SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
Thousands of years later, breakwaters in Ancient Roman harbors are still intact. Modern formulas don't come close. A mineral analysis reveals the recipe for the sturdier, less CO2-intensive concrete.
1 | June 18, 2013 12:12pm |
Consider San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge -- built on a vision, not just for utility.
1 | June 8, 2013 4:50pm |
While high-profile, low-rise public housing has failed in Brooklyn, C.C. Sullivan sees a successful model in Boston for adapting old buildings to create livable low-income homes.
16 | June 5, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- A public hospital adds a facade that devours smog in a city adding 600 new cars a day.
5 | June 5, 2013 3:00am |
Penn Station is in need of some love and attention -- and one architecture firm has proposed ways to make it an iconic gateway once more.
June 4, 2013 3:14pm
In the battle against a loved local monument, the tech giant's proposed glass box is facing public outrage.
6 | June 4, 2013 4:05am |
A biodiversity scientist on how the microbial ecosystems in our offices and bathrooms can impact human health.
3 | June 3, 2013 3:00am |
Penn station is trampled upon by millions of passengers a day, and is sorely in need of a makeover -- one that SOM plans to provide.
June 1, 2013 1:39pm |
The trend of companies and institutions making bold architectural statements with their buildings withered with the recession. Now, starchitecture has re-emerged in the tech industry.
May 29, 2013 12:43pm |
What are the most important advances and discussion points that are changing our cities?
May 22, 2013 10:11am |
And you thought your apartment was small.
11 | May 22, 2013 3:10am |
The Take's C.C. Sullivan wonders why designers, architects and artists think that recycling is automatically an aesthetic success. It takes a bit more than just reusing old stuff to create good...
3 | May 22, 2013 3:00am |
Princeton University scientists have successfully combined organic tissue with electronics, potentially extending the boundaries of human hearing beyond natural limits.
2 | May 14, 2013 6:55pm |
Business execs hoping to connect and network with their counterparts might consider investing in a road bike and pair of cycling shoes.
3 | May 9, 2013 10:18am |
Don't go out at night?
4 | May 9, 2013 3:54am |
A new generation of architecture students is marshalling their brains and muscle behind projects that make a real-world difference for the disadvantaged, disabled or displaced.
3 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
Creating an "invisibility" cloak could one day be cheap enough to do at home.
1 | May 8, 2013 1:57am |
She bakes bioplastics, creates magnetic paint and says we can experiment with these smart materials, too.
1 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Known as the "Paris of South America" for its Belle Epoque architecture, Argentina's capital is also home to prime examples of Brutalist buildings designed by Clorindo Testa.
7 | May 3, 2013 3:00am |
Known as the "Paris of South America" for its Belle Époque architecture, Argentina's capital Buenos Aires is also home to prime examples of Brutalist buildings designed by Clorindo Testa.
1 | May 2, 2013 1:06pm