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  1. Smart Façades: Is Glass in Architecture Ready for an Overhaul?
  2. Circle of life: designing sustainability after death
  3. Innovative aluminium: new forms for 21st century design
  4. Prefabulous: modular design is laying foundations for the future
  5. The smart move: are hoteliers ready to bet on voice assistants?

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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.

Toyota Woven City

Toyota Woven City

Toyota Woven City is a prototype city of the future to be developed at the base of Mount Fuji in the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka.

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.

January’s top news stories

Mace submitted a planning application to transform Stevenage town centre, and Toyota to build a sustainable prototype city of the future in Japan. Designbuild-network.com wraps up the key news stories of January 2020.

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.

October’s top news stories

Dubai Municipality has completed the construction of a new 3D-printed two-storey building, Plans to launch a £250m digital city development in Middlesbrough, UK was unveiled. Designbuild-network.com wraps up key news stories of October 2019.

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