Built Environment

Houseplants as home health monitors

For eons, houses and indoor plants have gone together: the first a necessity, and the second an aesthetic feature. Along with pets and humans, …

Houseplants

Will Smart Cities Make Life Easier For Everyone?

The Internet of Things has the power to make cities infinitely friendlier for seniors and people with disabilities.<p>Alerts to nearby attractions you might enjoy; crosswalks that appear as needed; directions to the fastest way home during a big public event: If the first generation of smart cities …

Smart Cities

Timber gets temporarily tripped up - Portland Business Journal

By Jon Bell <br>– Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal<p>Jul 19, 2018, 2:51pm PDT<p>There were enthusiastic press releases and glamorous renderings, …

Portland, OR

All Wildfires Are Not Alike, But The U.S. Is Fighting Them That Way

Our nation has many fire problems, and they require different strategies.<p>By Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University/The Conversation<p>So far, the 2018 fire season has produced a handful of big fires in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado; conflagrations in Oklahoma and Kansas; and a fire bust …

Forests

A journey through the mind of a Philly artist

Meg Saligman has made some of the most prominent, public murals in Philadelphia. They include “Common Threads,” whose central figure enigmatically …

News (U.S.)

Grayslake to give $200,000 incentive to developers of new Dollar Tree

The Grayslake village board approved a plan to give $200,000 to the developers of a new Dollar Tree at their meeting Tuesday night. In the last three …

Dollar Tree

Can Ann Arbor do better when it comes to downtown building design?

ANN ARBOR, MI - Acknowledging that not ev new building downtown lives up to community expectations in terms of design, Ann Arbor officials are taking …

Ann Arbor

MIT's Mass Timber Longhouse Shows a Technology-Driven Approach to Sustainable Design

MIT Mass Timber Design, a cross-disciplinary design workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have developed a building prototype that …

Architecture

By investing in prevention, obesity does not have to be Miami’s destiny

Back in 2013,67 percent of Miami-Dade adults were overweight or obese, and 13 percent of our teenagers were obese. In response, Miami-Dade worked …

Opinion

Your sidewalk is more important than you think

The humble sidewalk might be the key to better living.<p>Whether you live downtown or in the 'burbs, well-planned and well-maintained sidewalks silently …

Urban Design

Australian cities are lagging behind in greening up their buildings

Covering roofs and walls of buildings with vegetation is a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And these green roofs and walls make cities …

Environment

Pegasus Capital invests in Yanzi Networks

<b>Pegasus Capital Advisors LP</b> said July 19 that it made a control investment in <b>Yanzi Networks AB</b>. Financial terms weren’t announced. Yanzi, of …

Investing

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien win PennDesign's Inaugural Kanter Tritsch Medal

New York-based architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have been named as the winners of the inaugural Kanter Tritsch Medal for Excellence in …

Architecture

RET a call to policy action - David Mabuza - DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENTS<p>RET a call to policy action - David Mabuza<p>DP says this will bring the severity of unemployment, poverty and inequality to its knees<p><b>Address</b> …

South African Politics

If You Work In The Commercial Sector, You Need To Know About FRONT!

The commercial building sector needs leaders. And we believe that is <b>YOU</b>.In a volatile landscape where commercial architects, designers, construction …

Asia Pacific

Architect Roger Ferris Wants His Work to Resolve Chaos

The founding principal of Roger Ferris + Partners lets AD PRO into his world<p><i>The Pro Questionnaire is a new series in which we ask architects and designers about their likes, dislikes, beginnings, and innermost personalities.</i><p>Perhaps a universal truth in design: It takes a lot of effort to make work …

Architecture

Inner West Built Environment Awards: Heritage and Sustainability

The Marrickville Medal for Conservation has celebrated built conservation works that contribute to the understanding and preservation of …

Architecture

Landmarks Association tours teach families about St. Louis history and architecture

As we reach the peak of summer, we also reach a season that cannot be defined by the sun, which is family reunion season. One way to celebrate your …

African-American News

Two Detached New Homes and a Studio-Shed / VANDERSALM-aim

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> VANDERSALM-aim designed two residences and a studio on ‘t Rozendael - ‘t Nijenhuis estate. In the …

Architecture

The Surprising Fortunes of a Metro Expansion

What urban archaeologists found underneath Amsterdam as workers dug out the new Noord/Zuidlijn line.<p>Buried treasure is usually the stuff of adventure novels, not municipal infrastructure projects. But in Amsterdam, construction work has given archaeologists the chance to exhume 700,000 artifacts …

Archaeology

How has big data contributed to obesity research? A review of the literature

Review Article |<p>Open | Published: 18 July 2018<p>Epidemiology and Population Health<p>Kate A. Timmins ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-7643-7319,<br>• Mark A. …

Google Scholar

'Put Them Near a Park' and Other Things This Coworking Founder Finds Companies Miss When Picking an Office Space

Industrious co-founder and CEO Jamie Hodari explains what people want in a workplace.<p>8 min read<p>Editor’s Note: <i>In this series,</i> The Way We Work, Entrepreneur <i>Associate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace.</i><p>When you …

Times Square

Master procedural modelling

Next time you’re in a city, examine the way that modern buildings are constructed. What do you see? Repetition, and lots of it. A huge part of the …

Design

Foster+Partners-Led Trailblazer Apprenticeships Bring Overdue Relief for Disenfranchised Architecture Students

Earlier this month, a “Trailblazer Group” comprising 20 leading architecture firms led by Foster + Partners announced the creation of the UK’s first …

Education

Innovative housing complex designed for Wellington

Thirty top architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to design a Wellington-centric housing …

Business (New Zealand)

Opening | Local Colour: experiments in nature and Make Known: The Exquisite Order of Infinite Variation

<b>An Invitation from UNSW Galleries</b><p>Professor Ross Harley, Dean of UNSW Art & Design invites you and your guests to the official launch of two major …

Architecture

Handel Architects designs world’s first Passive House tower

Designing Cornell Tech’s 26-story residence hall to consume 60 to 90 percent less energy called for a robust and thoughtful building envelope, AIA …

Green Living

Gymboree reboots brand with new store concept, digital presence

STORE SPACES<p>BY Deena M. Amato-McCoy<p>One of the few retailers to exit bankruptcy last year, Gymboree is giving its brand a makeover — just in time for …

Energy Star

Discussing Driving Health Within the Built Environment With Laura Thomas & Dr Vivek Muthu

Driving

The Skills Architects & Designers of the Future Need (MAMD Faculty) - IE School of Architecture and Design

In order to thrive in a constantly changing world, which is every time more tech-driven and business models are being redefined, it is essential for …

UX Design