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Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions
Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions

August 22 was Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year...

By Brant Walkley 31 Aug 2020

GLOBAL

Algorithms are designing better buildings
Algorithms are designing better buildings

When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion...

By Silvio Carta 19 Jun 2020

GLOBAL

The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve
The urban poor have been hit hard by coronavirus. We must ask who cities are designed to serve

The enormous death toll in New York City, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, led New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, to write...

By Colin McFarlane 8 Jun 2020

GLOBAL

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever
Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

By Tara Hipwood 27 May 2020

GLOBAL

New AIA task force offers insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched a new task force to inform public officials, healthcare facility owners and architects on adapting buildings into temporary healthcare facilities...

3 Apr 2020

GLOBAL

Registration open for 'De-Urbanized Epidemics' redesign competition
Registration open for 'De-Urbanized Epidemics' redesign competition

London-based architecture firm De-Urban Design Studio has launched a new ideas competition called 'De-Urbanized Epidemics: Re-Design of the Concept of Health in Relation to the Built Environment'...

25 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

How architect Yona Friedman used math to design utopian cities of the future
How architect Yona Friedman used math to design utopian cities of the future

Architecture has lost a great visionary. Budapest-born French architect Yona Friedman died at age 96 on 20 February.

By Theodora Vardouli 6 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

Sidewalk Labs releases its mass timber proto-model for high-rise buildings
Sidewalk Labs releases its mass timber proto-model for high-rise buildings

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's parent Alphabet, has released its new digital study for mass timber buildings that could reach 35 storeys in cities...

27 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award
David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award

Architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and artist Cai Guo-Qiang have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award by The Noguchi Museum...

21 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum
Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

24 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction...

By Norman Day 21 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Final call to enter $2m LafargeHolcim Awards
Final call to enter $2m LafargeHolcim Awards

Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on 25 February...

14 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness
Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness

Siemens has launched its Atlas of Digitalization, a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation...

24 Apr 2019

ITALY

ElasticoSPA reinterprets traditional Italian houses With new construction techniques
ElasticoSPA reinterprets traditional Italian houses With new construction techniques

Italian architecture firm ElasticoSPA has renovated two traditional houses by using new masonry techniques, combining traditional concrete and stone in a different way...

14 Jan 2019

ITALY

Angelo Renna creates artificial sponge mountain to absorb CO2 in Turin
Angelo Renna creates artificial sponge mountain to absorb CO2 in Turin

Amsterdam-based architect Angelo Renna has created a giant sponge mountain to absorb carbon dioxide emissions from the air in Turin, Italy...

29 Oct 2018

ITALY

Dramatic glass fountain added to new Milan Apple store
Dramatic glass fountain added to new Milan Apple store

Foster+Partners has completed its new Apple store in Milan, featuring a dramatic glass fountain on its roof at the end of the public piazza...

30 Jul 2018

ITALY

Margine creates tree-like pavilion for hospital foundation in Florence
Margine creates tree-like pavilion for hospital foundation in Florence

Margine has completed a new pavilion dedicated to the sale of the merchandising products of the Meyer Pediatric Hospital Foundation...

13 Jul 2018

ITALY

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world
Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest...

9 Oct 2017

ITALY

ArcelorMittal tipped to take over Italy's Ilva
ArcelorMittal tipped to take over Italy's Ilva

A consortium led by global steel giant ArcelorMittal is tipped to take over Italy's troubled Ilva steelworks, one of the most polluting industrial sites in Europe, a source told AFP Friday, 26 May...

29 May 2017

ITALY

Nick Sloane will oversea attempts to refloat the rusting hulk of the Costa Concordia where it will be sold as scrap. Image:
No golf for salvage expert Nick Sloane

ROME, ITALY: After rescuing a burning ship from pirate-infested waters off Yemen and salvaging a sinking oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, South African salvage master Nick Sloane faces his biggest test yet off an idyllic Mediterranean island.

14 Jul 2014



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