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Chicago Proposes High-Rise Bird Ordinance

New legislation being proposed in Chicago is aiming to make the city’s skyline a little more bird friendly, according to proponents of the bill.


AAMA Updates Color Measurement Guidelines

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently announced that it has updated a document providing guidelines for color measurement requirements for inclusion in other AAMA doc...


Parks Authority Officially Objects to Holocaust Memorial

The run-around surrounding David Adjaye’s Holocaust Memorial plans continues as London’s Royal Parks authority, the charity that manages the Parks, has officially objected to the Adjaye Asso...


Sherwin-Williams Now Accepting Student Designs

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) officially opened up submissions for its Student Design Challenge last week. The annual competition challenges students to create interior design pro...


$375M Vegas Project Takes Shape in Big Picture

Construction is moving right along for the $375 million Caesars Forum conference center, which is located on the Las Vegas Strip. According to reports, the first steel truss was set in place...


Company Designs Line of Architect-Inspired Candles

A design studio out of St. Augustine, Florida, has cooked up a line of candles named after prominent architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright. The candles are meant to inspire the feel of so...


Latest Installment of Blackest Black Paint Revealed

The paint pigment war is raging on with yet another installment of blackest black paint.


AIA Selects 2019 Honor Awards Recipients

The American Institute of Architects released last week nine projects that it’s recognizing for its 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.


Waves to Crash on Moscow Development

A crest of art is slated to adorn a high-rise complex in Moscow currently under construction, and along with it, several city skylines.


TX Firm to Print House, License Technology

An Austin-based company is bringing its 3D-printing technology to the masses, starting with one of the first such homes in Texas.


Polychem Releases 2019 Color Trends

Polychem Coatings, part of powder coatings company IFS Coatings, recently launched its 2019-20 powder coating color trends.


Wright Buildings Re-Nominated for Heritage List

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings have been submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage List, according to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.


Pavilion to Feature User-Controlled Facade

A pavilion proposal for the Expo 2020 Dubai will give the masses a hand in the structure’s facade.


Sherwin-Williams Unveils Commercial Palettes

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) this week again expanded its collection of 2019 color trends with a batch of new palettes aimed at helping professionals transfo...


Pantone Releases 2019 Color of the Year

Color company Pantone announced late last week its Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral, a shade the company calls “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone.”


Final Designs Submitted for UK Holocaust Memorial

Final design images have been released for London’s Holocaust Memorial project, which is slated to take shape in the Victoria Tower Gardens, beside the Houses of Parliament.


Construction on Tallest FL Tower Set for Spring

A building billed as a vertical theme park, that’s set to be Florida’s tallest building, could be starting construction this spring, according to reports.


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Facade Curtain Prototype Aims to Filter Air

Architecture and design firm ecoLogicStudio (London) recently unveiled an “urban curtain” that was developed to store CO2.


New Renderings Released for OH MLS Stadium

Firm Meis Architects recently released new renderings for the new Major League Soccer stadium that will be popping up in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood.


New 3D Formwork Technology Unveiled

A double-curved concrete-shelled pavilion is now on display at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, showing off a new 3D-knitted formwork developed by Zaha Hadid Archit...


CA Tower Lights Up for Halloween

A group of San Francisco citizens successfully turned a petition into reality on Halloween night as the city’s Salesforce tower transformed into the Eye of Sauron, the infamous antagonist sy...


Researchers Confirm Coolness of 'Egyptian Blue'

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed the cooling characteristics of an ancient pigment: Egyptian blue.


India Opens $430M World's Tallest Statue

On Oct. 31 India unveiled its newest statute—the tallest statue in the world. Named the Statue of Unity, the 597-foot bronze giant depicts India’s first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabh...


Kelly-Moore Reveals 2019 Color Pick, Forecast

Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carolos, Califronia) recently announced the results of its Color of the Year 2019 designer survey, a measure that’s sent to a group of 15,000 interior professionals c...


Pratt & Lambert Releases 2019 Color

Cleveland-based Pratt & Lambert Paints has released its 2019 Color of the Year pick, as well as a forecast of four complementary palettes to this year’s hue.


Lecture Halls Made from Bubble-Wrapped Concrete

An installation at the Karolinska Institutet in Stolkhom, Sweden, is making some noise with its innovative translucent panels—composed of concrete and bubble wrap.


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AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Wood Coatings Trends

In addition to recently announcing its 2019 Color of the Year, Spiced Honey, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) also presented its predictions for top wood coatings trends at the ...


Mud-Spraying Drone Helps Build Prototype

A French architect has come up with a new way to create low-cost emergency shelters with a bit of aerial help.


Benjamin Moore Drops 2019 Color, Palette

New Jersey-based paints and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore unveiled late last week its 2019 Color of the Year and color trends forecast, producing a cool, calm and collected palette of...


Diamond Vogel Selects 2019 Color Pick

Paint and coatings manufacturer Diamond Vogel (Orange County) has announced its 2019 Color of the Year.


Artist Paints Illusions on Buildings, Tanks

Street artist David Louf—more commonly known as Mr. June—has recently finished a number of urban projects showcasing his 3D-style murals on various pieces of infrastructure and cityscape.


Las Vegas' MSG Sphere Breaks Ground

Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking late last month for the Madison Square Garden Sphere, touted as the future of live performance space, slated for Las Vegas.


Aggregate Pavilion is Made of 120,000 'Stars'

A project at Germany’s University of Stuttgart is looking at how self-supporting structures in nature—such as sand dunes—can translate into the architectural world.


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2019 Color Pick

Coatings manufacturer Dunn-Edwards released its 2019 Color of the Year, which it says makes a bold statement that aims at providing a genuine connection.


FL Town Debates Arena Paint Job

The Design Review Board of Estero, Florida, convened last week to hear residents’ concerns over the imminent paint job of the newly named Hertz Arena.


Researchers Look into 'Power Plant' Facade

Researchers based out of EPFL's Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory,recently developed a building facade that harvests more power than the unit requires. The facade also actively mo...


VR Gives Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Home

Efforts to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s work have reached a new level: The architect’s winter home and studio, Taliesin West, has been scanned and logged in a way that allows anyone with ac...


Studio Proposes Design for Hyperloop Stations

To account for transportation of the future, architecture firm UNStudio recently presented plans for a series of hyperloop stations that can be adapted and rolled out quickly to a variety of...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As Ford Motor Company's plans for Detroit's Michigan Central Station move forward, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fro...


Sherwin-Williams Reveals 2019 Color of the Year

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced its 2019 Color of the Year as Cavern Clay, a warm, earthy tone that nods both to mid-century modern style and the American Southwest.


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AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Color of the Year

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel has revealed its Color of the Year for 2019, pulling from a “new sense of optimism” from consumers.


Norway's 'House to Die In' Shot Down

Architecture firm Snøhetta and Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard have been collaborating for nearly a decade on a project dubbed “A House to Die In,” and that collab seems to be coming to an ...


Behr Releases 2019 Color of the Year Pick, Palettes

Behr Paint Company (New York, New York) is hoping to guide owners in updating their interiors with its 2019 Color of the year: Blueprint.


BIG Unveils Google Campus Plans

Bjarke Ingels Group, working in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio, is designing Google’s new 1.04-million-square-foot campus, located in Sunnyvale, California, composed of two buildings ...


Firm Achieves Energy Nods with Glass Facade

For its design of a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill decided to chase the sun. And it paid off with a LEED Platinum certification earl...


Museum Goer Falls in Hole that Looks Like Painting

On Aug. 13, a visitor to artist Anish Kapoor’s “Descent Into Limbo” exhibit took the name to a literal level when he fell into the installation, an eight-foot-deep hole painted black in such...


PPG's Dulux Releases 2019 Color Picks

PPG’s Toronto-based Dulux Paints line is taking note from the Emerald Isle with its Colors of the Year for 2019.


Aluminum, Wood Complement in Envelope Design

The three-story la Licorne office building, located in Laval, France, seems to emit a golden glow thanks to its ornate facade, which is composed of sections of perforated golden- and silver-...


'Green Spine' Wins $2B Design Competition

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio was recently named the winner of developer Beulah International’s design competition for a $2 billion mixed-use tower in Melbourne.


Psychedelic Mexican Snake Complex Comes Alive

A giant serpent coils in the hills north of Mexico City, jaws agape, ready to spring to life—and now you can rent a room in its belly through Airbnb if you’re looking for an absolutely mythi...


MIT Designs Mass Timber Prototype Building

A class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has set out to showcase the benefits of mass timber construction by developing a prototype that will be presented this October at the Mai...


OMA Reveals '24/7' Vertical City Design

Dutch architecture firm OMA recently revealed its own proposal for the Southbank by Beulah competition—a tower that would function as a round-the-clock vertical city, the second largest buil...


UNStudio Proposes 'Green Spine' Skyscrapers

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio recently revealed its entry for a competition to build a new skyscraper in Melbourne, Australia. UNStudio’s proposal revolves around a pair of towers that ae...


Company Builds Waterfall on Skyscraper

Sometimes architects do go chasing waterfalls: The 397-foot-tall Liebian International Building, located in Guiyang, China, now features a 350-foot-tall waterfall, the water itself being mov...


Finalists Revealed for NASA Mars Habitat

NASA, working in collaboration with partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, recently announced the finalists of the third phase of the agency’s 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challeng...


CRSI Announces 2018 Honors

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute recently announced the winners of its biennial CRSI Honors Design and Construction Awards program, with 19 projects being selected for recognition.


China's 'Sidescraper' Complex Near Complete

China’s record-breaking Raffles City Chongqing is now reportedly 80 percent complete, with six out of the eight skyscrapers topping out. The project’s finale remains to be seen, however.


Theater Design Stretches PTFE Over Concrete

The theater Teatro Regional del Bíobío, located near the river in Concepción, Chile, once stood as an exposed concrete grid, but now, thanks to the winning design created by three architects...


Biologist Works to Merge Science, Architecture

University of California, Los Angeles biologist and researcher Noa Pinter-Wollman has started inquiring into the impact spaces—both built and natural—has on behavior, launching a new field o...


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Roof Finally Complete

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials say that the one-of-a-kind retractable roof on Atlanta’s $1.5 billion sports venue is finished, about 11 months after the building opened to the public.


Book to Explore Video Game Architecture

A game developer and writer has recently completed the crowdfunding to create an atlas for virtual cities that will break down the architecture in everything from Fallout’s New Vegas to Sile...


Architects Complete Blue Lagoon Hotel

Iceland-based architecture firm Basalt Architects recently completed a 62-suite hotel at the Blue Lagoon resort, which is located within the UNESCO Global Geopark, home to a series of pools ...


Artist Captures Towns, Cities as Just Facades

French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy recently released a new batch of photos in his ongoing series “Facade,” which looks at the importance of architecture’s first impression.


Apple Unveils Facade at New Macau Store

A new Apple flagship store has been unveiled in Macau, with architects from Foster + Partners boasting a facade that the team calls a “first of its kind.”


Plastic Whale 'Skyscraper' Breaches in Belgium

Brooklyn-based architecture firm StudioKCA is making waves with its installation for this year’s Bruges Triennial event in Belgium with a four-story-tall whale “Skyscraper,” made from 150 mi...


Olson Kundig Reveals Plans for Bob Dylan Center

Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig recently revealed a proposal for the new Bob Dylan Center, to be located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in association with an archive of the musician’s bel...


Hudson Yard's Residential Tower Tops Out

The second tallest tower in the Hudson Yards development—35 Hudson Yards—has finally topped out at 1,009 feet, marking the latest milestone in the project. The building is the ninth tallest ...


AkzoNobel Completes Van Gogh Recreation

Earlier this month, AkzoNobel color experts completed a digital color recreation that reconstructed the original color scheme world-renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh used in his painting “Fi...


USGBC Announces LEED Home Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council recently celebrated the winners of the 2017 LEED Homes Awards, an honor given to projects, architects, developers and homebuilders innovating in the residenti...


Super-Skinny Triangle Skyscraper Proposed

DeciBel Architecture recently revealed plans for what could potentially become Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper—a 330-meter-tall (1,082-foot-tall) tower that would stand in a triangular plot r...


Three World Trade Center Opens in NYC

Three World Trade Center, now New York City’s fifth-tallest building, had its grand opening last week as the exterior construction from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has officially finishe...


Serpentine Pavilion Complete, Opens Friday

Architect Frida Escobedo has completed her take on the Serpentine Pavilion, which opens to the public on Friday (June 15).


PPG Paints Releases 2019 Color of the Year

PPG Paints has announced its 2019 Color of the Year, pulling from the “healing power of nature.”


Sherwin-Williams Reveals 2019 Color Forecast

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) has released its 10th annual Colormix Color Forecast, announcing in a press release a 42-color palette that the company expects to see in 2019.


Netherlands to Build 3D-Printed Houses

A new 3D-printed housing project, known as Project Milestone, is currently underway in the Netherlands, with some of the units going on the market as early as mid-2019.


Harvard Student Talks Rearrangeable Building

With the changing demands of architecture in mind, Harvard Graduate School of Design student Stanislas Chaillou proposed that today’s technology could help innovate spaces that adapt to need...


Designer Posts First Glimpse of Yeezy Home

A colleague of Kanye West has released renderings of a low-income housing scheme, which could be the first hint of what to expect from Yeezy Home, West’s intended dive into the architecture ...


Facebook Has Filed More Than $1B in Permits

Social media giant Facebook is in the process of constructing its Menlo Park, California, campus and has been buying up land all around its main West Campus building, MPK 20, and submitting ...


3D-Printed Cabin Made from Living Tiles

The Cabin of 3D Printed Curiosities, located in Oakland, California, and developed by 3D printing research studio Emerging Objects, features an exterior populated with 4,500 of two types—one...


Space Needle Deck to Reopen After Renovation

Later this month, visitors to Seattle’s most iconic site will see the result of a yearlong, $100 million project as the Space Needle's new observation deck is revealed.


Woven Goat Hair Pavilion Provides Water, Shelter

To provide both shelter and a source of water in deserts of Jordan, architects Dina Haddadin and Rasaem Kamal developed a pavilion design concept reminiscent of a Bedouin tent, framed with C...


Microsoft, PCL to Team Up for Building Solution

Microsoft and Canada-based PCL Construction recently announced their collaboration to develop a smart building solution that implements Microsoft’s Azure cloud services and Internet of Thing...


WGSN Forecasts 'Neo Mint' as 2020 Color

Market trends firm WGSN recently released its color trend prediction for 2020, dubbing “Neo Mint” the upcoming color to watch.


Kanye West to Dive into Home Design?

Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West took to Twitter last weekend to announce a new venture for his Yeezy company: architecture.


Sherwin-Williams Reveals Student Design Winners

Global coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the winners of its eighth annual Student Design Challenge on Tuesday, awarding top prizes of $2,500 in both residential and comme...


Arctic Energy Neutral Hotel Set for Construction

Architecture design firm Snohetta recently released plans for an energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle, a ring-shaped structure that consumes 85 percent less energy than other contempor...


Sherwin-Williams Updates App with AR

Paints and coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently unveiled an update to its ColorSnap Visualizer app, which will now allow customers to view their color choices via...


$1B Twin Tower Development Coming to Hollywood

Developer MP Los Angeles recently released plans to construct a $1 billion, twin tower complex for downtown Hollywood, marking the largest on-site affordable housing of any development in th...


AkzoNobel Updates Trends in Wood Finishes

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has updated its take on wood coating trends for 2018.


Robots Learn to Build Prefab Timber Modules

Researchers based out of ETH Zurich university recently created a new robotic construction method, which is being used to create a computer-designed modular house.


Progress Made on World's Tallest Statue

Construction is well underway for what will turn out to be the world’s tallest statue, located in India. As of last month, the Statue of Unity’s infrastructure has started taking its final s...


Artist Studio Takes Viewers Inside Painting

An art studio, in collaboration with photographers, filmmakers and visual effects artists, hasmade a film that takes viewers “inside” a painting.


Historic Architecture Restored with 3-D Printing

Sweeping glass facades have replaced much of the once extensively detailed and ornamented buildings in urban areas, but EDG Architecture and Engingeering has come up with a cost-effective wa...


New Terrazzo Color Revealed

Miami-based construction materials company Coverings ETC announced late last week a new release in sustainable terrazzo color.


Vatican Enters Venice's Architecture Biennale

The Vatican recently released details of the Holy See Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Vatican’s first entry into the architecture fest...


Century-Old Artwork Found Behind Paint, Wallpaper

Century-old hand-painted tulip designs and other stenciling were recently uncovered at the Illinois-based Hauberg Civic Center Foundation, a historic mansion that now serves as a civic cente...


Waterfalls, Forests Proposed for Park Avenue in NYC

Architects recently went to work re-imagining the center strips along New York City’s Park Avenue, with some pitching ideas for a waterfall, a route for kayaking commuters and an underground...


NYC Skyscraper Tallest Ever to Face Demolition

An iconic midtown Manhattan skyscraper, designed by Natalie de Blois and Gordon Bunshaft of architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is slated to be demolished as early as next year. If...


AGC Names Mercedes-Benz Stadium Best Project

The Associated General Contractors recently released its Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Awards, giving the top honor to Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


Designer Creates Brutalism-Inspired Candy

Kia Utzon-Frank, trained goldsmith and descendant of architects, recently designed a series of sweets inspired by the Barbican Centre’s Brutalist architecture.


Norway Campus Features Seawater-Durable Panels

In a recently finished project, Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta consolidated six previously separate academic buildings for the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD), University o...


Prefab Backyard Pavilion Mimics Dragonfly Wings

For one insect-sensitive client looking to create a space for outdoor living and dining, New York-based CDR Studio Architects designed a prefabricated pavilion that let in light and ventilat...


Washington, D.C. Hosts Inaugural Architecture Film Festival

The inaugural Architecture & Design Film Festival kicked off in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday (Feb. 22), marking the commencement of the nation’s largest festival geared toward the creative...


Apple's Glass Walls Reportedly Causing Employee Injuries

Apple’s shiny, nearly all-glass Silicon Valley headquarters has come with an unexpected consequence: Employees are running into the glass and hurting themselves.


Ingels, Ratti Team Up on Singapore Skyscraper

Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has partnered with design firm Carlo Ratti Associati to design a 51-story skyscraper in Singapore’s financial district, which will feature a four-story ...


PBS Show Features Recently Topped Zaha Hadid Tower

To celebrate Miami’s One Thousand Museum Tower’s recent topping out, the PBS documentary series “Impossible Builds” has featured the Zaha Hadid creation on a recent episode.


Sherwin-Williams Opens Student Design Contest

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently detailed this year’s Student Design Challenge and opened the contest to submissions.


Tokyo Plans World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

Tokyo will be home to the world’s tallest timber skyscraper by 2041, according to reports, which will also mark the 350th anniversary of Japanese developer Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd, the com...


Donut-Shaped Apartment Building Opens

A former Domino sugar site in New York has been made all the sweeter with the completion of a donut-shaped apartment building, the first structure to open at the 325 Kent location. Leasing i...


‘Skyscraper’ Movie Had Architect Consult

Skyscraper, the newest action thriller starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, features a fictitious 1,067-meter-tall skyscraper called The Pearl, which called for consulting with a renow...


Philly Welcomes Back Famed 'LOVE' Statue with Parade

The city of Philadelphia is celebrating love this week, and it’s not just because of Valentine’s Day.


Wall Panels Pay Homage to Wright Tiles

Swedish furniture brand Offecct recently teamed up with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to recreate the famed architect’s Mayan-inspired tiles that were used on the four Textile Block Hous...


New $1B Development, Lagoon Slated for Orlando

A Florida developer whose portfolio already includes the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is setting its sights closer to Walt Disney World with a proposed $1 billion development: O-Town West.


Frida Escobedo Tapped for 2018 Serpentine Pavilion

This year’s prestigious Serpentine Pavilion will be designed by Mexico City-based architect Frida Escobedo. The announcement, made late last week, noted that Escobedo is the youngest designe...


'A House to Die In' Creates Norwegian Controversy

A behind-the-scenes look at a controversial building proposal in Norway was recently put on display as plans for the project face an uphill battle to approval.


Scotland House Uses Range of Material, Spatial Style

In the latest project by London-based architecture firm Hanson Architects, a traditional home was essentially flipped, setting bedrooms on the ground floor and the living room on the first, ...


Texas Bullet Train Firm Reveals Terminal Plan

The company behind a proposed high-speed rail system in Texas has released renderings of a planned station in Dallas, signaling that the project is full speed ahead.


Global Platform Aims to Save Brutalist Buildings

A platform created to save Brutalist buildings recently released a new survey in tandem with an exhibition with the hope of bringing attention to the cause.


Woman Starts LEGO Brick Replica Business

A New York woman has created a business brick by LEGO brick.


Firm Designs Crystal Rock-Style Facade

Esslingen, Germany, will be home to a new mixed-use office building with an aesthetic twist: the exterior will feature a distinct “crystal rock” facade and a hollowed-out, pixelated core.


Harvard to Run Free Architecture Course Again

The Harvard Graduate School of Design recently announced that it will be again providing a free online course on the fundamentals of architecture in 2018. The start date, however, has yet to...


Taipei Skyscraper Inspired by Bamboo Shoots

The skyline of Taipei will see something new sprout—a mixed-use skyscraper designed to look like a bamboo shoot, with elements of Western influence mixed in.


3-D Printed Heart to be Opened in Times Square

Love lives in Times Square, and it’s taken the shape of the world’s largest Fresnel lens, a public installation that was made to look like a heart to celebrate Valentine’s Day.


Air-Purifying Tower Removes Pollutants

What has been dubbed the “world’s biggest air purifier” is making a positive impact on air quality and pollution, according to preliminary studies.


Cape Town Firm Adds Skate Bowl to Interior Design

An architecture firm in South Africa has created what it calls “the ultimate man cave.”


Brutalist Wallpaper Brings Concrete Landmarks Inside

For those looking to add a Brutalist element to their home, British company Murals Wallpaper recently released a wallpaper collection that features details from five well-known Brutalist bui...


Storytelling Igloo Teaches Children About Architecture

Aberrant Architecture recently collaborated with five north London schools and local arts center Artsdepot to create an igloo-shaped installation that served as both a way to get young peopl...


Play-Doh-Like Substance Offers Adhesive Alternative

For those who loved Play-Doh as a kid, a London designer has made a more adult-friendly version—one that doubles as an adhesive that can bond parts of furniture together.


PPG's Dulux Announces 2018 Color Picks

Though the majority of PPG’s paint lines released 2018 colors of the year in June, Toronto-based Dulux Paints followed suit last week with a color trends announcement of its own.


Polychem Powder Coatings Launch 2018-19 Color Palettes

Powder coatings company Polychem Coatings (Gainesville, Texas) has launched four color palettes for 2018-19.


Glass Christmas Tree Designed for Hotel

Hong Kong’s Upper House Hotel is celebrating the holiday season with a unique installation—a glass Christmas tree composed of handmade elements and brass fittings.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Commercial Palettes for 2018

In addition to its 2018 Colormix Forecast and its 2018 Color of the Year, The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently added palettes for commercial and professional spaces heading into...


London's New US Embassy Nears Opening Date

The new United States embassy in London, designed with governmental principles and sustainability in mind, is set to open to the public mid-January, and officials are getting ready for the o...


AIA Innovation Awards Recipients Announced

The American Institute of Architects recently announced the recipients of its Innovation Awards, a program that the organization says aims to highlight collaboration between design and const...


Pantone Releases 2018 Color of the Year Pick

Late last week color company Pantone announced its 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet.


Hudson Yards' Vessel Structure Tops Out In NYC

The center piece of New York City’s Hudson Yards construction topped out last week, eight months after construction began in April.


Shipping Container Stadium Slated for 2022

The seventh stadium under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar, will be the world’s first modular stadium. The design calls for a capacity of 40,000 seats in a struc...


CIN Releases 2018 Palette, Color of the Year

Portugal-based paints and varnish company CIN has released its 2018 Color of the year, along with 11 other Color Trend shades, in its new “Color Revelation” catalogue.


Pavilion Made With 30,000 Chocolates

Italian architecture firm Carlo Ratti Associati has taken a cue from Willy Wonka—by building a pavilion composed entirely of chocolate.


Clariant to Make Changes to Color Forecasts

Users of Clariant’s annual ColorForward platform are in for a few changes this year, the Swiss specialty chemicals firm says.


Florida Hard Rock Hotel Will Be Giant Guitar

With the traditional ritual of smashing a few guitars, Seminole Tribe leaders and Hard Rock International representatives marked the unveiling of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole H...


Architects Create Pavilion of Old Bedsprings

A temporary pavilion made of old bedsprings was raised to act as an art installation and a home for other works, which are all part of the Dubai Design Week program.


Kelly-Moore Announces 2018 Color Pick

Kelly-Moore Paints recently announced the result of its Color of the Year 2018 designer survey, a color that the company says works well in any season.


China Center Becomes Crustacean Station

In a province in eastern China, a three-story structure in the shape of a crab acts as an homage to local industry, while also providing a space for ecological studies.


Call for Papers: Green Infrastructure Conference

For its 2018 iteration, the Grey to Green Conference has issued a call for proposals, which should cover topics such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as urban agriculture...


Call for Entries: Copper in Architecture Awards

For those architects, designers and contractors who work with copper, the Copper Development Association and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association are seeking submissions for t...


Art Installation Features Dissolving Bricks

An art installation off the coast of South Korea aims to illustrate how materials can interact with nature and how rain can literally wash everything away.


Diamond Vogel Releases 2018 Color Pick

Diamond Vogel Paint (Orange City, Iowa) just released its 2018 Color of the Year: a light, lavender-infused blue pulled from its ColorEssentials Collection.


LEGO Releases Massive Taj Mahal Kit

LEGO has announced the rerelease of its Taj Mahal building block set, which features one more block than the original and continues to hold its place as the second largest LEGO set of all ti...


Festival Uses 7,000 Pumpkins for Art Installation

An annual Halloween art installation festival is celebrating its 13th season with bigger and better pieces, constructed of more than 7,000 pumpkins.


Man Builds Diagon Alley Replica in His Driveway

To celebrate Halloween, a man in Seattle has constructed a replica of Diagon Alley—the fictitious shopping area of Harry Potter fame—in his driveway, much to the appreciation of his kids as ...


Plans Revealed for Europe's First Underwater Restaurant

Europe will be getting its first underwater restaurant, slated to be featured in southern Norway and doing double duty as both fine dining and a research opportunity.


UK Holocaust Memorial Designer Revealed

The winner of the United Kingdom’s Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition was announced Tuesday (Oct. 24) revealing the monument that will stand next to the House of Parliament ...


Pratt & Lambert Releases Color of the Year

Cleveland-based Pratt & Lambert Paints has revealed its 2018 Color of the Year, a midnight blue hue that leads a color forecast entitled, “Beyond,” that the company says is influenced by fas...


Dallas Getting New 'Smart District,' Tall Tower

A corner of Dallas is now destined to be the home of not only a new “smart district,” but also the city’s next tallest tower.


LEGO Bricks Save Crumbling Buildings

A new project using LEGO bricks to repair masonry in public spaces has ignited the imaginations of people across the globe, and it all began with a single artist.


Australian Home Features Zinc Fireproofing

In 2006, prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt was commissioned to design a house for a family with three children; now, the house is up for sale, promising both privacy and unobstructed acc...


Benjamin Moore Releases 2018 Color of the Year Pick

Paint company Benjamin Moore released its pick for its Color of the Year 2018 on Wednesday, becoming only the second company so far to choose a warm color for its annual prediction.


Crews Break Ground on Canada's Tallest Building

Construction on Canada’s future tallest building has begun, according to a press release issued by architecture firm Foster + Partners, which designed the 85-story project.


Bucket Installation Makes Waves into Canada

One Bucket at a Time, the flexible, temporary pavilion that drew attention at Mexico’s architecture event Mextropoli 2017, has since moved to Canada, where the design team breathed some new ...


Tree House Spirals With Sun Pattern

Famed chef Frank Prisinzano wanted his Floridian vacation home to allow him to enjoy nature, but with a bit of privacy, so architect Christian Wassmann came up with a solution.


YInMn Blue Pigment Released to Market

The Shepherd Color Company recently announced that a completely new shade of shade of blue, known as YInMn Blue, is ready for commercial sale.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2018 Color of the Year

Paints and coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2018 Color of the Year pick on Tuesday (Oct. 3), noting that the shade is inspired by wanderlust.


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2018 Color of the Year

Paint company Dunn-Edwards (Los Angeles) released its Color of the Year for 2018 on Monday (Oct. 3), adding that a portion of the hue’s sales will go to support artists and community mural p...


Architecture Festival Unveils 99-Domed Mosque

In the west end of Sydney, a new mosque has shouldered its way into the skyline, a structure that includes both brutalist and religious elements in its design.


Paris 2024 Olympics Designers Unveil Plans

The International Olympic Committee having announced that Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, and architecture design firm Populous and engineering firm Egis are providing an early gli...


Design Plan Unveiled for New Rangers Field

The saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas” will ring true once again with the construction of the Texas Rangers new home, Globe Life Field.


Heatherwick Turns Silo into Museum

Last Friday marked the opening of Africa’s largest home for modern art, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, a project in which designer Thomas Heatherwick had his work cut out for h...


'Pirate Printers' Turn City Surfaces into Stamps

Manhole covers are becoming T-shirt art thanks to a printmaker based in Berlin who uses the common, everyday elements of the cityscape in a dynamic, wearable format.


IKEA Lab Creates Algae-Producing Pavilion

In a move to promote sustainable living through algae, an IKEA innovation lab erected a temporary bioreactor dome, which was designed to produce a nutrient-rich food option and foster conver...


AkzoNobel Releases 2018 Color of the Year

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel has released its 2018 Color of the Year—a shade it calls 'grown-up' pink.


Boston Taps Frank Gehry for New Museum

Legendary architect Frank Gehry has signed on to help design a new museum of architecture and railroads in Boston, but the plans are not yet set in stone.


Paint Company Reformulates After Opacity Complaints

Paint company Farrow & Ball has reformulated its paint after customers complained about application difficulty and coverage, so much so that designers/builders have begun charging extra to u...


Architect Wins Design Contest with Looping Towers

With the inclusion of a running track and a pool, Milan-based architect Peter Pichler’s design for an apartment complex in the Netherlands will act as both a hub for health and social activi...


DC First LEED Platinum City in the World

Washington, D.C., has been named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world, which signifies a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as citywide support in developing clea...


Mushroom Roots Used In Spatial Structure

You might say it's a new idea that's set to mushroom in popularity: As part of a newly opened exhibit in Seoul, an international group of architects has presented its experimentation with li...


Pavilion of Buckets Crests in Mexico City

A wave of buckets crested in Mexico City earlier this year, acting as a temporary installation to inspire residents to reclaim public spaces.


LEGO House Gears Up for Sept. Opening

Denmark’s new immersive LEGO experience is slated to open Sept. 28, and workers are down to the finishing touches as shown by new drone footage released by the company.


Riverside Pavilion Lights Up Leisure

For just a matter of weeks, two-color pavilion highlights the shore of the River Thames, providing a space for dining and entertainment that brings lively socializing back into an industry-d...


'Cloud' Terminal Dots Japanese Island

The passenger ship terminal for a Japanese island looks as if it’s about to float away, built to look like a cloud, but it’s grounded in reality with a wooden support system and fiber-reinfo...


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on air barrier code updates, roof coating project success factors and facade facelifts, is now available online.


Chicago Architecture Biennial Programming Announced

Programming for the second Chicago Architecture Biennial was announced this week, focusing on making new history and exploring issues associated with the urban experience.


TX School of Architecture Announces Speaker Series

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture has announced its signature annual event: its Fall 2017 Lectures and Exhibitions Series.


Artist Turns Garage into Giant Painting

Argentinian artist Elian Chali has turned a French parking lot into one giant anamorphic spatial painting.


New Artisan Siding Made for Architecture Design

Flexibility in architectural design is at the core of James Hardie Building Products Inc.’s new product line, known as the Aspyre Collection.


Glass Sphere Built for Expo Posed Challenge

A sphere of glass on the skyline of Astana acts as a beacon for Kazakhstan’s Future Energy expo, epitomizing the aesthetic of innovative days ahead.


Earthworm-Inspired Pavilion Created for Festival

The earthworm isn't often associated with a concert venue, but an architecture firm was challenged to bring that connection to life for a festival in Latvia.


Thailand Sports Hall Made Entirely of Bamboo

The new sports arena for Thailand's Panyaden International school needed to combine architecture with the school's core principles and appreciation of nature.


Pantone Releases Purple Shade in Memory of Prince

A new color from Pantone will honor the iconic Prince, as a result of working with his family’s estate.


Behr Announces 2018 Color of the Year

Behr Paint's first ever Color of the Year is a reprieve from the unceasing world of plugged-in living, according to the company.


Dissolving Church Plays on Sight Lines

A church made of steel dissolves from sight, and the secret lies in its construction.


OKC Oculus Provides Center of Multifamily Home

Oklahoma City is getting its own moon—or, rather, a moon-shaped oculus that will be front and center for a new multifamily housing unit in the city’s Midtown neighborhood.


Lab Introduces World's New Blackest Black

Singularity Black is the world’s new blackest black coating, and this time, it will be available for all artists to use.


A Tear in the Wall

Ripping a phone book in half is a classic strongman routine, but one U.K. artist is going a notch further, "tearing" a wall of bricks in two for the sake of art.


Spanish Festival Presents Pavilion Supported by Orgami

Architects Manuel Bouzas Cavada, Manuel Barcala and Ciara Alvarez Garci designed an innovative, temporary pavilion for Logrono, Spain’s Concentrico festival, using a tactic similar to that o...


Shed to Expand on NYC's Skyline

New York City will be the home of a new center for artistic expression and invention.


Artists Use Graffiti to Erase Objects

A team of Russian graffiti artists have visually deleted a car and a dumpster using paint and light.


Garden Houses Four Seasons Simultaneously

Soon, experiencing all four seasons in one place will be as easy as a walk in the park—or garden.


French Architects Create White Mesh Tower

A white wire mesh tower graced the skies of Lyons’ inaugural festival of architecture.


Inflatable Steel Method Creates Pavilion

Polish architect and designer Oskar Zieta’s latest project—the NAWA pavilion, part of Poland’s European Capital of Culture celebration—was recently unveiled.


Spanish Winery Goes Off the Grid

Built in just 15 days, a new winery in Majorca, Spain, is completely self-sustaining.


Parthenon Made of Banned Books

The Parthenon has a temporary twin—and it’s made out of censored books.


Downtown Seattle to Get Residential Tower

A new residential tower will be gracing downtown Seattle’s skyline.


Artist Banned From Using Color-Changing Paint

A famous artist has been banned from using certain color-changing paints—the latest installment in an ongoing color war.


World's Favorite Color Announced

The world’s favorite color was announced, and its cool hue is connected to nature.


National Building Museum Hosts Hive Installation

A structure of silver and magenta tubes is being hosted in Washington, D.C.


Robotic Woven Canopy Envelops Courtyard

An installation of knitted light is on display at the Museum of Modern Art.


Dunn-Edwards Reveals 5 Color Trends for 2018

Dunn-Edwards Paints recently released its 2018 Color and Design Trends Report, which features five color palettes.


Cornell Tech Unveils Plans to Reach Net Zero

Cornell University recently unveiled its three-phase plan for a net-zero, sustainable campus.


Sherwin-Williams Unveils 2018 Colormix Forecast

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) has unveiled its 2018 Colormix Color Forecast, which exhibits three palettes of 12 different shades that the company maintains draw from emerging glo...


Build the Guggenheim Museum with Legos

Those who love the Guggenheim Museum can build their own replica of the iconic building at home, thanks to Lego.


World's Tallest Waterfall to Hit Singapore Airport

Singapore’s Jewel Changi airport extension will soon be home to the world’s largest indoor waterfall.


PPG Says 'Paint It Black' With 2018 Color Forecasts

Dubbed the “most misunderstood neutral,” the “forgotten neutral” and the “new neutral,” one thing is for certain: PPG’s 2018 Colors of the Year picks are out, and the coatings company is tel...


PPG Reveals Wright-Inspired Color Palette

PPG Paints and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have teamed up to release a color palette inspired by the famed architect and designer, whose 150th birthday was June 8.


AkzoNobel Teams Up With Starbucks for Murals

Starbucks stores in Malaysia recently got dressed up in AkzoNobel’s Dulux paint for the “Show Your Flavor Campaign.”


Artist Paints Danish Coastline Pink

German artist Katharina Grosse painted part of Denmark’s coastline into a “mobile garden."


Tombs Inspire Architecture Project in Japan

Nendo recently unveiled the CoFuFun Plaza, the company’s first venture into public space design.


Google Unveils New Plans For London HQ

Google recently unveiled construction plans for its future London headquarters, and it promises to follow the company’s well-established tradition of unique HQs.


Italian Artist Suspends Lake Inside Pavilion

Italian artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò’s installation at the Venice Art Biennale has made the world go topsy-turvy for art and construction enthusiasts.


Vivid Makeover Lures Tourists to Former Slum

A plan to apply fresh coats of colorful paint on houses in an Indonesian village has transformed a slum into a tourist mecca.


New Paints Arrive in Trio of Formulations

Pittsburgh-based PPG Paints recently announced three new product formulations.


Market Brewing for New Shade of Blue

The first new shade of blue in more than 200 years—discovered via happenstance by a team of college scientists—soon will be introduced to the coatings market.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: NYC Installation

With only weeks left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (May 26) by featuring a select nomination each day, giv...


Electric Wallpaper Lights Up Design Fair

Two entities in the interior design world joined forces for the Collective Design fair in New York, where they turned guests on to a new form of interactive wallpaper.


New Line of Bamboo, Cork Flooring Released

Green building and flooring manufacturer Cali Bamboo has released its newest collection of Eco-Engineered bamboo flooring.


Beijing Civic Center Will Have Ski Slope Roof

By 2020 Beijing will have a new ski slope. On the roof of its civic center, that is.


A'17 Kicks Off 3-Day Event

A’17, the American Institute of Architects’ Conference on Architecture, is underway at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and will go through Saturday (April 29).


$500M Condo High-Rises Planned for Downtown Denver

Seizing upon a perceived lack of condominiums in Denver, a Miami developer put forward a proposal last week to build two condo high-rises in the city.


Interior Design App Innovation Released

Architect-founded software development company Morpholio has unveiled a new tool for its Board Pro App that to help interior designers.


New Color-Matching Tool Revealed for Professionals

Datacolor has unveiled its new ColorReaderPRO, a device the company says will provide paint companies with a comprehensive color-selection tool.


Michelle Obama to Headline AIA Conference

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to thousands of architects and building professionals in attendance at the American Institute of Architects’ upcoming annual conference in Orlando...


Magnetic Primer Launches

IdeaPaint (Boston) has created Magnetic Primer, a product described as “a liquid magnetic solution” for multiple surfaces in offices and other locations.


Architect Says Landmark Design Was Stolen

As Dubai inches toward completion of its latest landmark structure, The Frame, the architect behind the unique picture frame design has filed suit, claiming copyright infringement.


Contest Challenges Design Students

The Sherwin-Williams Company has launched a contest that aims to show its commitment to the next generation of residential and commercial designers.


Frank Gehry to Teach MasterClass

The famed Frank Gehry will teach his first online class this spring on the platform MasterClass.


Soft Touch Matte Paint Revealed

Benjamin Moore has unveiled a new, luxury line of interior paint that boasts “a new dimension” of tactile experience.


Artist Banksy Behind New Hotel

The street artist known as Banksy is using a primely placed piece of real estate to display some new art with the goal of sparking some new conversations.


Interior Paint Demand to Rise

New studies forecast the growth of interior and architectural paint demand to increase about 3 percent per year to 535 million and 835 million gallons, respectively, in 2020.


Regulators Clear Garden Bridge Trust

Regulators in London say the charitable organization behind a controversial 1,200-foot-long pedestrian bridge that would cross the Thames River has acted financially sound. But, questions st...


Architect Turns Cement Factory into Castle

Architect Ricardo Bofill’s first encounter with the cement factory was in 1973, when he set out to make the abandoned structure his home.


Spanish Architects Win Pritzker Prize

Collaboration gleaned the architecture profession's highest honor as three designers from Spain, who have shared work for three decades, were named Pritzker Architecture Prize winners.


PPG Signs New Hockey Deal

Paint and hockey make for a winning combination; at least, that’s what PPG and the National Hockey League wager.


Streets to Silos, Artists Magnify Impact

Although street artists have long held the goal of making a lasting impression with their designs, murals have recently gotten much bigger, more connected to the communities where they appea...


Color App Made for Powder Coaters

Axalta Coating Systems has launched a color matching mobile app for powder coating professionals.


Delicious Design: Architects or Pastry Chefs?

It’s becoming more and more common for architects to add pastries to their portfolios, particularly in the form of cakes. And chocolate. Japanese design house Nendo, architects Dinara Kasko ...


AIA Keynote Selection Sparks Concern

The American Institute of Architects has added female architect keynote speakers to its 2017 National Convention lineup after sparking outrage among dozens of architects, firms and design st...


Architecture's Role in Fairy Tales

Once upon a time there was an Italian architect and artist whose signature creations blended art, architecture and fantasy.


$8M Wright Home Hits Market

Nature and serenity abound in this 1950s residence designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. And for $8 million, it could be yours.


Flooring Designed for Healthcare, Education

A new low-maintenance flooring option features high scratch, stain and scuff resistance, according to its manufacturer.


Field Painting for the Super Bowl

Painting crews play a key role when it comes to the big game.


SSPC Honors Top Projects

Contractors, designers and coatings suppliers were honored Monday (Jan. 30) at SSPC 2017 for their work on commercial and industrial painting projects.


Massachusetts Tops New LEED List

Massachusetts has reached the pinnacle of the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual ranking of states with the most LEED-certified projects.


Photos or Paint? Artist Blurs the Line

Melting a metal can produce some interesting artwork that tricks the eye, one Swiss photographer has learned.


Ike Memorial Review: More Detail Needed

One of the federal agencies charged with giving the “all clear” to the revised design of the President Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial has a few more questions before doing so, reports say.


Architect Floats Wing for Roof

Buckle up! A mansion incorporating the 2,500-square-foot wing of a Boeing 747 in California has been deemed one of “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes,” by a BBC television show by the sam...


Benjamin Moore, AIA Offer Architecture Scholarship

Minorities planning to embark on careers in architecture may be eligible for a scholarship being offered by the American Institute of Architects Foundation and Giving Moore, a foundation arm...


Paint Aid Delivered to Haiti

More than 3,500 gallons of paint will help reconstruct homes in Haitian villages wiped out by Hurricane Matthew, thanks to a donation from Axalta Coating Systems.


Garden Bridge: 'Not a Sure Thing'

Plans to build the most expensive pedestrian bridge in the world are up in the air, according to various reports.


‘Philly the Bern’ Mural: Fate Uncertain

A building owner in Philadelphia is inviting reuse ideas for a large political mural adorning his building.


Architects Specify Sweet Holiday Fun

It’s that time of year: When architects turn to alternative building materials that must display strength, stability, and just a pinch of nutmeg.


Largest U.S. Wood Tower Opens

Minneapolis is now home to the largest mass timber building in the United States.


Cleveland to Consider Arena Upgrades

The Cleveland Cavaliers, along with city and Cuyahoga County officials, are hoping to score approval of a $140 million renovation of its downtown Cleveland digs, authorities recently announc...


Paul R. Williams Feted with AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects announced Wednesday (Dec. 7) that the late Paul Revere Williams will become the first African American to receive the AIA Gold Medal, and the 73rd honore...


Pantone Taps Nature for 2017 Color Choice

What color will we paint our walls in the coming year? Well, according to the Pantone Color Institute, the answer is green—more specifically, "Greenery.”


Artists’ Paint-Mixing Videos Go Viral

We’ve all heard something that’s less than thrilling compared to “watching paint dry,” but a contingent of social media users seems to be getting a kick out of another part of the process: w...


Football, Color Theory Collide in Mural

The new stadium that hosts home games for the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings is also the site of some massive mural art, thanks to two local artists and a team of student inter...


Guggenheim Helsinki Plans Sunk by Council

Plans for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki, Finland, look to be dead in the water after the capital’s city council voted early Thursday to reject the proposal once and for all.


Zaha Hadid Successor's Speech Makes Waves

A controversial speech made by the architect who took over Zaha Hadid’s firm after her unexpected death last March has prompted response from the internationally recognized firm, Hadid famil...


Engineers: Tough Coating ‘Changes Color’

A collaborative team of researchers from three continents has developed what it says is a thin, scratch-resistant coating that can be easily created in any color without the use of pigments—...


USGBC Names New President, CEO

The U.S. Green Building Council has revealed that its former COO Mahesh Ramanujam is president and CEO of the green-building organization, effective Nov. 4.


Murals Show Transformative Effect

Murals in urban spaces often serve to uplift the surrounding community, and add some color to what might otherwise be a drab locale. But some go beyond that, truly changing everything about ...


Powder Coating Offers Antique Hues

Polychem Powder Coatings, a division of IFS Coatings, has introduced a new color line with 10 hues, inspired by “antique” items.


AIA CEO: Sorry for ‘Tone-Deaf’ Statement

Leaders of the American Institute of Architects have issued a public apology, after drawing fire from its members and others in the architecture community for a statement released following ...


Periscope Up on Ingels Office Building

A new office building in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard was designed to reflect the location’s maritime legacy, with architectural references to the big ships once built and serviced ther...


Chicago’s ‘Finest Painted Ladies’ Revealed

Five Chicago-area homes have been honored as 2016’s “Finest Painted Ladies,” in an annual contest sponsored by the Chicago Paint & Coatings Association.


Diamond Vogel Crowdsources Top Hue

A muted blue-gray hue is set to make a dramatic entry on the color scene in 2017, according to Diamond Vogel consumers.


Hotel Gets Giant Ouija Board on Roof

An old hotel in southwestern Pennsylvania already had a reputation for being haunted, but now its owners have taken it to another level: They claim to have painted the world’s largest Ouija ...


Gehry’s Sunset Complex Moves Ahead

A Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use complex planned for Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip has gotten a preliminary green light from officials, but the fate of a historic bank that could be razed for th...


Haunted Homes Spook the Market

Buying a home is a stressful proposition. That nice-looking house can come with all kind of strings attached: old wiring, leaky roof, plumbing problems. Then there are the houses that come w...


Library in Queens Set to Sparkle

The new Hunters Point Community Library in the New York City borough of Queens celebrated a milestone recently, when the builders of the steel-and-concrete structure celebrated its topping-o...


Mural Artist Dies in Scaffold Collapse

Authorities are investigating a deadly scaffolding failure at a mural project on a construction site in Hollywood, FL, according to local reports.


Dunn-Edwards Reveals Top Hue

The buzz in the coming year will be all about Honey Glow, a paint color described as a “warm, golden yellow with brown undertones,” according to Dunn-Edwards.


Benjamin Moore Crowns 'Shadow' for 2017

According to paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore (Montvale, NJ), dark and mysterious will pervade in 2017, as the company has declared a dark amethyst called Shadow to be its color of the year...


Muralist's Canvas: A Melting Iceberg

When you think of mural painting, you probably don’t picture a Hawaiian man on an Arctic iceberg, but the mural artist known as Hula recently undertook a project to bring awareness to the pl...


Valspar Unveils 2017 Colors of the Year

Paint manufacturer Valspar (Minneapolis, MN) has selected a dozen hues to help define what 2017 will bring.


Dubai Breaks Ground on Record Tower

Seeking to maintain its spot in the sky-high record books, Dubai has started construction this week on what promises to be “the world’s tallest building when completed in 2020,” according to...


Music Inspires this Painting Robot

Those who don’t care for abstract painting often argue that a 4-year-old could produce the same type of art. But what about a music-listening robot?


Midcentury Sites on Endangered List

Two bastions of midcentury modern architecture and design are among the 11 most endangered historic places in the U.S. as recently declared by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Floor Art Adorns Decrepit Hotel

The floor of an abandoned five-star hotel in São Miguel, Portugal, is now adorned with an intricate and expansive spray-painted “tile” design, thanks to artist Javier de Riba and his collabo...


Penguins' Home Gets PPG Name

Architectural coatings global powerhouse PPG has scored big in its hometown—the company announced Tuesday (Oct. 4) that the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins arena would be rename...


Ike Memorial Rework Gets Family Approval

More than a decade in the making, the Frank Gehry-designed Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial project looks to be back on track, as family of the late president have agreed on a design for the D....


RIBA Names Gold Medal Winner

Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha has won the coveted 2017 Royal Gold Medal for architecture, the Royal Institute of British Architects announced.


Architect: Build Slow, Local

While so much focus in the world of architecture and construction centers on efficiency and speed, Boston-based architect Michael Murphy wants those in the industry to take a step back and c...


Penn Station to Get Revamp

New York City's main intercity railroad station is scheduled for a redesign.


HGTV Star’s Paint Line Expands

Fans of the HGTV hit Fixer Upper are getting a bigger fix of their new favorite paint, as Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines expands its palette.


Video Shows Stadium Voyage

From the demolition of the Metrodome to the home-opener at the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings' new $1.1 billion stadium, a 32-month-long voyage has now been condensed into thre...


Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame Honors 4

The Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame ranks grew by four on Monday (Sept. 26) as the class of 2016 was inducted at the Concrete Decor Show, in San Diego.


Finland Blocks Guggenheim Funding

A planned Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki is in jeopardy after one of Finland’s ruling parties has said it will refuse to commit government funding to the project.


U.K. Board Suspends Three Architects

Failing to control the costs of a project and building in breach of planning permissions and regulations have resulted in suspensions for three U.K. architects, according to authorities.


Survey: Health in Design Decisions

Nearly 70 percent of U.S building owners consider building health impacts when they make key decisions involving design and construction, a new survey suggests.


London's 'Flower Tower' Design Revealed

Architecture firm HOK has unveiled renderings of the planned Spire London, set to become the tallest residential building in western Europe.


Ohio’s Giant Basket Gets a Price Drop

Real estate agents are accustomed to dealing with tough clients, but you might say one Ohio broker has a real basket case on his hands. It’s not the seller, though—it’s the building itself.


Denim Hue to Dominate in 2017

Color experts from AkzoNobel expect a blue to dominate interiors in 2017.


Thailand’s Tallest Tower Debuts

Do not adjust your screen: Thailand’s tallest building really does look like it’s missing a few pixels, but that’s the point.


Architecture Sketches Build a Following

Though most of today’s buildings are designed on the computer, a San Francisco architect’s hand-drawn sketches may make you long for the days of old.


Painting to Help Banish Stigma

Murals are at the center of a new mental health awareness program being launched in New York City, and the city is currently seeking proposals from artists who are interested in taking part.


Go Taupe in 2017, Says Sherwin-Williams

Paints and coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company has unveiled its Color of the Year for 2017, and the company’s color experts say it’s indicative of a slight warming trend.


Shades of Purple Reign Supreme

PPG architectural coatings brands are passionate about purple for 2017.


US Open Rolls Out Retractable Roof

Visitors to this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament will have respite from the rain for the first time, in the form of a massive retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main show cour...


Design Firm to Pay $12M in Kickback Case

A Buffalo, NY-based international architecture firm has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve allegations of criminal conduct by its employees, including paying bribes and kickbacks in order ...


Painting Bees for a Cause

When you’re an artist, getting some buzz for your work is always a good thing. The murals painted by Matthew Willey, though, make a buzz all their own: They feature honeybees.


Group to Rebuild Frank Lloyd Wright Design

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative has set out to rectify wrongs done to the legendary architect’s creations.


Experts Denounce Tortoise-Painting

Tortoise shell is decidedly “in” as a design for eyeglass frames, but for some in Florida, it’s apparently not stylish enough on actual tortoises—so much so that conservation officials are c...


Landmark Vote May Delay Gehry Project

A new Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use project set for Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip faces a roadblock as city officials ponder granting landmark status to a building situated on the corner of the...


Drones Take On Mural Mission

From monitoring construction sites to delivering packages, the abilities of drones are growing and a team of Canadian researchers wants to add painting murals to that list.


Benjamin Moore Sports New Colors

Attention baseball fans: Benjamin Moore has pitched a series of paint colors featuring signature hues of three Major League Baseball teams.


A Jewel that Was Once an Architect

The story of Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s legacy was strange enough already; after his death, his entire body of work was bought and seemingly squirreled away by a Swiss couple, who put...


Webinar Covers Coatings and Brand Image

Aesthetics and brand will be the topic of a free Durability + Design webinar on Wednesday (August 10).


Obama Library Location, Architects Set

The nonprofit Obama Foundation has announced that the Obama Presidential Center, which will open after President Barack Obama leaves office, will be located in Jackson Park, on Chicago’s Sou...


Artist Clouds Graffitists’ Tags

Many people wish the graffiti that covers some city walls and bridges would just disappear completely, but those who are more realistic might just wish the tags were at least somewhat legibl...


Guilty Plea in Sorority House Scam

A South Carolina attorney behind an effort to construct a 40,000-square-foot, $14 million sorority house at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa has admitted to submitting false invoices,...


Stadium Bird Study Takes Flight

The exterior facade of the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis may have a deadly effect on birds.


Hotel, Resort Town Reach Facade Accord

After clashes over appearance, an Ocean City, MD, developer and that city’s planning commission have come to an agreement on a paint job that will make a new hotel there look a little more r...


Architect Accused of Copying Mansion Design

A federal lawsuit accuses a New Jersey architecture firm and New York couple of accessing copyrighted drawings of a New York mansion and planning a replica close by without the original home...


BASF Reveals New Pigment Brand

Chemical giant BASF has unveiled a new global pigments brand to serve customers across five key industries: coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture.


Color Clash: Is this World’s Ugliest Hue?

So much is written about the best and trendiest colors for use in our homes and workplaces—but what about the opposite? What’s the ugliest color possible?


This Wall Reacts to You

Washington, D.C.’s Terrell Place already serves as a symbol of the civil rights movement, but a new reactive media feature in the office building is making it a must-see for those interested...


Architecture Group Faces $3M Lawsuit

The leaders of a now-defunct U.S.-based humanitarian architecture and design group face a $3 million lawsuit alleging the mishandling of donated funds, according to various reports.


Dunn-Edwards Reveals 2017 Colors

Reds and yellows get top billing in the 2017 color trend forecast from paint manufacturer Dunn-Edwards.


PPG Reveals 2017 Top Hue

Though 2016 is only half over, paint manufacturers are looking ahead to 2017, and according to PPG, "Violet Verbena" will be the go-to hue.


Newsletter Schedule Notice

D+D News will not be published the week of July 4. On Monday, July 4, our offices will be closed in observance of the national Independence Day holiday.


Study: Hues Impact Sale Price

A new study suggests that paint color can notably impact a home’s final purchase price.


The Art of Worksites

Often, construction sites are accompanied by signs noting that they’re a temporary eyesore necessary to bring about a permanent improvement. But what if the construction site is the improvem...


Academic Buildings Make the Grade

College and university campus designs reign supreme in this year’s list of the best buildings in the U.K., according to the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Sherwin-Williams: Earthy Trends for 2017

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced its 2017 color forecast, Colormix 2017, touting forthcoming trends like “noir,” “holistic” and “intrepid” for residential and commercial spaces.


Tampa Housing Authority Fires Builder

Allegations of “poor project management” and “ridiculous” change orders have led the Tampa Housing Authority to fire the builder in charge of a $25.6 million apartment project, according to ...


Student Winners Design Future Workplace

The office hasn’t always been known as a beacon of great design (think fluorescent-lit cube farms), but if the winning entries in this year’s Workplace of the Future Scholarship Contest are ...


Arthurian Mural Denied in England

A mural featuring some supernatural and psychedelic imagery is making quite a stir in one English town.


Giant Mosaic Has Brush with Guinness

We’re used to works of art created with paint brushes, but a record-breaking mosaic unveiled this week in Charlotte, NC, is actually constructed of paint brushes—33,000 of them, to be exact.


A School’s Welcome Graffiti

Many schools wrestle with the issue of “art” that’s committed to the property by young wall-writers, but one British primary school welcomed a piece of graffiti, from an artist known worldwi...


Italian Paint Job Provokes British Row

A popular pizza place in London has found itself in a spat with local officials over a rather unorthodox paint job.


A Beauty Pageant for Classic ‘Ladies’

Classic Victorians with a fresh coat of paint are at the center of a competition from the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association this summer.


Red Phone Booth Revamp

Britain’s iconic red telephone boxes may have found their calling in the modern era—the mini office.


Design Demand ‘Modest,’ AIA Says

As thousands of architects, designers, business leaders and representatives converge this week in Philadelphia for the annual American Institute of Architects’ convention, the organization r...


Concrete, Coatings Deliver Green Honors

Concrete formulation and coating specifications play a role in many of the projects being honored by the American Institute of Architects for their sustainable and ecological design.


Architects: UK Schools Miss the Mark

British architects say that school buildings in the U.K. are poorly built and maintained, and it's affecting how teachers teach and how students learn, according to a new report.


Color Tool to Enhance Selection Process

AkzoNobel has unveiled an enhanced version of its color tool designed to aid in the selection of paint colors.


Architects in the Cards

Maybe you can’t get your favorite architect on a trading card like your favorite baseball player, but thanks to an Italian artist, you can see them on playing cards.


Design Star Unveils Interior Paint Line

HGTV star designer Joanna Gaines has teamed up with the KILZ brand to offer a premium paint collection for interiors, cabinetry and furniture.


Style, Function Shine in Concrete Floor

It’s not just the activities taking place inside Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center that make the building interesting. The 86-year-old former trade school itself combines environmentally...


Timber Skyscraper Would Soar 985 Feet

Researchers have presented London’s mayor with conceptual plans for what would be the city’s first timber skyscraper, according to Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture.


11 Schools on a Green Mission

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., 11 schools across the country are leaders in school sustainability and environmental engagement, according to green-building authorities.


Developers to Top Tower Height Record

Dubai developers say they are planning a building that will soar “a notch taller” than the world’s tallest building known as The Burj Khalifa.


Behr Expands One-Coat Collection

Behr reports it has added more than 600 new color options to its Marquee Interior paint and primer line.


San Diego Chargers State Plans for Stadium

A new plan to build a $1 billion stadium to host the Chargers football team as well as an $800,000 convention center in downtown San Diego is afoot.


Contest Calls On Interior Design Students

Interior design students with ideas about how offices of the future might look are invited to participate in a new scholarship contest organized by Benjamin Moore and the American Society of...


Obituary: Zaha Hadid, Architectural Icon

The architectural community would not be the same without the award-winning work and dedication of the late Dame Zaha Hadid.


Spotted: Blue Drawing Studio Makes Waves

A new art studio at a university in Dorset, UK, is making a big splash.


City Says Nude Kardashian Mural Must Go

It seems city officials in Sydney, Australia aren’t fans of Kim Kardashian. On Tuesday (March 22), they ordered the removal


Skyscraper Slide Installed in Los Angeles

Soon visitors and residents of Los Angeles will be able to experience unparalleled views of the city.


‘Space Oddity’ Mural Adorns Hallway

Italian street artists Truly Design have painted a large circular anamorphic mural in an office building in Switzerland.


BIG’s Stadium Design Features Moat

The future home of the Washington Redskins football team may have a moat. Well, that is if architect Bjarke Ingels’


Building Technology Shines in NASA Contest

NASA has awarded three winners a total of $15,000 for developing concepts for a basic need for Mars exploration—building materials.


Olympic Stadium Design Lacks Flame

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium has sparked media attention once again.


Design Challenge Aimed at Emerging Talent

Attention student designers: Are you up for a challenge? The Sherwin-Williams Company is inviting submissions in its annual STIR Student Design Challenge.


Artist Wins Rights to 'Blackest Black' Color

A color described as the world's blackest black is set to revolutionize the art world, but there's just one catch.


Metal Band Can Keep ‘Architects’ Name

Misuse of the title “architect” can result in some serious penalties in the UK, but one recent case suggests the profession’s regulatory body takes a more relaxed view when the title is used...


Opinions Mixed as WTC Transit Hub Opens

To some, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Manhattan is a symbol of the city's rebirth, but to others it is viewed as "symbol of excess," according to reports.


Upside-Down Dwelling Lures Tourists

An unusual architectural art installation has turned up in Taiwan. It’s an upside down, three-story American-style home, coated with bright blue, yellow, pink and red paint, of course


Architect Gets Prison in Deadly Collapse

A Japanese architect will spend eight months in prison in connection with a fatal grocery store parking garage collapse in 2011.


Rising Stars: AIA Honors 12 Young Architects

With an eye toward the future of the profession, the American Institute of Architects has selected 12 individuals who have exhibited leadership and made an impact on the industry early in th...


Beloved Dinosaur Mural Gets Painted Over

A British town is in an uproar over a new paint job that mistakenly covered an adored dinosaur mural.


New Line to Protect High-Traffic Spaces

Wolf-Gordon, a New York-based design company, has announced the upcoming release of a collection of wall protection products made for high-traffic commercial interiors.


China Bans ‘Bizarre’ Buildings

China is outlawing “odd-shaped” buildings as part of an attempt to regulate city growth.


Color Selection Tools Made for Architects

The Sherwin-Williams Company has rolled out its new color selection system for architects, designers and specifiers.


Court OKs Modern Home on Historic Block

An appeals court has ruled in favor of the architect owner of a controversial modern home situated in a historic neighborhood in Raleigh, NC—a likely end to a three-year long legal row.


Color Trend Pulse: Powder Coatings

From architecture to automobiles, powder coatings boast a plethora of color options.


Study Links Beautiful Architecture to Health

Attention architects and urban planners: A team of researchers in the UK has investigated the relationship between our health and the beauty of the environment we live in.


Woman Paints House in Stripes as Protest

Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring has said she would be glad to repaint her house—as long as officials stop a nearby development the English property owner has called a “monstrosity.”


Color-Matching Grout Pigment Debuts

Laticrete has introduced a dispersible pigment grout solution that the company says offers customers a wider range of color-matching grout options.


Design Selected for WWI Memorial

A 25-year-old architect-in-training based in Chicago and a veteran New York sculptor have designed the winning entry for the First World War memorial planned for Washington, D.C.


Ole Miss Scores with $96.5M Stadium

With college basketball conference play in full gear, the University of Mississippi has another “win” to celebrate. Ole Miss recently opened the doors of its new $96.5 million multi-purpose ...


16 Colleges to Compete in Solar Contest

Sixteen university teams worldwide have been picked to compete in the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition.


Designer to Pay $3M in ‘Buy American’ Case

A Wisconsin-based design and construction firm will pay a $3 million settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations that it used foreign materials on federally funded construction proj...


Huge Mural Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

With an official dedication ceremony on the national holiday that honors Martin Luther King Jr., a public art movement unveiled a 40,000-square-foot mural commemorating the civil rights lead...


PPG, Make-A-Wish Plan Colorful Makeovers

Aiming to help bring joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions, PPG Architectural Coatings has announced it recently teamed up with Make-A-Wish® America to transform wish kids...


Japan, ZHA Argue Stadium Copyrights

Zaha Hadid Architects and the Japanese government are at odds over payment and copyright issues for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Stadium.


Architect Alejandro Aravena Receives Pritzker

A Chilean architect whose global body of work addresses key challenges humanity faces in 21st century has been selected as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.


Dunn-Edwards Names 2016 Color Trends

A Dunn-Edwards color expert has predicted shades of pink and rose will be hot choices in 2016.


Artist Files Suit to Save Detroit Mural

The artist behind the iconic “bleeding rainbow” mural in Detroit has filed a copyright suit against the owner of the vacant brick building it adorns.


Birds Inspire Color-Fade Research

U.K. scientists are looking to the sky to better understand why colors fade, and what they have discovered may one day lead to paints and coatings that will keep their color for longer


A Martian Mixture for Concrete

First we have to get to Mars, but once there…how will we be build?


Three Theatre Designs Take Honors

Sometimes theatres are designed to not only put on a show, but be a part of the show themselves—in terms of architecture and design, of course. Theatre arts venues in Chicago, Liverpool, U.K...


Former Benjamin Moore Exec Leads EasyPaint

The new president of an on-demand painting service is a familiar face in the coatings industry.


D+D News to Get New Look, Features

Durability + Design News will be ringing in the new year with a new, clean, responsive design geared to professionals on the go.


Mother of Dragons Skyscraper Proposed

With a nickname like “The Khaleesi,” Game of Thrones fans would expect dragons and gargoyles to jet out of the corners of a New York skyscraper.


Powder Coating Offers ‘Hint’ of Color

Polychem, a division of IFS Coatings, has introduced a powder coatings line that the company says offers a subtle color option for a variety of substrate needs.


Dunn-Edwards Reveals High-End Line

Dunn-Edwards Paints has introduced ARISTOSHIELD, which the company says is a line of ultra-premium, water-based urethane alkyd paint that offers the look and durability of an oil-based ename...


Pantone Picks 2 Colors for 2016

For 2016, Pantone has veered from tradition and selected not one, but two colors deemed worthy of its coveted “Color of the Year” title.


Report Tells Tale of Two Hospitals

A new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis aims to show what happens when a construction project managed exclusively by the federal government is sized up against one managed ...


Paint, Volunteers Brighten Habitat Homes

A small group of volunteers, wielding brushes and rollers, have given two newly constructed Habitat for Humanity homes in Twinsburg, OH, paint makeovers just in time for the holidays.


Denver Airport Hotel Takes Flight

A new time-lapse video of the recently completed $580 million hotel construction project at Denver International Airport captures three years of work in about 90 seconds.


Own a Piece of Julia Child’s France

Perhaps the former French holiday home of renowned French Chef Julia Child will inspire its new owner to cook up some Coq au Vin while sipping on a glass of sweet Sauternes white burgundy (e...


Group Balks at ‘Paddington Pole’ Height

London’s heritage group hopes an architect and developer who want to add another seven stories to a planned 65-story London skyscraper in an historic part of the city will change their tune,...


Civic-Minded Firm Wins AIA Award

A Seattle-based architecture firm best known for its design of transformative urban spaces has been honored by the American Institute of Architects.


Valspar Taps Color Trends for 2016

Color experts at Valspar say they have rounded up the prevailing consumer lifestyle influences and translated them into four inspiring color palettes predicted to trend in 2016.


Scott Brown, Venturi Win Joint Award

An architect who said she was left out of receiving a major architecture award that her equal-partner husband had won 24 years ago has finally received joint honors with her husband.


Financing Finale: Kingdom Tower to Rule

Step aside, Burj Khalifa, your 16-year reign as the world’s tallest structure may soon come to an end.


Denmark Nixes 'Unique' Harbor Gate

If reports of a cable-stayed bridge suspended 30 stories above the Copenhagen harbor and connected between two skyscrapers sounded too wild to be true, that’s because they were.


BASF Unveils Two Effect Pigments

BASF has developed two new pigments—an elegant gold and bold red-brown—billed to offer an antique look to interiors.


Campaign to Produce a Dull Paint Film

Is watching paint dry your thing? Well, imagine if you could enjoy the pensive pastime on the big screen.


‘Mine’ Toilet Takes the Gold

The wait is over and the town of Minturn, CO, is relieved to hear it has the best loo in the land.


Color on Display at Disney World

Color theory, the psychology of color and the perception of color are probably not topics one expects to encounter while visiting Epcot, part of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.


‘Alabaster’ Deemed Top Color for 2016

Color experts at The Sherwin-Williams Company say a “true neutral” will be the go-to hue for residential and commercial projects in the coming year.


PPG Names Architectural Coatings VP

PPG Industries has announced leadership changes for its U.S. and Canadian architectural coatings markets.


Paint Makes Wall Surface Writable

Rust-Oleum has introduced a clear gloss polyurea that the company says can be used over any painted surface to create a customized writable wall.


Benjamin Moore Teams Up With Start-up

In a move it says will boost the brand’s exposure to Millennials and those who prefer to shop online, Benjamin Moore has teamed up with Paintzen, a New York-based on-demand home and office p...


PPG Volunteers Help Kids Paint Mural

A children’s hospital under construction in Australia was the latest to receive a color boost as part of PPG Industries Inc.’s charitable-giving program, Colorful Communities.


Controversial Passport Honors Architects

Architects Elisabeth Scott and Sir Giles Gilbert Scott are among the prominent U.K. figures and landmarks featured in the country’s controversial new passport design.


Bieber Paints Murals with ‘Purpose’

Pop-star Justin Bieber is using colorful murals to get the word out about his new album, “Purpose.”


White Stars in Color Trend Show

The leading paint hue in Benjamin Moore’s 2016 color trend forecast is Simply White.


Nano-Cell Paint Changes Colors Rapidly

Changing the color of wall paint soon could be as simple as spraying the walls with water, swiping an app on a smartphone or even just turning on the heat.


Design Charity Manager Admits Theft

A former office manager of a global architectural charity organization has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and false accounting.


Firm Examines Global Coatings Use

A market research company that specializes in polymer and chemical industries has released its findings on the global consumption of coatings, adhesives, sealants and inks (CASI) for 2014.


Architects Ink Climate Change Accord

Many of the world’s most prominent architecture and planning firms have pledged to design cities, towns, urban developments, new buildings and major renovations in China to low-carbon/carbon...


List Offers 10 Haunted Homes for Sale

Let's say you found the perfect home. It has all the features you want, paint colors, right side of town and the price is unbelievable.


Study: Green Matters in Office Settings

When it comes to productivity at work, does it matter whether your office is “green” or not?


NEWT to Bring Architecture to Life

Have you ever wondered what color sounds like?


Blue Paint Job Sparks Controversy

The fate of a bright blue-painted Victorian home in Atascocita, TX, is uncertain following posts on social media.


Pink Bunker Has Some Seeing Red

A group of hikers decided to give a World War II era military bunker in Hawaii a hot pink makeover to help raise awareness of breast cancer.


Concrete Floor Coatings on the Rise

A growing awareness of concrete floor coatings combined with increased construction activity throughout the world are expected to grow the concrete floor coatings industry over the next five...


Sherwin-Williams Names New CEO

The Sherwin-Williams' board of directors has tapped a man with more than 30 years of experience with the company to serve as its next chief executive officer.


School Design Wins Top UK Prize

An all girls’ school in London has earned high marks from the Royal Institute of Architects.


Paints Teach Color Without Words

How do you describe a blue ocean that isn’t truly “blue?” What about flesh tone that is not actually "beige"?


Mural ‘Erases’ Border in Mexico

In an effort to inspire unity, a resident artist in Arizona has painted a sky-blue mural on the border fence in Nogales, Mexico.


3D Death Star Art Painted Under Bridge

It’s that moment when Luke Skywalker ignores his computer and uses The Force to take down the Death Star, all while flying his X-Wing seamlessly through a tight trench while the Imperial Fle...


New Bank Skyscraper: World’s Greenest?

The owners of a new Pittsburgh skyscraper are billing the building as the greenest of its kind in the world.


Design Students Use SPF for Prototypes

While spray polyurethane foam is typically used for air sealing and insulating buildings, architecture students at the Washington University in St. Louis are using the material in a non-trad...


Spec Tool Designed for Paint Projects

Sherwin-Williams has created a free specification writing tool to help create coatings specifications based on the unique criteria of each project.


PPG 2016 Colors: An ‘Odyssey’ of Life

With a record-holding cardstacker on hand to build a “City of Cards” coated with swatches of its color line, PPG Industries ceremoniously launched its 2016 Color Palette last week in the pla...


Muralist Shot, Killed While Painting

A California mural artist was shot and killed as he was working on an art piece under a freeway overpass in Oakland that was designed to help deter violence.


Artist Can Keep ‘Un-Swedish’ Paint Job

Artist Bernth Uhno will be allowed to keep the paint job that officials had ordered removed after saying the choice of a gradient color was not "Swedish."


'Green' Advances Coatings Market Growth

“Green” coatings are becoming an essential part of the consumer-based paints and coatings market, according to a recent report by P&S Market Research.


Hadid Wins 2016 Royal Gold Medal

Dame Zaha Hadid, an architectural icon whose body of work spans more than three decades, has become the first woman to receive the top British architecture prize.


New Acrylic Designed for Durability

PPG has introduced a new paint-and primer-in-one for interior and exterior surfaces.


Watch Artists Paint a Bob Dylan Mural

Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra recently completed a five-story mural honoring legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in downtown Minneapolis and the entire process has been captured in two vi...


Court Denies ‘Not an Architect’ Argument

A botched renovation project in the Bahamas has left the designer behind it claiming he is “not a professional.”


‘Flintstone House’ Listed at $4.2M

If you have $4.2 million to spare and dream to call a piece of Bedrock your home, the Flintstone House can be yours.


Gold Takes ‘Color of 2016’ Crown

Color experts over at AkzoNobel have crowned a true yellow gold as its “Color of the Year for 2016.”


Bathroom Break: Time to Vote

Ten public restrooms across the country are hoping to flush away the competition in the 2015 “Bowl Games.”


Architect Shows St. Louis Stadium Plans

A St. Louis-based international architect has revealed its plans for a new NFL stadium in its hometown—even though no one is sure if the city will have a team to play there by the time it is...


‘Talkie’ Tops UK List of Ugly Designs

A building that has been blamed for melting cars, knocking over people on the ground with its downdraughts and chided with nicknames such as “Walkie Scorchie” is also Britain’s ugliest build...


Fall Color Trends Live in the Now

The world around us may be moving at a fast pace and steeped in technology and instant gratification, but Kelly-Moore Paints hopes to help us slow down and live in the moment.


'The Pyramid' Puts Jerusalem at Odds

With a go-ahead from officials and ground broken for the site of a modern skyscraper in an ancient city, proponents and critics are at odds over both the shape and need of a “pyramid” in Jer...


21 Murals, 21 Ways to Celebrate Serena

Serena Williams might be a California native, but street artists in New York are showing the tennis champion that they love her.


New System to Aid in Color Selection

The Sherwin-Williams Company has introduced a new color selection system designed to improve the paint color decision process for professionals and consumers.


Norwegian 'Street' Mural Fit for a King

If you happen to be flying over the Norwegian countryside anytime soon, do yourself a favor and forget the advice of not looking down.


Scrapped Stadium Design at Issue

Renowned architect Zaha Hadid is calling for Japanese government officials to reconsider her controversial, 252 billion yen ($1.9 billion) design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium.


Architects Hope for Real Minas Tirith

Let’s say that in the darkest depths of Mordor, you meet a girl so fair. So of course, you want to take her to the city of Minas Tirith where she will be protected by Elves, Dwarves, the Whi...


AIA Honors 9 School Designs that Rock

From Boston to Phoenix, nine education facilities across the U.S. have achieved “top of the class” status in terms of excellence in architecture, according to the American Institute of Archi...


Obama Foundation Calls for Architect

Attention architects interested in presidential design: The President Barack Obama Foundation has begun its search for an architect to design the presidential library and museum in Chicago.


Memorial Finalists Chosen Amid Concern

More than a century after the First World War began and after all the U.S. Veterans for that war have died, the commission in charge of building an honorable memorial has chosen five finalis...


Colorful Paint Job Riles Residents

Question: What’s painted orange, purple and yellow and causing a dispute among neighbors in a Chicago suburb? Answer: A house.


Satin Finish Made for Masonry

Benjamin Moore & Co. has added a masonry coating formulated for commercial and residential applications to its line of Ultra Spec paints.


Weeds, Spider-Man Fan Inspire Mural

This recent time-lapse video shows the making of a 49-foot-wide mural, inspired by overcoming adversity and friendship.


‘Ribbon’ Hotel OK’d Amid Controversy

Bucking the recommendation of its own planning commission, the City of Edinburgh has approved a development that has become known as the “ribbon” hotel.


Winners Named in Floating City Contest

From solar panels and wave-driven turbines to sea farms, the floating cities of the future are sure to be overflowing with green technologies.


Top 10 Green Building Nations Named

For the second consecutive year, Canada, China and India lead the world in embracing the LEED green-building rating system outside of the U.S.


Designer Turns Smog into Jewelry

Instead of breathing smog-filled air, a Dutch artist is suggesting people slip smog particles on their fingers or pin them to their shirts.


Silver Billed as the New White

So long, white. Silver and other metallic colors are the hottest shades on the horizon. That’s the word from the National Coil Coating Association


Interior Coating Designed to Stop Odors

Sto Corp. has released an interior coating product formulated to eliminate indoor odors.


Artist Sees Recycled Beauty in Trash

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK--Sometimes one man’s pile of scrap wood is another man’s “Happy Mountain.”


Design Charity Manager Charged in Theft

LONDON--A former office manager of a United Kingdom-based architecture charity has been charged with fraud and false accounting after £200,000 ($312,732 USD) went missing from the charity’s ...


Computer Art ‘Completes’ Olympic Park

RIO DE JANEIRO--With less than a year before the Olympic torch arrives in Rio de Janeiro to kick off South America’s first attempt at hosting the Olympic Games, a newly released video may re...


Color Experts Aid in Van Gogh Project

AMSTERDAM--A new digital color restoration project aims to show what Vincent Van Gogh’s famous Field with Irises near Arles might have looked like when it was first painted in 1888.


ACA Offers Green Guide

WASHINGTON--U.S. paint manufacturers have developed a resource aimed at helping architects and contractors achieve “greener” environmental goals.


Beyoncé Inspires Building Design

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--Who says architecture is out of touch with pop-culture? An Australian firm has designed a mixed-use building inspired by Beyoncé.


Olympic Renames Paint and Primer

PITTSBURGH--Olympic Paint has renamed its Icon paint-and-primer in one for exterior and interior applications.


A Colossus of a Drawing Comes to Life

LONDON--This mesmerizing time-lapse video captures a London artist’s take on the Big Apple.


Designs Invited for WWI Memorial

WASHINGTON--The American soldiers of the First World War will be among the last to see their conflict memorialized in the nation's capital—a project that is finally underway.


Durability + Design News to Take a Break

Durability + Design News will be taking a day off in observance of Independence Day.


Orange Paint Job Puzzles City Leaders

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA—City leaders in the town of Winslow are seeing red—or orange, rather—since a mysterious paint job popped up on some city-owned property.


Paint Names Get Real, and Rowdy

TUMBLR--With actual monikers like Flapjack and Mole's Breath, Dead Salmon and Grandma's Sweater, paint names are not all that easy to parody.


View-Blocking Project Gets Green Light

BROOKLYN, NY--After months of debate, a New York judge has ruled that a controversial high-rise underway on the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park may proceed, despite blocking iconic views of the...


Pre-Mixed Paints for Home Projects

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA—A new line of ready-to-use latex interior paints in a variety of sizes and colors is now available exclusively at Walmart stores.


Mission: Design Housing for Deep Space

WASHINGTON--Outside-the-box thinkers are invited to participate in a new design competition that is out of this world.


PPG Pledges $10M for Projects

PITTSBURGH--From a children's hospital in Italy to a charter school in Pennsylvania, more than 14 projects worldwide will get a boost this year from a program designed to provide paint and v...


Frankie Avalon Supports Mural Redo

PHILADELPHIA--A beloved piece of public art honoring several South Philadelphia musical legends will get a $5,000 makeover assist from one of them: former teen idol Frankie Avalon.


Art, Technology Mix in Facade Design

TORONTO--A lacy, interactive facade will soon make its debut on a building housing student work and exhibit space in Toronto.


Watch 1WTC Construction in 2 Minutes

NEW YORK CITY—It took One World Trade Center—the tallest building in the U.S.—11 years to rise to into its place in New York City’s iconic skyline.


Design Critique Tool Launched

NEW YORK CITY--A new messaging app aims to rid architects’ inboxes of endlessly confusing email chains.


Low-Income Designs Receive High Honors

WASHINGTON—Two housing projects serving low-income communities and the homeless have been awarded national honors for their design and building technologies.


PPG, Nautica Sail New Interior Line

PITTSBURGH—PPG Architectural Coatings has teamed up with global lifestyle company Nautica to offer an interior paint line for the residential market.


What Millennials Want in a Home

HOUSTON—Millennials are finally expected to enter the housing market in the coming years, making homebuilders eager to learn what the new market wants.


Starship Boldly Lands in China

CHANGLE, CHINA—Attention Trekkies and lovers of science fiction, this is the spaceship, err… we mean office building, for you.


Ghost City Embodies Future Purpose

WASHINGTON, DC—A new city is rising in southern New Mexico—but no one will live there.


Solar Panel Path Gets a Sunny Start

KROMMENIE, THE NETHERLANDS—A pioneering energy-harvesting road is reaping better-than-expected power yields for its Dutch developers, the team says.


New Scam on the Block: Stealing Home

NEW YORK—What do nine New York residences, a tiny house in Texas, and a log cabin in Oregon have in common?


World’s Tallest Mural to Debut in Detroit

DETROIT—Downtown Detroit will soon be home to the tallest mural in the world, according to reports.


57-Story Skyscraper Up in 19 Days

CHANGSHA, CHINA—Blitzing through three stories per day, a Chinese construction firm has topped out a new 57-tower in just 19 days.


AIA Honors Top 10 Green Projects

WASHINGTON, DC—Office, health-care, housing and school projects have garnered the year's top honors from architecture’s most rigorous recognition program for sustainable design.


Showtime Delayed for Hollywood Towers

LOS ANGELES—A pair of mixed-use skyscrapers will have to wait a while longer for their big premiere in the heart of Hollywood, according to local reports.


Floating a Future for Homes in Harmony

LONDON—Here’s a fluid design for those looking for a home by the water…err, we mean, on the water.


NC Bill Targets Design Codes

RALEIGH, NC—Lawmakers in North Carolina are considering a bill that would prevent cities and towns from regulating home designs.


AIA Honors Top Dig Designs

WASHINGTON, DC—A Connecticut bridge house and an affordable-housing project for LGBT seniors in Philadelphia are among the winners of the American Institute of Architects' annual housing des...


‘Unauthorized’ Mural Roils Dublin Vote

DUBLIN—A giant, apparently unpermitted, public mural of two men embracing has stoked the fire raging around Ireland's upcoming marriage-equality referendum.


Paint Makers Roll Out New Wonders

MINNEAPOLIS—Do your dazzling design dreams have you abandoning hand-cramping painting for glue-and-go wallcoverings?


Wave of the Future: Cities on Water

SAN FRANCISCO—The cities of the not-too-distant future are bound for the ocean—and substantial political independence.


So Long, Man Cave; Hello, She Shed

UNITED KINGDOM—Think backyard sheds are just a storage spot for gardening tools and lawn mowers? Think again.


Medieval World Wonder to Gleam Again

A project to reconstruct one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages is underway in China.


Winning Library Designs by the Book

A historically significant Brutalist building-turned-campus hub is among six of the U.S.'s “finest examples of library design,” according to the American Institute of Architects.


Swiss Miss: Skyscraper Causes Stir

Chances are that when you visit the Swiss Alps, you'd expect to stay in a quaint cottage or bed and breakfast...not a luxury 82-story hotel.


D.C. Upsets L.A. in EPA Ranking

Step aside, Los Angeles, there’s a new Energy Star champion. Washington, D.C., now tops a federal ranking of the most energy-efficient cities in terms of Energy Star building certifications,...


Urban Treehouse Designed for Grown-Ups

Ever yearn to put down your roots in a tree? Well, in Turin, Italy, you can.


Colorful Paint Job Found ‘Not Swedish’

Officials in eastern Sweden have ordered an artist to repaint his home because the chosen color scheme is not “Swedish,” according to reports.


Valspar Rolls Out ‘Color for All’

A global paint company is on a mission to bring color to the colorblind and to remind those who can see color, to appreciate it.


Landscape Center Achieves Green First

The new Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, PA, has declared itself the first project in the world to achieve four of the world’s highest standards for green building.


Tower Lets There Be Light Down Below

A global architecture firm has unveiled a design concept to help solve a dark problem in London.


Artists to Paint a Pollution Lesson

Usually discreet, storm drains on the University of Arkansas’ Fayetteville campus will soon play the prominent role of canvases as part of a community awareness campaign.


Architect Michael Graves Dies

American architect Michael Graves, regarded as a champion of postmodernism and product design, died Thursday (March 12) in his home in Princeton, NJ. He was 80.


Architect Proposes Body Compost Center

A Seattle-based architect has set out to give death a modern makeover.


Valspar, Retailer Launch Interior Line

Valspar Corp. and a North American retailer of modern, American-made home furnishings have teamed up on a new line of interior paints designed to coordinate with the store’s merchandise.


Otto Awarded 1st Posthumous Pritzker

The day after his death at age 89, German architect and engineer Frei Otto received one of his profession's greatest honors: the Pritzker Architecture Prize.


Architectural First Blooms in Berkeley

An undulating, airy, precision-engineered pavilion is showing the architectural community the future of 3D-printed structures.


Iconic Landmarks from Day to Night

Photos of architectural landmarks or monuments are typically taken either during the day or at night…not both.


Copper Tops Trendy Hue Report

Step aside, ho-hum blues and greens of yore. Color experts at AkzoNobel say the go-to hue for 2015 is an elegant and warm copper.


More Fire Danger Seen with New Homes

Modern building materials, designs and furnishings have their advantages, but they also stoke a faster, deadlier house fire than their older counterparts, new research finds.


A Building that Snaps ‘Selfies’

Here’s a design even teens may find interesting—a building that can physically transform its facade to take on the appearance of the people inside it.


$1.6M Suit Caps 400-Question Project

A Maryland contractor that completed a $14 million, award-winning fire station in Charlottesville, VA, has filed a $1.6 million lawsuit against the city, alleging hundreds of points of confu...


A Paint Method that Mesmerizes

An artist in New York has taken pouring out paint to a groovy new level.


New Design Contest Digs Below

A UK competition is looking for a few good bunkers, spy lairs and more.


Architect Says Revamp ‘Mutilates’ Design

A Dutch architect has hit a natural-history museum with a lawsuit, saying a planned renovation will “mutilate” his design.


Construction Toys Build on Girl Appeal

Is there enough room in the super-hot pink-and-purple world of girls' construction toys for another entrant?


Student Mural Fires Up a Flip-Flop

A Canadian high school is under fire for its now-you-see-it-now-you-don't response to a student mural showing two young men embraced in a kiss.


U.S. Architects Design a Higher Profile

Aiming to firm up their seat at the national table on design and building matters, U.S. architects are launching their first public awareness campaign of their profession and role.


USGBC Names Top 10 Green States

For the second year in a row, Illinois leads the list of U.S. states with the highest concentration of LEED-certified commercial and institutional buildings.


Bill Requires Buildings to Go Beige

Bright colors would be out and beige would be in for all government buildings and structures in the Republic of the Philippines, under a new bill.


Developer Sees Red over Trendy Hue

A red-hot paint job in Santa Ana, CA, has sparked a legal dispute between property owners.


2014 Crowned 'Tallest' Year

The world's cities are getting taller—much, much taller—with record numbers of neck-stretching skyscrapers recently completed across the globe, and many more on the way.


Falling Pipe Stalls Work on NYC Tower

Construction on the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere faced a temporary delay last week after an eight-foot pipe fell 81 stories to the Manhattan street below.


Panels, Cladding Sport Colorful Variety

An Arizona maker of architectural metal composites has introduced lightweight exterior cladding and wall panel systems for commercial projects.


NY Architect Files for Bankruptcy

A well-known, 109-year-old New York-based architecture firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, claiming it has failed to receive more than $2 million in fees from a Russian clie...


Brick Home Melts in London

Some things are destined to melt: Ice, butter, snow and hearts…but what about houses?


...And the Drain Played On

When life hands you gutters—and in residential construction, life always hands you gutters—why not make ... music?


Cladding Breaks Off New Hadid Design

An investigation is underway after a nearly 200-pound chunk of concrete cladding fell off the facade of a recently constructed Zaha Hadid-designed building in Vienna, Austria, according to r...


Marsala to be the Toast of 2015

Here's a color you can drink to: Marsala, a “naturally robust and earthy wine red,” has been crowned “Color of the Year” by Pantone LLC.


New Leader Takes the Helm at AIA

A Chinese-born Texas CEO has been inaugurated as the 2015 president of the American Institute of Architects—the fourth woman in history to lead the organization.


Aiming to Design Better Ebola Care

Architecture and medical students from the New York Institute of Technology have issued a life-or-death global design challenge: ideas for mobile treatment facilities for Ebola patients.


Sun to Set on a Happy Cultural Clash

Question: Why is a medieval Scottish castle clad entirely in a "bold and shocking" technicolor explosion of Brazilian street art? Answer: Why not?


Design Line to Launch in Lowe’s

“New and improved” HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams brand paints will be available in Lowe’s home improvement stores and online come March 2015, according to a joint announcement.


'Garden Bridge' Draws Cheers, Jeers

London plans to bridge the River Thames with a public garden—an "incredibly daring" green idea that has many locals seeing red.


Sugary Building Designs Bring Cheer

'Tis the season for architects across the U.S. to participate in sweet projects.


AIA Honors Moshe Safdie, Ehrlich Firm

Architecture's highest honor of 2015 will recognize an Israeli-born Canadian-American whose "comprehensive and humane approach" has "touched millions of people and influenced generations of ...


New Designs for Cork Flooring

Expanko Resilient Flooring has introduced a series of nature-inspired design options for its floating cork flooring.


Design Selected for Mandela Memorial

An Ohio architect's vision of life, growth and shelter will imbue a forthcoming California memorial to South African President Nelson Mandela.


New Patterns for Architectural Metals

Blending artisan and digital sensibilities, a California manufacturer has launched a line of patterned architectural metals called "Engravings."


Are You Ready for Some Free Paint?

To football fans who are putting off home projects until the post-season: This one's for you.


Concrete Colors Take Nature’s Cues

L.M. Scofield Company has introduced a set of colored admixtures for concrete projects where a darker, more recessive soil or vegetation color scheme is desired.


Design Meets Downsized Dwelling

A small house in South Africa is making big waves around the globe.


Coral Colors 2015 Outlook

Color experts at Sherwin-Williams have anointed an “uplifting, vivacious” coral the top trending color in 2015.


Goodbye, Paperhanger; Hello, Installer

Need a paperhanger? You're out of luck. Yesterday's paperhanger is now a wallcovering installer, reflecting the new skills needed for handling today's silks, bamboo, glass text...


Olympic Bows New Latex Line for Homes

Olympic Paint and Stain has launched a new brand of flat and semi-gloss interior latex paints for residential applications.


Public Garden’s Loos Lead the Land

In the battle of the bathrooms, the lush thrones of Longwood Gardens outside Philadelphia now wear the crown.


A Wooden Wonder Planned for MN

The T3 project planned for an area near downtown Minneapolis will be the first modern American high-rise to be constructed entirely out of wood, according to various reports.


Study Shows Your Brain on Architecture

Contemplative architecture in one's environment may provide the same health benefits as internally generated meditation.


Glass-Bottom Bridge a Terrifying Thrill

A new glass floor designed like a "big, gaping hole" in London's storied Tower Bridge is offering visitors a heart-stopping view of the city from nearly 140 feet up.


A New Blue Tops PPG's Trendy Hues

A “lavish, almost-but-not-quite royal” shade of blue has been named PPG’s 2015 Color of the Year.


Capital Streets Go Preppy in Pink

Casting off global design conventions, officials in the heart of New Delhi have decreed a new pink and green color scheme for traffic markings—a move that has safety experts seeing red.


'Extreme Performance' for Walls, Seats

Designtex has rolled out greener versions and new offerings in its veteran "extreme performance" textile collections, Hardwear and Sportswear.


Costuming Your Inner Starchitect

Need a last-minute look for your Halloween bash? How about pairing some thick-rimmed glasses and a black turtleneck? A swoopy dress and purple lipstick? Or perhaps a floral cardigan and whit...


USGBC Extends Phase-in for LEED v4

Conceding that the transition to LEED v4 will not be easy, the U.S. Green Building Council has extended the deadline for registering projects under the current LEED 2009 rating system.


Gehry Flips Off Critics in Spain

Renowned architect Frank Gehry has a middle finger for his critics, according to various reports.


Suits Halt Modular Record Breaker

Work on what would be the world’s tallest modular building has ceased amid bitter litigation between its contractor and developer.


Home Design Spurs a Film Noir Divorce

A Brazilian architecture firm may have a career in film if design does not pan out.


China Targets ‘Weird’ Buildings

China’s president is not a fan of distinctive design and construction techniques.


Ike Memorial Clears Last Design Hurdle

After languishing 15 years on the drawing boards, a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower has an approved design.


Council Erases ‘Offensive’ Banksy Mural

A satirical immigration-themed mural painted by the elusive street artist Banksy has been removed by local authorities following a complaint.


Natural Green Stars in Trend Report

A natural, silvery-green will be the go-to paint hue in 2015, color experts at Benjamin Moore have announced.


New Rule Targets Energy, Water Use

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a new regulation aimed at reducing building energy and water consumption through active management.


Top Budget-Busting Projects Named

What do the Montreal Olympic Stadium, Sydney Opera House and Hubble Telescope have in common?


Wanted: Tall Wood Building Pioneers

A new $2 million federal contest aims to identify architecturally and commercially viable wood products for tall building construction.


On This Campus, They Can Hear You Now

A new architectural installation on Rice University’s Houston campus has students talking … and listening.


Planning Panel Likes Ike Memorial

Stalled for years in controversy, a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has finally taken a critical step forward.


Detroit Bows a Splashy Spin on Parking

Parking in downtown Detroit? Allow a little extra time—not for the traffic, but for the art. Ten stories of it.


Award Winners Tackle Resource Issues

A concept addressing water scarcity in Las Vegas and a compostable structure set for New York City were among the top winners of a design competition showcasing the latest in resource effici...


Overpass Walls Get Garden Makeover

A Vancouver-based design firm has blended nature with transportation in a green project high above a busy roadway in Surrey, British Columbia.


Feds: Room for Improvement on LEED v4

LEED v4 has some work to do in order to align with federal sustainability and green-building requirements, according to a new evaluation from the U.S.’s biggest landlord.


Urban Planning Takes Snarky Spin

What are S&M clowns, Brad Pitt, man caves, Asian boys on bicycles, and all-nude rooftop decks all doing in an urban planning exercise?


Stadium Gets its Own Highlights Film

From an empty lot, the new $1.2 billion home of the San Francisco 49ers took shape over 29 long months—an odyssey now neatly condensed into two minutes.


Young Architects Design against Ebola

Could innovative architecture help slow the spread of the deadly Ebola virus? Yes, say students at Texas A&M's Master of Architecture program, who have developed a series of designs for port...


Nazi Symbol Draws Outcry, Probe

The contractor called it "an innocent mistake," but German police are continuing to investigate how a work crew designed a swastika into the walkway of a busy shopping area—a display that is...


Graffiti on Graffiti Draws $13,000 Fine

A California man will pay a $13,000 fine for adding graffiti to deface a graffiti mural that is considered a work of art.


Painting for the Fences

For 70 years, “The Fence” on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh has been painted over ... and over … and over again.


Young Architects Deliver Class Project

Architecture students at the University of Kansas are building some major real-world experience while improving their school’s look and space.


Schools Go to the Head of the Class

Old factories reborn as 21st-century learning hubs, holistic schools designed for healthier children, and day care befitting the children of "future Nobel Laureates" are among the newly crow...


Gehry Scales Down Ike Memorial

Two towering metal tapestries and two massive columns have disappeared in a newly revised design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall.


Hosting the ‘Super Bowl of Graffiti’

While many communities work to banish graffiti and its purveyors, one Midwestern city has opened its doors—or, at least, its floodwall—to them.


Panel Blasts Ike Memorial Cost, Snafus

After lavishing $41 million over a period longer than World War II, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission has nothing to show, and much to answer for, its congressional overseers say.


5 Women in Architecture to be Honored

As women continue to expand their presence in architecture, a new award will recognize five at the top of their field.


Smells Like Architectural Spirit

Architects worldwide have a new club, and admission is only $190. That’s what you’ll shell out for a 100 ml (3.4 ounce) bottle of "The Architects Club," a new cologne from architect-turned-f...


Paint Packaging Made to Cut Waste

Taking a tip from toothpaste, an award-winning new spin on the 150-year-old paint can could slash both product and packaging waste, its designer says.


Yeah, She’s Ready for Some Football

Don’t even try to tell Debbie Gwaltney that her Seattle Seahawks won’t repeat their Super Bowl romp this year.


To Europe, with LEGO Love

The architectural geniuses of Europe have gifted mankind with the world's greatest glass, stone and marble masterpieces, but there is one medium they have missed: LEGO bricks. Now, an Italia...


Don’t It Paint My Brown Lawn Green?

The grass is always greener when there is plenty of water. And when there isn’t, there is paint.


Judge OKs Suit over Architects’ Plans

Major architectural firms may be held legally responsible to future occupants of their designs, even if the firm does not build the project or control the construction decisions, the Califor...


New Exterior Palettes Aim to Inspire

Valspar has introduced a new series of exterior color collections for architectural commercial and residential use.


Architect’s Killer Gets 15 Years

A property manager who beat his well-known architect boss to death will spend 15 years to life in California state prison for the crime.


Man Turns Trash into Treehouse

A dumpster diving dad in Brooklyn, NY, is taking his backyard treehouse to the next level by using only repurposed materials to build the two-story structure.


Trending toward Tomorrow’s Architecture

From crowdsourcing, biomimicry and social innovation, to building performance demands and design with purpose, a tumult of new trends is creating a new era in global architecture.


'Racial' Paint Names Spark Lawsuit

A former Benjamin Moore manager is accusing the company of a "toxic" and discriminatory work environment that includes the use of "appallingly racial" paint color names.


Honoring a Fungus Towering Among Us

An organic building "that grows out of nothing but earth and returns to nothing but earth" has positioned its young architect on the doorstep of tomorrow's architecture.


Pop-Up Shelter May Aid Disaster Relief

A new lightweight, affordable, pop-up shelter could benefit the homeless and victims of natural disasters worldwide, its developer hopes.


World’s Tallest Towers Planned for China

The world’s tallest living wall, the world’s tallest kaleidoscope, and coatings designed to filter pollution are among the amenities planned for the world’s tallest towers, reports say.


High Honors Elevate Low-Income Designs

Four California housing projects serving low-income communities and the homeless have been nationally recognized for their design, materials and building techniques, illuminating a housing s...


Sound, Structures Blend in Art

What would it look like if hit songs by The Beatles, Amy Winehouse and Elvis Presley were buildings?


Cleric is on a Blessed Roll

The leader of the Romanian Orthodox Church has devised an unusual technique for blessing hard-to-reach areas—a paint roller.


Architect Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A 70-year-old California architect has admitted to workers’ compensation fraud, authorities have announced.


Seal-Krete Adds Pre-Mixed Tints to Line

Seal-Krete, a manufacturer of concrete and masonry coatings products, has introduced two new pre-mixed color options for its Floor-Tex concrete coatings line.


Trump Sign Stirs Up Drama in Chicago

Donald Trump thinks his name should be displayed more than 20 feet tall, 141 feet long, and 96 stories high. Others don't, however, setting up a showdown between The Donald, architectural cr...


New Panels Add Dimension to Façades

A new commercial wall system aims to deliver “a complicated, custom façade” with a simple, single-panel assembly.


In Houston, Primer Meets Prime Mover

Street art has just received some heavenly cred—product placement with the Almighty.


Record Coaster to Top $200M Project

A new $200 million indoor entertainment complex in Orlando, FL, will give thrill seekers the chance to ride the world’s tallest roller coaster while spectacularly redrawing the city skyline.


OMA, AkzoNobel Partner on Color Study

A new global study will focus on the role of color in economic development.


Architect Suit is All in the Family

When your name is part and parcel of your corporate identity, what do you do when a relative—your dad, say—gives the same name to your crosstown competitor?


In Pakistan, Looking Out for No. 1

Jotun Pakistan has been ordered to stop calling itself the “No. 1 paint in Pakistan” after complaints by competitors bearing superlatives of their own.


Parking Garages Get Their Green On

The concrete colossus known as the parking garage may now join its green-building brethren in a new rating system that focuses on the structure's design, technology and operation.


Anti-World Cup Mural Goes Viral

A São Paulo school mural skewering the billions of dollars lavished on World Cup preparations in Brazil has gone viral ahead of the games, which open June 12.


Couple Driven to Solar Innovation

A couple from Idaho has big plans for solar. They hope to transform paved surfaces in the U.S. with smart, tough solar panels in order to curb the nation's dependence on fossil fuels.


Hue Knew? Why Building Color Matters

CINCINNATI—Staring down a battalion of beiges, buffs and browns for the next project, architects, builders and specifiers may wonder: What (*$!@&% difference does it make?


China Floats Plan for City on Water

Out to preserve dwindling landmass amid a burgeoning population, designers in China have proposed a new city on the water.


Study Compares Costs of Building Green

A new case-study examination of the top two green building rating systems has found the costs of LEED certification significantly higher than those of Green Globes.


Ballpark Dons a Retro Birthday Look

Cubbie Blue (bled by millions of Chicagoans worldwide) has gone green in honor of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday.


New Home Designed for Soggy Cities

Rainwater harvesting systems come in many configurations, now including one you could live in.


Homeowners Itching for a Color Change

Bored with the color and eager to upgrade, one in 10 Americans plans to paint their home’s exterior this year, a new survey finds.


Unopened Vegas Hotel to be Dismantled

Floor by floor, an unfinished multimillion-dollar hotel riddled with structural defects will come down this year without checking in a single guest, a Nevada judge has ruled.


Report Ranks Green Building Nations

Canada, China and India have nailed the top three spots in a new ranking of the top 10 countries outside the U.S. that are embracing the LEED movement.


Architect’s Dream Home in Legal Limbo

A new modern residence nestled among Victorian-era homes and 20th-century bungalows in Raleigh, NC, has sparked an architectural brouhaha that may end with a leveling.


AIA Unveils Top 10 Green Designs

A West Virginia treehouse, a Colorado landmark renovation, and a community for the homeless in Oregon top 10 award-winning examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions.


Hotels Fit for the Quirky Traveler

Tired of the typical hotel experience? Perhaps a night in the cockpit of a 1950s Bristol freighter plane in New Zealand is more your speed.


China Company Builds 10 Homes in 1 Day

Bee-swarm-intensity construction projects are nothing new for China. After all, it took one builder just 15 days to construct a 30-story hotel there.


Worker Guilty in Architect’s Killing

An employee has been convicted of second-degree murder in the April 2013 beating death of internationally known architect Graham Downes.


SC Targets LEED in New Law

It’s not an outright ban, but a new South Carolina law may limit the use of LEED on state projects by imposing restrictions on certain credits.


Unveiling a Big Vision for Teeny Homes

Artists and designers in Georgia have seen the “future of urban living”—and boy, is it small.


AIA Honors Top 10 Housing Designs

White roofs, owner-controlled façades, high-performance insulation, and polished concrete flooring are among the technologies starring in this year's top housing designs, according to the Am...


How Public Spaces Make Cities Work

Can a chair make the difference between a lively, beloved park and a desolate one? Amanda Burden thinks so.


Panel Rejects Ike Memorial Design

The controversial memorial design honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower has been rejected by a federal panel that oversees planning in the nation's capital.


Architects Begin 3D Printing a House

An enormous print job is underway in Amsterdam—where architects say they are using a giant 3D printer to build a 13-room traditional Dutch canal house.


Fade-Free Paint Takes Wing

Polly may want a lot of crackers, but her gorgeous colors never seem to need a touch-up. Why is that? The answer has given Ivy League researchers an idea for paint that never fades.


New Tower: Now, You Don’t See It

If you build a skyscraper that is designed to be invisible, is it really there? The answer awaits completion of the Tower Infinity, billed as the world's first "invisible tower."


Architect-Humanitarian Wins Pritzker

Shigeru Ban, an innovative Japanese architect known for his extensive humanitarian efforts, will receive the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, one of the profession's highest honors.


3 Architects Win AkzoNobel Design Prize

Three young architects are being honored for Brazilian projects that focus on renewable materials in a new awards program sponsored by AkzoNobel.


Tower Design Offers a Whole New Spin

Now, here’s architecture that will really move you. Italian architect David Fisher calls it “dynamic architecture”—dynamic, as in moving—and is proposing a 78-floor tower that ...


Ohio Advances Ban on LEED

Four months after its rollout, LEED v4 has made enemies in Ohio, where the state Senate has approved legislation that would ban the use of the green building rating system.


Professor to Live ‘Green’ in Dumpster

If you think your house is a dump, try moving into an actual Dumpster.


10 States LEEDing the Way

Illinois, Maryland and Virginia lead the U.S. in embracing the LEED green-building rating system.


House Plan Made of Old Bay Bridge

Pieces of the 77-year-old, 1.97-mile-long eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge may be recycled to build a house.


Slim Building Set to Soar in NYC

How do you build the Western hemisphere’s tallest residential tower and keep it pencil slim? With “purity of engineering” and one heck of a backbone, the project’s structural engineer explai...


Best Practices:
When the Color Makes the Paint Fail

Here’s a scenario known to frustrate all parties on a paint project—and although this incident involved new construction, the same problem can surface on a maintenance repaint.


Court Upholds Building Panel Patent

Two Pennsylvania makers of architectural metal wall and roof systems have resolved their long-running patent litigation over the design of one of the companies' leading products.


Color Cube Matches, Inspires, Explores

Product developers in Australia say they have created a tech tool to inspire designers and artists, match paint colors, and more.


Concrete Pour Achieves World Record

Construction crews at the site of a new hotel and office tower in downtown Los Angeles poured more than 80 million pounds of concrete for nearly 20 hours straight—setting a world record for ...


Ike Memorial Denied Funding

A 15-year-old plan to design, fund and construct a memorial to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower has encountered yet another setback.


Light Material Features Steel Strength

Scientists in Germany say they have created a material that is lighter than water, but stronger than steel.


Design Choices Affect Our Germs

The mix of bacteria living around us—on our desks, our bodies, our computers—is influenced by the design of our buildings, according to a new study.


Google Told to Move Mystery Project

The next big Google search is likely to be for a new location for the tech giant's floating four-story building in San Francisco Bay.


Architects Paws for Pooch Projects

If cats can command Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired cribs, then surely dogs, too, deserve designer digs.


18 Young Architects Got Talent

Dedicated designers and avid volunteers across the U.S. top this year’s list of rising architecture stars, according to the American Institute of Architects.


The White Stuff: Cars Stay in Neutral

Forget red. What is black and white all over? Answer: The global automotive coatings industry—which may be the only place where people see black and white through rose-colored glasses.


Survey: Sexism Rising in Architecture

Unequal pay and a lack of respect within the building community are among the gender inequality issues facing women in architecture and a new survey suggests those problems are far from over...


AIA Honors 26 Top Projects

A restored historic library in Missouri, a house nestled into a rock in Washington, and loft renovation in New York are among the cast of design triumphs accorded the American Institute of A...


In Focus: Urban Living’s Big Squeeze

What does it look like when thousands of people share one square kilometer of living space?


City to Sue Calatrava Over Roof Issues

World-famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is once again facing a legal dispute over alleged design issues.


PPG Revamps Interior Paint Line

PPG Architectural Finishes Inc. has launched a reformulated version of its Manor Hall line of interior latex paint.


Tiny Getaway Packs a Big View

With a picturesque backdrop of the Alps and sculpture-like surroundings, visitors to the Ufogel house in Austria might not mind its tight quarters.


All LEED Doors Open for DOD

The U.S. Green Building Council has won a major victory with the signing of a new bill that lifts two-year-old restrictions on the LEED rating system for Department of Defense projects.


Green Building Group Names President

After receiving federal favor for its green-building rating system, the Green Building Initiative has named a veteran sustainability advocate to serve as its next president.


Architect Jailed in Fireman’s Death

A German architect who designed and oversaw construction of a luxury residence where a veteran Los Angeles firefighter died in a 2011 blaze has been sentenced to one year in jail after plead...


New Cathedral Made of Cardboard Tubing

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban surely thinks outside the box when it comes to building materials. That is, unless the box is made of cardboard.


Third Woman to Serve as AIA President

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, executive director of the Virginia Center for Architecture, has been inaugurated as the 2014 American Institute of Architects president.


Schools Make the Green Grade

The first net-zero energy school in Texas and a Georgia college dedicated to restoring the global ecosystem are among this year’s newly anointed best green schools.


Morgan Wins AIA Gold Medal

More than 50 years after her death, Julia Morgan, FAIA, has become the first woman to receive the architecture profession's highest honor.


Lighting the Way for Graffiti at Night

A novel spray-can attachment “designed for rebels of the art world” is now offering after-dark assistance to taggers who don’t have enough work time in their day.


PPG Color Outlook Gets Fresh

From architecture to automobiles to aerospace, PPG Industries has unveiled a bright forecast for global color trends in 2014.


Graffiti Shrine Ruined before Razing

Artists worldwide are mourning the loss of a New York City haven for more than 1,500 graffiti artists whose five-story canvas has been whitewashed, according to reports.


Former Vaudeville House Wins Best Potty

America’s Best Bathroom is one where patrons can use the can and buy a can.


Growing Greener Affordable Housing

Bricks that are grown instead of fired, fire-resistant insulation from fungal waste, and other novel bio-inspired products for the affordable-housing market shared the winners' circle this w...


USGBC Launches LEED v4 System

Officials formally rolled out LEED v4, the newest update to the voluntary green-building rating system, Wednesday (Nov. 20) during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philade...


Green School Effort Goes Global

A worldwide network of schools that are designed, built, operate and teach green is the driving vision of the new Global Coalition for Green Schools, launched Tuesday (Nov. 19).


Furever Festive: Canines Go Colorful

Don’t you hate when you can’t find a dog to match the design of your latest architectural wonder?


Braves Plan New $672M Stadium

Saying their current digs need “hundreds of millions of dollars” in upgrades, the Atlanta Braves will chop their ties to Turner Field and build a new $672 million ballpark to open in 2017.


1WTC Crowned Tallest Building in U.S.

New York’s new One World Trade Center skyscraper has been officially crowned North America’s tallest building, displacing Chicago’s Willis Tower (the former Sears Tower) of its bragging righ...


Bieber Charged in Graffiti Spree

Justin Bieber may call it a hobby and a million fans may “Like” it, but Brazilian authorities have declared the pop singer's spray-painting escapades a crime.


Architect’s $3.2M Jury Award Upheld

A Texas construction firm that built hundreds of homes according to architectural plans it did not buy violated the architect's copyright, a U.S. court of appeals has ruled in affirming a mu...


Google Reveals Mystery Building

One might not consider four-story structures growing from shipping containers smack dab in the middle of San Francisco Bay especially mysterious.


GSA Selects 2 Green Building Systems

Move over, LEED. An additional green-building certification system, Green Globes, has gained favor for federal projects.


Spooktacular Skyscraper to Light Up NYC

The soaring 1,454-feet-tall Empire State Building will be tricked out in lights tonight for a new Halloween treat.


Artists Hope to Turn Slum into Art

Dutch artists want to turn an entire hillside slum in Rio de Janeiro into a monumental piece of urban art—and they are asking for your help.


Rice U. to Study China’s New Towns

Architects and urban planners should think less about tearing down and more about building upon neighborhoods set by culture and history, according to officials at Rice University.


2 Schools Earn a Global Green ‘A+’

The “Greenest Schools on Earth” can now be found in China and Kenya, according to new honors conferred by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Designer Dollhouses Hit Auction Block

Ever dreamed of owning your very own Zaha Hadid creation? Well, that dream could become a reality ... on a small scale, at least.


Painter Keeps His Eye on the Canvas

Sometimes paint is not just on the wall … it’s up the nose and through the eye.


Kanye West Wants to be an Architect

You won’t hear it on Yeezus, but Kanye West is singing a new tune—this one, about his architectural aspirations.


Flex Marks the Spot for City Designs

Pop-up buildings and other temporary architecture, warehouse transformations, and group office space will be among the key design trends appearing in the American cities of tomorrow, the Am...


Skyscraper Awards Toast the Tops

The world’s best new skyscrapers look a lot like the late, great Marilyn Monroe—and not the blonde part.


Carmel’s Codes Make T-Rex Extinct

Forget garden gnomes. One California homeowner went prehistoric with his front lawn, erecting a monstrous Tyrannosaurus rex made of steel.


Mural Wings its Way to New Record

A 32-story-tall phoenix is set to soar to a new world record this weekend in Ontario, Canada, in the form of the world's tallest mural.


Architect, Partner Killed in Terror Attack

A respected British-Australian architect and his pregnant partner were among dozens of victims killed in the weekend terrorist attack in Kenya, media outlets reported Monday (Sept. 23).


New Flooring Offers Repurposed Style

Repurposed yarn is the center of a new flooring collection recommended for use in commercial interiors.


Prisons Test the Power of Pink

Pink paint is being used in jails throughout Switzerland as part of a plan designed to curb tempers and soothe prisoners.


LEED v4 Paints New Challenges

Love it or hate it, LEED v4 is set to make its formal debut in November in project plans around the world—and that includes paint and coatings work.


12 Years On, Ground Zero Rises Again

From the spire to the Oculus, construction at the World Trade Center site in New York City is in high gear on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.


RPM Coatings Buys Flooring Maker

The parent company of Zinsser, Rust-Oleum and other popular consumer brands is expanding its commercial flooring portfolio with the purchase of Expanko Inc.


Bathroom Break: Vote for the Best Can

Flushed with success at their new nominations, 10 lavatories across America are now vying to be crowned No. 1 in America’s Best Restroom Contest.


New London Building is a Scorcher

The architect whose glass “death ray” hotel exterior was accused of melting cups and burning guests in Las Vegas is now building a high-rise that is reportedly searing cars and shops in Lond...


Group Sets Building Modeling Standard

A national group of Building Information Modeling users has established a new reference standard designed to bring greater consistency, clarity and precision to Building Information Models (...


Apartment Building Collapses, Kills 2

At least two people are dead after a seven-story residential building collapsed Sunday afternoon (Aug. 25) in Alexandria, Egypt.


Fleshing Out a Floor Plan

When it comes to architectural drawings, the old paper and digital options have a hot new competitor: skin.


Greeks Nab Architect Wanted in Collapse

A British architect wanted in connection with the 2005 collapse of a residential tower in Pakistan that killed 78 people has been arrested in Greece, according to numerous reports.


Five School Designs Set Trends

Bold uses of color and finishes and an array of sustainable building technologies are featured in the latest round of educational and cultural project designs honored by the American Institu...


Homeowner Brews a Canny Cladding

Some might not consider a house clad in thousands of beer cans a landmark, but Houston, TX, sure does.


Worker to be Tried in Architect's Death

An employee charged in the April beating death of internationally known architect Graham Downes will stand trial in California, authorities say.


Paint Ashes in Oven May Solve Case

Missing artwork worth tens of millions of dollars may have been burned in an oven in Romania, according to numerous reports.


Millionaires’ Murals Heat up the Locals

Homeowners in Florida and California are fighting City Hall—with mixed results—over murals that are making waves in their communities.


AIA Honors 12 Healing Designs

Projects in Atlanta, Chicago and Abu Dhabi are among 12 high-performing healthcare designs newly honored by the American Institute of Architects.


Architecture Served from the Sea

Seaweed is not just for salad, soup and sushi, folks. It’s also a building material that’s been hard at work on the Danish island of Læsø since the 1200s.


World’s Biggest Building Bows in China

An artificial beach with fake sunsets, a 14-screen iMAX theater, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, and a Mediterranean village reconstruction are among the amenities housed in the largest b...


Scientists Pursue Colorful Solar Dream

Step into the light, colorful solar panels. Traditional black and blue panels generate electricity but lack the aesthetic flexibility that designers and architects crave, say German research...


Artist Snags Strangers’ DNA to Create

Some describe a New York artist's 3D printing art as cool; others say it’s creepy—but it is sure to make one stop and think.


After Long LEED Time, ‘v4’ Approved

The U.S. Green Building Council’s controversial update to its green-building certification system has gained strong member approval, paving the way for an official launch this fall.


Renzo Piano’s Works on Display in NYC

A new exhibit in New York City will offer a unique look into the daily studio practice of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano.


AIA Honors Architect Gantt

DENVER—Harvey B. Gantt, FAIA—a civil rights pioneer, public servant and award-winning architect—was presented the 2013 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Friday (June 21) during the American Institu...


Design Billings Up as AIA 2013 Begins

DENVER—The design business is back in positive territory after a scare, as thousands of architects and building professionals convened Thursday (June 21) for the 2013 American Institute of A...


Hue and Cry: Paint War Colors Election

Political history has always been colorful—you’ve got your Greens and your reds, whites and blues—but one island nation is drenched in a clash of campaign color.


Pritzker Jury Denies Call for Award

The jury for the coveted Pritzker Architecture Prize says its 1991 decision to honor architect Robert Venturi with an award and not his equal partner and collaborator Denise Scott Brown will...


Calatrava to Pay $4.3M for Design Flaws

A court in Spain recently ordered world-famous architect Santiago Calatrava to pay €3.3 million (about $4.3 million USD) due to alleged flaws in one of his designs.


Designers Propose ‘Strawscraper’

Energy efficiency just got hairy. The Swedish firm Belatchew Arkitekter has recently proposed a design that could turn one of the tallest buildings in Stockholm into a hairy giant.


Design Contest Focuses on Warsaw Icon

A newly launched design contest seeks to revitalize the landmark rotunda building in Warsaw, Poland.


Libraries Shine in Design Spotlight

A new transformation of St. Louis’ historic Cass Gilbert-designed Central Library is among six of the U.S.'s “finest examples of library design,” according to the American Institute of Archi...


Dream Guests: In the Pink, Seeing Red

Housing bust? What housing bust? Barbie has just opened a pair of life-sized dream homes—one in Florida, the other in Berlin.


New Paint Palette is Steeped in History

Benjamin Moore's newest color collection is 250 years old.


Study: Blue Paint Best for Sleep

Bedrooms painted blue produce a better and longer night’s rest, a new study suggests.


Design Elements to Satisfy Taste Buds

Designers looking for an edible element to incorporate into their creations might consider a hardtack table, chocolate chair, grains sofa, or candy coffee table.


The West Inspires New Paint Colors

Kelly-Moore Paints says its new ColorStudio Collection features more than 1,700 shades inspired by light, lifestyles and hues of the West.


LEED Gains GSA Panel’s Favor

While the General Services Administration has yet to officially recommend a green building standard for use in all federal buildings, the LEED system appears to be the front runner.


Painter Charged in Stolen Art Case

A house painter faces more than a decade behind bars for his expensive taste in art.


UK Architects Fight Shrinking Homes

Feeling cramped in your home? Consider this: A new one-bedroom home in the UK is now about the size of a railcar on the London Underground’s Jubilee Line—46 square meters, or 495 square feet...


Architect Dies after Fight with Worker

International architect Graham Downes has died from injuries suffered in an assault outside his California home, according to an announcement by his company.


Study: Build Green to Behave Green

Most people instinctively yell in a stadium and whisper in a library or church. So why wouldn’t they act more environmentally responsible in an eco-friendly building? It turns out that they ...


Paris Tower Retrofit Takes Global Award

The renovation of a decrepit 1960s tower block in Paris has captured the top architectural honor at the London Design Museum’s Design of the Year Awards.


FBI Impersonator Held in $225K Swindle

A former Ohio real-estate executive has been charged with impersonating a federal agent and diverting money from FBI construction contracts to defraud several companies of more than $225,000...


Firm’s Scandal Jeopardizes Projects

Indictments and mass layoffs at a politically connected New Jersey engineering firm have cast doubt on the fate of millions of dollars in ongoing construction projects across the region.


Food Fit for a Fine Finish

Spray paint has a variety of commercial, industrial, and consumer uses, to be sure, but one of them might make some a little hungry … or queasy.


Partner Seeks Share of Pritzker Prize

Just two weeks after Toyo Ito was named the 2013 recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, a coalition of more than 4,000 is urging the organizers of the prestigious honor to retroactive...


Fish Story: Salmon Bus Baits for Bids

A plan to hook tourists and reel in local artists has spawned a new bid solicitation by a local transit agency in Alaska.


Paint Refreshes 9/11 Tribute Center

The 9/11 Tribute Center in New York City is sporting a fresh coat of paint, courtesy of volunteers and donations from Behr Process Corp.’s BEHRCares program.


Voting Open in AIA Host Hunt

Center stage at the American Institute of Architects 2013 National Convention is up for grabs in the AIA’s Architect Live contest.


Building Collapses in Africa, Kills 34

Officials continued to search for answers Monday (April 1) as workers recovered dozens of bodies crushed in the collapse of a building under construction in Tanzania, Africa, according to nu...


Where Wild Travelers Can Play it Safe

Today’s highway planners may not care why the chicken crossed the road, but they can tell you how he reached the other side in one piece.


Wounded Soldiers’ Homes Get New Paint

Painting contractors from across the country have embarked on a state-by-state mission to bring uplifting color makeovers to the homes of America’s wounded war veterans.


Public Outcry over $1M Bus Stop

A single pole and sign simply can’t compare to a new million-dollar bus shelter in Arlington, VA.


Top Designs Contend in Global Race

Architect Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho building in Beijing and MIT’s innovative non-stick ketchup bottle are just two of the 90 designs facing off in a worldwide competition billed as “the Oscar...


Fate Uncertain: Gehry’s Design for Ike

Five years and tens of millions of dollars into the process, a controversial memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower may be headed back to the drawing board, sunk by an "unworkable" desig...


Architect Ito Awarded Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect Toyo Ito has been named the 2013 recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.


KS Paint Job Answers Gay Haters

A nonprofit peace group has put its house paint where its heart is—and, at the same time, right in the face of the nation’s most vocal homosexual-hating church.


Fowl Play: Paint Job is for the Birds

A UK building whose pale gray exterior has reportedly proved a death trap for geese may be in for a lifesaving facelift.


Study: Women See Color Better

Guys who are weighing a choice between Brewski Burnish and Sandy Suds for their next man-cave paint job may want to run the swatches by a woman.


Design Help from Robotic Lights

Drop your paint brush and grab a stylus. University of Tokyo scientists have developed an augmented reality-based system that enables users to “paint” a room via tablet.


Paint Plan for NJ Eyesore

Call it "Xana-don't," if you will, but New Jersey officials say they want a paint makeover for a longtime eyesore.


Color, Technology Lights Stone Facade

A building in Germany now features an innovative concrete panel facade that its owner can light up in color or use to display text and graphics.


Architect Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

A New Jersey-based architect has pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent tax returns on behalf of the architectural and engineering firm he owned and operated for more than 25 years.


From UK to US, An Artful Mystery Rages

A beloved mural by phantom British street artist Banksy is on the move across two continents, aswirl in mystery and controversy over its whereabouts and fate.


Ex-Teacher Sues Over Classroom Color

A legal dust-up over yellow classroom walls has a former teacher demanding green and school district officials seeing red in Texas.


Icy Design Opens in Antarctica

The Halley VI Antarctic Research Station is one icy project that’s set to become an icon for British science, architecture and engineering.


After Newtown, Designing for Safety

America's schools can be designed for greater safety, but no design can prevent the risk of violent attack, a group of leading school architects says.


Hacker Eyed in Space Needle Contest

The winning paint design for the roof of the Seattle Space Needle is "Trees," but fans of the competing "Deep Blue Sea" entry say the contest was fishy.


Wright Inspires Project with Purr-pose

Architecture buffs and cat lovers, unite! Florida Southern College, which boasts the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings in existence, will now feature six more struc...


Green-Building Guides Vie for GSA Nod

LEED’s seven-year reign may soon be over as the federal government's go-to green building rating system.


New Dixie Skirmish in Paint Color Wars

Valentine’s Day arrives with no love lost among architects, developers and city design officials wrangling over a proposed paint scheme for a luxe new student housing project in the heart of...


For Sale: $25M Dreamhouse. Must Like Pink.

Is there nothing Barbie cannot do? She designs homes, builds homes, and now she's taking on the recession-battered housing market.


Architect Wins Suit over Design Changes

A museum architect’s intellectual-property rights were violated by an expansion project that altered his original design, a French court has ruled in awarding damages to the architect.


Architect Plans to 3D Print a Home

A Dutch architect has unveiled plans to construct a modern house with no beginning or end.


USGBC Names Top 10 Green States

Washington, D.C., has once again been crowned the LEED capital of the United States. With 36.97 square feet of LEED space certified per resident in 2012


28 Designs Deliver AIA Honors

A farm facility featuring a bamboo skin, a church renovation with platinum leaf elements, and a marble facade restoration were among 28 stellar examples of architecture and design recently h...


New Year’s Color Parade Continues

Two more paint companies have added to the assortment of top colors and trends for 2013.


Building Collapses in Egypt; 24 Dead

At least 24 people have been killed and 11 injured after an eight-story apartment building collapsed early Wednesday (Jan. 16) in Alexandria, Egypt, reports said.


Paint Prizes Up for Grabs in Contest

California-based Dunn-Edwards Corp. is once again kicking off the painting season with its Contractor Sweepstakes.


Artist Paints to Disappear

Now, here's a guy who can really paint himself into a corner...and a magazine rack...and a bus stop...and a toy shelf.


Groups Stamp Concrete Pink for a Cure

A coalition of decorative concrete professionals hopes to pour, stain and stamp pink concrete across all 50 states to raise cancer awareness by October 2013.


Florida City Reins in Paint Colors

A south Florida city has approved an ordinance dictating what colors business owners may paint their buildings in commercial zones.


Barbie Breaks Ground on Building Career

While Barbie has yet to give up her pink heels and silk for work boots and flannel, the blonde bombshell has broken ground in the construction toy arena.


 
 
   

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