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Austin FC Stadium Breaks Ground

Last Monday, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at Austin FC, marking a major milestone in the project’s steps towards completion.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Quebec Tech HQ

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 18) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving r...


Kanye West Prototypes Could Face Demo

Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West is well on his way constructing an affordable housing community in Calabasas, California. The structures, however, reportedly violate construction laws and...


Skyscraper Now Officially Seattle's Second Tallest

After two years of construction, the Rainier Square Tower has officially become Seattle’s second tallest skyscraper in the city. The $370 million tower is slated to top out later this month,...


Construction App Developed to ‘Save Lives’

A multimedia application has been developed by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow, Scotland) that will reportedly be able to save lives and reduce the number of injuries o...


$1.4B Chase Center Completed on Schedule

Earlier this month, joint venture Mortenson and Clark Construction Group announced the substantial competition of the $1.4 billion San Francisco Chase Center in a press release.


Notre Dame People's Design Winners Announced

Just this week, GoArchitect announced the winners of The People’s Notre-Dame Design Competition. The competition received 226 entries from 56 countries since its launch in May.


Designer Proposes Oceanic Filtration Skyscraper

United States-based designer Honglin Li has recently proposed a “waste-to-energy skyscraper” that would be housed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.


Renderings Reveal NBA Clippers’ $1B Arena

The National Basketball Association has recently revealed renderings of the new Los Angeles Clippers’ Inglewood, California-based arena through an official release.


Serpentine Pavilion Arrives in Los Angeles

Traveling from Europe to the United States, the SelgasCano-designed Second Home Serpentine Pavilion is coming to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.


Carbon-Neutral Museum Slated for Sweden

As a part of an international competition, Danish architecture firm COBE has been awarded for a new science center, planned to be built in the Swedish university city of Lund.


Hamburger Water Tower Project Progresses

The Hamburg, New York, water tower repainting project is on a roll: The Hamburger Water Tower Committee was recently granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. According to a local news station, ...


Vegas Stadium Budget Bumps to $1.9B

The budget for the new Las Vegas stadium—future home of the National Football League’s Raiders—has just gone up by about $40 million, bringing the price tag to $1.9 billion.


RFI Issued for $13B JFK Central Hub

Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a Request for Information made by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the design and development of JFK Central.


Houston to Get ‘Skylawn’ Development

Developed by Lovett Commercial and designed by Luxigon and Dutch architecture firm OMA, renderings for POST Houston have recently been revealed for the city’s new mixed-used development.


Hadid-Designed FL Skyscraper Now Complete

The first and only residential skyscraper in the United States designed by architect Zaha Hadid, Miami's “One Thousand Museum,” has recently reached completion, according to officials.


HI Complex to Receive $679M Overhaul

International architecture firm Snøhetta has recently revealed project renderings of O’ahu Island-based premier arts and cultural complex, Neal S. Blaisdell Center.


Hudson Yards Developer Plans Canada Project

Planned for downtown Toronto, Oxford Properties Group—the developer behind New York City’s Hudson Yards—is working on a C$3.5 billion ($2.7 billion) mixed-use complex.


2019 Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled

The latest Serpentine Pavilion structure—a project erected each summer in London’s Hyde Park—has been unveiled by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami.


TX Soccer Stadium Renderings Revealed

Professional soccer franchise Austin FC—a club backed by Anthony Precourt‘s Precourt Sports Ventures—has released digital renderings of a new soccer stadium that is slated to be built at McK...


Designs Revealed for Uber Skyports

At Uber’s third Elevate Summit—an annual immersive event which convenes leaders from across academia, industry, government, policy and technology—16 designs from eight different architecture...


NYC Concert Venue Gets Green Roof

Transformed by architecture firm HLW Architects, concert venue Brooklyn Steel is topped with a green roof innovated prior to the state’s new Climate Mobilization Act, and doubles as an acous...


Wright House Reassembled in PA Park

Workers have recently concluded the reconstruction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s RW Lindholm House in Acme, Pennsylvania—about 1,000 miles from where it was originally built.


Office Building to Get Hedge-Covered Facade

Work recently topped out at Düsseldorf, Germany’s Kö-Bogen II office block, a structure that’s slated to be covered with five miles’ worth of hedges.


Snowflake Design Revealed for China Airport

Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has released renderings for Harbin Taiping International Airport’s Terminal 3 project in Northern China, evoking the region’s landscape of snow...


Hadid-Designed World Cup Stadium Officially Opens

On May 16, Al Wakrah—one of eight stadiums slated for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar—held an official opening ceremony, followed by an inaugural match.


DC Bridge Almost Halfway Complete

The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, running over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., is halfway complete, according to reports. The structure is slated to open in 2021, costing ...


German Researchers Create Biomimicry Pavilions

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have designed two pavilions for the Bundesgartenschau horticultural show in Germany, with the goal of imitating nature, or biomimicry.


Green Bridges to Connect New Headquarters

New York-based Steve Holl Architects have recently released design plans for new headquarters for genome machine intelligence company iCarbonX (Shenzhen, China).


Firms Propose Upcycled High-Rise Design

Danish architecture firms Lendager Group and Tredje Natur recently proposed designs for a new residential and commercial building in the Orestad area of Copenhagen.


London's Holocaust Memorial Design Changed

Designs for London’s anticipated Holocaust Memorial have been adjusted following a recent outcry from park management and the public about the original design’s impact on the surrounding Vic...


Greenhouse Proposed for Notre Dame Roof

In the wake of Notre Dame Cathedral’s devastating fire, Paris-based architects Studio NAB have submitted a design proposing a greenhouse and educational apiary to sit upon the damaged landma...


Gehry Designs Warner Bros. HQ

Architect Frank Gehry of Gehry Partners has designed a set of office buildings for Warner Bros. future headquarters in Burbank, California.


Giant Optical Illusion Created at Louvre Museum

Earlier this month, for the 30th anniversary of the Louvre’s iconic glass pyramid, French street artist JR created an optical illusion that made the pyramid look like it was sinking into a c...


Notre Dame Spire Design Competition Launched

After tragedy struck Paris last week, France is planning to launch an architectural competition for the spire that was lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.


PA Architects Design 'Largest' Esports Arena

Comcast Spectator and The Cordish Cos. have announced the design plans for a $50 million Philadelphia-based esports arena.


85-Foot Graffiti Sculpture Set Ablaze for Festival

Artist duo Pichi and Avo—otherwise known as PichiAvo—known for their work that combines classical art with graffiti, recently created an 85-foot sculpture for Valencia’s Fallas Festival.


NASA Names Space Habitat Finalists

The top three finalists for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge were announced just last week (March 28).


NY Firm Reveals Mirrored Necklace Design

New York City-based architecture firm REX has released the final design for its mirrored Necklace Residence project.


Construction Begins on $1B O'Hare Expansion

Chicago officials celebrated last week the groundbreaking of the $1.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5—just one piece of the massive $8.5 billion “O’Hare 21” re...


Norway Unveils World's Tallest Timber Tower

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has confirmed that Mjøstårnet by Voll Arkitekter in Brumunddal, Norway is the world’s tallest timber building upon its completion this month.


Glass Facade Outlines Paris Restoration

Almost 8 years after architecture firm SANAA (Tokyo, Japan) released its renderings for the redesign of la Samaritaine (Paris, France), a completion date is finally in sight.


Boujee $18M Bunker for Sale in NV

An $18 million mansion is on the market in Las Vegas. Only two miles east from the Strip and totaling 14,620 square feet, this 1970s-themed home is anything but ordinary.


German Arena Design Reveals Green Roof

3XN Architects (Copenhagen, Denmark) has revealed its design for a new multipurpose arena in München, Germany, a plan that includes a green roof over the 673,000-square-foot structure.


Studio Develops ‘The Coolest White’ Paint

UNStudio (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Monopol Colors (Fislisbach, Switzerland) recently developed an extremely reflective white paint that reduces the amount of absorbable heat on buildings,...


BIG Updates MLB Stadium Design

Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has released new designs for Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics, following an outcry from the public and city officials reacting to the new stadi...


Call for Applications: 2020 Venice Biennale

The U.S. Department of State and the National Endowment for the Arts Design Programs have announced a call for applications for U.S. representation at the 17th International Architecture Exh...


China's Horizontal Skyscraper Set to Open

China’s highly anticipated Raffles City Chongqing project is reportedly nearing completion, as the last topping out has recently taken place. The $3.8 billion structure is on pace to open la...


Gehry Designs Concert Hall for Wimbledon

Renowned architect Frank Gehry is reportedly on the path to designing another concert venue—this time in Wimbledon.


Architect Tapped for 2019 Serpentine Pavilion

The architect for the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion structure—a project erected each summer in London’s Hyde Park—has been selected as Japanese architect Junya Ishigami.


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...


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...


Controversy over Holocaust Memorial Continues

Designer Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates is speaking out against criticism of his controversial designs for the Holocaust Memorial in Westminster.


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.


Shortlist Designs for O'Hare Project Revealed

Plans for the massive $8.5 billion expansion project at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have taken another step forward as the shortlist of architects have all released their first ta...


Dutch Firm Reveals Plans for New, Old Stadiums

Architecture firm OMA recently revealed its plans for the new Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam. The facility is part of a larger urban plan for the area called “Feyenoord City,” which aims to ...


Designs Revealed for Final 2022 World Cup Stadium

Designs were recently released for the final venue of the 2022 World Cup, hosted by Qatar. Lusail Stadium, with a capacity of 80,000, will be the largest of the tournament, hosting the openi...


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OR Group Gets Land for New Baseball Park

Oregon’s Portland Diamond Project recently announced a deal for the site of its Major League Baseball park project. The team signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to dev...


NY Water Tower to Receive Delicious Redesign

A water tower is in Hamburg, New York, is getting a delicious redesign: Residents have been lobbying to get the rusty structure repainted, and late last month, a new design was chosen to hel...


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.


Latvia Anniversary Celebrated with Unique Livery

In celebration of Latvia’s 100th anniversary, airBaltic recently changed the livery of one of its new A220-300 aircraft to a color scheme that honored the country’s flag, using aerospace coa...


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.


Chicago Reveals Shortlist for $8.5B Airport Project

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced the shortlist for the teams vying for the $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 Terminal Expansion Project at O’Hare International Airport.


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...


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...


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.


Tank of the Year Voting Deadline Nears

The deadline is nearing to vote for Tnemec Company Inc.'s Tank of the Year contest, an annual competition honoring innovative and creative uses of the company's products on water tank projec...


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.


Tank of the Year Voting Opens

Voting has opened for Tnemec Company Inc.’s Tank of the Year contest, a yearly competition that features innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water tank projects.


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.


FL Convention Center Proposal Tops $1B

To revitalize dead zones along Bay Street in Jacksonville, Florida, three firms have submitted proposals—one of which tops $1 billion—for the construction of a convention center and hotel. T...


Airline Spells Its Own Name Wrong on Plane

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when the picture captures only two words, you want them both to be spelled correctly. For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, a photo of...


Airplane Maker Paints Tiger, Shark Planes

With the true eye of the tiger, aircraft maker Embraer recently collaborated with AkzoNobel’s aerospace coatings business to develop new livery for three of Embraer’s latest line of E2 busin...


Facebook Expands with Gehry-Designed Building

Facebook’s presence in Menlo Park, California, recently expanded with the completion of MPK 21, a Frank Gehry-designed building that was built in only 18 months, topped with a 3.6-acre roof ...


Island Building Doubles as Bridge

Continuing a Faroese tradition of blending architecture with the landscape, architecture firm Henning Larsen designed the Eysturkommuna town hall, located in Nordragota in the Faroe Islands,...


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 ...


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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...


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.


New Mexico City Airport Fate Up in the Air

A $13.2 billion project in Mexico City that could eventually become one of the world’s largest airports is hanging in midair as the country’s president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador—know...


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...


Tariffs, Design Changes Bump WA Arena to $700M

The developer tasked with renovating Seattle’s historic KeyArena recently cited President Donald J. Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as the cause for the rising price tag of th...


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...


Firm 'Proposes' Black Concrete Grenfell Memorial

A London design studio has sparked some conversation with its recently released visualizations of the Grenfell Tower re-imagined as a memorial to the more than 70 people who died in a blaze ...


Apartments Designed to Recall Gasholders

Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo recently converted a former gasworks in Hilversum, located in the Netherlands, into a residential area that features cylindrical apartment buildings reminisce...


Town Set to Vote on Burger Water Tank

The proponents of a yearslong campaign to get one town's water tower painted like a giant hamburger are cooking with gas now, as a collection of design renderings are up for a public vote.


Nashville Airport Awards $144M Contract

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority awarded a $144 million piece of its $1.2 billion expansion plan to Cincinnati, Ohio-based Messer Construction late last month, marking the sixth ...


Australian Bridge Proposal Sparks Debate

A proposal for a 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) bridge to connect Australia’s mainland to the natural tourist haven of Kangaroo Island has provoked intense discussion among politicians and neighbor...


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...


Salt Lake City International Airport Reaches Halfway Mark

The new Salt Lake City International Airport is 50 percent complete as of last week, ushering in a new phase of work that will become increasingly visible to residents as construction contin...


$207M KY Convention Center Reno Complete

The Kentucky International Convention Center is just days away from its grand reopening ceremony, capping a nearly two-year, $207 million renovation that has completely changed the face of t...


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...


Bridge Held Up by Giant Hands

Tourists visiting the mountains of Da Nang, Vietnam, will be uplifted by the Golden Bridge, a structure that takes the shape of two hands supporting a 150-meter-long (492-foot-long) golden s...


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...


Discussions Continue on Air Force One Redesign

President Donald J. Trump recently confirmed changes are in store for Air Force One, noting that the presidential plane will be completely updated, which includes a new paint scheme.


Report: Design-Build Use Growing in U.S.

While design-bid-build remains the most widely used project delivery method in the U.S., a new report indicates that design-build delivery—in which an owner works with a single entity for bo...


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.”


Historic NYC Fire Boat's Paint Job Dazzles

A retired fireboat in New York Harbor will be giving tourists the ol’ razzle-dazzle for the remainder of the summer and fall as part of a public-art project highlighting a unique form of “ca...


Airbus Gets a Whale of a Paint Job

In late June, Airbus made a splash with the unveiling of the new design for the BelugaXL (Airbus A330-700L), a new mega-transport aircraft painted to look like its namesake—the Beluga whale.


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...


Nominations Open for Tank of the Year

Coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. has opened submissions for its annual Tank of the Year competition. The deadline for nominating projects is October 1.


Chicago Launches Contest for Airport Design

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the city is inviting architects from all over the world to participate in a design competition for the O’Hare Airport expansion plan.


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).


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 ...


Officials Investigating Cracks in $70M Stadium

The firms constructing a $70 million high school football stadium in McKinney, Texas, have now promised to get to the bottom of some suspiciously larges cracks that have appeared on the stru...


Uber Reveals Skyport Proposals

In order to plan for the future demands of transportation infrastructure, Uber recently revealed six Skyport proposals at its second annual Elevate conference. These selections were reported...


Designs Revealed for Turkish Stadium Revamp

United Kingdom-based design firm AFL Architects has recently released design renderings for its renovation of Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium, part of a 10-stadium commission to get Turkey ready ...


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 ...


Reinventing Cities Calls for Proposals

Global urban planning organization C40 Cities is in the home stretch of its call for proposals in its Reinventing Cities initiative, which aims to transform underutilized spaces into "resili...


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...


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...


Design Contenders Chosen for PIT Terminal

The Allegheny County Airport Authority has narrowed down the design firm candidates that are in the running for the Pittsburgh International Airport’s billion-dollar facelift.


Renderings Revealed for $860M Vegas Center

Preliminary designs were recently released for the new Las Vegas Convention Center, an $860 million expansion design that’s part of a bigger $1.4 billion overhaul project.


MO City Looks to Preserve Historic Bridge

The City of Springfield, Missouri, is currently evaluating several options to rehabilitate its 116-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, which was closed two years ago after inspectors found...


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...


Frick Museum Selects Firm for $160M Reno

New York City’s Frick Collection has chosen a design from Selldorf Architects in what is to be the first significant renovation and expansion for its Upper East Side location in years.


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.


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...


Lufthansa to Repaint Newly Repainted Planes

Germany-based Lufthansa Group has had to reverse the recent changes made to its livery due to the new dark blue being too dark, especially in adverse weather conditions.


Canadian Terminal Combines Art, Function

A construction process that mixed architecture firms with artists has resulted in Toronto’s new expanded subway system.


Design, Final Cost Revealed for Vegas Stadium

Design elements for the new Las Vegas stadium were released late last week while the final costs for the project were cemented at $1.8 billion.


Firms Tapped for Grenfell Estate Redesign

Six architecture firms have been tapped to bring ideas to the table on the renovation of London’s Lancaster West Estate, the property that contains Grenfell Tower, the site of a massive fire...


Broom-Clad Office Offers Secret Garden Space

Nottingham, England-based architecture firm 2hD Workshop had a noise problem it needed to clean up in its home office. The solution: A small, satellite office space outside in the garden—wit...


Southwest Airlines Honors Louisiana with Pelican Plane

To celebrate Louisiana and 39 years of service to the region, Southwest Airlines released the company’s latest state-dedicated aircraft—Louisiana One—a Boeing 737-700 painted with both the f...


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...


LEGO to Launch Sugar Cane Bricks

Toy manufacturer LEGO recently announced that production of a new line of botanical-themed building bricks has begun, and emulating the renewable nature of their plant cousins, the toy block...


A 5-Year Checkup of Chicago's Calder Flamingo 

When most people first glimpse the towering, 53-foot-tall Calder Flamingo in downtown Chicago, their emotions vary. Awe is probably the most common. From a distance, it looks like a gangly s...


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...


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...


Barbed Wire Protects SC's Peachoid Water Tower

An iconic South Carolina water tower that recently underwent a peachy rehab now has a new feature: a barbed-wire fence meant to fend off vandals.


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 ...


New 'Cracking' Glass Bridge Opens in China

Some of us use haunted houses and roller coasters to get a thrill; in China, the current trend is to give yourself a scare by heading out on a glass bridge—and daredevils have another opport...


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...


Swedish Bridge Connects Pedestrians with the Water

A new bridge in Kalix, Sweden, will both span the local Kalix River and act as a space for passing foot traffic to engage with the river below, while also providing protection for pedestrian...


DC Frederick Douglass Bridge Breaks Ground

Despite criticism of its design from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts late last year, the new Frederick Douglass Bridge is on its way to becoming a reality in Washington, D.C., after a groun...


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...


Lufthansa Unveils New Airline Livery

Germany-based Lufthansa Group recently unveiled new livery for its airline, which was part of a redesign to mark the 100th anniversary of the airline’s iconic crane. The reveal also featured...


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...


Darkest Building on Earth Opens at Olympics

London-based architect Asif Khan has unveiled his latest creation: the darkest building on Earth. The “Hyundai Pavilion,” designed for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea, is...


'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.


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.


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...


China Boasts World's Tallest Ice Structure

China is now home to the world’s tallest ice shell structure. Students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the Harbin Institute of Technology have worked to erect the 100.1-fe...


Seattle Tower Could Be Seismic Game-Changer

The design of a new “proof of concept” tower in Seattle could change the game for towers’ seismic and wind resistance, experts say.


Artist Uses Refrigerator Doors as Canvasses

A Pennsylvania painter uses more than just canvases for personal expression—he uses refrigerator doors. David Berkner produces works of art on the unusual surfaces in an attempt to connect t...


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.


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.


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.


Olympic Park Design Will Include Blackest Black

A designer working on the Olympic park for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has said that he will be using Vantablack—the world's blackest black—to emulate the night sky for visitors ...


Revised DC Bridge Design Questioned by Panel

The recently released new design for Washington D.C.’s Frederick Douglass Bridge was created to answer critics of the “uninspired” first draft, but the federal agency that oversees the Distr...


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on the D+D Elevation Awards winners, the impacts of color and design, gathering paint samples and dealing with lead paint rem...


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.


FL Water Tank Named 2017's Best

An elevated water tank in Destin, Florida, has earned the distinction of Tank of the Year, as recognized by protective coating manufacturer Tnemec Company (Kansas City, Missouri).


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.


Tank of the Year Voting Opens

Voting has opened for Tnemec Company Inc.’s Tank of the Year contest, a yearly competition that features innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water tank projects.


Manhole Designs Leave an Impression

A Berlin-based artist is elevating the lowly manhole cover to new levels as a hip piece of apparel that allows the wearer to rep a favorite city or neighborhood (or sewer authority).


Tank of the Year Deadline Nears

The deadline is nearing for submissions to coating manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc.'s Tank of the Year contest, an annual competition honoring innovative and creative uses of the company's p...


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.


Stone-Inspired Skyscrapers Take Shape in Beijing

Beijing’s Chaoyang Park Plaza is nearly complete after the environment-inspired structure topped out more than two years ago.


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.


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.


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.


Preview Released for CA (W)rapper Tower

A new video has been released detailing the long-anticipated commercial high-rise in Los Angeles that was first conceived in 1999.


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.


New Apple Store Gets 'MacBook Roof'

Eagle-eyed Chicago residents recently got a glimpse of the final touches on the new Apple store’s roof—and it looked familiar.


Architect Sues Over Alleged Stolen Design

The president of Qube Architecture LLC, Jeehoon Park, has accused major architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP of falsely claiming design credit for the 104-story One World Trade C...


Tank of the Year Submissions Open

A high-performance coatings manufacturer has opened submissions to its Tank of the Year competition.


Luxury Towers Boast Eco-Friendly Design

A new residential development from London-based Zaha Hadid Architects melds luxury living with an environmentally friendly design.


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.


ALED Technology Shines New Light on Glass

LightGlass Technology wasted little time making bold strides into the architectural glass products market.


12-Sided Gallery Brings Art Back to UK Park

London’s Vauxhall neighborhood has gotten some of its art back, thanks to Cabinet Gallery and its unconventional headquarters.


Framing Method Eschews Construction Trappings

A framing method developed by the Clemson University School of Architecture in South Carolina has spurred construction projects that don’t require skilled labor, power tools or nails.


Container Ship Refashioned into Luxury Vessel

A cargo ship is no small purchase as it is, but one marine company is taking the previously humble-if-pricey container ship to new, and even pricier, heights.


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.


Design Aims to Reshape FL Beachfront

Madrid-based multidisciplinary firm Ecosistema Urbano emerged as the winner of the Shore to Core waterfront design competition, which pitted more than 40 international architects, artists an...


First Truss Placed at WI Arena

The construction of a new arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, continues apace, as workers placed the first truss on the anchor structure of the $524 million complex.


Exterior Panel Developer Unveils, Expands Line

Netherlands-based laminate plate manufacturer Trespa International BV announced a new product on April 20, and also disclosed the expansion in its line of cladding panels.


Finnish Architects Draft Beer

A group of Finnish architects, acknowledging the need for the perfect elixir after a tough day in pursuit of the ultimate design, came up with a solution for what “ales” them.


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.


Asteroid-Tethered Structure Is Ultimate High-Rise

You would have to buy a spacesuit, because your residence would be at an elevation of 32,000 meters (105.000 feet). Step outside, and you would be in a near-vacuum. The temperature would be ...


Dubai Developer Offers Underwater Villas

For the prospective homeowner whose finances are going swimmingly, a Dubai developer is offering villas that offer a decidedly different perspective.


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.


Elevation Awards to Honor Coating Success

A new awards series from PaintSquare sister publication Durability + Design will honor the best of commercial and architectural coatings work from the past year.


Deadline Approaching: D+D Elevation Awards

Durability + Design is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to enter the Elevation Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony at CONSTRUCT...


Philly Museum Begins Gehry's Nearly $200M Renovation

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has begun “unclogging its arteries” with the recent groundbreaking of the Core Project—a $196 million plan that will add a grand total of 90,000 square feet to...


Scientists Knit Together a Tower

Researchers from Copenhagen, Denmark, have made the case that strong architectural structures do not have to be made out of hard materials such as concrete or steel.


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.


Seattle Underpass to get Color Splash

The concrete forest under Interstate 5 between Seattle’s Cherry and James streets is about to get much more visually appealing.


FHWA to Study Augmented Reality in Construction

Reality might be getting an upgrade in the construction industry. The Federal Highway Administration is researching augmented reality, an immersive technology that allows a user to see virtu...


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.


New Wood Finish Launched for Weathered Look

Rust-Oleum has launched a new wood finish product designed to achieve the “weathered” wood look.


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.


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.


Study Tallies Bird Deaths at Glass Stadium

A new informal study conducted by three conservation groups has found that the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is as deadly to birds as people feared.


Call for Entries: D+D Elevation Awards

Durability + Design is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to enter the Elevation Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony at CONSTRUCT, the C...


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.


Sculpture Primer Error Causes Costly Rust

Corrosion on a steel sculpture has led to a hefty repair bill for the government in one Australian territory, and the problem reportedly stems from a failure to apply needed primer when the ...


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...


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 ...


China Next Up in Vertical Forest Trend

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been giving new meaning to the phrase “concrete jungle” for years, and he just added a new destination to his list of cities destined for vertical forestr...


Air Canada Unveils New Livery

In step with the airline’s 80th year and Canada’s 150th anniversary year, Air Canada unveiled its new livery on Thursday (Feb. 9) at three simultaneous events held in Toronto, Montreal and V...


$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.


AIA Forecast: Construction Up, Industrial Lags

Industrial facility construction won't be getting the same boost that commercial building will see in 2017, according to one major industry group.


AIA Posts Healthy Outlook for Construction

Retail, office and hotel construction is forecast to dominate the building recovery in 2017. However, industrial construction is projected to see almost no increase.


Concrete Artistry, Skill Honored in Awards

From parks and residences, to airport terminals and museums, the projects featured in the 2016 Decorative Concrete Awards program showcase the latest design trends and demonstrate the high l...


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.


Learn about Architecture for Free

The Harvard Graduate School of Design is set to offer a free, online introductory course called “The Architectural Imagination” beginning Feb. 28.


Boston to Spend $1B on School Projects

Boston is looking to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to repair and replace its aging schools.


AIA Teams Up With James Hardie

The American Institute of Architects has partnered with James Hardie Building Products Inc., a leader in fiber cement siding.


‘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.


Coatings Safeguard Iconic ‘Embrace’

It was the kiss that came to symbolize the emotion behind the end of World War II. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the moment a U.S. Navy sailor caught a stranger up in a spontaneou...


Largest U.S. Wood Tower Opens

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


China Plans ‘Vanishing’ Bridges

When it comes to their size and placement alone, bridges are usually pretty hard to miss. But a trio of new bridges planned in China are actually intended to create the illusion of becoming ...


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...


Green School Razed Due to Leaks

A U.K. school lauded as a “sustainable” specimen at the time of its completion in 2010 has been demolished just six years later due to pervasive roof leak issues.


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.


Canadian Firm to Market ‘IKEA Box’ Houses

While tiny houses have become a ubiquitous trend in recent years, a Canadian architecture firm is promising to take the idea to the next level this coming year, with a model house kit that c...


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...


Bridge Interlaces Design, Function

China’s Dragon King Harbour River boasts an out-of-the-ordinary new steel bridge that does more than carry pedestrians from one riverbank to the other.


Frank Lloyd Wright Building Saved

Frank Lloyd Wright lovers: 1. Developer: 0. That was the outcome of a recent showdown in Whitefish, MT.


Suit Filed in 2014 College Bridge Collapse

Just days after the two-year anniversary of a bridge collapse during construction on Wake Technical Community College’s Raleigh, NC, campus, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the workers...


ACI Guide Covers Concrete Wind Turbines

A new publication on wind turbine towers is now available for professionals in the concrete industry.


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.


Paint, Waterproofing Revive the Octagon

If the walls of the Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C., could talk, they might tell tales of safekeeping the first lady’s pet parrot while the city was set ablaze by British troops, or perha...


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...


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...


PPG Backs Its Hometown Team

With its global headquarters in town and 2,300 employees in the region, PPG says it's proud to call Pittsburgh home. The coatings giant took that pride one step further by acquiring the nami...


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....


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...


Metal Panels Built for Distinct Designs

A California-based architectural steel manufacturer has introduced a new line of metal wall panels designed to deliver on performance and design flexibility.


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.


Mini Bay Bridge Comes to Town

San Francisco loves its new San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge so much, it seems, that the city will be building a duplicate smaller version as part of its new downtown transit center and neig...


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.


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.


Shades of Purple Reign Supreme

PPG architectural coatings brands are passionate about purple for 2017.


Paint Job Reflects Area’s Rail History

As part of its infrastructure improvements program, Chicago’s commuter rail system plans to use paint to pay homage to the area’s historic contributions to the railroad industry.


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.


Architecture Takes Heavy Toll on Students

Mental health issues among students studying architecture are widespread in the United Kingdom, a new study suggests.


From Road Markings to Logo Design

The process of applying thermoplastic lettering to road surfaces recently caught the eye of one tech blogger who could barely contain his wonder.


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.


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...


Olympic Rings Inspire Bridge for the Games

When it comes to construction for the 2022 Winter Olympics, host city Beijing is keeping to the theme, even with a new bridge.


Stadium Bird Study Takes Flight

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


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...


Paint Line Gets Revamp

Pratt & Lambert Paints announced the launch of Accolade Premium Paint & Primer, a 100 percent acrylic coating designed for use on interior walls, ceilings, trim, drywall, wood, masonry, meta...


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.


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.


AkzoNobel Aims to Restore Jakarta

A 16th century site in Indonesia’s bustling capital is getting a refreshed look in a bid to become a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site.


Red Phone Booth Revamp

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


Terra Cotta, Wood Finishes Made for Metal

Architectural finisher Linetec will be showcasing a variety of recently introduced finishes at the AIA 2016 Convention, set for May 19-21 in Philadelphia.


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.


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.


PPG Bows New Paints, Stains Line

PPG’s Pittsburgh Paints & Stains brand has introduced a new premium line of paints and stains geared toward professionals and DIY consumers.


17th-Century Painting Found in Leaky Attic

For one French homeowner, a problem leak may have turned into a $135 million payday.


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.


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.


Architect Gets 33 Months in Bribery Case

A Virginia architect who was found guilty of using inside information to obtain contracts at a Veterans Affairs hospital will spend 33 months behind bars, according to federal prosecutors.


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.


English Bridge Design Reflects History

King Arthur’s legendary birthplace is soon to be more reachable after hundreds of years of difficult access.


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.


‘Fire-Breathing’ Bridge Wins ASCE Honor

A bridge designed to be an “aesthetic centerpiece” as well as a practical river crossing was one of six project finalists recognized for outstanding achievement by the association representi...


Victorious Restoration for Harlem Armory

The multi-million dollar restoration of the home of the New York Army National Guard's historic “Harlem Hell Fighters” will soon be honored with a prestigious award for historic preservation...


‘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’


Firm Brings New Meaning to ‘Blowing up a Bridge’

You’ll find a lot of photos of bridges on social media channels, including those that are awe-inspiring, under construction, being imploded or historically significant.


Olympic Stadium Design Lacks Flame

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium has sparked media attention once again.


Sky-High Skyline Planned for London

Construction activity in London is forecast to reach new heights, with more than 400 tall buildings currently in the pipeline, a new report reveals.


Architect Survey Sees Gender, Race Gap

Most female architects in the U.S. feel that there remains a gender gap in the industry, but males in the profession are divided on the issue, a new report shows.


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.


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...


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.


Designer-Inspired Formula to Roll Out

The HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams brand has announced the upcoming release of a new designer-inspired interior and exterior paint formula for the professional and DIY markets.


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.


Bill to Rein in VA Construction Control

After a $1 billion botched Veterans’ Affairs’ hospital project in Denver, the U.S. House of Representatives has moved forward with a plan to take away some of the agency’s construction autho...


Architectural Concrete Wins Top Prize

Baker Concrete Construction, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, wowed the judges of the Decorative Concrete Council's Decorative Concrete Awards competition with a striking architectural concrete instal...


Architects Approve Resiliency Order

U.S. architects are applauding a recent move by President Barack Obama to improve the nation’s resilience to earthquakes.


Form, Function Fuel Power Plant Plans

Two Danish architecture firms recently revealed their winning design concept for the world's largest waste-to-energy power plant scheduled for construction in Shenzhen, China.


New Bridge Plan Replaces L.A. River Icon

Architect Michael Maltzan’s new “Ribbon of Light” bridge has big shoes to fill to become a new Los Angeles landmark.


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 ...


Firm Proposes New Efficient Ship Design

Global oil and natural gas firm BG Group set out to rethink the design of liquid natural gas (LNG) transport ships, and in the process developed what it calls the “LNG ship of the future.”


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...


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.


Science Crafts Concrete for Life on Mars

As NASA sets its sites on developing the resources to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, some scientists are looking ahead to the next phase—the technologies astronauts will need to one day l...


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.


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...


Enjoy the New PaintSquare Daily News

Welcome to 2016 and the new PaintSquare Daily News. Our new look not only offers a fresh face, but also increased usability and additional functionality—in desktop and responsive mobile form...


Welcome to the New D+D News

Durability + Design News is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned newsletter.


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.


PaintSquare News Gets Revamp for 2016

Watch your inboxes in the new year for a fresh take on PaintSquare News—we will launch 2016 with a new clean, responsive newsletter 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.


Architect’s Bridges to Spur City Growth

Spanish neofuturist architect and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava has been commissioned to design a trio of bridges in the rapidly growing city of Huashan, China.


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.


Architect Rethinks Water Tower’s Form

Water towers tend to be readily recognizable as what they are and for the purpose they serve. One Belgian architect, however, decided to seek out an alternative to the traditional utilitaria...


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.


One Vancouver Seawall Stands Out

When it comes to infrastructure meant to prevent both flooding and property damage along shorelines, large concrete structures are usually what comes to mind. But one Canadian landscape arch...


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.


New Shake-Absorbing Brick on the Block

A newly developed building material may help buildings stand strong in the face of an earthquake.


Sneak Peek of New MI Bridge Revealed

Residents of Detroit, MI, and Windsor, Ontario, are beginning to look forward to the new Gordie Howe International Bridge as new details of its design are revealed.


‘Treehouse Master’ Draws Fine in OR

Contractors' licensing officials in Oregon have slapped the host of the Animal Planet show “Treehouse Masters” with a fine for allegedly building a tree abode sans license.


‘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.


‘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.


Israel Discovers Ancient Mosaic Floor

A 1,700-year-old mosaic floor in Lod, Israel—discovered last year by the Israel Antiquities Authority during a construction project—has been unveiled to the public, according to numerous rep...


Group Approves New LEED v4 Guidance

Ahead of its annual international conference and exposition, the U.S. Green Building Council has announced new guidance related to material ingredient disclosure requirements in the organiza...


‘House of Energy’ Earns Premium Status

A mixed-use building in Kaufbeuren, Germany, uses so little energy that it has been certified as the first Passive House Premium in the world.


Stacked Apartment Wins Building of Year

A “radical and alternative” apartment complex in Singapore has been crowned the “World Building of the Year,” according to World Architecture Festival judges.


Metal Panels Made for Flexible Designs

Centria has introduced nine interchangeable rainscreen panels to its Profile Series Cascade line of metal wall systems.


Trevi Fountain Flows after Restoration

Rome’s nearly 300-year-old Trevi Fountain is flowing once again thanks to a $2.2 million, 17-month-long restoration project, according to reports.


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.


Garden Bridge Shows Signs of Life

Despite being classified by many as an unneeded vanity project, London’s controversial Garden Bridge project appears to have gotten a new lease on life.


White Stars in Color Trend Show

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


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...


Monster Welcomes Batbridge

The town of Monster, South Holland, Netherlands, has a bridge built with the unique specifications of some specific residents in mind…and it’s not the townspeople.


Study: Green Matters in Office Settings

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


Blue Paint Job Sparks Controversy

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


Airline Unwraps Its ‘Frozen’ Aircraft

Kids can get a little obsessed with their favorite Disney characters. And if your little Frozen fan finds out he or she can fly to Disney on a plane adorned with Elsa, Anna and Olaf, you mig...


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.


New Rust Concern Lurks on Bay Bridge

Corrosion on the new Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge has been a topic of consideration for quite some time, but while focus has been on tower rods, a new area of the bridge has been singled...


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...


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.


GBI Seeks Input on Green Standard

The non-profit developer of the Green Globes rating system is inviting the public to comment on its latest draft green building standard.


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...


‘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.”


No Cars Allowed on Portland Bridge

If you’re jogging, walking, cycling, on a bus or the city’s light rail transit system and expect to cross the Portland’s newest bridge, you’re in luck. But if you’re expecting to drive acros...


Bathroom Break: Time to Vote

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


‘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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Architect Guilty of Charges in VA Case

A federal jury has found a Virginia architect guilty of bribing the former director of the Veterans Affairs medical centers in Dayton and Cleveland, OH, in exchange for confidential details ...


Mentors Groom Future Workforce

A workforce development organization dedicated to leading young people to careers in architecture, construction and engineering is anticipating a boost in enrollment for its mentorship progr...


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.


Zaha Hadid Bridge Wins in Taiwan

Coming hot on the heels of the news that Japan plans to scrap Zaha Hadid’s Olympic stadium, a win for Zaha Hadid Architects: the firm has placed first in an international competition to desi...


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.


Weather Study to Aid Building Design

What may be the longest-range weather forecast ever predicted will be used to help building designers better create structures that are able to withstand Mother Nature’s fluctuating changes.


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


Sika Bows Metallic Effects System

Sika Flooring has announced the addition of the Sikafloor Metallic FX decorative floor system to the company’s portfolio of commercial and industrial flooring products.


London Building Faces Wind, Design Woes

Two years after its facade produced a light reflection strong enough to sizzle parked cars nearby, a new London skyscraper is once again at the center of controversy.


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 ...


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.


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.


New Multicolor Paint to Add Texture

VERNON HILLS, IL--Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced a multicolor finish made to look like textured wallcoverings.


A Colossus of a Drawing Comes to Life

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


Design Contest Launches WWI Memorial

WASHINGTON--Those who inspired it will never see it, but a memorial to the American soldiers of World War I is finally underway.


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.


Roof Collapse Smashes Luxury Cars

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND--Authorities are trying to determine what caused the roof of a new Audi dealership to collapse, damaging 34 luxury vehicles.


Tunable Windows Dial in Light, Opacity

CINCINNATI--Researchers from the University of Cincinnati and private industry are reporting a first in the smart-window market.


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.


Bridge Rainbow Sparks a Movement

LONDON--A gray Monday morning took an unexpectedly bright turn this week for thousands of bridge commuters who happened upon the global debut of a movement to "spark joy" in city life.


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...


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.


Bill Would Take VA Out of Construction

WASHINGTON--Burned by a budget-busting hospital project, Colorado's senators are seeking to get the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs out of the construction business.


Breezing through a Paint Job

MARANELLO, ITALY--What's the difference between vandalism and art? About 150 mph, apparently. And a really good photographer.


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.


42 Face Charges in Factory Collapse

DHAKA, BANGLADESH—Murder charges have been brought against the owner of a Bangladesh garment factory and more than a dozen government officials in connection with a building collapse that ki...


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.


Paper Bridges Art and Nature

CUMBRIA, UK—The newest pedestrian bridge in England boasts a unique substrate—22,000 sheets of bright red paper.


Design Blamed in Fatal Bridge Collapses

RALEIGH, NC—Flaws in the design of several bridge girders led to the collapse of two pedestrian bridges under construction at Wake Technical Community College, investigators have concluded.


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?


Trending Now: Repurposing in Design

HENDERSON, CO—From mining to flooring, a Colorado company has taken the old adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to a new level.


X-Rated Alert Seals Pothole Response

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—Here's a pothole complaint that the local authorities can't possibly ignore.


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.


Olympic Rolls Out Stucco Paint

PITTSBURGH—Olympic Paint has introduced a 100 percent acrylic latex paint and primer product formulated for use on exterior and interior stucco, masonry and brick.


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.


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...


The Tides of Tomorrow: Cities on Water

SAN FRANCISCO—Tired of mowing the lawn? Tomorrow's floating cities may be your savior.


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.


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.


LEED Floats Credit for Worker Safety

The health and safety of a building's construction, operation and maintenance crews are at the heart of a new LEED credit being piloted by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Kelly-Moore Bows Flat Finish

Kelly-Moore Paints has expanded its interior paint line to include a flat, matte finish for residential and commercial projects.


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.


Austin Plots Cemetery Rehab Course

From preservation to education, Austin, TX, is breathing new life into the role of historical cemeteries in urban design.


Bringing Color to 300M People

A new technology partnership and awareness campaign by Valspar Corp. aims to color the gray worlds of millions of people with colorblindness.


Urban Treehouse Designed for Grown-Ups

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


Mural Deemed 'Graffiti' after 15 Years

For 15 years, the exterior of Murv Jacob's art gallery has been adorned with a colorful mural bearing a positive message. Overnight, however, the work has been punted into the category of gr...


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.


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.


AEP Span Expands Wall Panel Options

Steel roof and siding supplier AEP Span has introduced an architectural metal wall panel with trapezoid shape and a wide range of colors, prints and textures.


Again, London's Future is Looking Down

London may be cracking down on "iceberg" mansions that devour virgin land under old neighborhoods, but why not renovate existing subterranean structures to relieve the capital's crowding?


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.


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.


Street Relief Takes Steps under London

Reviving a network of abandoned subway tunnels under London could be the solution to the street congestion above them, says design and architecture firm Gensler.


Copper to Clad London's New Garden

A massive public garden that will span the River Thames will sport a specially developed finish designed to keep the structure maintenance free for more than a century.


'Super-Strength' Skin Planned for Bridge

London's upcoming garden-turned-bridge will sport a specially developed copper-nickel alloy coating that will reportedly keep the structure maintenance-free for 120 years.


A Paint Method that Mesmerizes

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


Rooftops Go Down Swinging to the Cubs

Construction will continue on the $375 million renovation of Chicago's Wrigley Field, despite plans to install large rooftop signs that may put neighboring establishments out of business, a ...


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?


Stamp Honors Pioneering Architect

The life of the first African-American graduate of MIT and the first academically trained black architect has been honored with a U.S. postage stamp.


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.


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.


Gravity Unfurls a 300-Year Bridge

A UK town is awaiting installation of the world's longest "flat pack" bridge—a unique structure that is transported flat and transforms under gravity into an arch.


Panels, Cladding Sport Colorful Variety

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


Report: Novel Design Bred Bridge Woes

Nearly 17 years ago, a room full of engineers, architects and seismologists—many with little or no bridge building experience—voted to use a novel self-anchored suspension span to replace th...


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...


At Harvard, Color by Vapor

Coating thickness has typically been measured in mils or, at its thinnest, microns. Now, a team of Harvard researchers is measuring it in nanometers—one 24,500th of a mil.


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.


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.


Coloring with Barely-There Coating

A new lightweight, ultra-thin color coating technology for smooth and rough surfaces is gaining traction at Harvard University.


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.


VA Hospital Halted after JV Walks

Work has stopped and federal-level fur is flying over the shutdown of a massive Veterans Affairs hospital project near Denver, after mismanagement by the agency drove the contractor off the ...


'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 ...


London Steps into £175M Footbridge

It will be very green, very expensive and even somewhat obstructive, but a new bridge planned over the River Thames in London will be "absolutely iconic" and "recognized right across the wor...


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."


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.


Brewhaha as Floor Fails Catering Test

An empty beer bottle has accomplished what millions of visitors over 120 years could not: broken a walkway floor at London's Tower Bridge.


Coral Colors 2015 Outlook

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


Bottle Breaks Bridge's New Glass Floor

Open less than two weeks, the glass floor on London's Tower Bridge had to be temporarily closed after a beer bottle fell and shattered one of the panes.


All Shook Up: Quake Safety Slides Ahead

Tomorrow's homes may be shaken, but not stirred, by major earthquakes if structural research now underway in California remains successful.


Engineers Design Quake-Resistant Home

A team of Stanford University engineers says it has designed, constructed and tested an earthquake-resistant house that may render residential earthquake insurance obsolete.


French Quarter Collapse Spurs Concerns

The collapse of a 214-year-old building in New Orleans’ French Quarter has led to concerns over the safety of the aging building stock in the historic neighborhood.


New Line Adds Metallic Character

A New York-based design company has added a new line of “Burnished Metallic” finishes to its product offerings.


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.


Bridge Debuts 'Big, Gaping Hole'

A new glass floor on London's famous Tower Bridge gives visitors a new view of part of the city—from 42 meters (138 feet) above the River Thames.


Arrest Made in $5M Fraud Case

A California woman is facing two decades in prison in an alleged 17-year, $5 million fraud involving a bogus project to build a movie studio.


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.


Delhi's Pink Has Some Seeing Red

Seeking a "new look" in the heart of India's 22-million-person capital city, local officials have thrown off conventional black, white and yellow for traffic markings in favor of pink and gr...


Reviving the ‘Pope’ in Downtown L.A.

An iconic mural in downtown Los Angeles will receive a long-awaited $150,000 facelift, city officials have announced.


Safespan Awarded $5.25M in Patent Case

After nearly eight years, a leading U.S. manufacturer of bridge platforms and scaffolding has prevailed in a legal battle to protect two critical patents against an employee-turned-competito...


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...


Dream Home has a Nightmare Glitch

Mark and Brenda Voss's gorgeous new $680,000 oceanfront home in Florida has everything they ever wanted—except the lot underneath.


Gehry Flips Off Critics in Spain

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


Home Design Spurs a Film Noir Divorce

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


Design Executive Charged in VA Case

A Virginia design firm mogul is facing 23 charges in a federal corruption case involving construction contracts at Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country.


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.


Ike Memorial Clears Planning Panels

Despite scathing criticism, a controversial design for a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower will go forward with approval from two key agencies.


System Rethinks Walls, Water Tanks

An Arizona master auto mechanic says he has developed a concrete wall system that holds water.


Meet Canada's Living, Breathing Bridge

Mother Nature is giving bridge coatings a run for their money in Canada, where an overpass now owes its aesthetic to plants, not paint.


Top Budget-Busting Projects Named

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


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.


Insect Colors Inspire Fade-free Future

The brilliant color of butterfly wings and beetle shells may just hold the key to producing a paint that never fades.


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.


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?


Shun Death-Chamber Projects, AIA Urged

Designing solitary confinement facilities, execution chambers and other "spaces for killing, torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" should not be the work of American architects,...


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.


Schools Worldwide Make it a Green Day

From San Diego to Singapore, they came by the thousands to paint, plant, clean, clear, build, renovate, weed, recycle, learn, design and teach their way to safer, healthier, more efficient s...


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...


Probe Follows Sidewalk Swastika

A German contractor has apologized repeatedly for bricklaying that formed a red swastika in a pedestrian walkway in a shopping area in the German town of Goslar.


Ike Memorial Plan Slims Down

The celebrity architect behind the controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has scaled down his much-criticized design, removing several massive ornamental structures and opening up the v...


‘Rammed Earth’ Yields a Greener Block

A California R&D company has developed a high-strength, greener masonry block using one of construction's oldest processes.


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.


Ike Memorial Panned as ‘5-Star Folly’

After 15 years, $65 million in appropriations, and not a shovel of dirt turned, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission can add a congressional oversight panel to its growing list of cr...


Developer Toys with a Smarter Brick

What looks and connects like a LEGO, but is reportedly strong enough to use for real-life bridge construction?


Smart Brick Has a Leg Up on LEGO

Lighter, tighter, stronger buildings could be on the way if a LEGO look-alike brick receives funding for full-scale production.


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.


U.S. Firms Eyeing Middle East Boom

Aiming to tap a trillion-dollar pipeline of megaprojects, the American Institute of Architects is developing its first trade mission to the Middle East.


Architectural Billings Hit 7-Year High

Billings at U.S. architecture firms rose in July to their highest level since 2007, according to the American Institute of Architects.


AIA Plans First Middle Eastern Mission

Shopping U.S. architectural, construction and engineering talent to one of the world's wealthiest regions, the American Institute of Architects is planning its first trade mission to the Mid...


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.


UK Builder is a Bee’s Best Friend

With bee populations declining worldwide, one UK homebuilder has a honey of an idea: a design contest to build the best “bee hotel.”


Buildings Meet Healthy Skepticism

Green building is a fixture of our times, but the correlation between buildings and occupant health has proved a tougher sell—especially among the influential medical community, according to...


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.


3 Dead, More Missing in Dorm Collapse

Rescue operations continued Tuesday as the investigation began in the deadly collapse of a six-story student housing complex that gave way during a concrete pour.


Paint-Saving Package Bags Award

A new paint container design that reduces both paint and packaging could help stanch the waste of millions of liters of unused paint each year in the UK, its designer says.


BrIM Software Focuses on Steel

Bridge Information Modeling designed specifically for steel structures has a new option from Bentley Systems.


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.


Catfish Stall Bridge Replacement Work

Work on a $5.8 million bridge project in Oklahoma has come to a standstill after a change in the bridge's design raised concern with federal officials.


High-Stakes Decision is No Simple Call

Choosing a project delivery system for bridge or tunnel construction can be a multimillion-dollar decision. So which one is best?


Suit Demands Overhaul of NYC Pavement

Thousands of broken, blocked and missing curb cuts and sidewalks are illegally denying public access to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, according to a new federal class-action suit by ...


Project Systems: 1 Size Doesn’t Fit All

Design-build may dominate the buzz in construction project delivery, but it is not the "best" system. Then again, neither are its chief alternatives: traditional design-bid-build and the les...


Vegetative Roof Options Grow

Firestone Building Products Co. has expanded its vegetative roof system offerings to give architects a wider range of design possibilities.


Suit by Disabled Seeks Safer NYC Walks

Calling "nearly all" of New York City's sidewalks "dangerous and difficult" for more than 600,000 people with disabilities, an advocacy group has launched a federal class action to make thos...


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...


AIA Dampens ’14 Construction Outlook

The infamous winter of 2013-14 is now taking the blame for a reduction in nonresidential construction spending that will affect activity for the rest of the year.


A Dazzling Homage to Camouflage

Hiding in plain sight has always been a crafty ruse, but if you want to completely confuse the enemy, you need to razzle-dazzle him.


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...


Scotland Touts Steel Steeds

Standing nearly 100 feet tall and weighing 300 tons a piece, “The Kelpies” are one of the largest equine sculptures in the world and are the largest public artworks in Scotland.


Steel Horses Stun in Scotland

Two colossal steel horse sculptures, each 30 meters tall and weighing 300 tons, are standing guard over the new Forth & Clyde Canal extension at the Helix in Falkirk, Scotland.


6 Arrested in Indian Building Collapse

Six builders are under arrest, dozens of construction workers are dead, and others remain missing after the catastrophic collapse of a building under construction in Chennai, India.


China Aims for Twin Tower Record

Talk about high hopes: China has unveiled a new project that will include the world’s tallest pair of towers.


3D Printing Takes a Steely Turn

Looking for that structural steel component? Check the printer. A global engineering firm has unveiled 3D-printed structural-steel building components, touting “a whole new direction for the...


Warhol-Inspired Wallcovering Debuts

A new series of designs inspired by the work of Andy Warhol has joined Flavor Paper’s portfolio of hand-screened and digitally printed offerings.


3-D Printed Steel: ‘Whole New Direction’

A global engineering firm has unveiled 3D-printed structural-steel building components, touting “a whole new direction for the use of additive manufacturing in the field of construction and ...


Facade Finish Mimics Terra Cotta

Architectural finisher Linetec has introduced an exterior paint designed to give wall systems the look and feel of natural terra cotta.


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?


Donald’s Sign Trumps the Rest

Money may not buy happiness, but it can bring magnificence, if you’re Donald Trump.


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.


In Brazil, Cup Fever Colors the Streets

Even if the ticket is too dear or you can’t take the month off, you can still soak up the sights of crazy-happy Brazilian neighborhoods all dressed up for World Cup 2014.


Project is a Jaw (and Stomach) Dropper

The world’s tallest roller coaster will bookend one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels when the two join a new entertainment megacomplex in taking over the cityscape in Orlando, FL, develo...


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.


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?


Cladding Panels Meet Fire Standard

A new, ultra-lightweight cladding panel system combines fire safety with the design versatility of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP), the manufacturer says.


Making the Grade against Disaster

School districts across the country are showing a new silhouette on their facilities, opting for more dome-shaped designs rather than those of traditional buildings, experts say.


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.


Cracks Plague ’05 Holocaust Memorial

Severe cracks have been discovered in thousands of concrete slabs that make up the nine-year-old Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.


New Coatings Demand New Credentials

Commercial coatings technology is advancing faster than the skills of the painters who apply it, stepping up the need for applicator certification and training, says the man who is leading t...


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.


New Bay Bridge Defect Spurs Concern

Steel rods that anchor the massive suspension cable on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have shifted since installation and are now too close to sharp plates inside the bridge, state...


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.


Why Build a Bridge Too Far?

He was no engineer, but the kid who looked out over the Tappan Zee Bridge from his bedroom every day knew when something didn't make sense.


New Home Designed for Soggy Cities

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


Report: Bad Math Led to Crack in Dam

A 50-year-old math error made during the design of the Wanapum Dam is the chief suspect in a 65-foot-long crack that will now cost $61 million to repair, officials have found.


NY Library Scraps $300M Redesign

A controversial multimillion-dollar plan to redesign the interior of the iconic New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue has been shelved.


Posh ‘Monument of Defects’ to be Razed

Six years after revelations of serious construction defects stopped work, a Las Vegas luxury high-rise will be painstakingly dismantled without ever opening.


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.


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.


U.S. Builder Forfeits $55M in Felony Fraud

A New York-based construction multinational has pleaded guilty to defrauding some of the world’s largest companies of tens of millions of dollars.


Students’ Building Advances Honored

Student designs that improve indoor air quality, find purpose in low-quality wood, and harness solar power in novel ways have captured awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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.


Construction Giant to Pay $55M in Plea

One of the largest construction firms in the United States will forfeit $55 million after pleading guilty to felony fraud involving a lengthy list of prominent clients.


Starchitect Nets $500K for Unused Ideas

A famous architect was paid a half-million dollars for unsolicited design ideas for two large bridge projects, a new report says.


$500K Paid for Unwanted Bridge Designs

A famous architect was paid a half-million dollars for unsolicited design ideas for two large bridge projects, a new report says.


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.


Judges Named in Student Design Contest

Three prominent architects experienced in aesthetics and building performance will judge the first Student Design Competition at the D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition next month in Cincinna...


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.


Corrosion Reported on New Bay Bridge

Cable sections supporting the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are showing signs of corrosion seven months after the bridge opened to traffic, an investigation by The Sacrame...


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.


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Building Show Program Updated

More than 35 national building industry experts are gearing up to present topics ranging from reflective roof coatings to the performance of air barriers at D+D 2014, set for May 20-22 in Ci...


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.


Building Design Cited in Deadly Fire

An old building design paired with 45 mph winds are thought to have fanned the spread of a nine-alarm brownstone fire that killed two firefighters and injured at least a dozen others in Bost...


Beyond Glow in the Dark: Light-Up Paint

When it comes to illumination, who would know more than the Dark Side? That’s Darkside Scientific LLC, founded by Andy Zsinko, a longtime aftermarket painter who has gone glow-in-the-dark pa...


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."


100-Foot Span Slides into Place

Progress on the new $103 million Milton-Madison Bridge project is sliding steadily forward—if, occasionally, in sideways fashion.


Manufacturer Defends Coatings in Fire

A protective-coatings maker is taking strong exception to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report that cites his products as contributors to a devastating 2013 fire at a high-security research...


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.


Young Architect Plan: Aid for Service

Young architects have as much to offer their communities as new doctors, teachers and lawyers—and should be offered the same incentive to serve.


Coatings Cited in USACE Lab Blaze

Unpermitted welding likely sparked a $10 million blaze that was then fueled by epoxy coatings last summer at a U.S. Army high-security research lab in Maryland, a new report indicates.


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.


Model Project Captures Worn Buildings

Shiny new buildings may be easier on the eyes than decrepit structures. But for one artist, it's the forgotten buildings that inspire creativity and elicit emotion.


And Now, A Project to Really Move You

Think of it as a mobile home for really, really rich people, who want the changing scenery brought to them.


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 ...


VA Hospital Exec Admits Contract Fraud

A former director of two Veterans Affairs hospitals has admitted taking nearly $400,000 in bribes and kickbacks to steer contracts to a nationwide design-build firm—apparently, just the begi...


Building Show Hosts Student Contest

A novel student architecture contest inspired by one of Cincinnati’s most important Modernist buildings will highlight the first D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.


Professor to Live ‘Green’ in Dumpster

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


Construction Cited in Fatal Gym Cave-in

Flawed design, shoddy construction and inadequate building management are being blamed for the collapse of an auditorium roof that killed 10 people and injured 103 in South Korea.


Old Bay Bridge May Find New Purpose

While the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has had its share of problems, getting rid of the old structure should be a bit easier, if a novel repurposing idea pans out.


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.


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.


Stone Made of Urine, Sand and Bacteria

Someday, our buildings may be constructed from stones made of urine, sand and bacteria.


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.


Architects Paws for Pooch Projects

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


Navy Seeks Housing That’s Fit to Print

Maybe Rome wasn’t built in a day, but tomorrow’s far-flung Navy bases just might be.


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.


Navy Plans Bases Hot Off the Press

Tomorrow’s Navy housing may soon be popping out of a printer near you.


What is Wade Avenue Hiding?

What secrets could lie behind the doors in your neighborhood?


Architect Indicted in Pay-to-Play

A Texas architect has been swept into a growing pay-to-play scandal involving bribes for school district and municipal construction contracts in the City of Progreso.


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...


In Focus: Urban Living’s Big Squeeze

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


Broken Bridge to Cost $170M Extra

Design mistakes on a floating bridge megaproject in Washington State are sucking every last cent out of the project’s risk reserve fund, and the state says it will need an additional $170 mi...


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.


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.


New ‘Un-wallpaper’ Designs Roll Out

From Woodgrain to Fields of Flowers, Rollerwall LLC has introduced more than 90 new “un-wallpaper” patterns for its roller design wallprinting system.


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.


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.


Building Industry on Board for D+D 2014

From rooftop to foundation and wall paint to structural steel, technical organizations representing the spectrum of building science technologies will partner withDurability + Design ...


Titanic’s Home Faces Future with Hope

An 11-acre portrait of a young girl, created from sand and soil, has briefly transformed the birthplace of the doomed RMS Titanic into a message of hope for the future.


Program Partners Team Up for D+D 2014

Leading technical organizations from across the building industry will partner withDurability + Design for its first conference and exhibition next year in Cincinnati.


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.


Bridge Marvel Wins Engineering Award

China’s Taizhou Bridge—the world’s longest double-span suspension bridge—has taken top honors from the world's leading structural engineering organization.


Former Vaudeville House Wins Best Potty

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


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...


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?


Buddhist Temple Gets Golden Makeover

Armed guards are standing watch over a glittering coating project in the town of Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India.


And Now, a Dog of a Different Color

Dogs have a million endearing qualities: affectionate, eager, loyal. But color coordinated? Not so much. At least, not until now.


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...


Boston Bridge Replaced in One Weekend

A bridge replacement project outside of Boston that normally would have taken close to three years to complete was done in less than three days, state transportation officials announced.


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...


New Cladding Finishes Shift Color

Alcoa Architectural Products has introduced a series of nine architectural coatings that shift color under different lights when used on the company's Reynobond and Reynolux cladding materia...


DOE Energy Efficiency Program Revamped

Designers looking to effectively integrate energy-efficient technologies into their projects may benefit from a newly upgraded simulation program from the U.S. Department of Energy.


Lexus Hybrid Will Paint Your Potrait

What has your car done for you lately? Lexus has taken the intuitive driving trend to the next level, creating a car that paints a portrait of the driver based on his or her driving habits.


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.


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.


Metal Builders Show Their Mettle

An Arizona college, Illinois medical center, New York fireboat facility and Texas headquarters are among a dozen structures nationwide showcasing excellence in metal construction products an...


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.


3 Designs Made to Combat Disaster

Three unique dwellings designed to help survivors of natural disasters feel safe again in New York City, New Orleans and Joplin, MO, have won top honors in a rebuilding design competition.


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.


Bot Boasts the Stroke of Genius

Industrial painting robots are nothing new, but their strength has always been technical precision and perfect replication—not sophisticated artistry.


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).


IL Town Fires Up its Artistic Side

Fire hydrants in Geneva, IL, are getting an artistic makeover, compliments of individuals who “adopted” the hydrants through a new city program.


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.


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...


New Standard Offers Boon for BIM

The fast-growing Building Information Modeling community is moving toward a common language with a new standard designed to improve the consistency and precision of Building Information Mode...


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 (...


Design-Build Plants, Roads Take Honors

A military finishing facility in Georgia, interstates in Utah and Texas, and wastewater plants in several states are among more than 40 construction projects newly recognized for innovative ...


Publishing Veteran to Lead D+D

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of Durability + Design, has named Gina R. Johnson as the magazine’s editor in chief.


Awards Showcase Design-Build Quality

From Army barracks in interior Alaska to a coral reef research facility in Florida, more than 40 construction projects have been recognized for advanced and innovative application of design-...


Fleshing Out a Floor Plan

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


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...


‘Boat Home’ Hits Choppy Zoning Waters

A Virginia Beach, VA, homeowner’s decades-long passion for his nautically enhanced home has finally run aground on the local zoning board.


Safety, Permit Issues Shadow ‘Sky City’

Just days after ground was broken for the world’s tallest skyscraper in China, the project has reportedly stumbled over permit and safety concerns.


Homeowner Brews a Canny Cladding

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


Knit Wits Spin a Good Bridge Yarn

Protective coatings do a great job of keeping corrosion off bridges, but they don't exactly convey a warm, fuzzy feeling. For that, fortunately, there's Knit the Bridge, a grassroots communi...


Floating Bridge Changes Cost DOT $81M

After owning up to its mistakes, the Washington Department of Transportation will pay the price: about $81 million in change orders to the multibillion-dollar SR 520 bridge replacement proje...


Mayor Arrested in Factory Disaster

Three months after more than 1,100 people perished in a factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, the city’s former mayor has been arrested for his oversight of the building’s construction and ...


Bidding Challenges Focus of New Bills

Two new bills target the barriers that small businesses face in bidding for government contracts.


New Bills Target Bidding Barriers

Two new bills aim to streamline the construction contracting process for federal projects.


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.


20 Towns Win Main Street Makeovers

From Joplin, MO to Hilo, HI, 20 communities in Canada and the U.S. have been selected to receive a revitalization package.


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...


Putting the Brakes on $1M Bus Stop

Public outrage over a million-dollar bus stop built by the Washington, D.C., transit agency has prompted the facility owners to audit the project and slap a hold on future stops.


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.


$1M Bus Stop Under Review

Authorities in Arlington, VA, will review the design, construction, performance and cost of their controversial, million-dollar bus stop before the next 23 stops are built.


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...


When Design is a Life-or-Death Matter

DENVER—Hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and tornadoes claim lives, but poorly designed and constructed buildings are also responsible for the bloodshed, according to architect and humanitar...


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...


Bidding Opens for Historic Lock Work

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking bids to rehabilitate the historic Flight of Five Locks 67-71 on the Erie Canal in Lockport, NY.


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.


Coatings to Reach Dizzying Heights

Designers of tomorrow's tall buildings will demand more efficient and innovative processes from the coatings industry.


Inflatable Concrete Simplifies Shelter

Need sturdy shelter fast? Then a concrete building in a bag might be for you. Just add air and water!


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.


Concrete Antiquing Product Launched

TiqueWash, a new water-based antiquing colorant, has joined NewLook International Inc.’s lineup of concrete coatings and finishes.


Study: Blue Paint Best for Sleep

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


Antimicrobial Addition for Metal Coats

Linetec has added antimicrobial technology to select fluoropolymer finish systems for exterior and interior architectural metal surfaces, such as curtainwalls, doors, windows, entrances, pan...


Top 10 Green Projects Take AIA Honors

Cool roof technologies, zero-VOC paints and tight building envelopes are just a few of the “green” features showcased in 10 projects that were recently recognized by the AIA and its Committe...


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.


Building Owners May Face Murder Charges

Allegations are piling up against the building owners and factory managers of the eight-story Bangladeshi building that collapsed last month, killing at least 660 people and injuring hundred...


Standoff Grips $120M Problem Project

Not so fast. That's the word from Montgomery County, MD, which has advised Washington, D.C.'s transit agency that it cannot simply bail out of a troubled $120 million project that it ...


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...


Agency Wants Out of Botched $120M Hub

Already $80 million over budget and more than two years behind schedule, a $120 million Maryland transit center will not be used as planned because its structural flaws are too expensive to ...


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.


Gild Trip: Fancy Feast is a Spray Away

The goose that laid the golden egg didn't have to die, as it turns out.


Bridge Problems Spur Shake-Up at WSDOT

Multimillion-dollar mistakes on a new, floating bridge near Seattle have cost the state’s lead engineer his job and fueled new legislation aimed at holding transportation officials responsib...


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.


From Fish Tank to Facade

Green slime, while still a nuisance in the fish tank, is making its debut in the architecture world as a "smart" building material.


Artistic Bus Plan Spawns Bid Request

A local Alaskan transit agency has issued a fishy request for proposals—specifically, the development and application of a salmon-themed graphic design, infused with Northwest Coast Native a...


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...


The Bus Stops Here ... for $1M

After 18 months and more than $1 million, Arlington, VA, has cut the ribbon on its newest piece of infrastructure: a bus stop.


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.


Powering Up Buildings with Paint

UK researchers are developing coatings for steel and glass that can turn new and existing buildings into power stations.


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.


Prefab Housing Poised for Comeback

Prefabricated housing in the United States is forecast to surge by 13.6 percent annually through 2017 as housing starts rebound, according to a new market study.


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.


Architect Answers in Collapse Probe

The hunt for responsibility in the deadly roof collapse at an Ontario mall continued this week with testimony from the architect who designed the structure more than three decades ago.


Design Flaws, Leaks Open Mall Probe

Reports of shoddy construction, poor structural design, and failed waterproofing at a doomed Canadian shopping mall dominated the first week of a judicial inquiry into the structure's collap...


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.


Now, The Artist Formerly Known as 43

We've had Cher, Madonna, Prince (and his multiple identities and glyphs). So why not an artistic alias that's a number? Especially when that number has a unique place in American history?


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.


Hotel Takes Heat for ‘Death Ray’ Design

Architectural glass facades may reduce cooling costs and enhance aesthetic appeal, but their so-called “death ray” effect is proving less popular.


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...


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...


Brushes with Greatness, and House Paint

One long-coveted secret of Pablo Picasso's genius may be out. It's house paint.


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.


Wall Panels Tout Impact Strength

Sustainable building materials supplier 3form has added four new collections to its Varia Ecoresin line of translucent wall panels.


Chilly, Forsaken Architecture in Alaska

About 180 miles from Anchorage, AK, stands a piece of frozen architecture.


Products Put to Test in New R&D Center

About 40 advanced building technologies, including high-efficiency building-envelope components, are set to be tested and showcased at a new building technology epicenter in Boston, MA.


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.


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.


Concrete Blooms a Mossy Façade

Concrete generally doesn’t remind us of lush, green gardens. But a group of Spanish researchers has set out to change that mindset.


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.


New Portal Showcases Building Research

Hundreds of peer-reviewed research projects and case studies covering all facets of the built environment, from pre-design to reuse, are now available through a new website.


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.


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.


Custom Paint Jobs Take Ugly Honors

Some cars are born ugly; others have ugliness thrust—or painted—upon them. Now, readers of the website Jalopnik have anointed the worst of the worst custom car paint jobs.


 
 
   

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