SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
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.
10 | 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...
2 | 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?
2 | 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.
1 | 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.
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 |
Forget plants and grey -- perhaps slides and subways are the way to keep your employees interested.
1 | May 1, 2013 3:30am |
A new self-sustaining building is now open in Seattle. See what sets it apart from other green buildings.
7 | April 24, 2013 4:00am |
There are few black architects in the pipeline, and fewer still with a high national profile. C.C. Sullivan looks at the latest news, which suggests a growing role for African-American designers.
38 | April 24, 2013 1:45am |
A prototype of interactive electronic fabrics would generate power from the human body to alter the look of clothes.
April 18, 2013 4:00am |
Architects are struggling with design responses for gun issues, everything from walled cities and fortified materials to better interior visibility and memorials at the sites of tragedies.
58 | April 10, 2013 3:00am |
This year, during Milan's chic Design Week, do-it-yourself design gets its due -- thanks to a series of high-profile events, workshops, and exhibitions.
April 9, 2013 2:56pm |
The energy exerted by runners at the Paris Marathon won't be wasted. Here's how.
7 | April 5, 2013 9:17am |
A French architecture firm has designed an aquatic farm in the Indian Ocean to help absorb excess carbon dioxide.
12 | April 4, 2013 1:36pm |
The Boston-based architect will use his new reality television show to showcase some of North America's most provocative public architecture.
2 | April 4, 2013 3:00am |
SFMOMA curators offer a glimpse at the next phase of art museum's expansion project as the current building prepares to (temporarily) close for construction.
April 3, 2013 10:58am |