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Transit-oriented Logan Square micro-apartments ready to rise

The City of Chicago has issued a building permit for a 138-unit development near Milwaukee and California<p>Chicago’s booming Milwaukee Avenue corridor will welcome yet another apartment development as a six-story rental project near Logan Square’s California Avenue Blue Line stop received the …

Paradise Found: A Garage Transformed into a Garden Pavilion

A disused concrete garage becomes an idyllic garden pavilion, courtesy of Italian architects act_romegialli, who conjure up their own vision of …

The Hurricane-Proof Beach House

In the summer of 2013, R. C. and Valari Staab were searching for a rental at the beach as an escape from their apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with a few requirements in mind. “It had to be close to the city, accessible by public transportation, and the public transportation had to …

A handsomely remodelled Queen Anne home with gardens woodland and a poolhouse

The eight-bedroom house at the centre of this 36-acre property has been beautifully-done – while the poolhouse in the gardens is a huge selling point.<p>…

How The Willy Wonka Elevator Can Transform The World's Cities

Something is stirring in Rottweil, a medieval town squashed between Germany’s Black Forest and Swabian Alps that’s still best-known for lending its name to a butcher’s dog.<p>Thanks to ThyssenKrupp, Germany’s biggest steel-maker, Rottweil is getting the nation’s largest viewing tower. Dedicated to …

Fire breaks out in Birmingham residential high rise building

The fire is reportedly on the 22nd floor of the building.<p>Fire crews are attending a blaze at a high rise building in Birmingham city centre.<p>Fire …

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Christine Blasey Ford has suffered death threats and abuse, say her lawyers<p>President says he remains 'totally supportive' of nominee<p>'We urge …

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Colorado faces massive shortage of construction workers. A fix won’t be easy.

In a large warehouse that smells of freshly cut wood in north Denver, 20 adults — including a refugee family from Somalia, a math teacher and a …

NYC’s supertall skyscraper boom, mapped - Curbed NY

When it comes to new developments in New York City, the supertall tower is clearly king: many of the city’s most high-profile developments, from One World Trade Center to Central Park Tower, all exceed the 984-foot limit that takes a building from merely tall to supertall. (Alas, architects here …

Skyscrapers

Shard contractor Mace says industry profits are 'unsustainable'

Building contractor Mace has sounded the alarm over the future of the industry, warning current profit levels are “unsustainable”.<p>The alert came as the London-based firm reported pre-tax profits of just £10.7m on £2bn of revenues.<p>It is concerned about a barrage of headwinds from Brexit, soaring …

Grenfell Tower response: Government says 181 high-rise buildings across 51 local authorities have failed fire tests

A total of 181 high-rise buildings have failed safety tests that were carried out after the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has said.<p>Officials …

Why You’d Want to Build a Skyscraper Like an iPhone

With tech-enabled modular design and building, the construction industry, like consumer electronics, can benefit from economies of scale<p>The world’s housing crisis has many causes, but there is a stubbornly persistent one that we should have been able to solve by now: Productivity.<p>As prices of …

Construction Industry

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Tallest wooden tower in the U.S. gets green light

The country’s new age of timber construction is here<p>Timber construction is a hot new (and old) trend promising sustainable, affordable buildings without sacrificing beauty or strength. While the movement started in Europe, it’s fast spreading to the U.S.<p>Just last week, the country’s most ambitious …

Architecture

A million lives at risk: Thousands of council-owned high-rise blocks, like Grenfell Tower, don't have sprinkler systems

More than a million people are ­living in council-owned tower blocks with no sprinkler systems.<p>Just one in eight local authorities had installed them …

Director of company which refurbished Grenfell Tower ‘hangs up’ on Piers Morgan

<b>A director of the company which refurbished Grenfell Tower appeared to hang up during an interview with Piers Morgan.</b><p>Andrew Goldman, responsible for …

Passive housing is a very active way to combat climate change and cut costs

Imagine living in a house which heats and cools itself, which saves significantly on energy costs and keeps you healthy and comfortable – and helps …

Grenfell Tower cladding that may have led to fire was chosen to improve appearance of Kensington block of flats

The cladding that might have led to the horrifying blaze at Grenfell Tower was added partly to improve its appearance.<p>During a refurbishment aimed at …

Grenfell Tower

Towering inferno unlikely in Vancouver high-rise, says fire expert

A fire in a Vancouver high-rise tower is unlikely to turn into an inferno like the one in London, according to Vancouver's Fire and Rescue …

Grenfell Tower

London fire: Tower blocks and safety

<b>As we learn that six people have so far died in the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington, Londoners living in high-rise apartments will be concerned about safety.</b><p>Tony Devenish, London Assembly member for Kensington and Chelsea, said he would be "seeking answers".<p>"I have been stunned by the scale …

Grenfell Tower disaster: how did the fire spread so quickly?

In the middle of the night, while most residents were sleeping, a devastating fire started at Grenfell Tower in London. The emergency response was …

Grenfell Tower

These 7 quake-resistant buildings are designed to withstand the next big shockwave

Previous Next<p>1 of 8<p>As our urban centers become more densely populated, engineers are continuously looking to maximize this space by building upward …

San Francisco

Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch

VALLEJO, Calif.—Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue.<p>The Mountain View, Calif., company is finalizing an order to buy 300 apartment units from Factory …

'Disaster waiting to happen': fire expert slams UK tower blocks

Architect Sam Webb says breaches of fire safety standards in UK are common and lessons from Lakanal House have not been learned<p>• London fire - latest updates<p>• What we know so far<p>“A disaster waiting to happen,” is how the architect and fire expert Sam Webb describes hundreds of tower blocks across …

Massive modular dorm built like ‘scaled-up Lego bricks’

Apex House, Europe’s tallest modular tower, showcases prefab’s power to go green and save money<p>With London’s growth pushing the city skyward, news that a 28-story dorm just topped out won’t grab many people’s attention. But look beyond the facade of the Apex House, a soon-to-be-completed example of …

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Apartment building surge pushes construction index to two-year high

A burst of apartment-building, along with growth in infrastructure work and commercial activity lifted a leading indicator of construction to its …

Thanks to Corruption & Cronyism, Egypt’s Buildings Are Collapsing

During one of my recent visits to Egypt, I was sitting with family and friends in an apartment in a middle-class neighborhood of Alexandria. As we …

The construction industry is short on human workers and ripe for a robotic takeover

Construction is one of the least-digitized industries in the world, and its productivity is suffering.<p>Construction is a $10 trillion global industry. It’s also mired by waste, severe worker shortages and weak productivity growth — all of which mean the business of building is ripe for a robotic …

Architecture Creation Platform

In association with graphic design studio FORMABOOM, FREAKS freearchitects has won a competition organized by the "Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine." Located in the east wing of the Palais de Chaillot, FREAKS will set up a new permanent venue dedicated to architecture, discussion and …