SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
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 |
Has the 3D printing revolution gone retail, or is Staples now in the contract manufacturing business? The lines are increasingly blurring between manufacturers, retailers, and software publishers.
2 | November 29, 2012 3:16pm |
On a new website and an exhibition at Design Miami, a chic dog accessory project founded by MUJI's creative director plays with the boundaries of intellectual property.
1 | November 28, 2012 8:12pm |
It's confirmed: New York will soon see a 32-story, 363-unit residential tower built entirely offsite, in modules. The urban high-rise of the future: prefabricated?
November 28, 2012 7:43am |
MELBOURNE -- Two everyday Melburnians take on the challenge of sustainable living in the public eye -- all in the name of new consumption.
November 28, 2012 2:30am |
According to an annual survey from the chic publication 'Monocle,' the United Kingdom leads the world in cultural influence.
8 | November 26, 2012 11:47am |
Buoyant units that provide food, shelter and sanitation could improve the standard of living in wet slums.
3 | November 25, 2012 9:13am |
Happy Black Friday, now get out there and...don't shop. Yerdle, which may become the new darling of the collaborative consumption movement, asks: why buy when your friend owns?
8 | November 23, 2012 5:28am |
PARIS -- Local artist discusses new installation in heart of Paris that brings art and architecture together on an unlikely canvas.
November 23, 2012 3:00am |
SmartPlanet's Chris Sullivan went to Greenbuild and saw an opening for building codes to become the real leader in green building.
7 | November 21, 2012 4:18am |
MEXICO CITY and OAXACA CITY -- How a 16th century convent was lost, found and renovated to marry antiquity with 21st century design.
6 | November 21, 2012 3:00am |
The first multifamily housing complex made out of recycled shipping containers in the United States is coming to Detroit.
1 | November 16, 2012 11:10am |
A leading travel magazine ranks the world's best. Florence is up there too, but you might not have even heard of some of the others.
1 | November 16, 2012 6:53am |
Danish lawmakers have decided to lift their recently-established tax on fatty foods, citing criticism and effect on business as their reasons for repeal.
7 | November 13, 2012 12:10pm |
A new compilation of trendy terms, put together by the BMW Guggenheim Lab, offers a snapshot of city-related concepts and movements that are shaping urban life.
November 11, 2012 8:13pm |
His accomplishments include Academy Award nominations and magazine covers but Brad Pitt's latest role is as a design star.
November 11, 2012 5:09pm |
Canals hauled goods around Britain in the Industrial Age. Clean them up, and they could could once again transport raw materials: humans for the knowledge economy. Self-propelled humans, that is.
5 | November 9, 2012 3:24am |
Robert Ivy, CEO of the American Institute of Architects, says architects are focusing more on public health and resilience -- and interdisciplinary collaboration.
November 8, 2012 8:34am |