A construction worker welding. Increased temperatures around the are expected to make construction conditions more stressful. (Christopher Burns/Unsplash)

Heat waves are slowing construction around the world, and it will only get worse

With extreme heat events becoming more common all over the world, the construction industry is facing more delays and weather-related injuries. By Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough The effects of climate change are felt all over the world and are causing a host of negative consequences....
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The Future of Making: Design Automation and Imagination [Infographic]

With the global population growing to 10 billion by 2050, how do builders, designers, and manufacturers create more while using less? The future of making is design automation and imagination. by Missy Roback The global middle class is growing faster than at any time in history:...
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Miami Planners In 1946 Imagined Orange Juice Drinking Fountains, Rooftop Airport, and Tunnel To Brickell By 1996

An exhibit by planners at Bayfront Park in 1946 imagined what Miami would look like 50 years in the future. By 1996, the city and surrounding area was to have been fully powered by a Great Solar Turbo Electric Generating Plant, which would provide cheap electricity. The Miami...
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Rural imagery is prevalent throughout Blue Origin’s pitch, assuming humans will have the ability to construct ecologies wholesale in the near future. (Courtesy Blue Origin)

Decoding the colonial history behind Blue Origin’s space settlements

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin hopes to colonize space through artificial habitats and landscapes, but the vision he presents is rooted in historical precedent. By Marc Miller In May 2019, Jeff Bezos made his case for why and how humans will occupy space, in a presentation titled...
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Scientists develop “greenhouse shields” to grow food on Mars

Researchers at Harvard University have devised a way to terraform Mars by placing sheets of silica aerogel on the planet’s surface, which would warm it up to make it suitable for growing plants. Eleanor Gibson Researchers at Harvard University have devised a way to...
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The Future Impact of 3D Printing

Future Impact of 3D Printing Additive manufacturing is redefining the future, removing complexities and changing the role of architects. Terry Beaubois, CEO of Building Knowledge Systems, shares his expertise in the 3D-printed building process, offering key insights on how this...
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Cities are measuring their carbon emissions all wrong

New report offers sobering look at shortfalls in current climate plans, and radical solutions that can make a difference. Radical solutions to make up the shortfall, courtesy of a new report By Patrick Sisson As alarming new climate news has become a daily part of the media...
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In age of climate change, can our lawns be more than landscaping?

Forget aesthetics: Lawns can raise food, restore habitats, and even store carbon. By Patrick Sisson If Americans want to reduce their environmental footprints, one of the first steps may be reexamining what’s in their backyards. The lawn-industrial complex, and our country’s...
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Architects, engineers, academics urge Macron not to rush Notre Dame reconstruction

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in only five years, even if it means bypassing preservation regulations. By Jonathan Hilburg The scramble is on to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral before the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, but a concerned...
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lockheed martin unveils lunar lander concept to fly humans to the moon

kieron marchese NASA‘s longtime space contractor lockheed martin has debuted a moon lander concept that could put humans on the moon’s surface by 2024. four years earlier than first planned, the colorado-based company has a plan that would tap key projects already in the works by...
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