In a concept called Parked to Place, Ultrabarrio created garages that could transition to other uses. Colocating a parking garage and public transit could help drivers transition to a different commute. [Image: courtesy UltraBarrio]

These future-proof parking garages can easily morph into offices or housing

Parking takes up an extraordinary amount of space in cities. These projects are making it easier to convert it to something more useful than car storage. By Adele Peters At a 13-story office tower under construction in Hollywood that will soon serve as the headquarters of...
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On the panel was Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, geologist Sjoerd Kluiving, designer and researcher Pirjo Haikola, designer Jalila Essaïdi and journalist Rab Messina

“More science fiction” needed to save planet earth, say designers

Designers need to think of bigger, more ambitious solutions to the world’s problems, according to speakers at Dezeen’s talk about design in the anthropocene era. Marcus Fairs Designers need to think of bigger, more ambitious solutions to the world’s problems,...
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designboom TECH predictions 2019: robots are the uncanny rival

kieron marchese under the skies of a new year, don’t dwell on the losses of an old one. you said farewell to asimo, honda’s famed humanoid robot, but new connections are on the horizon – and they promise to be electric! be cautiously optimistic however. there is craftsmanship,...
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designboom TECH predictions 2019: digital food and robot bees

a new year spells new opportunities for growth and you better believe things are changing. whilst meatless burgers and 3D-printed steaks are already shaping the future of food, digital farming hopes to revolutionize the agriculture industry. its no wonder then, that the...
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Illustrations by Alyssa Nassner

Curbed’s 2019 forecast: architecture, design, and local news in the current climate

Editor-in-chief Kelsey Keith reflects on covering architecture, design, and local news in the current climate. By Kelsey Keith The past couple of months have been a period of great introspection at Curbed. We’ve debated how to best express our mission, talked with our writers,...
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Photo shows the digital construction department at ETH Zurich.

“Post-digital architecture will be rough, provisional and crafted by robots”

In the post-digital age, architects will be designing in code and robots will crafting our buildings, says Owen Hopkins. Owen Hopkins We’ve now entered the post-digital age. Given you’re reading these words on a digital screen, this obviously doesn’t mean...
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AIA Issues Climate Change Call to Action

AIA President Carl Elefante issued a letter today stating, “As architects, we have unique skills to explain the challenge to a wide audience, and the design knowledge to find more ways to reduce building emissions … But we must not wait.” By ARCHITECT Staff The...
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Top 10 architecture and interior trends of 2018

The year’s biggest trends in architecture and interior design include action to address gender imbalance, the rise of hyperloop and off-grid living. Tom Ravenscroft For our review of 2018, deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft looks at the year’s biggest trends in...
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Cities, on front lines of climate change, can make outsized difference

A new C40 report argues cities can boost the economy while responding to pressing climate change crisis By Patrick Sisson Cities are essential to fighting climate change, according to new research released today, both oversized contributors to the problem, but also, with the...
Larson O'Brien Millennial architects are playing a far greater role in their firms today, and their influence is having a real impact on how products and brands get chosen for a building project.

Eight Ways Millennial Architects are Changing the Game

Architecture is being redefined by technology and new mentality. By Nick Murosky If you are a building products manufacturer (BPM) and architects have an influence on the purchase decision of your products, you have some understanding of the architect market and what makes them...
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