Our buildings and cities were not designed to handle a pandemic. But countries around the world are coming up with design ideas, some high-tech and some more basic, to reduce the infection risks.
The domed neoclassical Capitol building was inspired by European cathedrals and the Roman Pantheon – shrines to imperial power, not rule by and for the people.
People love to connect with nature and that's possible with vertical gardens on high-rise developments. But gardens need a gardener to keep things under control.
We need to change how we imagine the cities of the future in order to respond to today's concerns.
By missing out on chance encounters and observations that jolt 'a-ha' moments, new ideas, big and small, go undiscovered.
A peace deal brokered by Russia ended the war on Nov. 9, but the rich architectural heritage of the region is still at risk.
Universities and the professions are changing in response to climate change. When will the advances in knowledge and practice we are already seeing prompt governments to act with the required urgency?
Archaeologists used to dig primarily at sites that were easy to find thanks to obvious visual clues. But technology – and listening to local people – plays a much bigger role now.
With our travel wings clipped and cities under lockdown, heritage buildings have found new ways for us to fly over rooftops and zoom in on wallpaper.
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.