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Istanbul Unveils $1 Billion Green Super Development

In what is set to be the greenest development in Turkey, Istanbul recently unveiled the VARYAP Meridian Project, a mixed-use super-development that …

Man-made islands create a calm marina at the heart of the Pearl of Istanbul

Forum Studio’s Pearl of Istanbul has earned the firm two design awards to date, and nobody will be surprised if it scores a few more. The mixed use …

Open Building Institute to offer free "eco-building toolkit"

Marcin Jakubowski has been described by Sami as awesome, and he is, going from studying fusion energy to designing incredible tools that you can …

Green Living

Trailblazing slate tiles with hidden solar thermal reduce energy use by 85%

The less-than-charming appearance of solar panels is a deterrent to some homeowners interested in generating their own clean energy, and many people …

Joining High-Tech and Construction: 2016 TechWorld Forum Nails It

The construction industry is ready to embrace the world of high technology.<p>The tech leaders from across the country who descended on Chicago April 20-22 for BuiltWorld's CEO Tech Forum brought with them more than just catch phrases and speeches.<p>They brought a glimpse of the construction industry's …

Innovation

How To Brainstorm Like A Googler

This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.<p>Here at Google, we don’t have a secret formula for innovation. But that doesn’t mean Googlers’ best ideas are ineffable mysteries. On the contrary, we’ve found they can be systematically coaxed …

Brainstorming

3tags.org

This is why construction is so corrupt

The value of global construction output is expected to increase by $8 trillion to reach $17.5 trillion per annum by 2030.<p>It is difficult to determine …

WEF Report Outlines 30 Steps to a Circular Construction Industry

Image credit: Till Krech/Wikimedia Commons<p>Related:<p>The construction industry has been slower than most to adopt technological innovations, which has …

Manufacturing

Self-healing concrete and sweaty roofs: is this the future of buildings?

Concrete that can fix itself, roofing that can sweat and surfaces inspired by carnivorous plants are some of the radical new technologies that hold …

Engineering

REX Designs a Concave and Crystalline Office Building for Washington DC

REX has released designs for 2050 M Street, an office building in Washington DC’s Golden Triangle Business District. The 41,800 square meter (450,000 …

Architecture

Japanese Signs Are The Best, And This Poster Proves It

Better get it before Tokyo changes its signs ahead of the 2020 Olympics!<p>There are many reasons to go to Tokyo: the food, the shopping, the museums, the culture, and, if you’re a design nerd like us, the signage. Japanese signage is in a class all its own: an onslaught of abstract shapes, …

Graphic Design

LACMA gets gravity-defying John Lautner-designed home featured in 'The Big Lebowski'

The architect John Lautner — Frank Lloyd Wright disciple, iconoclast and reluctant Angeleno — produced a number of strikingly unorthodox, gravity-defying houses in the decades after World War II. For pure drama, few can match the 1963 Sheats-Goldstein house just above Beverly Hills.<p>The living room, …

Engineering Architecture: 20 Models Reveal How Skyscrapers Work

A new exhibition showcases the structural clarity, efficiency, and beauty of tall buildings.<p>On view at Architekturgalerie München through March 3rd, …

Finding Aldea: Engineers and artists buying abandoned village to start Utopian society, and you can join them

A group of young professionals in London are trying to buy an abandoned village in southern Spain so they can create a whole new community, and they …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Stack Overflow

How to achieve your goals faster

We’ve all dreamed of these lofty goals in life at one point or another.<p>Setting goals is an essential technique to  accomplishing what we truly want in our lives, and more importantly —living a more fulfilling life. And the importance of goal setting is only increasing as our ability to focus …

Where design, engineering meet

<i>Harvard has a new graduate degree program. The</i> <i>Graduate School of Design</i> <i>(GSD) and</i> <i>John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences</i> <i>(SEAS) are</i> …

BCIT engineering team finding answers in earthquake rubble

Print<p>Related<p>Svetlana Brzev walks through the streets of Kathmandu surveying buildings damaged during a massive earthquake in April. Multi-story …

India working with 27 countries on quake early-warning system

Taking a lead, India is working on an ambitious project with scientists, geophysicists, and seismologists of 27 countries to develop an early-warning …

The 40 best free graffiti fonts

The word ‘graffiti’ today means something very different to what it did a few decades ago. Once associated with ugly, scrawled obscenities and …

Typography

22 Best Free Fonts for Graphic Designers in 2015

Typefaces are an important part of any creative designing process involving written text material.From catchy one-liners printed on t-shirts to …

Typography

5 Essential Resources for Startup Graphic Designers

Since I started my career as a graphic designer some years ago, I've always been looking for tools that make me design faster and better. In this …

Typographic and Graphic Games Quotes Prints

Kyle Robertson is a graphic designer based in London. He created a black and white posters set in which he plays with the typography and graphic …

Future Forward Interview: Applying Research to Seismic Safety and Resilience

Matt Ball on April 5, 2015 - in Interview<p>Miyamoto International specializes in high-performance earthquake engineering as well as disaster …

Bank of Albania HQ Renovation / Petreschi Achitects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project, as the result of an international competition, consists of both the total renovation and …

Architecture