To meet the most convenient size standards for research labs, the project features two structures – one of concrete and another of steel – which offer views of the central atrium. A wrap-around terrace connects the workspaces with the outdoors while
A forest of columns – augmented by a grid of trees – supports the new volume, which is at once building and pergola, creating a shaded plaza at ground level. Vernacular building methods like the Catalan vault are also included in the project...
The building is conceived as a materials testing lab, with lightweight, low impact recoverable components that are assembled dry. The laboratories and offices are arranged around a bioclimatic atrium free of intermediate supports or drainpipes...
An intelligent facade reveals an interior atrium and wraps a hybrid structure of concrete in the labs (for longer spans) and wood in the workspaces (adding warmth), rotated 45º to mitigate the difference between building and parking...
The Istanbul firm MAA, headed by the architect Melike Altinisik, has unveiled its competition-winning design for the Robot Science Museum in the Chang-dong neighborhood of the South Korean capital. Saving time and money, robots will build the curvin
Like an enormous anonymous garage, Facebooks new campus conceals its exact polish with the easygoing, almost slapdash air that characterizes the company.
El proyecto para el nuevo campus de Google en Mountain View responde a la veloz expansión y a la constante diversificación de la actividad empresarial de la compañía tecnológica, que han terminado por derivar en una situación organizativa insostenibl
Google promotes the integration of the private lives and the work lives of all its employees within a huge mixed-use complex that fosters leisure, health, and interaction.
The Quartiere delle Albere district in Trento used to be the site of a former Michelin factory. This site shares many characteristics with the urban fabric: the clear hierarchy of the design, its functional stratification, and an overall similarity i
Connected by a foyer that functions in the manner of a plaza, two similar blocks are differentiated only by size and by the nuances of their respective glass facades.
Un nuevo referente se recorta en el perfil de Leicester. Con sus 42 metros de altura, la torre del Centro Nacional del Espacio se eleva en las proximidades de la ribera del Soar como una hermana transparente y gigantesca del famoso muñeco neumático d
Steel production accounts for around seven per cent of humanity’s greenhouse-gas emissions. There are two reasons for this startling fact. First, steel is made using metallurgic methods that our Iron Age forebears would find familiar; second, it is p
Bedford-based blimp maker unveils short-haul routes such as Liverpool-Belfast that it hopes to serve by 2025. For those fancying a trip from Liverpool to Belfast or Barcelona to the Balearic Islands but concerned about the carbon footprint of aeropla
Abatch of new houses across California is selling unusually fast. In the past two months, 82 have been snapped up, and the waiting list is 1,000 long. That demand should, though, soon be satisfied—for, while it can take weeks to put up a conventional
The pedestrian bridge, which was first announced in 2015 (see further reading), was printed by Dutch additive construction specialist MX3D over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in the city’s Red Light District. According to Imperial, it will be a “l
A maglev bullet train that can reach speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (373 miles per hour) has made its debut in Qingdao, China. Developed by the state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, it's considered the world's fastest train. "Maglev
In a warming world it helps to stay cool. But doing so also threatens the planet. Most air conditioners use refrigerant gases called hydrofluorocarbons (hfcs). Though these do not deplete Earth’s ozone layer in the way the chlorofluorocarbons they re
By the standards of the 21st century as a whole, 2021 will almost certainly go down as a comparatively cool year. By the standards of the rest of human history its weather looks disconcertingly like hell. On July 20th, as Belgium, Germany, the Nether
On july 16th Royal Dutch Shell, an oil and gas company, and Scottish Power, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, a Spanish electricity utility, made an announcement. They were, they said, jointly submitting proposals to the British authorities to build, off th
The amount of water in the atmosphere of Venus is so low that even the most drought-tolerant of Earth's microbes wouldn't be able to survive there, a new study has found. The findings seem to wipe out the hope stirred by last year's discovery of mole
Scientists have detected two collisions between a neutron star and a black hole in the space of 10 days. Researchers predicted that such collisions would occur, but did not know how often. The observations could mean that some ideas of how stars and
Every June 21st sees a census of the world’s urban microbes. Depending on where you live, June 21st is either the summer or the winter solstice. For some, this is a moment of celebration, accompanied by strange rituals. And among the celebrants are m