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Sou Fujimoto, Kengo Kuma and more propose future houses in House Vision exhibition

Japanese architects including Sou Fujimoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, Kengo Kuma and Shigeru Ban have all designed houses of the future for a Tokyo exhibition …

¿Dónde sentimos en el cuerpo cada una de las diferentes emociones?

Miedo, asco, felicidad, vergüenza, amor... sentimos muchos tipos de emociones y nuestra reacción a ellas es tanto física como mental. Pero, ¿qué …

Could Virtual Reality Change the Way Architects Design?

One London company thinks so<p>We've written about applications for virtual reality technology in real estate sales and in the development of the kitchen of the future (we're looking at you, Ikea), but what of the implications for VR technology in the world of building design?<p>Enter (cheekily named) …

Virtual Reality

Carbyne: Scientists create 'holy grail' strongest material in the world that's tougher than graphene

Step aside graphene, a new wonder material called carbyne has been created and it takes the title as the strongest substance known to man thanks to a …

A Japanese style tiny house that's Passive House

We love Passive House or Passivhaus, the incredibly efficient building standard that sets an absolute limit on how much energy one can use per square …

El diseño del siglo XXI tiene una brújula: el usuario - arquitecturaObrasweb.mx

Lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016 a las 12:19<br>POR Alejandra Luzardo*<p><b>CIUDAD DE MÉXICO —</b> El diseño en 2016 es muy diferente a lo que era en 1916. Hoy se …

Brilliantly Simple Tower Collects Safe Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

The Warka Water tower literally pulls clean drinking water straight from thin air. First debuted in rural Ethiopia, and conceived as a way to help communities in the area that lack access to safe drinking water, the innovative design recently took home the World Design Impact Prize in Taipei. Each …

Snorkeling

Will An Earthquake Damage Your Area In The Next Year?

New map shows the likelihood<p>Over in Oklahoma, people are shaking things up. Literally.<p>Today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) released a map projecting the chance of damage from both natural and human caused earthquakes between now and the end of 2016. San Fransisco's high chance of …

11 brilliant ideas for the skyscraper of the future

This year's winners created plans that are nothing short of wild. From a drone "hive" to a man-made desert oasis, the buildings look like something out of a science fiction movie.<p>Many are designed with social and environmental uses in mind: there are data storage centers, pollution-mitigation …

Skyscrapers

11 casas tan aisladas y remotas que querrás pasar en ellas tus próximas vacaciones

¿Harto del bullicio de la ciudad? ¿Te apetece escaparte a un lugar sin coches, ni turistas, ni smartphones y, si me apuras, sin gente? Cualquiera de …

Researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere—on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, …

France

J Mayer H and Fernando Romero launch designs for prefabricated houses

Fernando Romero and Jürgen Mayer H have become the latest architects to contribute to Revolution Precrafted, a prefabricated building service that …

Architecture

Architecture students' Dunescape-inspired design-build project transforms Iowa State University College of Design atrium

Seventy-seven architecture sophomores in their second architectural design studio at Iowa State University spent the first month of spring semester …

College & University

This Street in Beirut Is Completely Made of Trash Bags

The capital of Lebanon has been facing gruesome garbage issue since last July, when state authorities closed a major landfill without planning to …

Deltec launches line of super efficient, net-zero energy homes - starting under 100K

A company in Asheville, North Carolina is taking prefabricated home design to a new level with their Renew Collection of affordable net-zero energy …

This L.A. Skyscraper Is Adding an Awesome Glass Slide

The downtown Los Angeles skyline is about to get a thrilling new addition: a glass slide that will go from the 70th to the 69th floor of the U.S. …

Skyscrapers

Scientists develop faster way of pulling water vapour out of the air

A beetle, a cactus and a fly-catching plant have each provided inspiration for scientists who have developed a way of pulling water vapour out of the …

Harvard

Architecture for the ages

Young adults are getting squeezed out of the housing market. Their parents, meanwhile, want to downsize without leaving familiar neighbourhoods. The solution couldn't be simpler to a growing group of designers: Rethink (and rebuild) the family home to suit several generations for the long haul<p>When …

Architecture

Abstracciones geométricas alrededor de Beirut a través del ojo de Serge Najjar

Para algunos la fotografía es una herramienta que permite disfrutar de los detalles, para otros, una excusa para abstraerse y ampliar nuestra …

I've been researching the architecture of Japanese schools... Why does this school need such tall walls?! Titans?! https://t.co/6kZOyNUqrU

Low-cost Japanese inn welcomes foreign guests with hot springs, sake tastings, cosplay backdrops

Soak up some Japanese atmosphere without busting your budget.<p>For travelers, keeping your hotel expenditures in check can often mean losing out on …

A ziggurat for King West: Take a peek at Bjarke Ingels's plan for Toronto

Toppling Torontonians' expectations of towers, star architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has imagined a community of 'pixellated' modules harkening back to the utopianism of Expo 1967's Habitat, Alex Bozikovic writes<p>BIG’s new Toronto building gathers apartments into ‘peaks,’ which promise to offer …

Non-profit group produces dignified disaster shelter

There are all sorts of shelters available for use in emergencies or after disasters and, like many of them, the Hex House is aimed at being low cost, …

Nonprofits

10 practical and incredible uses for thermal photography

No, it's not a phone designed to photograph cats (although you could do that). It's "Cat" as in the brand of rugged construction machines that dig giant holes in the ground.<p>Putting a heat-vision camera into a $599 smartphone might sound like a gimmick, but we think it's pretty cool — thermal …

Imaging

The Home Design That Could Change the Economics of Solar Forever

Portugal-based architectural project Houses in Motion has come up with a genius new design to make solar power much more cost-effective.<p>Turning sunlight into energy would be a lot easier if the Earth weren't constantly spinning.<p>Because solar panels work best when they're directly facing the …

Solar Power

Riversimple launches a 250 mpg hydrogen-powered car

UK transportation company Riversimple just revealed their 250 mpg hydrogen-powered car for the masses, called Rasa. Designed by Chris Reitz, who …

3 Tiny Houses That Let You Live Green—and off the Grid

The tiny-house fad appears to be here to stay, fetishized in a stream of articles and fueled by a fascination with living a less materialistic …

Ian McDonald Explores What It Takes To Develop A Society On The Moon

What will a future look like with an inhabited moon? That’s the focus of Ian McDonald’s latest novel, <i>Luna: New Moon</i>, and we recently had the chance …

This new set of towers in Dubai will have its own indoor rainforest

The Rosemont Hotel & Residences is a massive, double-tower complex that's currently being constructed under the direction of ZAS Architects Dubai.<p>Part of a the new Rosemont global hotel brand, the $550 million project will consist of two towers rising over 50 stories each, adding up to over 2 …

Skyscrapers