Decoding Design focuses on product, process and industrial design and architecture and how that approach can be applied to systems and infrastructure.
From Beijing to Salt Lake City, increasing numbers of cities are following the leads of Milan and London and hosting design weeks. The goal: to encourage growth in their local creative industries.
October 30, 2011 8:34pm |
Designed by San Antonio based Lake|Flato, the Porch House is a new hybrid of prefabricated, modular, and custom.
5 | October 30, 2011 7:50pm |
Ben Evans, director of the London Design Festival, talks about the economic influence that creative industries have on cities and nations -- and why it's important to nurture young design talent.
1 | October 28, 2011 7:23pm |
An ideas contest calls for new visions for Manhattans east side waterfront area, giving designers a opportunity to re-think greenways as well as the city's relationship with water.
2 | October 28, 2011 7:05pm |
Whoever said jocks aren't eco-conscious? If all goes as planned, the Miami Marlins will be kicking off their 2012 season in a Silver-rated LEED stadium -- the first such stadium in the nation.
1 | October 27, 2011 11:05pm |
A roundup of imaginative hotels around the world.
October 27, 2011 8:07pm |
Cape Town, South Africa, will be the fourth World Design Capital, taking the title for 2014. The honor will likely spark new tourism and government and corporate support to help drive the city's...
October 27, 2011 11:43am |
The National Mall is often called America's front yard. That being the case, we're overdue for some serious yard work, which top U.S. architects are vying to perform.
October 27, 2011 10:18am |
In Detroit, an architect and artist couple rebuild an off-the-grid house and their community through art and design.
1 | October 27, 2011 5:44am |
A new study by Booz and Co. shows that nurturing a creative culture rather than investing heavily in research and development may be the path to more profitable innovation.
October 26, 2011 10:05am |
V Squared Wind is trying to tap into the potential of wind power. By passively accelerating the wind, they hope to increase its available power while lowering its cost.
4 | October 26, 2011 8:36am |
An infographic from One Block Off the Grid charts the time spent and money saved after making energy improvements to your home.
1 | October 25, 2011 9:34am |
At the Oklahoma County Detention Center, a poorly designed jail makes moving, guarding and caring for inmates very difficult. But it also endangers jail employees.
5 | October 25, 2011 4:43am |
Electronics giant Philips has designed an ecosystem of beautiful appliances powered by bathroom waste, bacteria, and fungi. Models of these concepts are on view during Dutch Design Week in the...
2 | October 24, 2011 7:26pm |
Developed by Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi, LiTraCon is the world's first commercially available transparent concrete.
39 | October 24, 2011 6:34pm |
Companies are designing new products and services based on facial-monitoring tech that can read your emotional reactions to what you see, read, and hear on-screen.
October 23, 2011 6:46pm |
The American Society of Landscape Architects recently released a comprehensive handbook of case studies of successful "green rainwater infrastructure" projects as a guide (and inspiration) for...
1 | October 23, 2011 9:36am |
A new survey of top U.S. manufacturing executives shows that creative thinking may be America's edge, now and in the future.
1 | October 21, 2011 8:50am |
Resembling a traditional Hudson Valley barn, New York's first certified Passive House was designed by architect Dennis Wedlick with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development...
6 | October 21, 2011 6:23am |
Brenda Sheer is spearheading the first attempted renovation of a large, non-residential building into a net-zero emissions structure. In a conversations with SmartPlanet, she tells us how they are...
October 20, 2011 8:00pm |