Its use has long been ubiquitous in modern construction, but glass is coming...
- Smart Façades: Is Glass in Architecture Ready for an Overhaul?
- Circle of life: designing sustainability after death
- Innovative aluminium: new forms for 21st century design
- Prefabulous: modular design is laying foundations for the future
- The smart move: are hoteliers ready to bet on voice assistants?
Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, New York
The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation is being developed within the American Museum of Natural History in New York, US.
Smart Façades: Is Glass in Architecture Ready for an Overhaul?
Its use has long been ubiquitous in modern construction, but glass is coming in for renewed scrutiny as architects and engineers look to increase energy efficiency in the era of climate change. Smart facade technology carries enormous promise, but is still in its infancy, as Ross Davies reports.
Circle of life: designing sustainability after death
Plans are underway to build the US’s first facility for human composting in Seattle. Is the country ready for a new paradigm in death care, and how is architecture and design supporting this new vision? Senior partners from design studio Olson Kundig discuss the Recompose project and the development of its flagship site in Seattle’s SoDo neighbourhood.
The Media-TIC Building Designed by Enric Ruiz Geli, Cloud 9, Barcelona
The Media-TIC building in Barcelona is an information and communication technology hub designed to incubate, generate, exhibit and invite new ideas and developments in ICT.
November’s top news stories
Sweden-based Skanska has been awarded an Skr1.2bn ($125.32m) contract to construct a new building for the University of Gothenburg’s science faculty department; and The Manchester Metropolitan University has announced the start of construction on its School of Digital Arts (SODA) building in the UK. Designbuild-network.com wraps up key news stories of November 2019.
Innovative aluminium: new forms for 21st century design
Aluminium, made accessible for mass use as a building material in the 20th century, has an enduring appeal in the 21st for its light weight, eco-credentials and flexible qualities. Architects are creating all-new innovations in form, sustainability and modular practicality with aluminium, as these projects demonstrate.
Prefabulous: modular design is laying foundations for the future
Prefabricated construction has moved well past the old stereotype as a homogenous option of last resort. How are advances in modular building methods helping to solve some of the world’s most persistent urban development issues?
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