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Are these fireproof, hurricane-proof geodesic domes the post-climate change house of the future?

August 21st, 2019 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

  Geoship is touting the bioceramic geodesic dome as the home of the future—and getting help on the rollout from Zappos, which wants to build some near its headquarters to give to the homeless. In a world where wildfires and hurricanes are becoming more frequent, design for new housing would be smart to anticipate the […]



This self-sustaining plant ecosystem helps you light up your home

July 21st, 2019 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

  You love plants, plants love light, you love light, you’ll both love the Mygdal plantlight! It’s a revolutionary lighting solution not just because the luminaire is a completely self-sustaining ecosystem where the plants can grow-undisturbed, but also because of its one-of-a-kind electrically conductive glass coating. It actually streams the electricity invisibly along the surface, […]



The world’s first rooftop infinity pool with 360-degree views is set to be built in London.

June 18th, 2019 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

The proposed Infinity London tower, whose construction could begin in 2020, would be 55 stories tall and adorned with a rooftop infinity pool with transparent sides and a transparent floor. Swimmers would enter and exit the pool via “a rotating spiral staircase based on the door of a submarine, rising from the pool floor,” the […]



ETH Zurich makes lightweight concrete ceiling using 3D sand-printing

April 19th, 2019 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

A lightweight concrete ceiling with formwork 3D-printed from sand is among the innovations to feature in an experimental robot-made house built by university ETH Zurich. The DFAB House, currently under construction in Dübendorf, Switzerland, showcases five digital building methods that have never before been seen in architecture, and the concrete Smart Slab is the latest […]



Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the ‘pencil towers’ of New York’s super-rich

February 12th, 2019 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

The proposed 2022 skyline overlooking Central Park. Photograph: Andrew C Nelson/Jose Hernandez/Skyscraper Museum An extreme concentration of wealth in a city where even the air is for sale has produced a new breed of needle-like tower. By Oliver Wainwright It is rare in the history of architecture for a new type of building to emerge. […]



Designing homes that appeal to Millenials

January 22nd, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

   Millennials are more accustomed to an apartment lifestyle than previous generations, spending time in rented properties before making the decision to own a home of their own. In fact, young adults are buying homes an average of five years later in life than they did a decade ago. As a result, their idea of […]



Harbor town in Germany unveils urban- chic hostel made out of repurposed shipping containers

January 4th, 2019 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

  Berlin-based Holzer Kobler Architekturen and Kinzo Architekten have collaborated on Germany’s first upcycled hostel and its nothing short of spectacular. The Dock Inn is made out of multiple repurposed shipping containers that have been carved out to create 64 guest rooms which all feature a vibrant interior design that mixes urban chic with industrial […]



High-tech hemp homes: Australia’s 3D-printed green building revolution

December 18th, 2018 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

A Dutch town will host the world’s first liveable 3D-homes, with residents set to move in next year. Photo: Project Milestone From 3D-printed buildings to hemp-panelled homes, a hi-tech green building revolution is under way across the globe. An Australian company has revealed plans to roll out 3D-printed hemp homes, thanks to pioneering technology that […]



This super-reflective coating keeps buildings cool so we don’t need as much AC

October 3rd, 2018 at 9:54 am » Comments Off

Buildings are already being painted white to help keep them cool. As temperatures increase, this new addition to the paint could help lower our massive air conditioning energy use. One of the ironies of climate change is that as heat waves become more common, people use more air conditioning–and those air conditioners help drive more […]



Five technologies changing construction

September 7th, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Technology is changing every industry, but what are the top technologies accelerating construction? The construction industry, in general, suffers from a traditional hesitancy to embrace nascent technologies, caused partly because projects take years to plan and complete. Recently, however, progressive construction honchos have begun to harness and realise the potency of tech – whether it’s […]



How to 3D print a bicycle bridge? Study discusses Dutch concrete printing project

September 6th, 2018 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

In 2017, the world’s first prestressed 3D printed concrete bicycle bridge officially opened to cyclists. It was created by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in collaboration with construction company BAM Infra, and was installed in the Dutch village of Gemert. The bridge was part of a research project that involved the development of a […]



New “Super Wood” is as strong as steel

September 1st, 2018 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

Wood is great. It looks nice as a building material. It grows right out of the ground. But compared to things like concrete, marble, and steel, it’s not all that strong. Well, it didn’t used to be, anyway. Scientists have now created a “super wood” that’s strong enough to stop a bullet.



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