The Architectural Design of the Future as Determined by Science Fiction
Through the lens of science fiction, we can explore worlds that are vastly different from our own. We can forewarn a terrible dystopia or idealize a stunning vision of tomorrow. For many years, humans have taken to imagining what the future might hold in regards to many different aspects of life, including in the realm of architectural design. Even in stories where the architecture isn’t the focus, it still usually has to be included in order to show something on the screen.
Cities with the Best Architecture
You don't have to be an architect or a history buff to appreciate the beauty of America's cities. You just have to be capable of looking up and admiring the beauty. Most places have a certain look that makes them distinctive, maybe it arises from practicality or perhaps it's simply a reflection of style. So if you're looking for some design inspiration, below are 5 of our favorite destinations to take in jaw-dropping architecture.
A Building of One’s Own: Extraordinary Liquidity Leads to Big Property Investments by Corporations
When Alphabet, the parent company of online juggernaut Google, recently agreed to pay $2.4 billion to acquire Chelsea Market in lower Manhattan, it was an eye-popping number for even a goliath like Google to spend on increasing its corporate footprint. Reasons for such an outlay abound. Corporate prestige, for one: As Amazon teases cities all over North America with the prospect of its second headquarters, tantalizing with as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs, Google has sent a clear signal that the sophisticated, worldly urbanity of Manhattan is as on-brand for the company as it gets. Despite its many billions, though, there’s practical purpose underlying Alphabet’s growing Manhattan footprint. And Google…
What Will The City Of The Future Look Like?
Climate change is a huge problem for the entire world but researchers are starting to move towards a solution. The idea of an entire country powered by a central grid looks like it may become obsolete eventually. Instead, there is a move toward self-sufficient cities that power themselves entirely on clean energy and run on exciting new technology. Sci-fi movies are packed full of predictions about what these future cities might look like but flying cars and floating buildings aren’t likely anytime soon. So, what is the city of the future actually going to look like? Energy The biggest change that is going to take place over the next few…
Building Productivity – How Design Affects How Much We Get Done
The effects of great building design are countless. It can be inspirational, practical, and controversial. It can make us think, it can make us talk, and there’s a lot to suggest that it can actually make us work harder too.
Why Townhomes Are Once Again Cornering The Market
Mortgage rates are currently so low that even if you aren’t in the market for your dream home, you can profit from investing in property instead of throwing money away on rent. It isn’t just the Tiny House or Shipping Container fads or mobile homes that are attracting Millennials looking to get out of their rental or parents’ basement; new townhomes are also making a resurgence in the market and allowing many looking for “luxe” living, the ability to live well.
Smart Cities: A Public and Private Partnership
The internet has become a vital part of everyday life, especially for people living in urban areas. In fact, it's not much of an exaggeration to say that access to the internet is a basic human right, much like having access to food, shelter, and clothing.
Things to Consider when Selecting Granny Flat Builders
Granny flats are the perfect option for the elderly to retire in. This quaint house, with very little rooms, is ideal because it has all the essentials without the unnecessary frills. These days, granny flats are becoming increasingly popular beyond the elderly age for families who need to add extra room to their house or for those who want to live a minimalist lifestyle by constructing a home that bears only the essentials. Whatever your case is, granny flats are here to stay, in fact, a study showed that in Australia alone, there are about 100 granny flats being built every month. This means that there are a lot of…
Is Your Construction Site Security Lax? Here’s How To Improve It!
Because construction sites are such busy places, it can sometimes be hard to keep on top of security. As a result, some thieves take advantage of that fact. They could steal plant machinery and power tools in broad daylight if they wished! Of course, it doesn't have to be that way. There are some practical steps that you can take.
Repurposing Shipping Containers As Homes: Why This Is Now A “Thing”
Shipping containers are big metal objects that get used to transport physical objects. Many of the products that we use in our daily lives will no doubt have got transported across many oceans in them. When shipping containers get taken out of service, they often get scrapped. But, one ingenious way to save them from the scrap heap…