Johan Edstav is a Green Party politician in one of the world’s most sustainable countries, why does he want to build a new city over this field?
Architecture and engineering are both fixated on the idea of genius. Could this be the source of their gender imbalance, asks Andrei Cimpian.
Architect and workplace strategist Kay Sargent on a smart office that skilfully balances the high-tech and the human.
Transport hubs play a key role in their communities as places to gather, arrive and depart. How they can best be used for development.
More than ever we are leading solitary lives, isolated by changing social structures, digital networks and denser cities, writes David Symons.
Smart urban technology has the potential to transform our cities — but not always for the better, warns Mark Bessoudo.
When designing buildings for wellness, there is no one-size-fits-all: we need to consider a range of local factors and individual preferences.
It is a US$43bn market and growing. But is the focus of building developers and designers on ‘wellness’ entirely healthy?
The Terrapin Bright Green founder explains why natural light and views are so important to the health and productivity of building occupants.
By 2030, co-working spaces could account for 30% of corporate office portfolios. If you can’t beat them, join them …
From banking to consumer goods, every industry has been disrupted by start-ups. Digital technology is now the key to growth.
Aaron Taylor Harvey, creative director of Airbnb Environments, explains how the company’s app inspired its immersive office.
Working from home or co-working spaces has never been easier or more popular. Is this the end of the office – or could it be the start of its finest hour?
The modern workspace owes a lot to the university campus: social, fluid and agile. But, in return, educational institutions are taking lessons from corporates too.
Italian food purveyor Eataly is recognized as one of the most exciting of a new breed of retailers. But what is it?
The Stanford engineering professor Martin Fisher talks about the challenges of teaching the instant-gratification generation to think.
The use of timber in buildings can have its advantages such as smaller carbon footprint and eco-aesthetic. But will timber become the material of the future?
How has BIM changed the way design teams interact and how does it change people’s behaviour and the relationships between them?
What’s different about geopolymer concrete is that it uses no Portland cement at all, and therefore the “cement” or binding element of the concrete is almost carbon-neutral.
Tomorrow’s retail districts will feature a host of interactive technologies, all designed to make the shopping experience more personalized and more compelling.
A research shows that creativity flourishes when workers move outside their comfort zone, broaden their knowledge and do something they’ve never done before.
Education is booming, the results of a growing global population with a keen thirst for knowledge. But how can today’s schools and universities prepare students for a world that doesn’t yet exist?
Immersive environments, with high-resolution 3D vision and haptics technology to simulate touch are starting to be used in education.
New-generation timber-framed buildings have properties that make them ideal for surviving earthquakes.
Timber could be an alternative to concrete when building high. Being lighter than concrete, it also speeds up the construction time.
Smart Dynamic Casting could be faster than 3D-printing concrete, with the creation of columns at a rate of 1m/hour.
One World Trade Center (2013), 432 Park (2015) and 56 Leonard (2016) were all made of high-strength concrete.
Completely new materials may not come along very often, but scientists are remixing old ones — and it’s changing the shape of our cities.
Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill’s most groundbreaking designs — including the first building to be measured in kilometres.
“We’re problem-solvers who happen to be architects. Sometimes the solution is not just a building”