SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
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 |
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
30 | April 2, 2013 1:28pm |
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 |
The economic giant is about to unleash a vast, next-generation network that blows away the western world's current technology.
9 | March 29, 2013 3:59am |
The winners of this year's two most influential architecture prizes have built careers predicated on rejecting modernism, but only one can truly claim that title.
5 | March 27, 2013 3:00am |
Work is due to begin on the world's first 3D printed canal house, as Dutch architects sign up for the 3D construction frenzy.
1 | March 27, 2013 1:37am |
Crowdfunding is providing innovative new urban design projects with the capital they need to get started. But can citizens really dictate future city landscapes?
3 | March 26, 2013 3:00am |
Established in 1829, the Philadelphia Flower Show is the largest exhibition and show dedicated to the $34.3 billion U.S. floral and landscape industry.
2 | March 21, 2013 3:00am |
Known for a resilient library that survived the 2011 earthquake in Japan, architect Toyo Ito is awarded one of design's highest honors.
March 18, 2013 8:09pm |
Andrew McLaughlin has promoted freedom on the Internet from the White House, Google, and most recently, betaworks. When it comes to the web, he knows what you need to know.
2 | March 15, 2013 3:10am |
Museum architecture usually tends to be as conventional as the boards behind then, but at their best they allow for a global presentation of new and important talent.
1 | March 13, 2013 2:04am |
The sedentary and unsustainable lifestyle of car-dependent suburbs is leading planners to turn dead big box stores into cool libraries, to turn backyard swimming pools into tilapia farms and more.
15 | March 11, 2013 3:00am |
BARCELONA -- The time where everyone can be off the grid is near. A dispatch from this year's Mobile World Congress show.
March 1, 2013 3:06am |
Working alone, but together, in coworking spaces is all the rage. What's the secret sauce behind the Hub in San Francisco? We drop in.
February 28, 2013 3:00am |
You smartphone could soon determine how healthy you are by analyzing your liquid output.
February 27, 2013 8:49pm |
Modular solutions can speed the construction process, but only when they contribute positively to the overall precision and elegance of an architectural design.
1 | February 27, 2013 3:00am |
Decision makers now risk over-reliance on big data analytics, experts warn.
4 | February 26, 2013 9:06am |
Fourteen video games are now part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. They're cultural artifacts -- and enduring examples of effective interaction design.
February 26, 2013 4:05am |
3D printing technology is being used to manufacture just about everything, including better adult toys.
12 | February 21, 2013 9:47pm |
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 |