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Bold Color Makes a Splash In Vancouver


Purple Christmas Trees Popping Up in NY

A woman traveling through northeastern wine country near Naples, New York recently concocted a story regarding purple Christmas trees she’d discovered amongst other traditional varieties.


World's Skinniest Skyscraper Completes in NYC

Interiors have recently been completed at New York City’s 91-story Steinway Tower, also known by many as 111 West 57th Street, marking the official completion of the residential high-rise.


Design Demands Down Considerably

The American Institute of Architects recently reported that demand for design services softened considerably in October. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report marks the first dec...


New Jersey State House Undergoes Restoration

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) was recently reported to have played a role in a $300 mil...


New Product Announcement: Black Pigment

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of its new black pigment with jet masstone color and high tint strength.


Designs Revealed for 2023 Serpentine Pavilion

In a recent press release, London-based Serpentine Galleries has revealed plans for its 2023 Pavilion, designed by Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh.


MSG Sphere Price Tag Upped to $2.18B

Madison Square Garden Entertainment recently announced a jump in construction costs at its ongoing MSG Sphere project in Las Vegas.


Denver Airport Opens New Concourses

In a press release issued earlier this month, the Denver International Airport (DEN) and United Airlines announced the opening of its new gates on Concourses A and B.


Concrete Water Tanks Built to Withstand Earthquakes

A utility company in Eugene, Oregon, is currently constructing two of six new water tanks to improve resiliency against earthquakes.


Proposals Updated in Toronto 'Skyscraper Race'

In observing the many architectural changes in Toronto’s skyline over the past decade and recent proposals for new record-breaking skyscrapers in the city, observers have recently coined the...


University ‘Castle Building’ Receives $4M Reno Grant

A historic building at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, recently received a $4 million state grant for major renovations.


Architect to Build Vertical Forest Towers in Dubai

During the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti announced plans to construct another Vertical Forest.


Sherwin Launches Online Water Tank Designer

Earlier this week, Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine unveiled its new online tool for conceptualizing, visualizing and optimizing water storage tank coating projects.


University Advances Plans for Athletic Center

Last week, the University of Pittsburgh’s Property and Facilities Committee officially approved plans for a series of state-of-the-art athletics projects.


Boeing Asks FAA to Approve Peeling Paint Fix

Aircraft industry company The Boeing Company recently outlined paint peeling issues on its 787 Dreamliner jetliners, asking United States regulators to approve its plan for a potential fix.


Recycled Bricks Used for Museum Facade

Having been under construction for the last several months, reports have recently shared that Design Museum Gent in Ghent, Belgium, will be utilizing recycled bricks on its exterior facade.


First Carbon Concrete Building Completed

After two and a half years of construction, crews have recently completed what is being dubbed the world’s first carbon concrete building.


Survey Examines Architecture Business

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released the results of its recent industry survey, which examined business topics in architecture, such as billings, staffing and internation...


Company Completes World's Largest Pallet Painting

Southeast material handling solution provider Carolina Handling, in partnership with pallet provider 48forty Solutions, has recently completed what has been dubbed the world's largest pallet...


Joint Venture Selected for Bills' Stadium

Last Thursday (Nov. 3), Pegula Sports & Entertainment announced the selection of joint venture Gilbane Building Co. and Turner Construction in association with 34 Group as the construction m...


TX Bridge Work Resumes, Completion Delayed

After suspending work earlier this year due to design concerns, work has partially resumed on the construction of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Versatile Hosting Epoxy Floor Coating Contest

Manufacturer of epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings for residential, industrial and commercial concrete floors Versatile Building Products is now accepting submissions for an epoxy photo c...


Restoration Completed at Hollywood Sign

A commercial painting crew from Duggan & Associates (Los Angeles) has recently completed restoration coatings on the Hollywood sign in California.


USGBC to Update LEED v4 Rating System

Yesterday (Nov. 3), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program, LEED v4.


AIA Revamps Architecture Conference

Late last month, the American Institute of Architects announced that it assumed management of the AIA Conference on Architecture tradeshow from Informa.


Buffalo Bills’ Stadium Renderings Released

Officials from the National Football League’s New York-based Buffalo Bills have released the first renderings for its new $1.4 billion open-air stadium.


VT Engineers Modernizing Modular Structures

A team at TenFold Engineering is working to revolutionize relocatable modular construction out of its precision manufacturing hub in Springfield, Vermont.


New Safety Law Impacting FL Condo Owners

Since the signing of Senate Bill 4-D by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, condominium owners and associations are sharing concerns over the likelihood of meeting the new regulation requirements...


Construction Begins on Linear City

Aerial photography company OT Sky recently shared footage of initial construction efforts underway at Saudi Arabia's to-be massive linear city, The Line.


AIA Reports Moderate, Healthy ABI

Last week, The American Institute of Architects reported that architecture firms shared increasing demand for design services in September. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report ...


TN Titans Strike Deal for $2.2B Stadium

The National Football League’s Tennessee Titans of Nashville recently announced that they’ve reached an agreement with the city’s mayor for the construction of a new stadium.


World’s Longest Timber Suspension Bridge Opens

Earlier this month, the 1,203-foot-long SkyBridge opened to the public at Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan. The structure, which is 188-feet above the ground, is now reportedly the world’s ...


University Educators Lead Architectural Preservation

As part of a new initiative dubbed “Capacity Building for Sustainable Preservation of Civil Rights Heritage Places,” educators from Tuskegee University’s Department of Architecture and Unive...


University Awarded for Rapid Bridge Construction Design

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $500,000 to the University of Arkansas to design rapidly constructible bridges.


Wright House Goes on NY Market

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Socrates Zaferiou House was recently placed on the market in Blauvelt, New York. Built in 1963, the modified Usonian-style, single-story home is seeking $1.5 million.


KY Water Tower Project Nears Completion

Work on a water tower painting project in Owensboro, Kentucky, is expected to soon be completed, including a new logo designed to celebrate the city’s bluegrass history.


Benjamin Moore Announces 2023 Color, Trends

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently revealed its 2023 Color of the Year, highlighting a color that it says “enlivens the senses with an electric optimism.”


Behr Names 2023 Color of the Year

In September, Behr Paint Company announced its 2023 Color of the Year: Blank Canvas (DC-003).


Construction Begins at $1B Science Campus

Late last month, work began on what is anticipated to be the largest mixed-use research development in North Carolina's Research Triangle.


Artist Paints with Moss for New Mural

A satellite location of Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, Iowa) has recently received a unique mural on one of its exterior patio walls.


Issues Plague 'Design, Bid, Build' Process

In a construction outlook report from global real estate services firm JLL Global Research, studies reveal that material shortage unpredictability and rising costs are disrupting the industr...


Work Begins at $4B San Diego Riverwalk

Nearly two years since its original approval, a ceremonial groundbreaking was recently held at Mission Valley’s $4 billion Riverwalk in San Diego.


Dunn-Edwards Announces 2023 Color of the Year

Last week, coatings company Dunn-Edwards Paints announced its 2023 Color of the Year.


Ford Plant Transformed for Bio Research

Renovations to an eight-story, former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Pittsburgh were recently completed, marking the opening of the city’s newest biomedical research hub.


FL Solar Community Weathers Hurricane Ian

A 100% solar-powered community north of Fort Myers, Florida, reportedly retained power and faced minimal damage when Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall in the state at the end of last mo...


Reno Underway at Historic MI Community Center

Major renovations are continuing to take place at the 150-year-old Clark Lake Community Center in Michigan, thanks to new owners.


Concrete Pouring Begins for Fern Hollow Bridge

On Friday (Sept. 30), crews began pumping concrete to create the deck of the new Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh. The original bridge collapsed at the beginning of the year and, thanks to e...


Semple Launches Blood-Mixed Paint Collection

British artist Stuart Semple has recently found himself at the center of controversy with his latest product launch: the Gay Blood Collection.


Bidding Opens for FL Construction Project

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Authority is soliciting bids for the construction of a new Commercial Redevelopment Agency (CRA) building in Delray Beach, Florida.


Dubai Considers Proposed Moon Resort

Architectural design and intellectual property licensor Moon World Resorts is looking to license four structures around the globe resembling the Earth's natural satellite.


AkzoNobel Releases 2023 Color Pick, Palettes

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced its 2023 Color of the Year, highlighting a hue that the company says is “inspired by the warm tones of harvested crops.”


Facade Installation Launches at Lucas Museum

Construction crews have recently begun installing curved fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels on the southern facade of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, marking a cons...


JFK Airport Breaks Ground on $9.5B Terminal One

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the $9.5 billion, privately financed New Terminal One (NTO) at the John F. Kennedy International Airpo...


250 Homes Repainted in Blue City

Known by the world as “Blue City,” the iconic area of Rajasthan, India, recently had 250 homes repainted.


Shortlist Designs Shared for $130M Bezos Center

Plans for the $130 million Bezos Learning Center at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C have taken another step forward with the release of five design proposal...


Sherwin-Williams Announces 2023 COTY

Earlier this week, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2023 Color of the Year.


Structural Concerns Outlined in UK Safety Report

An experienced chartered engineer in the United Kingdom shared concerns late last month regarding several structural designs of recent buildings.


Valspar Launches Color-verse Web Experience

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, announced earlier this month that it had launched a new virtual web experience within the Metave...


WEF Recognizes 2022 Excellence Award Recipients

The Water Environment Federation has recently announced the winners of its 2022 WEF Operational and Design Excellence Awards.


Artist Mural to Add $14M to Structure Value

Building owners Tarina Tarantino and Alfonso Campos are hoping to sell their building in Los Angeles for a price tag that’s $14 million higher than the structure’s actual worth.


CTDOT Accepting Bids for New Facility

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the demolition and construction of an 18,160-square-foot maintenance facility and 6,050-square-foot office area in Orange,...


Study Looks at Alhambra Gold Leaf Corrosion

Centuries after its construction, gold on the Alhambra, a palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain, has spontaneously turned purple.


New Product Announcement: Consumer Paint

On Tuesday (Sept. 13), the Dunn-Edwards Corporation announced the launch of Dunn-Edwards Dura, a national, direct-to-consumer paint brand.


TX Silo Mural Project Nears Completion

A mural in McKinney, Texas, is nearing completion as part of a revitalization project, covering eight concrete silos and a grain elevator with the artwork.


Dutch Boy Releases 2023 Color Trend Forecast

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Company Diversified Brands Division, has recently unveiled its 2023 Color of the Year: Rustic Greige.


Coast Guard Hosts Ceremony for Museum Construction

Last month, a group of United States Coast Guard officials, association members and politicians attended a keel-laying ceremony to celebrate the launch of construction for what will be the n...


Harbor Bridge Contractor Submits Design Fix

Weeks after being issued a notice of default by the Texas Department of Transportation, the contractor working on the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas, has outlined potential solutions...


Milwaukee Unveils Paint the Pavement Program

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works recently introduced its Paint the Pavement program to transform city streets and sidewalks while creating a sense of community.


CA Arena Announces 2-Year Reno Plan

The National Basketball Association announced late last month that the Crypto.com Arena, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, would be undergoing significant changes over the next two years.


Contractors Wanted for FL Recreational Building

The City of Cape Coral is soliciting bids for the construction of a new recreational building at Lake Kennedy Park in Cape Coral, Florida.


Grass Paint Aids Lawn Aesthetic in MA Drought

While an ongoing drought has lawns in Massachusetts looking more brown than green, some residents have recently taken to new measures to keep their yards looking healthy.


Painter Ordered to Pay Homeowners $41K

Justice Cheryl Gwyn of the Napier District Court in New Zealand recently ordered a painter to pay homeowners in Hawke’s Bay $41,000 for a “blotchy” paint job.


New Product Announcement: BIM Assets

Building materials firm Sto Corp. recently announced the launch of its updated Building Information Modeling (BIM) assets for all of the company’s color collections via emailed press release...


$2B Intuit Dome Takes Shape in CA

The National Basketball Association’s $2 billion Intuit Dome arena for the Los Angeles Clippers is reportedly making headway in Inglewood, California.


Canadian PPG Brands Announce 2023 Color Picks

Roughly two weeks after global coatings company PPG and Glidden paint brand announced its 2023 Color of the Year, PPG’s Canadian Sico and Dulux brands made similar announcements.


Demand for Design Services Remains Healthy

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for July, reporting an increase in demand for design services for the eighteenth consecutive m...


Study Tests Tires for Architectural Use

Researchers from the University of South Australia have recently conducted a series of tests to observe how end-of-life tires might be utilized in widespread architecture.


San Francisco DBI Approves Tower Fix

Months after the San Francisco Planning Department approved a reduced scope for the stabilization of the Millennium Tower, the city’s Department of Building Inspection has formally signed of...


Purple People Bridge Repainting Project Underway

After having faded to a dull gray color since its last paint job 20 years ago, the Purple People Bridge has begun a repainting project that will restore the structure to its namesake color.


AU Bridge Designed for Flood-Proof Museum

Architects in Australia drew inspiration from rural trestle bridges to develop a museum that can blend in with the landscape and protect it from flooding in the area.


New Product Announcement: Interior Paint

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore has recently reintroduced one of its interior paint brands.


Air Canada Freighter Fleet Unveils New Livery

Canadian flag carrier Air Canada unveiled a fresh look for its freighter fleet this month, with the first newly painted aircraft rolling out of the paint shop.


Valspar, HGTV Home Release 2023 Color Collections

At the beginning of the month, paints and coatings brands Valspar and HGTV Home, both from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, announced their 2023 Colors of the Year.


$2.5B Eco District Schedules Groundbreaking

A new eco-district development just outside of Richmond, Virginia, is slated to break ground in early 2023. The $2.5 billion project, dubbed “GreenCity,” is expected to be a next-generation ...


Physics Research Could Improve Paint Industry

A team of researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory recently corrected an important error in a 3D color paradigm.


Acid Mine Drainage Repurposed for Paint

After years of research, two professors from Ohio University recently announced the development of a full-scale treatment facility designed to remediate acid mine drainage (AMD) in southeast...


TX High-Rise Evacuated Over Structural Concerns

Residents living in The Royalton at River Oaks Houston were recently evacuated from the luxury high-rise after a water main line ruptured, causing concrete on the first floor to buckle.


TxDOT Cites Safety Concerns for Harbor Bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced it was working with the developer of the new Harbor Bridge to address design safety concerns after suspending the project last month...


PPG, Glidden Announce 2023 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG and Glidden paint brand announced on Tuesday (Aug. 16) its 2023 Color of the Year, asking consumers to “call it like they see it.”


Carbon-Positive Hotel Breaks Ground in Denver

Crews recently broke ground on what is being touted as the nation’s first carbon-positive hotel.


Louis Vuitton Runway Features Paint Can Bag

French luxury fashion house and company Louis Vuitton recently unveiled it latest accessory to stir discussion online—a bag shaped like a paint can.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2023 Colormix Forecast

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has released its 2023 Colormix Forecast. The collection, dubbed TERRA, features 40 hues in four palettes that aim to embrace “regeneration, ...


New Product Announcement: Mindful Wallpaper

British paint and wallpaper brand Lick has recently launched a first-of-its-kind mindful wallpaper with an accompanying color palette made up of six different shades.


IA Water Tower Design ‘Tentatively’ Approved

A paint scheme for a new water tower in Sheldon, Iowa, has been tentatively approved by the city’s council, moving the project forward again since its initial proposal nearly six years ago.


AIA Reports Show Stabilization, Upped Spending

Late last month, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for June, reporting an increase in demand for design services.


CA Construction, Painting Work Out for Bid

The City of Delano is soliciting bids for the construction of a new park, including an amphitheater, playground equipment and onsite utilities.


Artists Unveil Digital Landmarks in Metaverse

Everyrealm, a metaverse real estate development firm, has recently teamed up with real estate advisory firm Alexander Team to launch a members-only virtual community.


Robotics Firm Raises $22M for Green Building Automation

Housing technology company Intelligent City Inc. was recently reported to have raised CAD 22 million ($17 million) to advance the sustainable urban housing industry using mass timber, automa...


USC Installs Award-Winning Pavilion at National Park

A group of architecture students from the University of Southern California recently installed a new, award-winning structure in Joshua Tree National Park.


Home Builder Launches Carbon-Wise Building Process

Thrive Home Builders has recently introduced a new building approach to producing carbon-neutral homes.


New Product Announcement: Interior Semi-Gloss

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently introduced a new ultra-premium, urethane-modified acrylic interior semi-gloss paint for cabinets, doors and trim via emailed press release.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Cloud Server

With the extended deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards approaching tomorrow, we’re featuring one more selection from this year’s nominees, giving readers a glimpse of the competiti...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Halstead Apartments

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


Fundraising Relaunched for Hamburg Water Tower

After a two-year break, a fundraising campaign to paint a water tower in Hamburg, New York, as a hamburger has returned.


Contractors Wanted for World Heritage Center Project

The City of San Antonio is soliciting bids for the construction of a new World Heritage Center.


ON Art Fest Hosts Augmented Reality Mural Contest

Earlier this month, the Concrete Canvas Art Festival, a multiday visual art fair where local and international artists gather to paint live murals across the city, kicked off in Hamilton, On...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Innovation Space

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


New Paint Job Unveiled for ‘Trump Force One’

A jet belonging to former President Donald Trump was recently renovated, receiving a fresh coat of paint in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: American Dream Mall

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


PPG Announces Aircraft Livery Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced it plans to partner with United Kingdom airline brand and consultancy Aerobrand to combine paint supply with livery design.


Water Tower Getting New Candy-Themed Design

A water tower in Bryan, Ohio, is getting a “sweet” new design featuring large painted lollipops thanks to Spangler Candy Company.


Deadline Extended for Elevation Awards

The nomination deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, a commercial honors program carried out by Technology Publishing Co. and the Commercial Painting Industry Association, has been...


Architecture Firm Releases Lunar Outpost Designs

Space architecture and technology firm AI SpaceFactory has recently released design renderings for the first-ever lunar outpost, LINA.


Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge Opens to Public

Last week, the Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles opened to the public after completing six years of construction, becoming the largest bridge project in the city’s history.


Aesthetic Damages Seen at Disneyland's Space Mountain

It was recently noticed by guests visiting Disneyland’s Space Mountain in Anaheim, California, that there was major damage to the attraction’s line queue area.


July 16 Declared 'Some Day'

Retailer-owned hardware cooperative Ace Hardware recently declared that “Some Day” would be celebrated on July 16.


Errors Cause OH Water Tower Painting Delay

Work has been delayed for the repainting on a water tower in Perrysburg, Ohio, after contractors used the wrong color paint and the wrong logo stencil.


$26.7M Bon Air Replacement Bridge Completed

At the end of last month, the City of Larkspur in California marked the completion of the $26.7 million Bon Air Bridge replacement after over decade of planning and several years of construc...


NJ to Propose Coatings Rule Amendments

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently informed stakeholders that it’s planning to propose amendments to its architectural coatings and consumer products rules.


Deadline Nearing for Elevation Awards

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s sixth annual commercial honors program: The Elevation Award...


Giant Floating Restaurant 'Capsizes' in China Sea

Recently, a historic three-story floating restaurant in Hong Kong reportedly sank into the South China Sea after meeting “adverse conditions” while it was being towed to an undisclosed locat...


HIT Researchers Develop Ultra-Black Coating

A team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology has recently developed an ultra-black coating.


PPG to Complete Over 25 School Makeovers in July

Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it was planning to complete over 25 school makeovers through its New Paint for a New Start initiative.


Report Tests Seismic Performance of Materials

The United States Resiliency Council (USRC) recently prepared a report evaluating the comparative seismic performance of four commonly used construction types in typical multifamily developm...


White House Scraps Air Force One Paint Plan

A White House administration official told reporters that a proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump has been nixed after a new study showed it could drive up ...


FL Resident Blocks Neighboring Paint Work

After power washing and repainting three sides of his home, South Florida resident Rene Garcia was recently blocked by his neighbor, Daryl Partlow, to finish the project.


A'22 to Kick Off in Chicago

Tomorrow (June 22), the American Institute of Architects will kick off its A’22 Conference on Architecture in person after a two-year hiatus.


Groundbreaking Held for $1.5B Pittsburgh Hospital

Last week, officials broke ground for the new UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, which is expected to become the largest hospital in the city’s history.


Tradesman Recalls Scott Base Painting Project

As Antarctica New Zealand prepares for the $344 million rebuild of the Scott Base research facility, a former NZ Navy tradesman recently recalled what painting the original facilities was li...


Sherwin Coating ‘One Week Wonder’ Aircraft

The Sherwin-Williams Company will be painting the airplane design scheme chosen by aviation enthusiasts at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture convention in July for its "One ...


New Product Announcement: Spray Paint

PPG’s Glidden paint brand announced earlier this year that it was entering the spray paint category with the launch of Glidden Max Flex spray paint.


MTA Soliciting Design Bids for $7B Penn Station

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be soliciting designs for the $7 billion redevelopment of Penn Station in New York Ci...


Australia Office Building to Feature Solar Cladding

In what will be a landmark moment for Australia when constructed, architecture firm Kennon has recently designed a first-of-its-kind eight-story office tower on behalf of Dr. Bella Freeman.


University of Florida Wins Steel Bridge Competition

The University of Florida recently won first place at the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Student Steel Bridge Competition with their design for a hypothetical wildlife crossing i...


Air Force One Paint Plan Could Overheat Plane

A proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump could contribute to excessive temperatures on the plane, leading to other issues, the Air Force says.


Sherwin Donates Paint for WA Radio Flyer Attraction

Since being constructed 33 years ago, the world’s largest Radio Flyer wagon attraction at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington, has plans to receive some minor metal repairs and a fresh co...


New Terminal C Opens at LaGuardia Airport

At the beginning of the month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced the openi...


World's Largest Mixed-Use Living Building Opens

Engineering firm PAE, alongside ZGF Architects and other members of a partnership collective, recently announced the opening of the PAE Living Building in Portland, Oregon.


PPG Named Official Paint of Disney

On Thursday (June 2), global coatings manufacturer PPG announced a multi-year parks alliance agreement with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


New MN Recreation Facility Project Bidding

The City of St. Paul is soliciting bids for the construction of a new 25,000-square-foot recreation facility.


Report Surveys Architect-Contractor Relationships

The American Institute of Architects, in parentship with the Associated General Contractors of America, has recently published a study on what makes successful architect-contractor relations...


Benjamin Moore Enhances Aura Interior Paint

Coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced that it has enhanced its ultra-premium Aura interior paint with a new acrylic resin and formula.


University Studio Highlights Architecture, Construction

Earlier this year, students participating in Mississippi State University’s architecture and building construction science departments collaborated in the PCI Foundation Studio.


Nominations Now Open for 2022 Elevation Awards

The nomination period for Technology Publishing Co.’s sixth annual Elevation Awards officially kicked off today. This year, participants will see a few changes in both eligibility and catego...


White Paint Considered for Cutting Emissions

One year after engineers from Purdue University created a new ultra-white paint, reports are now considering how the coating could slash carbon emissions and, in some cases, replace air cond...


Architect Ponders Molten Lava as a Building Material

Harnessing molten lava to construct buildings might seem like an impossible task, but one Icelandic architecture firm has been pondering the idea since 2018.


New Product Announcement: Short-Handled Brushes

Purdy, a painting application company for paint and decorating projects under the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced via emailed press release that its Cub brush ...


April Billings Index Moderates Slightly

Last Wednesday (May 18), The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for April, revealing a slight decrease in demand for design services.


New Product Announcement: Interior, Exterior Paints

HGTV Home by global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company has recently introduced three new paint products for interiors, exteriors, as well as door and trim coatings.


Residents in Uproar After Paint Color Mix-Up

According to residents in Independence, Kansas, a paint job recently completed on decades-old lion statues by SEK Delta Waterfowl is “hideous.”


Historic Scottish Lighthouse Gets Fresh Coat

For the last several weeks, painters in Scotland have been repainting the historic Covesea Lighthouse.


Design Revealed for New FIU Pedestrian Bridge

At the beginning of the month, the Florida Department of Transportation unveiled new design plans for the Florida International University pedestrian bridge, more than four years after the i...


Airline Unveils Striped Vacation-Inspired Livery

German leisure airline Condor recently released the designs for its new brand identity, including striped plane livery in five colors inspired by parasols, bath towels and beach chairs.


WA Adopts All-Electric Heating Mandate

Late last month, the Washington State Building Code Council approved a new commercial energy code in a vote of 11-3, mandating that newly constructed buildings be outfitted with all-electric...


Amazon HQ2 Receives County Approval

The Arlington County Board recently announced that it has unanimously approved building plans for American multinational technology company Amazon’s new headquarters (HQ2) in Arlington, Virg...


New Product Announcement: Blue Pigment

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of its new specialty cobalt aluminate Blue 20G599 pigment.


Ferro Acquisition Creates New Vibrantz Technologies

Prince International Corporation recently announced that it has combined with technology-based functional coatings and color solutions supplier Ferro Corporation and global colorant system, ...


PA Riverfront Development Gets $10M in Funding

A mixed-use development planned to revitalize an industrial riverfront stretch in Pittsburgh is finally moving forward after receiving a $10 million grant from the Pennsylvania’s Redevelopme...


Red Dot Awards Color Sensor for Product Design

Color matching technology company, Nix Color Sensor, was recently awarded the 2022 Red Dot Design Award for its Spectro 2 spectrophotometer in the international competition’s product design ...


PA Women's Center & Shelter Awarded LEED

In an emailed press release, the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) recently announced that it was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Ce...


Study: Painting Asphalt Art Makes Roads Safer

According to a recent study conducted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, city streets are reportedly safer for pedestrians when the asphalt roadways are painted with art, reducing the rate of car ...


Record-Breaking Residential CLT Building Announced

A new residential building in Switzerland is expected to become the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the world upon its completion.


Painting Begins for Space Needle 60th Anniversary

In honor of its 60th anniversary, the Seattle Space Needle hosted a contest for five grand prize winners to help paint the roof of the landmark its original color—nearly 600 feet in the air.


Report: Demand for Design Increases Rapidly

On Wednesday (April 20), The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for March, revealing a rapid increase in demand for design services.


USGBC Taps Cities for 2022 LEED Leadership Program

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced 15 cities and counties to participate in the 2022 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.


London Development Approves MSG Sphere Venue

Despite thousands of objections, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has recently approved plans (in a vote of six to four) for music and esports arena MSG Sphere, a live entert...


Purple People Bridge Needs Fresh Coat of Paint

The Newport Southbank Bridge Company recently announced that it hopes to repaint the Purple People Bridge, which connects Cincinnati and Kentucky, for its 150th anniversary and restore its i...


Buffalo Bills Stadium Gets $600M in NY Funding

Earlier this month, the New York State Legislature approved its $220 billion state budget, which included $600 million for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills new $1.4 billion open-...


UK Court Stops Holocaust Memorial Construction

Upon receiving opposition from the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust over a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Center in the United Kingdom, the High Court has ruled to stop the project.


Zaha Hadid-Designed HQ Meets LEED Platinum

The new headquarters for environmental management company Beeah Group in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, have recently reached completion.


Sherwin Issues Trend Forecast for Coil, Extrusion Coatings

Last month, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the debut of its latest Color Trends Forecast for the coil and extrusion metal coatings market via emailed press relea...


World's First 'Unicorn' Paint Developed by Alora Paints

Singapore-based paint company Alora Paints has recently announced the release of what it’s calling the world’s first “Unicorn” colored paint.


Chicago Hospital Planning $645M Expansion

A recent application filed to the Illinois State Health Facilities and Services Review Board revealed plans for a proposed $645 million modernization of the Lakeview facility at the Advocate...


$431M Museum Expansion Utilizes Shotcrete

Crews are reportedly making headway at the American Museum of Natural History in New York’s Manhattan Upper West Side, which has been undergoing a $431 million expansion since 2019.


Historic Cambridge Building Gets New Paint Job

A little over a year after Hamilton-based investment and management firm Forge & Foster purchased the 112-year-old Ray Electric building and connecting spaces—located at 20 Park Hill Road in...


New Logo Painting Planned for OH Water Tower

A water tower in Huron, Ohio, will be getting a new paint job due to the structure’s sponsoring changing its name and logo.


Arkema Coatings Meet SSPC Paint 47 Standard

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has announced in a recent press release that its coatings formulated with Kynar Aquatec PVDF Latex officially meet the new SSPC Paint 47 Standard.


Construction Begins on $400M Cruise Ship Terminal

Earlier this month, MSC Cruises broke ground on what is projected to be the largest cruise ship terminal in North America.


Designs Revealed for $300M Santiago International Airport

In an emailed press release, international firm luis vidal + architects has recently revealed design concepts for the $300 million expansion of the Santiago International Airport in Dominica...


New Product Announcement: Wallcovering Collections

Designer and manufacturer of applied materials company Designtex has recently introduced a quartet of new wall coverings and upholstery fabrics via emailed press release.


February ABI Reveals Demand for Design

Yesterday, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for February, revealing that the demand for design services has increased slightly.


Color Catalogue Created to Identify Extraterrestrial Life

With the help of microbes found in the subarctic conditions of Canada’s Hudson Bay, a team of international researchers have recently developed the first color spectra catalog to facilitate ...


Architect Hired for Buffalo Bills Stadium

While a final stadium deal has yet to be announced for the National Football League’s New York-based Buffalo Bills, it was recently announced that the team working on the project hired globa...


New MA Police Station Accepting Paint Bids

The Town of Provincetown is soliciting bids for the construction of a new police station in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


Aircraft Painted to Match Luxury Car

German paint manufacturer Mankiewicz Coating Solutions and aircraft painting and exterior coatings specialist MAAS Aviation recently teamed up to paint a plane to match the owner’s Bentley.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Slip Coatings

Canadian manufacturer of decorative stone coatings, high performance paints and architectural maintenance products Daich Coatings has recently announced the launch of its TracSafe Anti-Slip ...


Historic Buildings Renovated at PA University

New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has recently transformed two late Victorian townhouses on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia.


Couples Paint Houses Like Ukrainian Flag

In an effort to express support and solidarity for Ukraine while the country continues to be invaded by Russian forces, a Cambridgeshire couple has painted their home to reflect the Ukrainia...


PA Bridge Replacement Plans, Design Announced

On Tuesday (March 8), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced design and construction plans to replace the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh after it collapsed in January.


Designs Revealed for 2022 Serpentine Pavilion

In a recent press release, London-based Serpentine Galleries has revealed plans for its 2022 Pavilion, designed by American artist Theaster Gates.


Dunn-Edwards Announces Student Design Competition

At the start of the month, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards announced that submissions were being accepted for its second annual Emerging Professionals Design Competition.


Disneyland Paris Gets Fresh Repaint for Anniversary

In celebrating 30 years in business, Disneyland Paris has revealed a new look and a fresh coat of paint at its iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle.


Invasion Affects Construction Projects, Supplies

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to run its course, several reports have indicated how the ongoings have negatively affected construction projects in both countries, in addition ...


$4B LaGuardia Terminal Reno Tops Off

At the end of January, after a nearly six-year renovation of Terminal B at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, the project’s second skybridge officially opened to the public.


AIA Announces 2022 Award Recipients

Earlier this month, The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2022 Architecture, Interior Architecture and Regional & Urban Design Awards.


January ABI Reveals Continued Growth

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for January, revealing a slight improvement in business conditions for architecture firms.


Disney Planning Storyliving Community

American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company has recently announced its plans to build a series of mixed-use residential communities in the United Stat...


AU Retirement Complex Finished with Dulux

A retirement complex in the riverside suburb of Indooroopilly in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, was recently completed after coatings work was executed by project manager Woollam Construc...


Hempel Acquires Khimji Paints LLC

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that after an exclusive dialogue, it has acquired the coatings division of Oman-based Khimji Ramdas.


Lumber and Paint Lead January Price Hikes

According to the latest Producer Price Index report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of construction materials jumped more than 20% year-over-year and have risen n...


New Product Announcement: Natural Matte Colors

Late last week, national supplier of metallic-coated and pre-painted steel Steelscape announced the launch of ultra-matte colors for metal roofing and siding via emailed press release.


NV Venue Project Avoids Supply Chain Issues

According to reports, construction crews at the $1.9 billion MSG Sphere have yet to be plagued by ongoing supply chain issues. However, officials are preparing for potential problems as LED ...


Hidden Mural Discovered Within WA Building

Shortly after launching remodeling efforts on their recently purchased, circa 1907 commercial building, couple Nick and Lisa Timm discovered a hidden mural more than 100 years old.


NYC Tower Tech Looks to Overcome Emission Targets

Crews working on an office development in New York City are working to incorporate sustainable technology to achieve LEED Platinum status and cut carbon emissions by avoiding fossil fuel sou...


Bangladesh Factory Collapse Trial Resumes

After more than five years of being halted while several defendants attempted to have their charges vacated, recent reports have indicated that the murder trial over the Bangladesh factory c...


Grain Silo Converted into Living Space

A design graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands recently converted a grain silo into a two-level home.


Market Study Predicts Decorative Coatings Growth

According to a study issued by Research and Markets, projects within the decorative coatings market are predicted to grow from $71.3 billion in 2021 to $91.6 billion by 2026, with an annual ...


New Color Opportunities for Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that it was expanding its color options for architectural extrusions and sheet aluminum.


Apple Campus Makes Headway in Austin

More than three years after announcing plans to construct a $1 billion office in northwest Austin, American multinational technology company Apple reports that crews have almost completed ph...


ABI Reveals Strong End to 2021

Recently, The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index ended 2021 on a strong note, having reported a score of 52 for the month of Decem...


New Product Announcement: Splash Coating System

Last month, global coatings company PPG announced the release of its new, two-coat liquid coating system, developed specifically for composite bathtubs and sinks.


JV Selected for $969M US Military Hospital

A $969 million contract was recently awarded to Züblin and Gilbane Joint Venture for the construction of a new military hospital at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany.


AIA Announces 2022 Public Architecture Award

Earlier this month, The American Institute of Architects announced the recipients of its 2022 AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture.


BMW Unveils First Color-Changing Car

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW recently revealed a first-of-its kind car that changes color using technology found in eReaders.


FL Mural Animates with Augmented Reality

In a project headed by Contemporary Art Space & Studio (CASS) and Water Street Tampa, officials commissioned Dutch artist Leon Keer to paint a new mural on the city’s East Cumberland Parking...


First 'Pandemic-Ready' FL Skyscraper Announced

Miami-based developer Royal Palm Companies has recently announced what it’s calling the world’s first “COVID-19-conscious” residential, hotel and medical center skyscraper.


Redesigning Industry Post-Pandemic Practices

As architecture firms, construction companies and coating contractors alike begin working on rebuilding their revenue bases, they are also faced with the obstacle of restoring pre-pandemic s...


Habitat for Humanity Prints First Home

Earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity announced the completion of its first home entirely constructed using an Alquist 3D printer.


Designs Revealed for Nature-Integrated Resort

Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture and Saudi developers The Red Sea Development Company have recently revealed designs for a mountain resort in the wadi vistas of western Saudi Arabia.


Demand for Design Shows Continued Growth

For the tenth consecutive month, The American Institute of Architects reported that the Architecture Billing Index revealed a continued demand for design services.


Elevation Winner: Interiors, Judges' Choice

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


Clariant Unveils 2022 Palette, Color Pick

Paints and coatings company Clariant recently announced its “Golden” Decorative Coatings Trends palette and color pick, which the company says pays an advance tribute to the year to come.


$1.3M Spent on Repairs for MN Capitol

Officials from the Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission recently provided an update on ongoing $1.3 million decorative paint and plaster renovations, noting that humidity in the b...


$9.5B JFK Airport Expansion Plans Revealed

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had officially reached an agreement with a coalition of financial sponsors to complete ...


Egg Yolks Enhance Tempera Paint Properties

Researchers from Sorbonne University in France recently looked into why tempera paint—also known as egg tempera—was reigned as a supreme medium among Renaissance artists, such as Leonardo Da...


Coating Contractors Needed for FL Park Reserve

The City of Cape Coral is soliciting bids for construction on the Yellow Fever Creek Park Reserve.


New Product Announcement: Wallcovering Collections

Design and manufacturing of applied materials company Designtex has recently introduced several new wallcovering collections for the built environment via emailed press release.


Elevation Awards Winner: Renovation/Retrofit

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


Balkrishna Doshi Wins Royal Gold Medal

Acclaimed Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has been named the 2022 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, an award given by the Royal Institute of British Architects and approved by Her Majesty...


Pantone Releases 2022 Color of the Year

Global color and design company Pantone released its Color of the Year last week, revealing a hue equally touched by vibrant blues and reds.


Asian Government Takes Over Stadium

Just a little over a year since Chinese football club Guanzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. broke ground on its $1.8 billion soccer stadium, reports indicate that its government has taken over the...


Elevation Awards Winner: Floor Coatings

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


Pantone Launches New Digital Color Platform Features

Global color and design company Pantone LLC recently announced the release of the latest version of their digital color platform, Pantone Connect.


Cathedral Restoration Plans Reignite Controversy

After proposed changes were announced regarding restorations at the Notre Dame Cathedral, critics were reportedly outraged, relating the designs to world-renowned Walt Disney Parks.


World's Second Tallest Building Tops Out

Since launching construction five years ago, the Merdeka 118 skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has officially topped out at over 2,227 feet.


Artist Creates 'Brightest White Paint'

In developing the most pigmented versions of colors for paint, self-proclaimed art nerd and color wizard Stuart Semple has recently announced his creation of the “whitest white paint.”


New Product Announcement: Pigment Preparations

Organic pigment and dye provider Clariant has recently announced the launch of its new sustainable product line, Licosperse.


Elevation Awards Winner: Exteriors

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


Los Angeles Mixed-Use Structure is Utilizing CLT

To avoid ongoing supply chain issues, Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction has planned to use cross-laminated timber (CLT) for a mixed-use office building in Los Angeles.


Amazon HQ2 on Track for 2023 Completion

American multinational technology company Amazon recently invited reporters and local officials to the construction site of its HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia.


Groundbreaking Held for $1.3B CA Hospital

Last week, officials and community leaders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for what’s to be a new, state-of-the-art medical complex at the University of California, Irvine.


PPG Completes Second Tianjin Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of its second Colorful Communities project in Tianjin, China, since the beginning of the year.


UK Restorers Discover Rare Wall Paintings

Recently, restorers from The Landmark Trust discovered a collection of Elizabethan murals behind peeling paint and 19th-century plaster at a medieval manor in Yorkshire, England.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Viral Interior Paint

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its latest product: a wash and wear anti-viral interior coating.


Plans Moving Forward on $2.5B Sydney Towers

According to reports, development officials working on the $2.5 billion Central Place Sydney towers have officially submitted plans for project approval.


FL Art Museum Announces Renovation, Expansion

The Tampa Museum of Art Foundation recently announced plans for a nearly $70 million renovation and expansion at its downtown Tampa campus.


Diamond Vogel Releases 2022 Color Pick, Trends

Coatings firm Diamond Vogel recently announced its 2022 Color of the Year, a deep blue shade described as being both powerful and beautiful, that “connects spaces, cultures and generations.”


Pittsburgh Steel Company Receives Green Honor

Historically, Pittsburgh has long been a city cursed by hazardous pollutions caused by big steel mills and other industrial plants.


ABI Shows Continued Demand for Design

Recently, The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index logged its eighth consecutive positive month.


Shoe Inspires New Building Protection Method

A professor from the Queensland University of Technology was recently inspired by a material commonly found in running shoes and memory foam pillows to better protect buildings from collisio...


New Product Announcement: Ceramic Facades

German building material supplier Agrob Buchtal recently announced the launch of two new ceramic facades for its KeraTwin ventilated curtain wall systems.


$1B WA Arena Opens to the Public

At the end of last month, a grand opening was hosted for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. The structure is home to the National Hockey League’s latest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken and t...


Sherwin Fire Protection Applied at Milan Landmark

In an emailed press release, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its fire protection intumescent coating system had been applied to a new landmark in Milan, Ital...


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 17

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the release of its ColorSurfaces Edition 17, “inspired by the changing role of the space in our lives.”


Holocaust Memorial Completed in Amsterdam

Studio Libeskind, owned by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, has recently completed a Holocaust Memorial in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Federal Officials Seize Painted Gold

Earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials seized nearly six pounds of gold that had been painted black by an alleged smuggler.


New Product Announcement: Marbled Injection Molding

Chemical company BASF recently announced the launch of a new technology to produce marbled serial components made of Ultrason using a standard injection molding process.


MSG Reveals Sphere Roof Completion Plan

Earlier this month, project leaders announced that construction on the domed roof of the $1.8 billion Las Vegas MSG Sphere was expected to reach completion this fall.


Benjamin Moore Announces 2022 Color Picks

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore revealed its 2022 Color of the Year earlier this week, with a color that it says “quietly anchors while encouraging creative expression through...


Pavilion Design Connects Nature with Urban Domain

Officials from the Tallinn Architecture Biennale were recently reported to have selected the winning installation for the 2022 competition.


Valspar Releases 12 Colors of the Year

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, has announced its 2022 Colors of the Year.


Sherwin Publishes Industrial Color Trend Forecast

For its third year, the General Industrial Coatings division of Sherwin-Williams, through its DesignHouse, released its industrial color trend forecast.


Dunn-Edwards Announces 2022 Color of the Year

Last week, coatings company Dunn-Edwards Paints announced its 2022 Color of the Year.


Bidding Open for TX Office Building

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority is accepting bids for the construction of a new office building in New Braunfels, Texas.


Behr Releases 'Music in Color' Collection

Coatings manufacturer Behr Paint Company announced that it has teamed up with singer-songwriter Katy Perry and audio streaming service Spotify to launch “Music in Color” by Behr.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Showroom Space

With the extended deadline just announced for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 8) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: USG Chicago

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New Product Announcement: Commercial Portfolio

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, has recently launched a new product portfolio for buildings and decorative applic...


Notre Dame Cathedral Secured for Restoration

Officials from the French government agency overseeing the reconstruction of France’s Notre Dame Cathedral have recently reported that efforts to secure the structure have reached competitio...


PPG Completes French Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the week, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at the Maison de l’Enfance et de la Famille du Valencien...


Elevation Awards Extends Nomination Deadline

The nomination deadline for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, has been extended.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2022 Color Pick

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has released its 2022 Color of the Year.


Architect Features Cat Faces on Apartments in Catford

London-based Tsuruta Architects reports that its recently completed housing project in the south London neighborhood of Catford features thousands of cat faces.


ABI Reports Continued Rise in Score

On Wednesday (Sept. 22), The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index logged its seventh consecutive positive month.


AkzoNobel Releases 2022 Color of the Year

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 Color of the Year last week, revealing an airy, light blue that the company says, “feels like the breath of fresh air we all need.”


Elevation Awards Spotlight: FRSA Headquarters

In counting down to the nomination deadline (Oct. 1) for this year’s Elevation Awards, we will be featuring selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a glimpse of the competition. B...


Sherwin-Williams Releases New Flooring Color Palettes

On Tuesday (Sept. 14), global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced four new color palettes for high-performance flooring.


Plans Proposed for $400B American City

Billionaire and former Walmart executive Marc Lore has recently unveiled plans for a five-million-person, $400 billion sustainable city he hopes to have built somewhere within the American d...


Glidden Announces 2022 Color of the Year

PPG’s Glidden paint brand announced on Thursday its 2022 Color of the Year, taking its green- and guac-loving affinity to a whole new level.


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Behr Names 2022 COTY, Product Launch

Late last month, Behr Paint Company announced the launch of its latest product in addition to its 2022 Color of the Year.


AIA Releases Architect Compensation Report

Although the U.S. economy took an economic hit because of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Institute of Architects reported in its biennial Compensation Report that architecture staff ...


Natural Materials Used in Gehry-Designed Tower

The interior of Frank Gehry's tower for Luma Foundation in Arles in Arles, France, was recently reported to have utilized natural materials to reduce the structure’s carbon footprint.


PPG Announces 2022 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG has announced its 2022 Color of the Year, a hue it calls “an elegant, grounded, versatile and highly-adaptable grey-green.”


CO Skate Park Doubles as Stormwater Mitigation

Highlighted by recent reports, a new art installation north of downtown Denver has gained some spotlight for its unique duality, serving its surrounding neighborhood as both a skate park and...


ABI Rises for Sixth Consecutive Month

The Architecture Billing Index has recorded its sixth consecutive positive month, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects.


New Product Announcement: Lead-Free Pigments

DIC Group company Sun Chemical recently announced the launch of a new full-service package to support the replacement of lead components in coatings formulations.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2022 Colormix Forecast

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has released its 2022 Colormix Forecast. The collection, dubbed MODE, features 40 hues in four palettes that aim to “embrace creativity, int...


MO Paints Doorways to Revitalize Alleys

As part of an ongoing initiative to clean up alleyways in downtown Columbia, Missouri, city officials are now calling upon local artists to submit proposals to paint its doors to reflect the...


New Product Announcement: Color Finder Tool

Color management solutions company Datacolor recently announced that it has teamed up with RAL Colours for the launch of its latest color tool, the Ral Color Reader.


New Product Announcement: Fence, Shed Paint

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently expanded Fence and Shed Paint range of colors for Summer 2021.


World's First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Installed

Earlier this month, what has been touted as the world’s first ever 3D-printed steel bridge, was installed over Oudezijds Achterburgwal, a street and canal in De Wallen—the oldest neighborhoo...


Graphene Veil Protects Paintings from Fading

According to a team of researchers, the implementation of a transparent graphene veil can prevent up to 70% of pigment fading in painted artworks.


Datacolor Expands Spectrophotometer Series

Global leader in color management solutions, Datacolor, recently announced that it had expanded its high-efficiency benchtop spectrophotometer series.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Topping System

Building product manufacturer MAPEI recently announced the introduction of its systems of high-performance, self-leveling concrete toppings.


Sandy Hook Memorial Receives Green Light

Earlier this year, residents from the town of Newtown in Connecticut voted in favor of constructing a memorial for the children and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Transparent 'Sky Pool' Opens in London

Residents belonging to the Eagle Club at the Embassy Gardens apartments in Battersea, London, have recently gained a new area for recreation that is both touted as an architectural spectacle...


AIA, Deltec Announce Specification Tool

The American Institute of Architects, along with software company Deltek, have announced what they’re calling a new specification solution to be released for the architecture, engineering an...


AWC Releases New Fire Design Publication

The American Wood Council recently released a new publication for fire design of wood members, assemblies and connections to meet code requirements, 2021 Fire Design Specification for Woo...


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2022 Palettes, Trends

Coatings company Dunn-Edwards Paints has announced its 2022 Color + Design Trends, a collection of five color palettes that the company says aim to “celebrate simple pleasures, new possibili...


CA Water Tower House Listed for Sale

For those seeking a home with industry aesthetic and charm, look no farther than Seal Beach, California, where an historic converted four-bedroom, four-bathroom water tower has gone on the m...


Officials Talk Design of $1.3B NY Arena

Construction of New York’s $1.3 billion UBS Arena—slated to be the new home of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders—is in full swing prompting commentary of what officials call th...


'Floating Park' Little Island Opens in NYC

Closing in on the month of May, Little Island officially opened to the public. Located on New York City's Hudson River, the $260 million “floating” park was funded by billionaire media mogul...


Biden Appoints 4 to Fine Arts Commission

In a move to further cement the reversal of former President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on federal architecture design, President Joe Biden recently announced his intent to appoint four ...


Adjaye Receives 2021 Royal Gold Medal

Renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE was formally celebrated last week as the recipient of the 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The m...


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Artist Documents Camouflaged Cell Towers

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ACI Releases 3-Volume Concrete Design Handbook

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Apple Commits to $430B Expansion

Last month, American multinational technology company Apple announced its accelerated commitment for growth, highlighting $430 billion in U.S. investments to be made over the next five years...


St. Jude Announces $1.9B Construction Projects

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has recently announced plans for a $1.9 billion overhaul of its Memphis, Tennessee location. The project involves various renovations, new construct...


China Issues Ban on 'Ugly' Architecture

At the beginning of April, China’s National Development and Reform Commission issued the “2021 New Urbanization and Key Tasks for Urban-Rural Integration Development” Notice.


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PPG Completes Shanghai Colorful Community Project

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at Yuhong Primary School in the Jiading District of Shanghai, China.


AIA Announce Launch of New Conference

The American Institute of Architects recently announced the launch of a new multi-event that aims to bring manufacturers and architects together.


ABI Score Rises Again to Pre-Recession Level

The American Institute of Architects confirmed last week that the Architecture Billing Index has logged its second positive mark since the beginning of the pandemic—growing to a score not se...


Shepherd Announces High-Performance Yellow Pigment

High-performance pigment manufacturer The Shepherd Color Company recently announced the opening of its new Virtual Showroom with the launch of a new pigment: Bismuth Vanadate Yellow (product...


PPG's Olympic Announces 2021 Stain Color Pick

Olympic Stains, by global coatings company PPG, recently unveiled its first-ever stain color of the year. The pick comes after a year of homeowners prioritizing a wide range of DIY projects,...


Details Announced for Venice Biennale

In a live-streamed press conference held earlier this week, La Biennale di Venezia announced that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition (which was Venice’s Biennale Architettura 202...


AkzoNobel Has Fun with MoodPaint Release

Recently, scientists employed at global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that they had developed a first-of-its-kind paint that shifts color with your mood.


$500M Academy Museum Announces Open Date

Having reached completion after undergoing a series of historical restorations, renovations and new construction totaling nearly $500 million, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los An...


Tokyo Store Gets Pearlescent Facade

For a second time, Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates has designed and installed a unique facade over a Louis Vuitton storefront in Tokyo. The designer boutique is located within Tokyo’s ...


FL Announces 'Record-Breaking' High-Rise

Recently, famed architect Carlos Ott, with the help of Sieger Suarez, announced design plans for what’s to become the tallest tower south of Manhattan.


Studio Crafts Fabric-Like Gypsum Walls

At a recently remodeled London boutique, Dutch architect Anne Holtrop has crafted several hand-casted walls and columns in textile molds.


Space Hotel to Launch Construction in 2026

Large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly (Alta Loma, California) has announced its plans to construct the world’s first-ever space hotel during a recent virtual event on its Y...


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Biden Revokes Trump EO on Federal Architecture

In a move that revoked several executive orders from former President Donald J. Trump, President Joe Biden has reversed Executive Order 13967 of Dec. 18, 2020 (Promoting Beautiful Federal Ci...


Behr Taps Neutral for 2021 Color Pick

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Amazon Reveals More Design Plans for HQ2

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Dunn-Edwards Unveils 2021 Color Pick

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Polychem Releases 2021-22 Color Trends Palettes

IFS Coatings’ Polychem Coatings brand has launched its 2021-22 powder coating color trend palettes.


Trump Signs EO on Federal Architecture Design

President Donald J. Trump has signed the, “Executive Order on Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture,” which orders all federal buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as new federal ...


Company Combats 'Bottleneck' Demand for Black Pigment

Lanxess, a German specialty chemicals company, recently announced that it is increasing its black pigment capacity. The company says that it’s responding to a bottleneck cause by a demand fo...


EU Conditionally Approves BASF, DIC Pigment Deal

The European Commission has conditionally approved the proposed acquisition of BASF Colors & Effects by the DIC Corporation, under the European Union Merger Regulation.


Pantone Releases 2021 Color(s) of the Year

Global color and design company Pantone released its Color of the Year last week—except for 2021, the aesthetic giant picked two colors.


BIG Tapped to Design Lunar Infrastructure

Bjarke Ingels Group has recently partnered with ICON, a construction technology developer, and SEArch+, to begin designed a sustainable habitat for the moon.


Clariant Unveils 2021 Palette, Color Pick

Paints and coatings company Clariant recently announced its “New Freedom” Decorative Color Trends 2021 palette and color pick, which the company says is full of creative colors aimed at capt...


Sherwin-Williams Unveils Metal Color Trends

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced its Fluropon Metal Trends Color Collection, which features eight color families that mimic the aesthetic of natural and a...


Construction Begins on $2.3B NYC Office Tower

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National Museum of US Army Opens

In celebrating Veteran’s Day last week, the National Museum of the United States Army officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. According to NMUSA, the museum is the firs...


Behr Releases Winter Color Palettes

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company released a small palette of winter color trends in light of the changing seasons.


Bjarke Ingels Launches Masterplanet Proposal

Last week, Bjarke Ingels—founder of architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group—told reporters that he had begun drawing up plans for a more sustainable way of living for the world.


Glidden Announces 2021 Accent Color

PPG’s Glidden paint brand announced earlier this week its 2021 Accent Color of the Year in an effort to once again tweak the standard color of the year trends among paints and coatings compa...


Baltimore Penn Station Plans Redevelopment

Despite dips in ridership revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak has since announced it will be moving forward with the renovation of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station and recently ...


Adjaye Answers Questions at Holocaust Memorial Inquiry

At a public inquiry into David Adjaye’s proposed U.K. Holocaust Memorial and Learning Center, the architect defended the decision to scale up the monument 23% from his original competition-w...


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2021 Trend Palettes

Paints and coatings company Dunn-Edwards released its 2021 Color + Design Report last week entitled, “An Exhibition of Color.”


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 16

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the launch of its ColorSurfaces Edition 16, highlighting the latest color trends and finishes for its automoti...


Benjamin Moore Unveils 2021 Color Picks

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore revealed its 2021 Color of the Year last week, with color that it says aims to create “natural harmony and invites us to reflect and reset.”


Boston Issues RFP for Urban Forest

The city of Boston has issued a Request for Proposals late last month to design an Urban Forest Plan. According to Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the city ...


Valspar Releases Palette of 2021 Color Picks

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, has announced its 2021 Colors of the Year with 12 shades that the brand says seek “to empower co...


David Adjaye Wins Royal Gold Medal

Renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE has been named the 2021 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, an award given by the Royal Institute of British Architects and approved by Her Majesty The...


Largest Indoor UK Arena Gets Approval

Plans for what will be the largest indoor arena in the United Kingdom have been approved. Manchester City Council greenlit the Populous-designed project late last month.


Heatherwick Proposes Design for 'Floating' Park

Earlier this month, London-based Heatherwick Studio revealed design plans for a proposed flood-resistant ecological park in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood.


Sico Unveils 2021 Color, Palette Picks

Paint brand Sico by coatings company PPG has released its 2021 Color of the Year that aims to bring a sense of optimism and comfort.


Diamond Vogel Releases 2021 Color Pick, Trends

Coatings firm Diamond Vogel recently announced its 2021 Color of the Year, a hue billed as a soft blue-green that offers a “relaxed, meditative feel.”


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2021 Color Pick

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has unveiled its 2021 Color of the Year.


AIA, AISC Publish Design Collaboration Paper

The American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Steel Construction recently joint-issued a paper titled, "Design Collaboration on Construction Projects: Delegated Design, ...


Axalta Unveils 2021 Wood Coatings Palettes

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta launched earlier this week its 2021 edition of wood coatings and color trends.


Winners Announced for Brooklyn Bridge Project

Winners have been chosen for the “Reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge” project, launched by New York City Council, along with urban-design nonprofit the Van Alen Institute.


Google Announces Plan for 40-Acre CA Site

Tech giant Google announced plans last week to develop a new 40-acre mixed-use project in Mountain View, California. The company also announced that it is working with Australia-based contra...


AkzoNobel Releases 2021 Color Pick, Palettes

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 Color of the Year Tuesday (Sept. 8), highlighting a hue that the company calls “a warm and grounding neutral shade that gives us the coura...


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Installation Features 'Curtained' Concrete

Seoul-based design firm SWNA has recently experimented with digital fabrication and 3D printing to create a work entitled “The Curtained Wall,” which depicts concrete as though it’s flowing ...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: MA High-Rise

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


PPG Announces 2021 Color Palette

Coatings company PPG has announced its 2021 Palette of the Year—entitled “Be Well,” the collection of three hues aims to invoke simple, nostalgic comforts.


Study Looks at Painting Turbine Blades Black

A recent study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution has found that bird death from collisions with turbine blades dropped by 71.9% when one of the blades was painted black, compare...


Largest Canvas Painting is Using AkzoNobel Products

An attempt of creating the largest canvas painting ever by artist Sacha Jafri is using AkzoNobel’s Dulux products, the company confirmed in a press release Wednesday (Aug. 26).


Behr Unveils 2021 Color Trends Palette

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company unveiled its Behr Color Trends 2021 Palette, a collection of 21 shades that the company says span “from essential neutrals to lavish bolds, together ena...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: NY Free Library

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


World's Longest 3D-Printed Concrete Bridge Named

The world’s longest 3D-printed concrete bridge was officially named late last month by Guinness World Records in Shanghai’s Baoshan district. The bridge was built last year by a team from th...


NYC Releases RFPs for Inspirational Design

The New York City Department of Design and Construction released two Requests for Proposals last week to identify up to 30 firms to provide architectural and technical design services for wh...


Sherwin-Williams Unveils 2021 Colormix Forecast

On Monday (Aug. 3) The Sherwin-Williams Company revealed its annual Colormix Forecast and theme for 2021. The collection, named Rhythm of Color, is designed to find a “balance between fast a...


TX to Host Continent's Largest Living Wall

A 26-story high-rise is planned for Dallas and, according to reports, North America’s tallest “living wall” is slated to come with it.


Act Proposed to Combat Architectural Exec Order

The American Institute of Architects came out in support of new proposed legislation last week that would overrule an anticipated Executive Order mandating classical architecture for federal...


Holocaust Memorial Decisions to Get Judicial Review

A judicial review will now take place regarding United Kingdom Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and his handling of London’s proposed Holocaust Memorial.


Reimagined Brooklyn Bridge Designs Announced

The New York City Council, along with urban-design nonprofit the Van Alen Institute, recently held a context for designs aiming to improve the experience for pedestrians and cyclists on the ...


Notre Dame Work to Restore Latest Spire

French President Emmanuel Macron has officially dropped the unpopular idea of building a modern spire atop a restored Notre Dame Cathedral.


First Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Building Underway

Technical University Dresden, in Germany, has begun the process of erecting the world’s first building made entirely of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete.


AIA Announces 6th Annual Film Contest

The American Institute of Architects has announced that it is launching its sixth annual AIA Film Challenge.


Shepherd Color R&D Looks at New IR Black

High-performance pigment manufacturer The Shepherd Color Company recently announced that it has released a new infrared reflecting black pigment that it says will aid in the recycling of bla...


Original Wright Fallingwater Sketches Up for Auction

A set of five originally developmental drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is now up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction.


China's 'Horizontal Skyscraper' Opens Deck

China’s horizontal skyscraper—dubbed “The Crystal”—recently unveiled its first attraction to the public: The Exploration Deck.


RI Bridge Connects Riverfront Parks

A decade after the City of Providence and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation headed a design competition, reports are again admiring the design of the Providence River Pedestrian ...


Comments Surround UK Holocaust Memorial Fate

More controversy has come to the surface over London’s proposed Holocaust Memorial in relation to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and his involvement in ministry planning.


Taliesin School to Change Name, Locations

Officials at the School of Architecture at Taliesin (the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin) have confirmed that it will be changing its name and moving its classes to the...


Some Wright Locations Reopen for Tours

As more areas begin to open back up in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio and the Frederick C. Robie House have posted their own reopening notices.


Firms Create Porcelain Church in Norway

Architect Espen Surnevik and firm Trodahl Architects collaborated to design a porcelain-covered church in the city of Porsgrunn, Norway.


YInMn Blue Available for Commercial Use

High-performance pigment manufacturer The Shepherd Color Company announced last week that the pigment known as “YInMn Blue” has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic...


Holocaust Memorial Inquiry Officially Postponed

The public inquiry scheduled to take place over London’s Holocaust Memorial is now postponed until October in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


AIA Announces COTE Award Recipients

The American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment recently announced this year’s recipients for its COTE Top 10 Awards.


Venice Biennale Postponed to Next Year

Venice’s Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, has been officially postponed to 2021. The 17th International Architecture Exhibition entitled “How Will We Live Together?” is ...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Student Design Winners

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the winners of its 10th Annual Student Design Challenge, a competition that “recognizes the growing talent of design stud...


Estimates Sought to Coat Border Wall

The Trump Administration recently hosted a border wall project meeting at the White House regarding a possible design change.


Replacement Announced for Collapsed FIU Bridge

Last week, officials from Florida’s Department of Transportation announced that they would launching a bid process for the design and construction of a new “signature” bridge over Southwest ...


RIBA Opens Nominations for President, Council

The Royal Institute of British Architects opens its call for nominations today (May 12) for various positions, including the RIBA Presidency.


Atari Plans Video Game-Themed Hotels

Consumer brand and entertainment company Atari announced earlier this year a year with GSD Group to acquire the rights to build video game-theme Atari Hotels across the United States.


Sherwin-Williams Launches Designer Support Center

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently announced the launch of its Architect and Designer Support Center, which is a site that aims to “point professionals to...


ABI Shows Commercial Construction Drop

The American Institute of Architects recently released its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), revealing a record drop in demand for design services from architecture firms during the month o...


Design Plans Revealed for Manchester Arena

For its first project located outside of the United States, sports and live entertainment company Oak View Group (Los Angeles), has recently revealed plans for a new 23,500-seat multi-purpos...


AECOM Launches Virtual Meeting Tool

Earlier this month, design firm AECOM launched an interactive web-based tool that allows clients to engage and consult with stakeholders on projects from their computer or mobile device.


World’s Largest Soccer Stadium Breaks Ground

Guanzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C., a Chinese football club, recently broke ground on a $1.7 billion soccer stadium in Guanzhou, China.


Frank Lloyd Wright Sites to Hold Virtual Tours

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Unity Temple Foundation, recently announced that it will be holding Wright Virtual Visi...


RIBA Investigating President Amid Allegations

The Royal Institute of British Architects is reportedly investigating its President, Alan Jones, on allegations that he misused RIBA funds.


Artist Teams Up with Lego for Installation

French designer Camille Walala recently teamed up with Lego for the launch of Lego Dots, the company’s new toy product.


Annual Airport Student Design Competition Open

Fentress Architects (Denver) recently opened up its annual Fentress Global Challenge, an annual international student design competition that “represents an extraordinary exploration into th...


Italian Firms Working on ICU Pods

Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota have designed an intensive-care pod in a shipping container with the aim to help alleviate stress on the world’s medical infrastructure in the C...


Twisting Frank Gehry Tower Nears Completion

The Luma Arles Tower, located in Arles, France, is nearly complete and features a unique Frank Gehry-designed twisting facade.


CIN Releases 2020 Color, Palettes

Portugal-based paint company CIN has released its Color Revelation 2020 Update, a collection of four chromatic ranges and its color of the year pick.


Belgium Store Features Plastic-Based Terrazzo

Amsterdam-based eyewear company Ace & Tate recently opened a new shop in Antwerp with a specific goal for the retail store’s interior: it’s clad with terrazzo made with chips of recycled pla...


Venice Biennale Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Venice’s Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, has been postponed by several months because of worries surrounding the coronavirus.


Ireland Duo Tapped for 2020 Pritzker Prize

Earlier this week, Dublin, Ireland-based duo Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were selected as the 2020 Pritzker Prize Laureates.


RIBA Releases 2020 Work Plan

The Royal Institute of British Architects published its Plan of Work 2020 late last week, a guide for the design and construction of buildings.


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Bridge Design Revealed for Sacramento

Last month, city and state officials from Sacramento, California unveiled the official bridge design a new crossing which will provide connection over the Sacramento Railyards and West Sacra...


AIA Responds to Architectural Executive Order

Late last week, the American Institute of Architects penned a letter to President Donald J. Trump in response to the draft Executive Order “Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.”


UK's Traditional Architecture Group to Set Panel

Britain’s Traditional Architecture Group has announced that it is planning to launch a new design panel to aid city councils in reviewing proposals and to offer a balance against the group i...


Design Revealed for Wales Footbridge

Swansea artist Marc Rees, in collaboration with architecture firm ACME, revealed design plans for a new footbridge in Wales earlier this month.


Sherwin-Williams Student Competition Now Open

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced that its 10th annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Competition is now open for entries.


Firm Tapped for Serpentine Pavilion 2020

Officials have announced that Johannesburg, South Africa-based Counterspace has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2020, which will sit in London’s Kensington Gardens.


Reports: Draft Federal Order Targets Architecture

A draft order entitled “Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again” could roll back a decades-long tradition that bars the government from taking a stance on an official architectural style, acc...


Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture to Close

Officials announced last week that the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will close in June.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Market Palettes

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released earlier this month its 2020 color collections for new residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, education, multifamily and ...


$8.5B O'Hare Project Inks Another Contract

Officials for the $8.5 billion Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion recently announced that they have officially inked the contract with design firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill.


Firms Unveil 'Bridge House' in CA

A new home was recently unveiled in Los Angeles that spans a few different types of design.


AIA Announces Recipients of 2020 Awards

The American Institute of Architects announced earlier this week the eight projects that it’s recognizing with its 2020 Architecture Awards.


Pratt & Lambert Releases 2020 Color of the Year

Coatings company Pratt & Lambert recently released its 2020 Color of the Year, what it deems a “vibrant mint shade speaks to the increasing desire to imbue natural colors with energy.”


Research Looks at Pigment Design

A researcher out of Oregon State University’s College of Science is looking at new ways to design more pigments that are stable, durable and non-toxic with vivid hues, according to the unive...


Polychem Announces 2020 Color Trends

Powder coatings company Polychem, a division of IFS Coatings, Inc., announced on Tuesday (Jan. 14) the launch of its Powder Coating Color Trends 2020-21.


Hadid-Designed Wooden Stadium Approved

In a six-to-four vote, the Stroud District Council, of England, approved the world’s first wooden football stadium, which is slated to be built for the Forest Green Rovers Football Club.


3D-Printed Pavilion Combines Plastic, Concrete

3D-printing technology is continuing to grow in the Middle East, with an even more environmentally friendly twist.


AR University Opens US's Largest Mass Timber

For the first time this year, students attending the University of Arkansas were able to settle into the recently completed Adohi Hall.


Pantone Releases Color of the Year 2020

Color company Pantone announced last week its Color of the Year 2020, a tone that it calls “a timeless and enduring huge elegant in its implicity.


$233M CO Convention Center Narrows Bids

Although the Colorado Convention Center is still months away from finalizing a new design-build contractor for its $233 million expansion project, leading bidders have been announced for a s...


AkzoNobel Releases Specialty, Powder Palettes

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that it has launched two color collections for its Powder Coatings and Automotive and Specialty Coatings businesses.


Ikea Taps into Mars Research with Designs

Swedish furniture company Ikea is embarking on a new project: designing spaces for Mars.


Dunn-Edwards Announces Color Partnership

Coatings manufacturer Dunn-Edwards (Los Angeles) is branching out with a partnership involving its color trends palettes.


Oscar Niemeyer Structure Almost Complete

Since his passing in 2012, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer still has some final projects nearing completion. Most recently, it was announced that construction on the “Niemeyer Sphere,” in...


$1B New Orleans Terminal Opens

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced the official opening of a new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) last month. ...


Washington Monument Opens New Visitor Center

After concluding a three-year-long renovation, the Washington Monument has opened back up to the public and includes a new 1,000-square-foot Visitor Screening facility.


London Development Features 'Living Wall'

Architecture and interior design firm Sheppard Robson (London) released renderings last month of what will become the mixed-use Citicape House.


Museum Acquires Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Currier Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it has acquired a second Usonian-style Frank Lloyd Wright house to its permanent collection.


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Pittsburgh Plans 3D Printing, Additive Hub

Pittsburgh International Airport and its Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus recently announced the development of Neighborhood 91, a world-first development that is to both condense and co...


Report: Construction Wages Up in 2018

According to an analysis conducted by the National Association of Home Builders on the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey, workers in constructio...


Hong Kong Boasts Skyscraper Church

Worship in Hong Kong has reached new heights after a firm designed a space for the Wesleyan House Methodist International Church that consisted of a 21-story high-rise.


Amazon HQ2 Will Aim to Reach LEED Platinum

Almost a year to the date when Arlington, Virginia, was selected to be home to a new Amazon Headquarters (HQ2), Arlington officials are now requesting that the facility go beyond its intende...


Bio-Based Coatings Used on Mycelium Pavilion

This year’s Dutch Design Week—which was held Oct. 19-27—featured a new pop-up performance pavilion that was constructed entirely of bio-based materials.


Port Covington Project Underway in Baltimore

The first phase of Port Covington’s riverfront mixed-use development project in South Baltimore is reported to be in full swing, three years after city officials approved public financing.


Zaha Hadid Firm Reveals Rail Terminal, Bridge

After winning first place in a design competition launched by Rail Baltic Estonia, Zaha Hadid Architects (United Kingdom) has revealed renderings of the new terminal intended for the Rail Ba...


Brutalist Seattle Park to Get $10M Improvement

Seattle’s Brutalist Jim Ellis Freeway Park is getting a facelift and a new title, according to the Freeway Park Association.


Renderings for Obama Presidential Center Revealed

New renderings of what will become the Obama Presidential Center were revealed by The Obama Foundation during the third annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.


Bartlett School Developing New Fire Safety Program

The Bartlett School of Architecture, at the University of London, is reportedly developing a new course on fire-safe design that will aim to deliver a shift in how architects create building...


Residential Tower Features Swimming Pool Balconies

Paris-based architecture firm Hamonic + Masson and Associés have released renderings of a residential tower slated to be built in the southern coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus—an Eastern Med...


Skybridges to Connect Buenos Aires Towers

Earlier this month, Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP released renderings for a Buenos Aires-based waterfront office building, Catalinas Rio.


Renderings Released for $966M FL Soccer Project

New renderings were released earlier this month for future home of Inter Miami CF, the forthcoming Major League Soccer team owned in part by David Beckham.


Pavilion Design Aims to Twist Digital Perception

In an attempt to bend the perception of using advanced technology in building designs, the pavilion that won the Huts and Habitats award at this year’s Tallinn Architecture Biennale, in Esto...


American Concrete Institute Announces Awards

Earlier this week, the American Concrete Institute announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, with Saudi Arabia-based King Abdulaziz Center for World Cultu...


Denmark Power Plant Features Ski Slope

Earlier this month, architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group announced the opening of CopenHill, a power plant in Copenhagen that features an artificial ski slope that is open year-round. The p...


Researchers Test da Vinci Bridge Design

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are finding that the talents of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the great artists and inventors of the Renaissance, extended to the science...


Benjamin Moore Releases 2020 Color Pick, Palette

Coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced its Color of the Year 2020 along with its Color Trends 2020 palette.


Valspar Releases 2020 Colors of the Year

Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Valspar paint brand announced its 2020 Colors of the Year—12 hues that the company says are nature-inspired and invite serenity.


Japan Auditorium Gets 1,000-Color Makeover

An auditorium in Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, has gotten a pop of color.


Beijing’s Daxing International Airport Opens

Just days before celebrating China’s 70th National Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping led the official inauguration of the Zaha Hadid-designed Daxing International Airport.


Sico Announces 2020 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG’s Sico paint brand has released its 2020 Color of the Year with a shade that it says takes a journey “back to ancient times.”


Twisting Bridge Serves as Art Gallery

Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has recently completed a twisting bridge that doubles as a museum within the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway.


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2020 Color of the Year

Los Angeles-based Dunn-Edwards Paints released its 2020 Color of the Year on Tuesday (Oct. 1), saying the hue “reflects the optimistic spirit of entering a new decade of fresh starts.”


Proposals Shared for Poland-Based Airport

In developing plans for a new Poland-based airport, slated to be known as “Centralny Port Komunikacyjny” or the “Solidarity Transport Hub,” airport planners have solicited nine architecture ...


Diamond Vogul Announces 2020 Color, Palettes

Coatings company Diamond Vogel released last week its 2020 Color of the Year and Color Trend Report, centered around “Silence is Golden,” billed as a “relaxing gold honoring authentic workma...


Travel Company to Launch North Pole Igloos

A Finnish luxury travel company is taking igloos to the next level with a new experience for travelers at the North Pole.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2020 Color Pick

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced earlier this week its 2020 Color of the Year: Naval SW 6233, a navy hue that the company says “strikes a balance between calm and confident” and is whe...


North America’s Tallest Wood Building Gets Taller

For what is slated to become the tallest wood building in North America, the city of Milwaukee Plan Commission and the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee have unanimously approv...


Gehry-Designed PA Art Museum Entrance Revealed

Just two years after the groundbreaking of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Core Project, doors of the new Frank Gehry-designed entrance have finally been opened.


UMA Proposes Plastic Bottle Facade

Swedish architecture practice Ulf Mejergren Architects recently participated in an abstract project titled “New Wave,” where the company used recycled plastic bottles to create a facade on t...


Kanye West Home Prototypes Demolished

After failing to secure proper Los Angeles County Department of Public Works building permits, rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West’s affordable Yeezy Home prototypes have been demolished.


Wright-Designed Home Suffers Fire Damage

Reported last month, a Cincinnati-based, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home caught fire, resulting in roughly $100,000 in damages—a sixth of the home's total value.


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.


Student Turns Plant Waste into Pigments

A graduate student in the Innovation Design Engineering program—which is jointly offered by Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art—has set out to bring pigments back to the bas...


AkzoNobel Releases 2020 Color of the Year Pick

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2020 Color of the Year earlier this week, promoting a shade that mixes light green, blue and gray.


New Renderings Released for $1.5M MO Airport

The development team for Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport terminal project recently released a small project update along with brand new renderings of the final goal...


Glidden Goes Rogue, 'Doesn't' Release 2020 Color

Late last week, PPG’s Glidden paint brand did something a little out of the norm: It didn’t announce a 2020 Color of the Year.


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Dunn-Edwards Releases 2020 Color Trends Forecast

Dunn-Edwards (Los Angeles) recently released its 2020 Color and Design Trends Report entitled “Optimistic Endeavors: Tales of Tomorrow,” which features five palettes of bright, deep colors.


PPG's Dulux Paints Picks 2020 Colors

Global coatings company PPG’s Dulux Paints recently not only released its 2020 Color of the Year pick, but has also released for the first time a Color of the Year for stain.


Seattle's Rainier Square Tower Tops Out

Just ten months after the project began, the 850-square-foot Rainier Square Tower in Seattle has reportedly topped out, thanks to its radical composite steel framing system, otherwise known ...


Notre Dame Construction Resumes After Lead Scare

After experiencing an operational shut down due to lead contamination concerns, construction at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has reportedly resumed with stricter decontamination measure...


Behr Releases 2020 Color of the Year Pick

Manufacturer Behr Paint Company (Santa Anna, California) announced its 2020 Color of the Year last week via pop-up display in Napa Valley, California.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Quebec Tech HQ

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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...


Plagued New-Build Hospital Risks Demo

According to a Scottish health trade union official from UNISON, a nearly completed 150-million-euro HLM Architect-designed children’s hospital may need to be torn down.


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.


Virginia Tech Announces $1B ‘Innovation Campus’

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—more commonly known as Virginia Tech—has recently announced its partnership with data-driven real estate investment firm Lionstone Investm...


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.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2020 Colormix Forecast

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently revealed its annual Colormix Forecast—a collection of 45 colors that are grouped into five collections entitled Alive, Mantra, Play, Haven and Heart.


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.


Drones Paint Canvas for City Art Project

A project took flight in Torino, Italy, late last month when a group of drones went to work on a large-scale graffiti project with the aim to beautify the city.


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.


World's Tallest Modular Buildings Completed

Last week, Singapore celebrated the completion of a pair of 140-meter-high concrete module towers. According to Bouygues Batiment International—the construction company who built the develop...


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.


Glidden Releases 'Procrastipaint' Survey Results

PPG’s Glidden paint recently commissioned a study to better understand why adults in the United States “procrastipaint”—that is, procrastinate home projects such as painting.


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...


PPG Reveals 2020 Color of the Year, Trends

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) has announced its 2020 Color of the Year, which it says offers “escapism in today’s technologically driven society.”


2019 eVolo Skyscraper Winners Announced

The winners of eVolo Magazine’s 2019 Skyscraper Competition have been announced. The jury—formed by Melike Altinisik, founder and design principal of Melike Altinisik Archtects; Vincent Call...


Behr Unveils 2020 Color Trends Palette

Manufacturer Behr Paint Company (Santa Ana, California) earlier this week unveiled in an emailed press release its 2020 Color Trends palette, which is calls “a balanced mix of grounding shad...


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...


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Plans for Pittsburgh International Airport’s $1.1 billion overhaul are moving forward with several contracts awarded and the Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO going on record to say tha...


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.


Drones to Create Concrete Structures

Over the course of Milan, Italy’s 2019 design week, MuDD Architects debuted “Terramia”—a lightweight structure built out of locally sourced bamboo, tailor-made fabric, and local sands and cl...


Multiple Contracts Awarded for O'Hare Project

The city of Chicago signed contracts last week for the $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport inking the design team and three construction manager-at-risk.


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.


Bill Stops Notre Dame Reconstruction Innovation

The French Senate has passed a bill that would require the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt to its “last known visual state,” a move that pushes back against proposed innovation for...


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.


Study Finds Clear Droplets Produce Iridescent Colors

According to findings from a combined research team from Penn State University (University Park, Pennsylvania) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), under...


Fire Consumes Notre Dame Cathedral

On Monday evening, flames engulfed the more than 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, destroying the spire and nearly two-thirds of the roof.


Axalta Wood Releases 2019 Vibes Collection

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta has announced its new edition of industrial wood coatings trends for its Axalta Wood Coatings business (High Point, North Carolina).


MIT Looks to Melanin for Facade Innovation

Totems is both a new project and installation led by Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. The endeavor was designed using liquid cha...


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).


$2.2B DC Wharf Kicks Off Phase Two

Last Saturday (March 30) Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. held a community celebration to kick off Phase Two of The Wharf’s construction in Southwest D.C.


NY Firm Reveals Mirrored Necklace Design

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


Firm Tapped for $2.2B Piece of O'Hare Project

The architecture team that will be responsible for leading the design of the bulk of O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion program has been named.


Firms Selected for $240M TX MLS Stadium

The construction team was announced earlier this week for the anticipated $240 million Major League Soccer stadium coming to Austin, Texas.


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.


Flintstone House Owner Sued for Prehistoric Eyesores

The town of Hillsborough, California, just outside of San Francisco, is suing one of its residents who has made some landscaping changes to what is colloquially known as the “Flintstone Hous...


Rust-Oleum Announces Color Watch 2019

Coatings company Rust-Oleum (Vernon Hills, Illinois) announced Tuesday that it has released its Color Watch 2019 collection of spray paint colors.


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.


RCI Announces New Name, Rebranding

Nonprofit organization RCI Inc. (traditionally known for roofing expertise) announced last week that it is rebranding, complete with new name, and will be known as the International Institut...


FL Hard Rock Delivers Guitar-Shaped Hotel

After unveiling the plans for the design of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in 2017, a date for completion is 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.


Artist Coats Pieces in Silver Nitrate for Chrome Finish

Designer Pablo Limón has produced a set of metallic furniture pieces by coating them in silver nitrate, allowing for a chrome, rainbow-like finish.


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.


Chicago Proposes High-Rise Bird Ordinance

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


AAMA Updates Color Measurement Guidelines

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


Parks Authority Officially Objects to Holocaust Memorial

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


Sherwin-Williams Now Accepting Student Designs

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


$375M Vegas Project Takes Shape in Big Picture

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


Company Designs Line of Architect-Inspired Candles

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


Latest Installment of Blackest Black Paint Revealed

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


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...


Debate Surrounds Mackintosh Building Reno

The Scottish Parliament’s Culture Committee met recently to continue investigating last June’s devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building turning its focus on the fa...


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...


TX Firm to Print House, License Technology

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


Polychem Releases 2019 Color Trends

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


Wright Buildings Re-Nominated for Heritage List

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


Pavilion to Feature User-Controlled Facade

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


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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...


Sherwin-Williams Unveils Commercial Palettes

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


Pantone Releases 2019 Color of the Year

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


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.


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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...


Grenfell Inquiry Taps New Architect Expert

The Grenfell Inquiry—a public investigation into the fatal fire that occurred at London’s Grenfell Tower in June 2017 that killed more than 70 people—has appointed a new architectural expert...


Facade Curtain Prototype Aims to Filter Air

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


New Renderings Released for OH MLS Stadium

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


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.


New 3D Formwork Technology Unveiled

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


CA Tower Lights Up for Halloween

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


Researchers Confirm Coolness of 'Egyptian Blue'

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


India Opens $430M World's Tallest Statue

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


Kelly-Moore Reveals 2019 Color Pick, Forecast

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


Students Create Art for PA Plows

With winter weather rolling in across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the Crawford County regional winner of Paint the Plow, a contest that encour...


Pratt & Lambert Releases 2019 Color

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


Lecture Halls Made from Bubble-Wrapped Concrete

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


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AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Wood Coatings Trends

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


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.


Benjamin Moore Drops 2019 Color, Palette

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


Diamond Vogel Selects 2019 Color Pick

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


Artist Paints Illusions on Buildings, Tanks

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


Las Vegas' MSG Sphere Breaks Ground

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


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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.


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2019 Color Pick

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


FL Town Debates Arena Paint Job

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


Firm Building Museum Inside Sand Dune

OPEN Architecture, working in collaboration with the UCCA, China’s leading independent institution of contemporary art, recently revealed progress on a new museum made of concrete that will ...


Researchers Look into 'Power Plant' Facade

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


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...


VR Gives Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Home

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


More Inquiries Look into CA's Millennium Tower

Several months after a retrofit repair for the Millennium Tower was proposed, a new issue has come to light: Cracks appeared in a 36th-floor window, sparking concerns over whether the damage...


Studio Proposes Design for Hyperloop Stations

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


Panel to Talk to Parliament About Mac Fate

Four experts have been invited to speak with the Scottish Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee to give their thoughts on how to move forward with the Glasgow School of Art...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

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


Sherwin-Williams Reveals 2019 Color of the Year

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


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...


PPG's Dulux Releases 2019 Color Picks

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


Aluminum, Wood Complement in Envelope Design

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


'Green Spine' Wins $2B Design Competition

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


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...


Twisting Tower Tops Out in NYC

The first of two towers that will “dance together” on Manhattan’s skyline, collectively known as The Eleventh, recently topped out, with construction work continuing to progress.


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.


5-Year, $1B London Station Project Complete

Named the overall winner of the New London Awards 2018, the massive five-year, 1-billion-pound ($1.3 billion) project to update the London Bridge Station recently wrapped up, giving a new le...


Researchers Use 3D Sand Printing for Concrete

In the latest addition to the DFAB House, a structure largely made with the use of digital technologies, located in Switzerland, researchers have developed the “Smart Slab”—a concrete slab t...


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...


Company Builds Waterfall on Skyscraper

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


$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...


Finalists Revealed for NASA Mars Habitat

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


CRSI Announces 2018 Honors

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


China's 'Sidescraper' Complex Near Complete

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


Theater Design Stretches PTFE Over Concrete

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


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...


Architects Complete Blue Lagoon Hotel

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


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.


London Financial District Skyscraper Approved

Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Development Company recently received approval for the construction of The Diamond, a 56-story tower in the heart of London's financial district. There has been oppos...


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...


Tampa Bay Rays Propose $900M Stadium

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for a new 30,842-seat, $892 million stadium that serves, according to Stuart Sternberg, principal owner of the Rays since 20...


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.


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RIBA to Launch UK's First Apprenticeships

UK students will be able to take advantage of architecture apprenticeships for the first time this year, thanks to the Royal Institute of British Architects and a consortium of 20 architectu...


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...


Olson Kundig Reveals Plans for Bob Dylan Center

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


Hudson Yard's Residential Tower Tops Out

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


AkzoNobel Completes Van Gogh Recreation

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


USGBC Announces LEED Home Awards

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


Grenfell Inquiry Dismisses 'Expert Architect'

Just days after the officials leading London’s Grenfell Tower public inquiry appointed John Priestley an “expert architectural witness,” the decision was reversed after it came to light that...


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.


Super-Skinny Triangle Skyscraper Proposed

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


Three World Trade Center Opens in NYC

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


Firm Aims to Free Building Design via Elevators

A London architecture firm is researching ways to bend the rules when it comes to the structure of a skyscraper. The piece of the puzzle keeping innovation flatlined? Elevators.


Serpentine Pavilion Complete, Opens Friday

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


PPG Paints Releases 2019 Color of the Year

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


Sherwin-Williams Reveals 2019 Color Forecast

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


Netherlands to Build 3D-Printed Houses

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


Harvard Student Talks Rearrangeable Building

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


Designer Posts First Glimpse of Yeezy Home

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


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...


IL to Offer Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

In honor of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Illinois Office of Tourism has designated a trail that connects 13 structures designed by the architect, running as far north as ...


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 ...


3D-Printed Cabin Made from Living Tiles

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


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...


WGSN Forecasts 'Neo Mint' as 2020 Color

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


Kanye West to Dive into Home Design?

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


Sherwin-Williams Reveals Student Design Winners

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


Bjarke Ingels: New NYC Towers Will 'Dance'

In late April, Bjarke Ingels Group released renderings for two new skyscrapers that are set to “dance” on New York City’s skyline, each building designed with consideration for the views of ...


LEED-Certified Bookstore Houses More Than Books

The Williams College bookstore, located in Massachusetts, is more than just a space for books—with structure and furnishing design provided by architects CambridgeSeven, the LEED Platinum-ce...


Arctic Energy Neutral Hotel Set for Construction

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


David Bowie Installation Takes Over Subway Station

Images of iconic musician David Bowie have taken over a New York City subway station, acting as an extension of the exhibit “David Bowie Is,” currently being hosted at the Brooklyn Museum.


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.


Sherwin-Williams Updates App with AR

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


Chicago Boasts Frank Lloyd Wright-Themed Bar

For those looking for a strong drink and a way to commemorate Frank Lloyd Wright, they need look no further than the Prairie School bar in Chicago, which features a mixture of designs and el...


Architect Pays $1.6M for School Design Flaws

Ohio-based DNK Architects Inc. is to pay $1.6 million for design flaws associated with a school building project completed in 2006, which was negatively impacted by a botched roof installati...


$1B Twin Tower Development Coming to Hollywood

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


AkzoNobel Updates Trends in Wood Finishes

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


Collapsible Skyscraper Wins Design Competition

The design for a collapsible skyscraper that could bring relief to disaster zones was recently announced as the winner of the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, an annual award presented by archi...


Retrofit Proposed for Sinking Millennium Tower

The saga of the sinking Millennium Tower continues, but a fix may be in sight: drilling holes down to bedrock in order to stabilize one side of the tower while letting the other side sink do...


Robots Learn to Build Prefab Timber Modules

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


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.


Historic Architecture Restored with 3-D Printing

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


Greenbuild Achieves Record-Breaking Diversion Rate

Greenbuild, known as the largest expo dedicated to green building, recently released its 2017 sustainability report, with over 90 percent waste diversion and 25,000 pounds of show donations ...


New Terrazzo Color Revealed

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


Vatican Enters Venice's Architecture Biennale

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


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...


DC Wharf Contractor Files $5M Suit Against Firm

The general contractor behind The Wharf, a $2.5 billion mixed-use development currently under construction in Washington, D.C., has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the project’s master ar...


Axalta Opens Color Center in Germany

Global coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that it has officially opened a new Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt, Germany.


Egypt Campaigns to Save Architectural Heritage

With historic Egyptian buildings being destroyed under private ownership, a campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the country's threatened structural heritage, along with putting ...


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...


Managing Expectations: Clients and Decorative Concrete Sealers 

When most people think of concrete, words like “hard,” “durable” and “strong” come to mind. Not surprisingly, “maintenance,” “life expectancy” and “proper care” do not. The same holds true f...


Century-Old Artwork Found Behind Paint, Wallpaper

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


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...


Balkrishna Doshi Tapped for 2018 Pritzker Prize

Balkrishna Doshi, of India, has been selected as the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, according to an announcement by Tom Pritzker, chairman of the Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors...


AIA Announces Partnership for Girls' Education

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that it’s joining forces with The National Girls Collaborative. The goal is to open up pathways for girls to achieve educational goals...


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...


AGC Names Mercedes-Benz Stadium Best Project

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


Designer Creates Brutalism-Inspired Candy

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


Norway Campus Features Seawater-Durable Panels

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


Prefab Backyard Pavilion Mimics Dragonfly Wings

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


Washington, D.C. Hosts Inaugural Architecture Film Festival

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


Researchers Aim to Grow Paint from Bacteria

Researchers, as part of a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Dutch company Hoekmine BV, recently began modifying the color of some bacteria, which they say could pave the ...


Apple's Glass Walls Reportedly Causing Employee Injuries

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


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.


Scientists Look at Bacteria to 'Grow' Paint

Researchers, in a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Dutch company Hoekmine BV, have started modifying the color of some bacteria, which they say could lead the way to “gr...


Ingels, Ratti Team Up on Singapore Skyscraper

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


PBS Show Features Recently Topped Zaha Hadid Tower

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


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...


Donut-Shaped Apartment Building Opens

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


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...


‘Skyscraper’ Movie Had Architect Consult

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


Philly Welcomes Back Famed 'LOVE' Statue with Parade

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


Wall Panels Pay Homage to Wright Tiles

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


New $1B Development, Lagoon Slated for Orlando

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


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...


Architect Pressed City to Test Failed Cables

A set of pedestrian and cycle bridges that are part of a long-running signature project in Dallas remain closed due to structural issues, and new reports show that architect Santiago Calatra...


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.


Scotland House Uses Range of Material, Spatial Style

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


Largest Timber U.S. Office Building Slated for NJ

Renderings for the largest mass timber office building in the United States have just been released by New York-based developer Lotus Equity Group and Vancouver firm Michael Green Architectu...


Texas Bullet Train Firm Reveals Terminal Plan

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


Global Platform Aims to Save Brutalist Buildings

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


Test Drilling Launched at Millennium Tower

To address and evaluate a planned fix, an exploratory drilling project is underway at San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, which has sunk and tilted several inches since its construction.


Woman Starts LEGO Brick Replica Business

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


Firm Designs Crystal Rock-Style Facade

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


Harvard to Run Free Architecture Course Again

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


Taipei Skyscraper Inspired by Bamboo Shoots

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


3-D Printed Heart to be Opened in Times Square

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


Air-Purifying Tower Removes Pollutants

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


Cape Town Firm Adds Skate Bowl to Interior Design

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


Brutalist Wallpaper Brings Concrete Landmarks Inside

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


Storytelling Igloo Teaches Children About Architecture

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


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...


Play-Doh-Like Substance Offers Adhesive Alternative

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


PPG's Dulux Announces 2018 Color Picks

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


Polychem Powder Coatings Launch 2018-19 Color Palettes

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


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.


Report: Millennium Tower Could Pose Fire Hazard

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, which has sunk and tilted several inches and is the current hub of a number of lawsuits, could be less safe than originally reported, with key information r...


Designer Puts (Literal) Twist on PA Addition

When New York-based designer Tom Givone was approached about an extension on an old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania, he had a unique request on his hands.


Glass Christmas Tree Designed for Hotel

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


Sherwin-Williams Releases Commercial Palettes for 2018

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


San Francisco Issues Rules for Foundations

In light of San Francisco's sinking tower saga—in which the Millennium Tower condominium building has sunk and tilted several inches—the city and county Department of Building Inspection has...


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...


London's New US Embassy Nears Opening Date

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


AIA Innovation Awards Recipients Announced

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


Pantone Releases 2018 Color of the Year Pick

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


Hudson Yards' Vessel Structure Tops Out In NYC

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


Shipping Container Stadium Slated for 2022

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


CIN Releases 2018 Palette, Color of the Year

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


Pavilion Made With 30,000 Chocolates

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


Clariant to Make Changes to Color Forecasts

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


ACI to Host Virtual Job Fair

The American Concrete Institute announced Monday (Nov. 27) that it will be hosting its inaugural virtual career fair next year.


Florida Hard Rock Hotel Will Be Giant Guitar

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


Raiders Set Up Live Stream at Stadium Site

The National Football League’s Raiders team will allow the nation to watch in real time as its new stadium is being constructed in Las Vegas.


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.


AIA Releases New Services Document

The American Institute of Architects released a standard last week that’s meant to be added to owner-architect agreements where architects provide services such as building certification ass...


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 ...


Kelly-Moore Announces 2018 Color Pick

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


Olympics to Feature World's Darkest Material

Vantablack, the world’s blackest material, is set to take the stage at the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, and will be used in an architectural design meant to emulate the night sky.


China Center Becomes Crustacean Station

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


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...


Concrete Polishing Council Releases Chart Changes

The American Society of Concrete Contractors’ Concrete Polishing Council announced last week that it has released revisions to two charts.


Call for Papers: Green Infrastructure Conference

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


PA Students Proffer Plow Art

With winter weather rolling in across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has invited students to participate in a contest to paint local district snow plows with messag...


Call for Entries: Copper in Architecture Awards

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


Sika Acquires Decorative Concrete Company

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika announced Wednesday that it has acquired decorative concrete floor products and systems company Butterfield Color Inc.


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.


LEGO Releases Massive Taj Mahal Kit

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


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.


Man Builds Diagon Alley Replica in His Driveway

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


Foster + Partners Hit With £3.6M Court Ruling

A United Kingdom High Court earlier this month has handed down a bill of 3.6 million pounds to the regions’ largest architecture firm Foster + Partners. The plaintiff’s lawyer said the case ...


Benjamin Moore Teams Up for Scholarship

The application period is now open for the 2018-19 Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship program, backed by the Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation, in partnership with The Arc...


Plans Revealed for Europe's First Underwater Restaurant

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


UK Holocaust Memorial Designer Revealed

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


Pratt & Lambert Releases Color of the Year

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


AIA Releases More Revised Documents

On Monday, (Oct. 24) the American Institute of Architects announced that it is releasing a total of 34 newly revised documents that include Architect Scope documents and frequently used form...


Austin Architecture School Announces Clark Gifts

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture announced that, because of gifts from the estate of esteemed architect Dick Clark III, it is creating an endowed faculty chair, provi...


Dallas Getting New 'Smart District,' Tall Tower

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


American Concrete Institute Announces Awards

The American Concrete Institute recently announced the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, with the highest honor being presented to R·torso·C, located in Tokyo.


Deadline Nears for Fitch Fellowships

The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, which supports professionals in the fields of historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, materials co...


LEGO Bricks Save Crumbling Buildings

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


Lexus Reveals Paint it Took 15 Years to Make

Drawing inspiration from nature and the wings of a butterfly, Lexus spent the last 15 years developing a new paint color that features an iridescent element.


Lexus Took 15 Years to Make Paint

Drawing inspiration from nature and the wings of a butterfly, Lexus spent the last 15 years developing a new paint color that features an iridescent element.


Australian Home Features Zinc Fireproofing

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


Benjamin Moore Releases 2018 Color of the Year Pick

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


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.


Crews Break Ground on Canada's Tallest Building

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


New Blue Pigment Cleared for Industrial Use

A new blue pigment with infrared-reflective properties is EPA-approved for use in industrial coatings, and is ready for commercial sale, according to the pigment supplier marketing the produ...


Bucket Installation Makes Waves into Canada

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


Tree House Spirals With Sun Pattern

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


YInMn Blue Pigment Released to Market

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


Top Levels of Colosseum Open After Restoration

The fourth and fifth levels of one of Rome’s most iconic monuments are now open to visitors for the first time in 40 years.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2018 Color of the Year

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


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2018 Color of the Year

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


Architecture Festival Unveils 99-Domed Mosque

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


Paris 2024 Olympics Designers Unveil Plans

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


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).


Design Plan Unveiled for New Rangers Field

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


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...


New Product for Glowing Concrete Unveiled

Construction chemicals company Chryso Southern Africa has added a new product to its line of decorative concrete.


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.


International Union of Architects Taps New President

Thomas Vonier, FAIA, 2017 AIA President, was elected the president of the International Union of Architects (UIA) during the UIA World Congress and General Assembly in Seoul, South Korea ear...


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Opens Roof for First Time

After a construction schedule that put crews right up against the stadium’s opening on Aug. 26, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosted its first events with its roof open last weekend.


Woman Sentenced in London Architecture Fraud

A woman was sentenced last week after a guilty verdict stemming from falsifying documents to the Architects Registration Board, in London.


IKEA Lab Creates Algae-Producing Pavilion

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


Solvent Aims to Extend Concrete Dye Coverage

A new solvent carrier has been developed that aims to double the coverage rate of concrete dyes.


AkzoNobel Releases 2018 Color of the Year

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


Concrete Decor Show to Cover Wide Range

In its eighth year, the Concrete Décor Show will be held Nov. 6-10, at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.


Boston Taps Frank Gehry for New Museum

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


Gilded Age: Challenges for Those Who Leaf

An increase in the preference for preservation over gut-job renovation has paid off for those in the industry qualified in gilding. But in addition to the rewarding work, Gilders’ Studio Pre...


AkzoNobel Opens Advanced, Sustainable UK Plant

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel announced Tuesday that it has opened a new decorative paints plant in Ashington, in the United Kingdom.


Paint Company Reformulates After Opacity Complaints

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


Architect Wins Design Contest with Looping Towers

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


DC First LEED Platinum City in the World

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


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.


Mushroom Roots Used In Spatial Structure

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


Pavilion of Buckets Crests in Mexico City

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


LEGO House Gears Up for Sept. Opening

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


Riverside Pavilion Lights Up Leisure

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


'Cloud' Terminal Dots Japanese Island

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


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

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


Chicago Architecture Biennial Programming Announced

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


TX School of Architecture Announces Speaker Series

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


Supertall Skyscraper Slated for NYC

The world’s tallest residential building is slated to crown New York City’s skyline, following the city’s architectural trend of supertall skinny skyscrapers.


Artist Turns Garage into Giant Painting

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


New Artisan Siding Made for Architecture Design

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


Glass Sphere Built for Expo Posed Challenge

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


Floating Bridge Design Sets Sail

A futuristic floating bridge may sail the local waters of the Mongolian city of Ordos, according to plans recently revealed by architect Margot Krasojevic.


Earthworm-Inspired Pavilion Created for Festival

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


Thailand Sports Hall Made Entirely of Bamboo

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


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.


Pantone Releases Purple Shade in Memory of Prince

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


German Firm Unveils New Take on Water Tank

A German architecture firm known for its unorthodox designs is taking on water—in the form of a multipurpose tower in the city of Heidelberg that will both store water for heating and serve ...


Behr Announces 2018 Color of the Year

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


Dissolving Church Plays on Sight Lines

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


OKC Oculus Provides Center of Multifamily Home

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


MA Firm Introduces New Superblack Coating

A Massachusetts nanotechnology company has developed a carbon nanotube paint that absorbs nearly all of the light that hits it—and it's finding uses from outer space to the art studio.


Lab Introduces World's New Blackest Black

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


A Tear in the Wall

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


Spanish Festival Presents Pavilion Supported by Orgami

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


Shed to Expand on NYC's Skyline

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


Artists Use Graffiti to Erase Objects

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


Fixes Proposed for Millennium Tower

The leaning tower of San Francisco might finally have a fix—assuming an agreement can be reached.


Garden Houses Four Seasons Simultaneously

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


French Architects Create White Mesh Tower

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


Inflatable Steel Method Creates Pavilion

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


Spanish Winery Goes Off the Grid

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


Parthenon Made of Banned Books

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


Color-Changing Paint Comes with One Caveat

The ongoing war sparked by the world's blackest black paint has seen another volley, as British artist Stuart Semple has released a new color-changing paint available to anyone—except Anish ...


Downtown Seattle to Get Residential Tower

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


KPN Tower To Be Expanded

A Dutch telecom company is moving its headquarters to Rotterdam's leaning South Tower, and renovations to the iconic structure are in the works.


Artist Banned From Using Color-Changing Paint

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


World's Favorite Color Announced

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


Anger Lingers in Industry Post Grenfell Fire

Industry professionals in the United Kingdom and beyond are expressing frustration as more cladding samples are failing and a task force is set up to oversee immediate safety decisions acros...


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.


National Building Museum Hosts Hive Installation

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


Robotic Woven Canopy Envelops Courtyard

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


Dunn-Edwards Reveals 5 Color Trends for 2018

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


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...


Cornell Tech Unveils Plans to Reach Net Zero

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


Powder Coatings Line Gets Premium Pigments

Axalta Coating Systems has added two new colors to its Alesta AR400 palette, a line of architectural-grade powder coatings.


Tank of the Year Submissions Open

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


Sherwin-Williams Unveils 2018 Colormix Forecast

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


Rough Concrete Finish Aims for Aesthetic

Rugged Concrete 4033 is the latest installment in Caesarstone’s concrete series.


Watch NY's 'Jenga Tower' Stand

The 60-story skyscraper in New York’s Tribeca (the tallest in the neighborhood) is nicknamed “the jenga building” with good reason—the tower is made of endless exposed concrete with varying ...


Build the Guggenheim Museum with Legos

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


World's Tallest Waterfall to Hit Singapore Airport

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


PPG Says 'Paint It Black' With 2018 Color Forecasts

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


PPG Reveals Wright-Inspired Color Palette

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


AkzoNobel Teams Up With Starbucks for Murals

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


Artist Paints Danish Coastline Pink

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


Tombs Inspire Architecture Project in Japan

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


Google Unveils New Plans For London HQ

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


Italian Artist Suspends Lake Inside Pavilion

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


Architects Respond to Climate Change Pullout

The American Institute of Architects weighed in on the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, and insisted it would continue its practice of maintainin...


Exhibits, Events Salute Wright's 150th Birthday

A series of special events, exhibits and tours will be held worldwide as celebrations mark the sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth.


Facade Fashioned from Black Plastic Chairs

A Czech architecture studio devised a novel way to supply the cladding for a repurposed car showroom.


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.


New Paints Arrive in Trio of Formulations

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


Market Brewing for New Shade of Blue

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


Sprawling NYC Project Features Interactive 'Vessel'

Needing a landmark to punctuate the sprawl of the biggest private real-estate project ever conceived, London-based Heatherwick Studio created a structure that its architects envisioned as “a...


Coating System Adds Clear Silicone Sealant

New, clear sealant has been added to the stable of products at Mule-Hide Products Co.


ALED Technology Shines New Light on Glass

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


Apple's Glass Spaceship Has Landed

Apple’s new headquarters—Apple Park—started filling up with the first of its 12,000 employees last month, and the Cupertino, California, “spaceship” is officially open.


New Certification Targets Fair Architecture Firms

A new certification initiative has just been launched with the hopes of highlighting which architecture firms treat their staff well with fair and equal—not to mention legal—pay.


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.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Gilded Sculpture

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


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Texas Marriot

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


Elevation Awards Spotlight: NYC Installation

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


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...


Graffiti Takes Flight Via Drone

Italian architect Carlo Ratti is taking graffiti art to new heights.


New Line of Bamboo, Cork Flooring Released

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


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.


Designers Propose Skyscrapers Nestled Inside Sequoias

A quartet of South Korean designers hopes to carve out a niche in the architectural realm with a proposal that combines technological know-how with nature.


NY Man Charged in Architecture Fraud Case

A New York man has been charged with nearly 60 counts of larceny, forgery, fraud and unlicensed practice of architecture.


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.


London Mayor Scraps Plan For Garden Bridge

London's controversial Garden Bridge project is all but dead: Mayor Sadiq Khan has scrapped the controversial plan for the span across the River Thames, saying on Friday (April 28) he would ...


Beijing Civic Center Will Have Ski Slope Roof

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


A'17 Kicks Off 3-Day Event

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


Sliding Doors Designed for High-Rise Balconies

Wisconsin-based Wausau Window and Wall Systems has unveiled its CrossTrak Sliding Doors product line.


Software Tools for Architects Get Upgrade

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Labs announced they have released updated versions of the EnergyPlus engine and the OpenStudio software development kit and application.


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 ...


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring five articles on technological advances and standards in architectural coatings, is now available online.


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.


First Gaudí-designed House to Open as Museum in Barcelona

Beginning this fall, Barcelona's Casa Vicens will be open to the public in museum form. The building was, until recently, a residential or private space for over 100 years, and is notable fo...


$500M Condo High-Rises Planned for Downtown Denver

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


Garden Bridge Trust Disputes Report's Findings

The squabble over the feasibility of London’s troubled Garden Bridge project continued Thursday (April 13), as a member of the charity behind the span disputed a call for it to be scrapped.


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...


New Color-Matching Tool Revealed for Professionals

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


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...


Stadium's Roof Issues May Push Third Delay

The opening of Atlanta’s $1.5 billion, LEED Platinum designed, Mercedes-Benz Stadium could be delayed for a third time because of the project’s one-of-a-kind retractable roof, officials say.


Michelle Obama to Headline AIA Conference

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


Brutal: Architects Plea for DC Paint Project's End

A white paint job at an historic, brutalist metro vault in Washington D.C. is causing some to see red.


Floor Coating to Deliver ‘Designer’ Look

Florock Polymer Flooring has launched the FloroMica System, which it says combines “heavy duty epoxy floor coating resins with natural, decorative mica flakes.”


Tilting Tower Suit Seeks Fix

The Millennium Tower (San Francisco) saga continues with the largest legal action yet; the sinking and tilting building’s homeowners association is suing the developer and others for more th...


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.


Iron Workers Introduce Maternity Leave

A union that represents workers in bridge construction and other building trades is looking to make paid maternity leave standard practice in an industry that often eschews the benefit.


Trade Group Offers Maternity-Leave Benefits

Paid maternity leave is practically unheard of in the building trades; however, the Iron Workers and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperation Trust say they are on a mission ...


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.


Museum Renovators Uncover Hidden Murals

Workers at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Museum Building in St. Louis have recently discovered historic murals hidden in the barrel-vaulted ceilings, reports relate.


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.


Lawmakers Revive Timber Bill

A controversial bill meant to bolster research, development and the construction of high-rise wood buildings in the U.S. has been reintroduced.


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...


AASHTO Updates Movable Bridge Manual

The second edition of the “Movable Bridge Inspection, Evaluation, and Maintenance Manual” is now available from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.


Historic Hotel Shuttered, Manager Arrested

A 104-year-old hotel in Alaska’s capital city has been evacuated and its manager arrested after the alleged failure to address numerous building code and fire safety violations at the histor...


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.


Webinar Features Repainting and Permeance

How many times can a commercial building be repainted before problems with moisture occur?


New Wood Finish Launched for Weathered Look

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


Soft Touch Matte Paint Revealed

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


Artist Banksy Behind New Hotel

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


Interior Paint Demand to Rise

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


Paper Cautions Use of Antimicrobial Paints

Paints, flooring, door knobs and other building products made with antimicrobial additives could enable proliferation of so-called “super bugs” and their use should be approached with skepti...


Georgia Implodes the ‘White Ice Cube’ Building

On Sunday (March 5), crowds gathered in downtown Atlanta to witness the implosion of an iconic marble building that once housed state archives.


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...


Leeds Bridge Displays Colors for a Cause

A railway bridge in Leeds has been repainted with a rainbow of colors in a show of support for the city’s LGBT community.


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...


Flashless Metal Edge Unveiled

Garland (Cleveland, Ohio) has launched R-Mer Force, a new edge metal system made for roofs.


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...


Color App Made for Powder Coaters

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


Architects Weigh in on Immigration

Immigration policies aimed at deportation and closing the nation's doors can impact the design and building industry, U.S. architects say.


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...


AIA Keynote Selection Sparks Concern

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


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...


Architecture's Role in Fairy Tales

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


$8M Wright Home Hits Market

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


Flooring Designed for Healthcare, Education

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


Developers Reimagine a Chicago Landmark

One of the world’s tallest buildings and an icon in Chicago’s skyline will undergo a $500 million transformation, developers have announced.


Engineer Testifies in Sinking Tower Saga

A San Francisco government oversight committee conducting hearings to determine what went wrong at the sinking Millennium Tower has heard from an engineer involved in early stages of the pro...


Building Air Tightness in Focus at ABAA

Design professionals, contractors and others interested in air barrier technologies are invited to attend the Air Barrier Association of America’s sixth annual conference to be held April 18...


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.


Field Painting for the Super Bowl

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


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.


SSPC Honors Top Projects

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


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...


Massachusetts Tops New LEED List

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


Photos or Paint? Artist Blurs the Line

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


Ike Memorial Review: More Detail Needed

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


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.


Architect Floats Wing for Roof

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


University to Revamp Roof of Gehry Building

After nearly 20 years of service, the iconic Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies on the University of Cincinnati campus will undergo a $17 million facelift, which will include build...


Benjamin Moore, AIA Offer Architecture Scholarship

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


Paint Aid Delivered to Haiti

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


Garden Bridge: 'Not a Sure Thing'

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


Restoring a Quake Damaged Temple

The catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 left 9,000 casualties and widespread destruction to as many as 691 treasured monuments and buildings.


London’s Planned Garden Bridge in Jeopardy

A proposed pedestrian bridge in London that would serve as a “floating park” over the River Thames is in jeopardy, according to reports, and even if it isn’t built, it could come at consider...


19th Century Painters' Trick Revealed

Oil painters of the 19th Century relied on innovative gel mixtures called “gumtions” to produce works of art with exceptional texture and volume in record time.


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.


RPM Adds to Rust-Oleum Europe

RPM International Inc. has announced a deal to acquire SPS Group (SPS), a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company.


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.


‘World’s Pinkest Pink’ Comes with a Caveat

A British artist has created what he calls the pinkest paint ever developed, and you can get your hands on it—unless you’re artist Anish Kapoor.


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.


University to Collect $6.9M Over Floor Slabs

The University of Oregon will receive $6.9 million in a settlement with the architect, engineer and contractor of a residence hall with cracking concrete floor slabs.


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...


Paul R. Williams Feted with AIA Gold Medal

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


Pantone Taps Nature for 2017 Color Choice

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


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.


Artists’ Paint-Mixing Videos Go Viral

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


Football, Color Theory Collide in Mural

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


Guggenheim Helsinki Plans Sunk by Council

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


Surface Prep, Solar Tech Star in New Issue

The latest issue of D+D In Depth is now available online. The November issue includes four expert-written articles covering technology advances in commercial and architectural coating...


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...


Space Agency Confirms Sinking Tower

It’s been established for months now that San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is sinking, but the latest twist in the story reveals that the subsidence can even be seen from space.


Lime Recipes Star in New Finishes

Domingue Architectural Finishes has made its official debut in the United States’ architectural finishes scene with a collection of lime wash, mineral paint and plasters.


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.


Team Focuses on Coating Color Changes

New coatings could produce a range of colors based on nanostructures rather than pigments, says a group of researchers at work on a thin, scratch-resistant coating they say “could be a real ...


Frank Lloyd Wright Building Saved

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


Engineers: Tough Coating ‘Changes Color’

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


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...


USGBC Names New President, CEO

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


Leaks, Mold Mar Disney-Built ‘Utopia’ Town

Celebration, FL, was built by Disney 20 years ago in the shadow of its Magic Kingdom theme park, but based on residents’ complaints about the condition of their homes, the town may be far fr...


Murals Show Transformative Effect

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


Architects Deconstruct Trump’s Border Wall

With the election last week of Donald J. Trump to the United States presidency, architects and builders are beginning to speculate on the nature of one of Trump’s signature campaign promises...


Powder Coating Offers Antique Hues

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


AIA CEO: Sorry for ‘Tone-Deaf’ Statement

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


Buildings Damaged, at Risk After Quake

A nine-story building in central Wellington was at risk of collapse Tuesday (Nov. 15) in the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand early Monday.


ACI Guide Covers Concrete Wind Turbines

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