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Dubai to build climate-controlled city within itself

July 28th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

Mall of the World – Dubai Dubai is less a city and more a perpetually ongoing World’s Fair more and more.  Crazy thing after crazy thing emerges from that place, but that’s just how Dubai rolls.  What other city would build a city inside of itself? (Video)    



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)    



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