design

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…

The multimedia museum

The field of exhibit design is being pushed to ever-headier technological heights as museums seek to engage audiences accustomed to constant digital stimulation. Too often, however, high-density audiovisual content can…

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