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Why Amazon’s headquarters are like the Plotnick Diamond

Cities competing in this cattle call should be careful what they wish for.

Joris Laarman Lab shows the future of digital design

An exhibition of their work is at the Cooper Hewitt in New York

Scaffolding: the ultimate flexible, modular and ephemeral building material

A show at the New York Center for Architecture looks at the usually ignored but omnipresent scaffold

OLED lighting makes a beautiful chandelier

French lighting design company Blackbody makes the new lighting tech an object of desire.

Do homeowners have a right to light on their solar panels?

Perhaps, but what about the windows on a passive house? Why the high tech bias?

Is Uber killing transit?

A new study from UC Davis raises some serious concerns.

Shipping container house in Brooklyn doesn’t make sense, and I don’t care

LOT-EK cuts up and assembles 21 shipping containers into a single family house. It’s totally nuts.

Japanese aluminum company fabricated data about strength, durability

Another reason that we have to use less of the stuff.

The House of the Future seems as far away as ever

Homebuilders are making homes smarter but it’s all getting so complicated.

This interactive crosswalk "puts pedestrians first"

Of course, much depends on who is programming it, but some interesting ideas here.