual architecture and real architecture are getting closer together, helping us tell stories and teach the next generation.
1 | September 6, 2012 4:38am |
Hip-hop architecture is a growing and global movement, in spite of a reputed "first" in Australia, says SmartPlanet's resident architecture columnist, C.C. Sullivan.
4 | August 23, 2012 3:19am |
New building products made with phase-change materials are everywhere, and architects need to use more of them to save energy and build greener, reports SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan.
August 9, 2012 5:19am |
The slow recovery hasn't dampened interest in mentoring tomorrow's generation of architects, as SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan reports.
July 26, 2012 2:35am |
New building materials and R&D point to better acoustics for architectural settings, says SmartPlanet's Astute Architect, C.C. Sullivan.
July 13, 2012 5:14am |
SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan reveals the latest urban movement in favor of good design: "Yes, in my backyard."
June 28, 2012 3:32am |
At the NeoCon interiors fair in Chicago, telepresence and nanotech infuse a new crop of office offerings, says SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan
June 14, 2012 5:05am |
In a guest column, former Architectural Record editor Charles Linn takes a closer look at the tech behind Manitoba Hydro Place, a new building in Canada that sips energy.
2 | June 1, 2012 1:00am |
Are 3D printers worth the price? C.C. Sullivan of SmartPlanet asks architects at the AIA convention and hears that the future of design is fully three-dimensional.
2 | May 17, 2012 3:45am |
SmartPlanet's architecture observer C.C. Sullivan previews Lightfair 2012 in Las Vegas and sees real innovation, including better LED fixtures and wireless lighting controls.
4 | May 3, 2012 5:49am |
The news from Milan: With noteworthy exceptions, designers and architects see furniture designs with a conscience, for a change, C.C. Sullivan reports.
April 19, 2012 4:19am |
Proven ways to solve U.S. energy woes -- and create jobs -- emerge from an efficiency guru's keynote at BEST3, a building conference held this week in Atlanta, reports SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan.
17 | April 5, 2012 4:06am |
As coworking starts to overtake the work world, SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan admonishes U.S. architects to take on the challenge and design better workplaces for tomorrow's collaborative...
3 | March 22, 2012 4:07am |
The Astute Architect columnist C.C. Sullivan travels to Washington today to celebrate women in architecture as part of International Women's Day, and sees politics mixing with design.
March 8, 2012 3:59am |
A decade of nanotechnology advances should be revolutionizing building construction, as three new materials show. But architects and product makers have been slow to make it happen, says...
4 | March 1, 2012 3:21am |
C.C. Sullivan previews two new shows in New York on Middle Eastern architecture, including works by Frank Lloyd Wright from the 1950s and 120 contemporary projects.
February 23, 2012 4:30am |
The latest homebuilder's show home in Winter Park, Florida, teaches a few lessons in how we design today, columnist C.C. Sullivan writes.
February 16, 2012 3:14am |
SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan visits "California Design" in Los Angeles and brings back ideas on the materials and manufacturing that made it all happen.
February 9, 2012 5:39am |
Columnist C.C. Sullivan drops in on Material Xperience 2012 in Rotterdam to discover new materials and design ideas that could change how architects work.
February 2, 2012 4:30am |
New energy codes are radically changing building design, often in unseen ways, says SmartPlanet's resident architecture columnist, C.C. Sullivan. Will the changes be permanent?
1 | January 26, 2012 3:30am |