SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
A provocative essay in "Vanity Fair" argues that for the first time in a century, U.S. design hasn't refreshed within a 20-year cycle. Should designers be worried they're losing an innovative edge?
December 11, 2011 8:19pm |
A hospital in Rwanda reveals architecture that builds a sustainable community and economic capacity as well as infrastructure.
2 | October 10, 2011 7:54pm |
Many architecture projects are currently experiencing delays because of funding challenges. Inspired by online dating sites, the American Institute of Architects is creating a database to...
October 19, 2011 11:31am |
An architecture firm in Holland has plans to make eating locally possible in big cities. Is this the future of the urban farm?
3 | September 28, 2011 5:14pm |
A new report from the American Institute of Architects outlines how delaying building projects is affecting the economy, as well as progress in eco-friendly construction.
1 | November 11, 2011 7:48am |
To survive the influx of the six billion people who will live in cities by the year 2050, scientists and designers predict that cities will come alive.
1 | April 23, 2012 7:59am |
Rammed earth construction offers a history lesson in naturally sustainable building methods.
1 | November 10, 2011 7:27pm |
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 |
The chain's newest recipe for success includes making its dining experience more localized.
November 21, 2011 6:21pm |
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 |
The newest Maggie Centre in Gartnavel, designed by OMA, presents a benchmark for the design of cancer care facilities.
1 | October 6, 2011 7:58pm |
Swedish architecture firm has created a moveable city using existing rail infrastructure in Norway.
3 | August 30, 2012 3:00am |
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
30 | April 2, 2013 1:28pm |
In Thailand, a bathhouse covers basic sanitation needs in a simple structure
3 | October 12, 2011 7:46pm |
Decision makers now risk over-reliance on big data analytics, experts warn.
4 | February 26, 2013 9:06am |
Designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, multi-level temporary housing constructed from steel containers is a huge step in rebuilding the Japanese citizens' lives.
1 | August 5, 2011 9:44am |
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 |
In thinking about powerhouse design cities, Philadelphia might not spring to mind. But the City of Brotherly Love is home to "one of the most important design festivals in the country."
1 | October 8, 2012 3:00am |
A major London architecture firm has teamed up with a major London department store to create a pop-up architectural retail installation. John Lewis and Grimshaw Architects launched the 'fashion...
September 8, 2011 4:30pm |
An experimental event hosted by the New Museum in Manhattan expands into a global series of interdisciplinary festivals, suggesting art and culture drive urban innovation.
April 1, 2013 6:54pm |