SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
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.
82 | February 18, 2013 3:04am |
Spanish researchers say they have developed a navigation system which could improve the accuracy of GPS by 90 percent.
3 | February 14, 2013 5:57am |
The company is building a global-scale manufacturing process for goods that aren't intended to be mass produced - from customized iPhone cases, to spare parts, to specialized 3D maps.
3 | February 13, 2013 3:00am |
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 |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about ageing populations.
5 | February 13, 2013 1:13am |
A well-respected architect known for "democratizing design" is now a member of the federal agency that oversees accessibility for the disabled -- and is himself paralyzed from the waist down.
February 7, 2013 7:54pm |
How would you feel about living in a city where drones aren't able to function?
6 | February 7, 2013 7:00am |
A new white paper commissioned by the American Institute of Architects points out the advantages of raising money from "the crowd" to finance bridges, skyscrapers, and other large projects.
3 | February 5, 2013 6:33am |
In its recently released report on the 10 tech trends that will affect 'postdigital' business in the next 18-24 months, Deloitte names a number of non-business influences in the corporate world.
February 1, 2013 1:47pm |
We've put man on the moon. Perhaps setting up a 3D moonbase will be the next step.
February 1, 2013 12:04pm |
A review of Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air, by Philip Jodidio
2 | February 1, 2013 3:29am |
Clear glass windows; neat rows of rectangular display tables; benches and tables in the back. Sound like a generic -- yet cool -- 21st century store? Yes. And it's one of Apple's newest trademarks.
4 | January 28, 2013 7:31pm |