SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
A profile of a couple who built a prefabricated home wonders if prefabricated really is more affordable.
55 | April 19, 2012 7:34pm |
BARCELONA -- And why the Spanish youth aren't either. After all, 60 percent of those 30 and under are unemployed. Maybe it's just not in the Spanish blood.
80 | February 18, 2013 3:04am |
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 |
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
30 | April 2, 2013 1:28pm |
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 |
And you thought your apartment was small.
10 | May 22, 2013 3:10am |
A recent survey found the majority of Americans would go solar -- that is, if cost weren't a factor. Turns out, their perception of upfront costs might not align with reality.
61 | April 26, 2012 9:18am |
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 |
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 |
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 new study has architecture students worrying about their career choice. But their starting salaries, and prospects for graduate degree holders, may be more promising than expected.
1 | January 7, 2012 9:28am |
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.
May 2, 2013 1:06pm
She bakes bioplastics, creates magnetic paint and says we can experiment with these smart materials, too.
1 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
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 |
Don't go out at night?
2 | May 9, 2013 3:54am |
With just 100 recycled shipping pallets, a displaced family can have a safer, sturdier place to live.
8 | December 21, 2011 10:00am |
As more architects and builders embrace the benefits of building information modeling, the days of old-fashioned CAD and marked-up drawings are numbered.
6 | February 13, 2013 3:00am |
Graham Hill's "One Size Fits All" apartment can quickly convert into a dining hall, multi-bedroom sleeping quarters, home theater and much, much more.
4 | July 12, 2012 5:15am |
3D printing technology is being used to manufacture just about everything, including better adult toys.
12 | February 21, 2013 9:47pm |
Newly released footage offers a rare glimpse of the "Keret house," an architectural marvel measuring a mere three feet in width.
1 | October 23, 2012 4:30am |