The Astute Architect
The Astute Architect travels the world to unearth the best new products and industry issues in architecture.
No so good? A critique of the Chicago Athenaeum's "Good Design" awards by SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan suggests a way to make the good a little better.
January 19, 2012 4:04am |
We need to save water with better building technology, writes SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sulivan, but our behaviors -- and new "full-flow" thinking -- threaten our sustainable future.
3 | January 12, 2012 3:37am |
What do Texas donuts, outdoor rooms and robot stores have in common? SmartPlanet contributor C.C. Sullivan says they're just a few innovative ideas architects are bringing to new apartment...
3 | January 5, 2012 3:42am |
SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan reviews new technologies for glass buildings, including large glass panels and even unsupported glass-only structures. New buildings like Capital Gate in Dubai...
1 | December 29, 2011 5:07am |
Columnist C.C. Sullivan says architects and other construction experts believe 2012 could be a good year for the building industry.
1 | December 22, 2011 6:45am |
Concrete is an age-old material, but new additives and high-tech ideas are making it newer than ever. SmartPlanet expert columnist C.C. Sullivan reviews five of the latest trends for concrete...
5 | December 15, 2011 8:10am |
Architects want to design building products. Manufacturers seem willing to gamble -- which is usually not the best idea, columnist C.C. Sullivan argues.
December 8, 2011 5:31am |
Architects working in the education sector may be the zaniest innovators around. But it's all to rethink learning, columnist C.C. Sullivan writes.
2 | December 1, 2011 3:56am |
The weather in San Diego was fair but the insurance crowds at the 31st annualÂ Construction Risk Conference were hunkered down in suites inside the Hilton Bayfront. The carriers, brokers, safety...
November 17, 2011 4:02am |
SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan assesses the trend toward high-tech, high-touch healthcare architecture. It's a growing market that's getting greener, say top firms, with some of the biggest...
1 | November 10, 2011 4:21am |
On Wednesday, President Obama called for $100 billion in construction stimulus, almost all of which would be spent on transportation projects. The funds would create 400,000 jobs, he says,...
3 | November 3, 2011 4:20am |
SmartPlanet's resident expert on architecture and construction takes a look at CalGreen, the new California state green building code. Will California go green faster than anyone else?
3 | October 27, 2011 4:12am |
SmartPlanet's resident design and architecture guru C.C. Sullivan takes a pulse on Kevlar for tomorrow's building construction uses, and sees some ups and downs.
2 | October 20, 2011 4:00am |