This unique waterside property comes with its own toxic oil field. Image credit: Plethora Project / Engadget

‘Blockhood’ is a beautiful game about eco-architecture

Part fun, part tool, this Early Access game has much more room to grow than its towers. What happens when an architect makes a video game? Block’hood, a “neighborhood-building simulator” from one-man developer Plethora Project. It started life as a research...
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Designing for Security: A modern-day search for the intersection of safety and beauty.

By Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson for AIA Architect In the 18th century, English philosopher Jeremy Bentham proposed a building meant to eradicate bad behavior. The design concept—which Bentham said could be used for everything from schools and hospitals to housing and prisons—was a...
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