Incredible farm in Michigan becomes the world’s second ‘Living Building’

Can I rent a room?

Strong as steel and lightweight? Must be superdense wood

Wooden’t you try this building material?

Turns out you can make harder-than-concrete bricks on Mars simply by compressing soil

That’s surprisingly convenient.

Parasitic wooden cubes level up 1970s Parisian building with more space, more energy efficiency

Companion cubes!

Living in a park: Sydney’s One Central Park proves cities can be green

Now let’s make more!

KTH researchers develop transparent wood for use in building and solar panels

Wood, one of the cheapest and most widely used construction materials humanity has ever employed, has just had its range of uses expanded; Researchers at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a method of turning wood transparent that’s suitable for mass production.

Termites know more about ventilation that human architects

The humble termite only has its body, saliva and some soil to work with, and the only blueprints it has are instinctual, based on variations in wind speeds and fluctuations in temperature as the sun rises and sets. Working with such limited resources, they still erect monumental mounds that, a new study reveals, rely on a surprisingly well-tuned mechanism for efficient ventilation, something architects today still struggle with.

Shorties: China building falls over like a brick

This isn’t news, as it happened two years ago, but it’s just mind blowing. This almost finished 13 story high building in Shanghai collapsed like a domino piece, and if others were built closer to it, the domino effect would be complete. This gives kind of a whole new meaning to the whole ‘made in China’ thing, doesn’t it ?