Building Design

December 26, 2013, 9am PST
Much of the language used by globetrotting architects and academics to describe their projects and concepts is indecipherable to those not up to speed on biomorphology or french philosophy. BD offers a helpful guide for speaking architect.
Building Design
September 20, 2013, 5am PDT
Well designed environments assist our economy, wellbeing and happiness, says Sarah Wigglesworth. Yet money equals power in controlling the shape of built environment. She asserts that designers must act as leaders rather than slaves to their clients.
Building Design
June 11, 2013, 6am PDT
Cate St Hill examines the futuristic systems being employed by the most biologically advanced buildings in the world.
Building Design
May 21, 2013, 10am PDT
Norwich, England will soon be home to the "greenest building in the U.K.," reports Mark Wilding.
Building Design
May 13, 2013, 10am PDT
Elizabeth Hopkirk reports on recent statements from the architect of the factory that collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 garment workers. Masood Reza claims that he designed a shopping centre.
Building Design
April 9, 2013, 6am PDT
According to Anna Winston, the former prime minister's impact on the architecture profession was huge. With the redevelopment of Canary Wharf, for example, her administration gave a leg up to Cesar Pelli, Sir Norman Foster and SOM, among others.
Building Design
February 11, 2013, 10am PST
The global engineering firm envisions a "smart" building that will plug into "smart" urban infrastructure and cater to an increasingly dense and technology-savvy urban population.
Building Design
October 25, 2011, 6am PDT
Tripoli Airport and Misrata hospital are the first specific projects to be named, as western governments begin to release frozen assets to the National Transition Government (NTI) and international corporations spot an opportunity.
Building Design
July 17, 2011, 1pm PDT
The Town & Country Planning Association of Britain recently released a report calling for more "garden cities" a la Ebenezer Howard. Famed British architect Richard Rogers thinks that's crazy.
Building Design
October 12, 2010, 9am PDT
As London redevelops its troubled East End ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, organizers are warning against the post-event developments turning into ghettos of the middle class.
Building Design
June 8, 2010, 7am PDT
340KM above your head, the first human dwelling beyond Earth's surface has just been completed. Last week, a space shuttle launched on May 14 added the final building block to the $125 billion International Space Station.
Building Design
February 14, 2009, 7am PST
This point-counterpoint from <em>Building Design</em> debates whether the British can design good public spaces.
Building Design
December 16, 2008, 6am PST
Prince Charles makes a case for the commercial viability of green housing with traditional design, as opposed to the modernist styles typically associated with the future of low carbon homes.
Building Design
November 9, 2008, 9am PST
Where traditional shopping malls were all about creating retail-only internal spaces, new retail developments are mixing uses and returning to the street.
Building Design
October 20, 2008, 7am PDT
In the mid-1900s architect Le Corbusier designed a grand sports complex for Baghdad as part of the city's bid for the 1960 Olympics. That bid failed and the project was never built. Now, original drawings and designs are on display.
Building Design
October 11, 2008, 1pm PDT
With too much focus on "architectural bling" and a hyperactive development pattern, Dubai is in danger of becoming a modern planning disaster, according to architect Thom Mayne.
Building Design
June 28, 2004, 1pm PDT
Surveys find that residents in the UK want high density development.
Building Design