Humans often look to nature for the solutions to complex problems – here are five times where biological processes have inspired innovation.
Having the ability to decide either to do something or not, and to act accordingly, is a basic definition of freedom. Smart buildings challenge this freedom.
From building planning to heritage restoration and advance surveillance, drones are set to change the face of our cities – here’s how.
Bioarchitecture draws on design principles from nature to construct buildings that work in ways that help tackle climate change and reverse environmental damage.
Buildings are designed for people to live in, but what happens when no one is present or only half of the occupants are there?
We hope our work can help shape building planning and design. That could be classrooms that help us concentrate, or hospital waiting rooms that reduce our anxiety.
New York’s lawsuit against Trump could mean he and three of his kids are prevented from operating a business again in the state – but the IRS will determine whether federal tax crimes also took place.
Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city, is notorious for frequent building collapses. A risk reduction expert offers five recommendations on how to prevent these disasters.
Engineered wood is a sustainable alternative to cement and steel in construction.
Adapt to climate change with insulated walls, window shutters and reverse-cycle heat pumps.
North America’s 2021 extreme heat event should compel governments to scale innovations from leading cities and countries to advance resilient, restorative and renewable cities.
Almost 8 million Aussie homes lack sufficient insulation, use sub-par heating and cooling equipment, or are badly designed. These homes account for 18% of Australia’s emissions.
Renewable energy is expanding at a record pace, but still not fast enough. Here are the key areas to watch for progress in bringing more wind and solar into the power grid in 2022.
Lessons from ancient architecture can help us design buildings that provide comfort and convenience without costing the earth.
Institutional failures, infrastructure, socio-economic challenges and disaster education influence Nigerian cities’ vulnerability to flood disaster.
Barns are practical buildings, designed to safeguard farm animals and equipment. Why are so many of them painted to stand out from the landscape?
After Fidel Castro took power, government plans to build new housing, schools and factories were hindered by sanctions and supply chain issues, forcing architects to come up with creative solutions.
Embodied emissions in buildings could be a hidden setback for carbon reduction targets.
Embodied carbon - carbon produced during a building’s construction - urgently needs reducing, and reusing buildings could help.
We must take significant and rapid action now, to ensure cities play their part in limiting dangerous global warming and withstand the climate challenges ahead.