Most healers still practice in their houses where there is little privacy. Others use more private backrooms. But these spaces were not designed for the practice of traditional medicine.
The coronavirus epidemic has made us all rethink our workspaces. But the needs of the times have always influenced the office space – whether for the colonial empire or a growing commerce.
To achieve sustainable, functional buildings, architects in cities like Lagos need to consider local realities.
Can you find a FedEx store that mimics the design creativity and quality of early US post offices? What are we left with when the best parts of public life are treated like for-profit entities?
With trees infested by the emerald ash borer deemed essentially worthless, a team of designers wanted to see if the decaying wood could be repurposed as a building material.
The council, developers, architects and the local community got together to set the principles of what they consider good design in this fast-growing region.
The design professions are set to go over a cliff in September. Construction is set to follow them in 2021.
An influx of drone technology will mean changes to how cities are built.
Mismanaged and in disrepair, many low-income housing complexes are nonetheless seen as important avatars of modern architecture. But are calls for their preservation forgetting those who matter most?
Even in the time of COVID-19, strong forces pull us back to the office.
Algorithms can now work out the best ways to lay out rooms, construct buildings and even change them over time to meet user needs.
After the pandemic, we may see a shift in how we occupy cities.
The study of two hospitals was a first for researching the microbiology of the built environment in South Africa – a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how to design healthier buildings.
Traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples offers ways to adapt to climate impacts.
The mosque is where men and women and children go to pray. But, according to art historian Christiane Gruber, some make room for other, non-human creatures too.
Self-sufficiency, outdoor space and a home office will likely be high up the list in future.
China's ban on 'copycat' architecture goes to the heart of architectural traditions.
Beyond buying a fish tank or house plants, there are a number of creative ways to bring nature's calming effects into your home.
We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and every building has its own indoor microbiome. Can we learn to manage them in ways that support helpful microbes and suppress harmful ones?
COVID-19 is creating overwhelming needs for intensive care and testing facilities. An Australian team is developing purpose-built units that can be shipped and erected quickly, easily and cheaply.