May 27, 2010, 9am PDT
Officials in the Saudi capital of Riyadh are planning to build a central rail hub with an annual passenger capacity of more than 800,000. The station is expected to be complete by 2013.
February 1, 2010, 11am PST
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is the first building to be completed in this ambitious, carbon-neutral city in Abu Dhabi. Thomas Lane of Building takes a tour.
January 25, 2010, 9am PST
Amanda Levete argues that the planning process in the U.K. should be taken out of the hands of government and public process and handed to a panel of qualified architects.
September 2, 2009, 6am PDT
Once a booming mideast Las Vegas, Dubai is struggling amid the economic downturn. As a result, bills are going unpaid. By some estimates, UK engineers and architects are owed more than $652 million. One architect breaks his silence on the issue.
August 25, 2009, 8am PDT
New "Lifetime Homes" standards in the U.K., which are designed to accommodate people at all stages of life, will lead away from ultra-small flats to larger apartments, says Builder Magazine.
August 20, 2009, 10am PDT
With nearly 20,000 retail outlets shutting down so far this year in England, the future of towns' high streets looks shaky. But some say reviving these main streets is as simple as converting empty shops into housing units.
June 1, 2009, 6am PDT
The group tasked with reenergizing Bermondsey Square in southeast London see their target audience as "urban safarians."
April 12, 2009, 1pm PDT
The Saudi Arabian economy is still prospering, and development is booming. This piece looks at the Kingdom as an opportunity for developers and planners looking for work in tough times.
February 25, 2009, 6am PST
The planning adviser on London Mayor Boris Johnson's staff has his eyes on the future of the city, and the architectural legacy he hopes to establish.
January 23, 2009, 2pm PST
Need a sustainable slogan to show your green cred? Look no further than Building Magazine's Sustainability Buzzword Generator.
January 20, 2009, 9am PST
The 2012 Olympics in London -- a one month event three years away -- has already created nearly 30,000 construction jobs.
December 11, 2008, 7am PST
London's Wembley City development is the proud owner of the first automated waste collection system in the U.K. Recycling or garbage are deposited in bins, then sucked underground, eliminating the need for trucks or garbage collectors.
September 15, 2008, 12pm PDT
A Chinese architecture team has proposed a futuristic star-shaped city of 15,000 that would visit cities around the world and change the stereotypes of Chinatowns.
August 2, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Architect Robert Adam likens modern architecture to modern democracy, where decisions made on high supposedly represent the will of the people.</p>
February 10, 2008, 5am PST
<p>With available landspace running low, a 1-million square-meter underground development is being planned in Amsterdam.</p>
January 16, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Liverpool is currently undergoing a broad revitalization effort, including more than 40 buildings and a brand new city center. This article from <em>Building</em> talks with the man in charge of it all.</p>
November 28, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Plans are bubbling for a "solar city" in the Arizona desert -- a new town for more than 300,000 people that will be largely powered by solar panels.</p>
October 12, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>The Building website invites readers to send in pictures of construction safety blunders.</p>
October 7, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>This article from <em>Building</em> looks at a new environmentally sustainable suburb near Stockholm and weighs its applicability in England as a model for Prime Minister Gordon Brown's proposed eco-towns.</p>
July 15, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>In the coming age of "superdensity", planners and architects are going to have to rethink the way they plan new developments, according to a recent study.</p>