SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
Lots of sunlight, walls painted in happy colors, comfortable chairs: these elements make for nice classrooms. A new survey shows such design factors can influence a kid's performance, too.
1 | January 3, 2013 8:31pm |
Yes, 2012 is behind us. But that doesn't mean you can't walk down memory lane. Here is our list of 25 amazing people we talked to last year.
January 2, 2013 8:14pm |
It's thin! It's light! It's vibrant! It's yours, for only $10,334! LG is now taking orders for its 55-incher.
January 2, 2013 7:16pm |
For SmartPlanet's The Take, columnist C.C. Sullivan finds new books (and exhibitions) that will shape the big architecture debates in 2013. Read these new books, if you read any.
4 | January 2, 2013 4:07am |
An emerging market for solar cells integrated into rooftops, windows and other building facades could provide a new source of revenue for the solar and building industries.
4 | December 27, 2012 1:16pm |
MEJORADA DEL CAMPO -- One man, with no technology or training, has spent the last 50 years building a cathedral, by hand, out of recycled materials.
2 | December 24, 2012 3:03am |
BUENOS AIRES -- A new book and related traveling exhibition celebrate 20th century Argentine industrial design.
2 | December 21, 2012 3:00am |
Now architects -- along with business executives and doctors -- are using video games as training tools.
December 20, 2012 8:38pm |
SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan looks at libraries across the country to assess the new scheme for the New York Public Library by Foster and Partners.
3 | December 19, 2012 4:17am |
A new motorcycle helmet aims to eliminate some of the most common brain injuries suffered by riders.
December 14, 2012 10:59am |
The 100% renewably powered grid is coming sooner than you think. The only question is whether grid operators will be ready for it in time.
98 | December 12, 2012 3:00am |
At Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami, galleries, collectors, and the host city all benefitted from the intersection of high art and high design. And high sales figures.
December 11, 2012 10:05pm |
Commercial access to the moon could become a reality if a new venture is able to secure enough pre-sales to build out a mission infrastructure.
2 | December 9, 2012 6:10pm |
PARIS -- French architectural innovation lab looks to chimneys to save energy and decrease emissions, winning nod from City Hall in annual competition.
2 | December 7, 2012 3:00am |
This is the only way you'll be able to take a 12-foot boat on the bus.
December 5, 2012 8:35am |
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, "resilient" is seen as the new green by a budding architectural movement, says SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan.
5 | December 5, 2012 4:06am |
From December 5-9, influencers from the worlds of culture and business convene in South Florida for Design Miami. This year, there's a focus on interdisciplinary creativity.
2 | December 4, 2012 10:06pm |
The new MOCA Cleveland, designed by an up-and-coming architect and displaying a strong first exhibition, turns this Rust Belt city into a cultural destination.
1 | December 2, 2012 8:42am |
Developers in India constructed a 10-story building in only two days.
8 | December 1, 2012 12:25pm |
Next week, at Design Miami, Audi will unveil an eye-catching, comfortable, and super-light chair based on materials research for a race car.
4 | November 29, 2012 7:05pm |