Tag: Design Thinking

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Paper explores positives and negatives of construction industry’s sustainability practices

A new paper for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management seeks to identify the positive and negative interactions for both practices -- circular economy and lean construction.

New paper assesses urban regeneration using a dynamic perspective

A new paper in the "Journal of Urban Planning and Development" proposes an evaluation model for urban growth stages, interpreting classical theory in order to apply it to Seoul, South Korea.

NASA beach project requires the right stuff — even for Florida sand

The sand for the new dune system had to meet specific requirements for grain size, color, and other factors because of the site’s dual nature as a spaceport and wildlife sanctuary.

Slideshow: Continuous loop design to create landmark tower in China

The tower’s design highlights the importance of innovation and artistry to smartphone company Oppo, for which it is being built.

Slideshow: Design of Belgium casino reinterprets area’s historic sand dunes

The coastal casino, to be built in the municipality of Middelkerke, Belgium, will boast organic exterior lines and offer seawall protection, walking paths, and rooftop plantings.

Floating, nature-forward campus imagined for New York Harbor

Seven man-made “disc” islands that are linked via walkways and surrounded by floating wetlands are designed for humans and flora and fauna.

Groundbreaking interagency report seeks to move beyond life-safety design standards

A new report from NIST and FEMA highlights the need for timely reoccupancy and functional recovery of buildings and infrastructure in the aftermath of earthquakes and other disasters.

Nonprofit works to print 3D schools in hard-to-reach rural areas

Started six years ago by Colorado teen Maggie Grout, the nonprofit is now on the cusp of printing its first 3D school in Madagascar.

Buro Happold sets ambitious company and client climate targets

The global engineering consulting firm Buro Happold recently set ambitious targets for achieving net-zero carbon status as a company and reducing the carbon emissions of its clients.

Why are Alexa and Siri designed to be so nice?

Author Carla Diana explores the thinking behind why your smart devices — such as Alexa, Siri, and even exercise equipment — are intentionally designed to include social qualities.