design

Paperless construction

Although dreams of the paperless office have been around for decades, designers and builders still rely heavily on printed drawing sets. The Species Niches Pavilion represents a small step toward…

Testing timber

Around the world, architects, planners, and environmentalists are betting that wooden towers are the future of building design. But in the United States, building codes prohibit their construction. Until the…

Terminal moneymakers and timber skyscrapers

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Scientific American profiles airport terminals around the world, showcasing how the latest technology allows airlines…

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