In recent years, Detroit has demolished thousands of abandoned homes annually.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
By the time a building is abandoned and falls into disrepair, its community is already suffering. Michigan scholars suggest it's time to plan for structures' end of life before they even go up.
Never to be repeated.
A year on what do we know about how the Grenfell fire spread? And what changes need to happen to make sure there is never a repeat?
Apartments are cheaper to heat, have better views and use land more efficiently.
Is this a face or a building?
Building features can be analyzed in the same way that facial recognition software works, revealing previously hidden elements of history.
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There is a way to get homes where we need them, and it's about making the most of what we've already got.
What does the Turnbull government’s establishment of a construction industry watchdog mean for workers, wages and the industry?
A group of experts dissect what the re-introduction of the ABCC means for the construction industry and its workers.
Illustration of pressure sensing bacteria in soils from the ‘Computational Colloids Project’.
Carolina Ramirez-Figuroa, Luis Hernan and Martyn Dade-Robertson
Bacteria can produce their own 'buildings' so scientists are genetically engineering them to build ours.
Brexit, borrowing and birth rates may prove a lethal cocktail.
There’s a lot to consider before you can be sure a shipping container home is your best affordable housing option.
Have you thought about usable space, re-engineering, structural integrity, contamination, insulation and comfort? If not, you need to before jumping into building a home from shipping containers.
A former colleague of the award-winning architect Zaha Hadid pays tribute to her 'great presence'.
A slowdown in mining has hit the industrial construction sector hard.
The industrial construction sector will have to cut costs and focus on smaller projects due to a slowdown in mining construction.
The housing crisis has scuppered home ownership dreams for many across the UK, but there is another way to do things.
Here's how scientists are seeking to turn the building blocks of life into the building blocks of ... well, buildings.
A green, pre-fab house.
The building sector globally currently consumes more energy than the transport sector or the industry sector. It is also the biggest polluter, with the biggest potential for significant cuts to greenhouse gas emissions compared to other sectors, at no cost.
One of tens of thousands of homes and buildings blown over across Vanuatu by Cyclone Pam in March 2015.
AAP Image/ Kris Paras
One of the most hotly debated questions in Vanuatu has been about how communities can rebuild so that they are safer and more resilient to future cyclones. That's not as simple as you might think.
The skies aren’t all blue.
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Archaeology is protected as part of the planning process but the huge wave of planned house building means this is at risk.
The 34-storey timber tower planned for Stockholm.
Berg | C.F. møller Architects
Until recently, tall wooden towers were an engineering impossibility. Following a breakthrough a few years ago, the sky is increasingly the limit.
‘Sorry guv, can’t be done.’
Each of the main parties' pledges on housing are short of what is required. But regardless, they can't be done.
Using the image of the most famous 19th-century land rights activist may be a backhanded tribute.
Melbourne’s new landmark building celebrates the Indigenous leader William Barak. But what should we make of the overt association between its luxury apartments and Barak's lifelong struggle over land?
Not child’s play.
British tax rules mean it makes more sense to knock a good house down than make changes which will sharply cut national emissions.