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Biodesign will have an impact on the future of cities

September 15th, 2014 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

The Genetic Barcelona Project plans to inject jellyfish genes into trees to make them glow, creating a sustainable alternative to streetlights. In the morning, you get out of bed and open the curtains. The grey light of dawn is mingling with the glow of the trees, which have been injected with luminescent jellyfish genes. (Video) […]

Take a look inside some of the most lavish college gyms in the U.S.

August 26th, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Auburn University’s track weaves throughout the gym. When Louisiana State University was designing its new $58 million recreation center, recently,  it was partly looking at besting its Southeastern Conference rival, Auburn University, whose new $52.5 million facility opened last August.    

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 […]

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