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AI-driven building facade will learn and ‘improve’ itself

A 53-story tower, dubbed Vertical Oasis, will be capable of harnessing nature through a combination of factors such as renewable energy harvesting and AI.

ASCE seeks public comment on two structural standards

ASCE is seeking comments on two professional standards this spring.

Slideshow: Stepped, inverted library with sunken patios completed in Taiwan

The library’s delicate design pays homage to the varied cultural influences on Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, and the tropical climate in which it is located.

Guides offer practical help with load provisions of ASCE 7-16

To assist practicing engineers, ASCE has developed supporting guides that provide detailed descriptions of the wind, seismic, tsunami, snow, and rain load provisions in ASCE 7-16.

Medieval structure reworked to make acoustics sing

Engineers enlarged a former medieval hospital in Ghent, Belgium, and fine-tuned a host of its site features to improve the acoustic performance of the building as a modern concert hall.

Slideshow: Zaha Hadid Architects-designed art center in China underway

The art center will be located within a lake with a tunneled road extending underneath it. A four-pronged latticed canopy will visually unify the art center’s distinct venues.

University of California, San Diego shake table to be upgraded

The world’s largest high-performance outdoor shake table, a backbone of seismic studies, will be upgraded to move in six directions by October.

Regenerative design, the salvage economy, and one building’s quest to ‘live’ sustainably

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta is not like other buildings.

Slideshow: Helix-shaped tower proposed for Amazon HQ in Arlington

The design proposal for the new Amazon headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, will be visually defined by The Helix: a spiral, mountain-shaped tower with two exterior landscaped walking paths.

Houston art museum makes light part of its architecture

The recently opened $476 million Nancy and Rich Kinder Building utilizes thoughtful engineering of its roof and facade to visually wrap itself in light.