SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
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 |
Two New York designers redesign the iconic doll's dream house to reflect modern style and environmental responsibility.
1 | August 4, 2011 2:43pm |
OMA's lively video proposal reveals how architects can use computer technology to better illustrate their design process.
1 | August 3, 2011 9:00pm |
Kingdom Tower, a more than 3,280-foot structure will eclipse Dubai's Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest building.
7 | August 3, 2011 6:07am |
Manhattan's wildly successful High Line Park cost about $153 million. A first glance it might seem like a big investment for a park, but consider the benefits.
1 | August 3, 2011 4:00am |
From August 3 to October 11, the first incarnation of the movable BMW Guggenheim Lab is open to the public in New York. With the help of architects, scientists, activists, and designers, the Lab's...
August 2, 2011 9:30am |
Aric Chen, creative director of the forthcoming Beijing Design Week, points out what innovative designers to watch in China. He also discusses trends in Chinese design, ranging from new attitudes...
3 | August 1, 2011 6:30am |
At the Always On Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, Elevation Partners' Roger McNamee says the devices we attach to our belts are changing the fundamental architecture of the Internet.
1 | July 29, 2011 12:46pm
Are there realistic steps that designers and innovation firms can take to create eco-friendly products and services? The editors of a recent study from the Design Futures Council suggest that...
1 | July 28, 2011 2:14pm |
Fuel cells as a prime power source don't make sense everywhere, but companies including Coca-Cola are investing in them. Some, such as Whole Food Markets, have even become repeat customers.
4 | July 27, 2011 2:32pm |
MIT Senseable City Lab's "Backtalk" project tracked the journey of electronic waste across the globe, then visualized it.
1 | July 26, 2011 12:46pm |
With massive urban renewal more difficult in the current economic climate, a theory of urban redevelopment could help revive cities without large investments. Find out how.
6 | July 26, 2011 4:00am |
At New York's Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition "Talk to Me" looks at how designers create objects and interfaces that connect emotionally with people.
1 | July 22, 2011 8:10pm |
Weak demand for light bulbs and TVs have left the global LED industry with a growing glut, a report from Taiwan claims.
13 | July 6, 2011 5:35am |
Microsoft said Thursday that it will discontinue its Hohm energy management service on May 31, 2012 because of "slow overall market adoption."
4 | June 30, 2011 11:32am |
The influence of routine weather changes can impact as much as 3.4 percent of the economy, including financial services, manufacturing and other sectors.
5 | June 30, 2011 8:27am |
IBM signed deals with utility companies in Brazil and Korea to help them plan for eventual deployments of smart grid technology.
1 | June 29, 2011 12:41pm |
The Putney School in Vermont boasts the first net-zero school building in the United States on a campus where sustainability squads are part of everyday student activities.
4 | June 21, 2011 5:22am |
What we're reading: 3D printing; synthetic biology; odor-eating fabric; Miami urban planning; Stockholm's green seaport.
June 20, 2011 1:21pm |
An extraordinary vision for sustainable transportation in Los Angeles ties together public transit, employment, quality of life and pollution concerns. Will it work?
3 | June 17, 2011 7:23am |