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The Material That Could Change Everything: Transparent Wood

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is windows. If you’re looking for the perfect windows for your next project, search for them on Architizer’s new network marketplace for building-products. Click</i> …

10 Contemporary Japanese Homes Pushing The Architectural Envelope

Contemporary Japanese homes are a balance between the country’s traditional values of organizing spaces and architectural innovation that is …

Photographers

Beautiful bamboo building withstands floods and storms in Vietnam

Architecture firm RÂU ARCH created this beautiful thatched roof building burrowed deep into the lush rainforests of Vietnam. The MOOC Spring building …

Don't Let Unpleasant Sensations Take Control Of Your Mind

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker's weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

Meditation

Tuesday's small-cap stocks to watch

<i>Our roundup of Canadian small-caps of between $100-million and $2.5-billion in market capitalization making news and on the move today.</i><p><b>Rogers Sugar Inc.</b> (RSI-T) is acquiring Quebec-based <b>L.B. Maple Treat Corp</b>., one of the world's largest branded and private label maple syrup bottling and …

Business (Canada)

A student designed kinetic window blinds that acts like a giant sundial

Former architecture student, Tyler Short developed a kinetic blinds concept that follows the sun throughout the day.<p>A similar mechanism has since …

Solar Panels

How to print a house

‘Everybody's dream is you hit the button and boom, your house pops out’<p>At home late one night, an energy drink in one hand, the 3Doodler pen in the other, Platt Boyd had his breakthrough. Like hot glue from a gun, the molten plastic secreted by the 3Doodler hardens as it cools, which allows the …

Restaurant for Yingliang Stone Archive

This rehabilitation project converts a wine storage into a stone archive. The owner wants to provide a space to foster communications between architects. In the design of the catering space for the stone archive, we create a new spatial experience by redefining the physicality of stone.

Rehabilitation

Take a seat and read all about this awesome shape-shifting chair

Sitting comfortably? Then let us tell you all about this new chair that could have you sitting even <i>more</i> comfortably should you ever choose to park …

Curvy

Science meets architecture in robotically woven, solar-active structure

Headed by designer Jenny Sabin, professor of architecture at Cornell University, Lumen, as the project is named, opens in June at MoMAs PS1's …

These homes have been designed to make you feel happy

<b>Can money really can buy you happiness? Just ask Oprah Winfrey's go-to happiness guru, Deepak Chopra, who is now adding interior design to his CV.</b><p>He …

Real Estate

Self-shaping shelters that could revolutionize emergency housing

Emergency shelter design is becoming increasingly important due to the various refugee situations occurring around the world. Although some designs …

Engineering

Can A Redesigned Courtroom Make The Justice System More Just?

The bond hearing, where judges decide how much money defendants must put up to get out of jail before their trial, can change (or destroy) lives. A new courtroom aims to make the process more humanizing for everyone involved.<p>For someone booked in Chicago’s Cook County Jail on a nonviolent crime, …

Cook County

Emilio Ambasz: “I Detest Writing Theories, I Prefer Writing Fables”

<i>While many of the pioneers of green architecture could arguably be criticized as technocratic and dry, this has never applied to Emilio Ambasz. His</i> …

​Tinder for cities: how tech is making urban planning more inclusive

Having a say in what your city or neighbourhood should be like is often complicated, time-consuming and full of confusing jargon. A new wave of digital tools are trying to make the process transparent and interactive<p>Imagine if next time you saw a plan for an oversized monster tower block proposed …

Smart Cities

Morphing metamaterial models take origami to a whole new level

Metamaterials are an almost magical class of materials that can do things that seem impossible, but they can only perform one miracle at a time. Now …

Nanotech

Debrett's 500 List: Architecture & Design

An in-depth look at the most influential people in...<p>David Adjaye, OBE, Architect and Principal, Adjaye/Associates, 50<p>Tanzanian-born David Adjaye is a leading architectural talent whose projects – ranging from private homes to major arts centres – have received worldwide attention. 2016 was a …

Architecture

archi-union bends concrete stairwell in fab union space

<b>the rapidly developing west bund area of shanghai, china, is set to become one of the bigger art districts in the city- a setting which led local</b> …

Economics

Architizer

twisted columns sustain this red brick home by d6thD design

<b>design studio d6thD has elevated the stone slab verandah of this house in navsari, india using columns of exposed twisted brick.</b> the house was …

Copper-clad chapel is a beacon of unity in one of Helsinki’s most multicultural districts

In the long, dark, and cold winters of Helsinki, the Suvela Chapel shines bright as a welcoming, multi-faith space for one of the most multicultural …

The Best Architecture Drawings of 2016

Designing and building a project is a challenge in itself. However, once the project is complete there are also challenges in expressing the project …

The Canadian businessman who sponsored 200 refugees

<b>One Canadian businessman decided he could do more for desperate Syrians fleeing their war-torn country. So he bankrolled an Ontario town's resettlement of over 200 refugees.</b><p>Jim Estill was growing frustrated.<p>Over the summer of 2015, the business executive from the southwestern Ontario town of Guelph …

Middle East