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 |
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.
68 | April 26, 2012 9:18am |
And you thought your apartment was small.
11 | May 22, 2013 3:10am |
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 |
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.
82 | February 18, 2013 3:04am |
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 |
A biodiversity scientist on how the microbial ecosystems in our offices and bathrooms can impact human health.
3 | June 3, 2013 3:00am |
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 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 |
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
30 | April 2, 2013 1:28pm |
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 |
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 |
With just 100 recycled shipping pallets, a displaced family can have a safer, sturdier place to live.
8 | December 21, 2011 10:00am |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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
Consider San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge -- built on a vision, not just for utility.
1 | June 8, 2013 4:50pm |
International lighting designers gathered in trendy Milan, where they were incandescent over the banning of traditional bulbs
21 | May 2, 2011 9:54am |