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7 Novels Every Architect Should Read

Great architects are like great writers. Our abilities to observe the world around us down to the tiniest details, and then make the most remarkable …

The story of how Steve Jobs saved Apple from disaster and led it to rule the world, in 39 photos

Nowadays, Apple is the most valuable company in the world, thanks in huge part to the Jobs' vision.<p>But if you only saw the movie, you got less than half of the story.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was a disaster, chewing through CEOs and delivering one bad quarter of financial results after another.<p>In …

Touchscreens

Skype breaks the language barrier with real-time translation on mobile calls

Skype is making it easier to break the language barrier.<p>In a new blog post, the company announced it’s extending its real-time translation feature to support mobile and landline calls – even if the caller on the other side doesn’t have Skype.<p>The Microsoft-owned video chat service initially …

Smart Cities May Turn Competition Into Collaboration

As more smart cities emerge, embracing technology and learning from the insights that big data offers, we will likely see a new business strategy emerge–geo-collaboration. When we think of cities now, we typically envision businesses, systems, and people operating among one another with almost no …

Innovation

Intel's drones could be the first step toward flying billboards

Intel's drone are delivering increasingly impressive light shows, but that may be only the beginning.<p>The tech company unveiled its new "shooting star" drone Friday as it released a video of 500 of the drones flying in formation in Germany this fall.<p>The autonomous drones, which are essentially an …

Drones

Jeanne Gang: “Without an Intellectual Construct Life is Boring”

<i>Jeanne Gang, the founder of Studio Gang Architects, has made a name for herself as a designer who can design both show-stopping skyscrapers and</i> …

Photographers

The new Harbin Opera House is a force of nature - CNN Style

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Architecture

How the first skyscrapers proposed for L.A.’s Arts District will change the neighborhood

Called 6AM, the project includes 1.96 million square feet of residential space as well as shops, offices, a pair of hotels, room for a charter school …

Charter Schools

Stanford scientists combine satellite data and machine learning to map poverty

Changing Planet<p>Researchers correctly identified impoverished areas across five African countries by using machine learning to extract information from high-resolution satellite imagery, Stanford University’s School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences say in a news statement.<p>“One of the …

Airbus to Build Autonomous Flying Taxis

Billing it as a solution to urban congestion, Airbus has announced a new effort to build helicopter-like autonomous flying vehicles to transport both …

Roads

How A 'Non-Techie' Oxford Graduate Built A Booming Online Bike-Sharing Scheme

Whilst studying at Oxford University three years ago, Agne Milukaite, like the rest of the local student community, used a bike to get around the city. And what was second nature to the native Lithuanian who hailed from a ‘biking town’ became the germ of an idea for an online bike-sharing …

Oxford University

Tokyo's Affordable Housing Strategy: Build, Build, Build

For urbanites living in America’s most expensive cities, it must seem like there’s no solution to the affordable housing crisis. They look around and see numerous construction cranes, only to discover that these new units are, like much of the existing stock, beyond their price range. This, …

Urban Design

Rafael Araujo’s Architectural Renderings of Life Now as a Coloring Book | Colossal

<p>Architect and illustrator Rafael Araujo drafts beautiful three-dimensional spaces in a studio without technology, connecting himself back to nature …

Coloring Book

Driverless taxis are about to hit Singapore

A startup that spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is planning to unleash driverless taxis on the city's streets later this year.<p>The company, nuTonomy, is currently working with Singapore to put self-driving electric taxis within the One North business district to serve as public …

Autonomous Cars

BMW Reveals First Of Four Concept Cars To Show The Future Driving

To celebrate its centennial anniversary, BMW revealed its ”Vision Vehicle” concept car, which will set the tone for design and product development for the next 100 years.<p>Organic LEDs that change shape, a windshield that is an interactive digital display, and an interior dashboard composed of …

Los Angeles

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: MVRDV’s Reflective Art Depot Breaks Ground in Rotterdam

Dutch firm MVRDV is known for breaking with architectural convention, and the experimental practice is now set to take its explorations to a new level in the Netherlands with an entirely new building typology. Today, a groundbreaking ceremony took place for the firm’s radical addition to the Museum …

City Politics

The Best Secret Streets in 10 Cities Worldwide

Even in these popular locales, discoveries await. Here are our favorite off-the-beaten-path stretches in each.<p>Rome, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles: to …

Barcelona

Israel: 4 Palestinian attackers shot dead in latest violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian assailants carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, authorities said, as a month-long outburst of violence showed no signs of abating. The unrest came despite new security measures that have placed troops and checkpoints around …

Israel

'Smart cities' around the world: The Things Network goes global

The Things Network, the community-led Internet of Things program in Amsterdam that makes it easier for developers to turn the ‘smart city’ from a dream into a reality, is expanding internationally.<p>Inspired by the idea of an open network that can connect all sorts of devices together across a city, …

Triller - Music Video Maker: App Preview

PaperBridge: A Load-Bearing Arch of Paper Sheets Spans an English Creek | Colossal

<p>While it’s certainly not the longest, this weight-bearing structure is definitely one of the more interesting bridges we’ve come across. Unveiled …

Art

‘Don’t forget to be bold,’ Sergey Brin told Marissa Mayer as she walked out the door at Google

Marissa Mayer, current CEO of Yahoo and former executive at Google, received some important advice from Google founder Sergey Brin as she walked out the door to join the Sunnyvale, California company in July, 2012.<p>While she tends to be more iterative and careful when it comes to making decisions, …

NASA competition pays you to design a 3D-printed habitat

If NASA is going to put humans on Mars and other distant worlds, it's going to need a place for explorers to stay -- and it wants your help building those extraterrestrial homes. The agency has launched the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition to develop the best artificial housing for space …

Why Cities Around The World Are Suddenly Ditching Traffic Lights

Chicago joins other urban areas from England to the Netherlands in rethinking the relationship between pedestrians and automobiles.<p>Common sense says that cars and pedestrians should be kept apart. Pretty straightforward. So why are so many cities challenging that idea? This spring, Chicago will …

Vanguard Architect Who Revered the Past

Architect and designer Michael Graves, who died Thursday, was dedicated to a deeply personal exploration of classical forms and an unflagging belief in humanistic traditions<p>The architect Michael Graves, who died Thursday at his home in Princeton, N.J., at the age of 80, had an especially …

Career Development

Architects in London have designed a shadowless skyscraper

Two buildings act like mirrors that reflect the Sun instead of cast shadows<p>With around 250 new skyscrapers set to grace the London skyline in the next few years, one local design firm has figured out a way to prevent Londoners from living in the shadows. The firm, NBBJ, designed a pair of buildings …

Skyscrapers

7 SEO strategies to implement in 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) sounds a bit like rocket science. With the right combo of this widget and that module, add in time, subtract theory and maybe the equation will produce a solution better than the last.<p>Like most technology, what was applied last year in online marketing efforts may …