Following the tragic, devastating apartment block fire in Eastern Spain, questions are being asked about fire safety, and how it can keep pace with new technology and construction techniques.
The Middle Ages are often portrayed as dark and dirty. New research is revealing that it was, in fact, a period filled with light and colour.
Too often, signs of trouble are ignored until a problem becomes a crisis. Here are some clear warning signs residents should watch for.
Birds’ nest-building skills are informed by their environment and experiences, and nests can reflect the individual styles of their builders.
The UK government aims to enforce beauty through the planning system’s design codes. But intangible qualities like beauty are best achieved by challenging architects – not constraining them.
The best science is not always the best engineering when it comes to building codes. It’s also a problem across the US, as an engineer who works on disaster resilience explains.
An interview with a Syrian architect about domicide: the deliberate destruction of homes during war. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
In the mid-20th century, civil servants in Ireland recognised the harms incarceration wreaks not just on individuals but their families and society at large.
By adding stickers to glass walls and dimming lights, cities can be safer places for migrating birds.
French artists and intellectuals attempt to salvage the spirit of an era, as French government reveals plans to transform the country’s commercial zones.
Attitudes towards Kwame Nkrumah have shifted from veneration to confrontation and destruction and, finally, to more subtle forms of remembrance.
The 35 shortlisted structures from around the world showcase engineering ingenuity and big ideas for making construction more sustainable.
By bridging culture and computation, heritage algorithms challenge the myth of ‘primitive cultures’ and forge a new understanding of science and art.
There’s no excuse for colluding not to complete on fees, but the time-consuming and complicated bidding process for design work encourages it.
Air con uses lots of energy – try these things first.
Rising temperatures threaten the UK, Switzerland and Norway with more uncomfortably hot days – new research.
Today’s reports of crumbling, dilapidated and dangerous hospital buildings are a far cry from the design ambitions extolled by early NHS architects and planners.
When a community is involved in how their spaces are developed, these can foster a sense of belonging and make diverse societies more cohesive.
In a survey of 1,600 people from across Mosul, we asked what they thought of the millions of dollars being spent to reconstruct the heritage sites of the city.
The use of artificial intelligence in architecture practice and education is limited by its datasets and lack of empathy.