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The workplace of the future is a park

July 14th, 2014 at 8:57 am » Comments Off

Office of the future. If the cubicle is dead then what’s next? Will the office of the future be a self-driving car, city in itself, or a cabin in the forest? The workplace of the future will be a park, according to New York-based architecture firm Juhyunkim Architecture PC.    

A 3D printed house made with ‘Saltygloo’

July 10th, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

3D printed house made from Saltygloo. Emerging Objects are re-imagining the process that goes into constructing a 3D home by blending traditional methods and 3D printing manufacturing. (Pics)    

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall was built entirely by robots

July 9th, 2014 at 8:59 am » Comments Off

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall As part of the ‘Robotics in Timber Construction’ research project at the University of Stuttgart, the peanut-shaped pavilion, Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall, was created. Constructed entirely by a robotic prefab building system, it showcases the current developments and innovations in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. (Video)    

7 fantastic futurist cities that could define the world of tomorrow

July 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

Bridge cities of Italy Futuristic cities hold a strong appeal in our imaginations. The idea that some of the most outlandish cities from science fiction might be within our technical reach tomorrow is exciting. Here is a collection of some very interesting, fascinating, and exciting futuristic city concepts. (Photos)    

Top 14 architectural trends for the future

June 13th, 2014 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

How do you envision the future of architecture? The great architect, Frank Lloyd Wright said, “every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”  His visions of harmonious design and innovating urban planning amounted to his own brand of organic […]

Rubber sidewalks could eliminate the hazards of concrete

May 29th, 2014 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

Rubber sidewalk We may not give a second thought to the ground we walk on, but a new rubber tile market has emerged and with it, a new and creative prospect for the future of municipal walkways. There are companies presently at work whose sole focus is trying to provide a viable alternative to the […]

A ‘bioconcrete’ house that turns rain into drinking water

May 12th, 2014 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

Rain House This concrete house turns into an oversized water filter every time it rains. Rainwater runs from the roof through a custom-designed system and ends up in a cistern, clean enough to drink. A demonstration building was on display during Milan Design Week last month, complete with a fake cloud overhead to show it […]

6 futuristic materials that will change the way we build things in the future

May 2nd, 2014 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

Aerographite Scientists are always on the look out for lighter, stronger, and more energy-efficient materials. Here’s a glance at some materials that will change the way we build things in the future.

Italy’s old bridges will become inverted high-rise communities

April 29th, 2014 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Huge concrete bridges will be turned into vertically-stacked neighborhoods. Along an old highway that winds through the mountains in southern Italy, a series of huge concrete bridges will eventually be turned into vertically stacked neighborhoods–as long as the government can come up with the cash to build the project. (Pics)    

Ark Hotel floats away when sea levels rise

April 25th, 2014 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

Ark Hotel Some cities are starting to consider building farther from the water’s edge as sea levels rise and coastal cities try to figure out how to deal with the threat of flooding,. Other cities might not want to retreat. The other approach: Constructing buildings tough enough to handle any storm. (Pics)    

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