Older homes are cute and can often be cheaper than new builds. But these older homes can come with big risks. From asbestos to lead, older homes often need remediation before they [...]
It isn’t always a pleasant thought, but at some point, people might need to escape a building you have designed. Whether from fires, earthquakes, or other catastrophes, the safe eg[...]
It’s important to map the underground structure. Why? Along with a few other reasons, scientists use it to map earthquake hazards. Using this information, builders can protect thei[...]
We pass through doors every day. While this architectural element might be an afterthought for some, the door has played a major role in architecture throughout history. This role [...]
In the previous blog post, we wrote about the issues that are holding back solar energy. However, as we said, solar may have its problems, but it also has its champions. In this ar[...]
As we turn towards renewable energy, solar has consistently popped up as an option. Still, solar energy continues to have its critics who maintain that solar has too many problems [...]
Despite heavy use, there isn’t a lot of clarity on how and why we use patterns in architecture. How do architects rely on patterns in their designs? Is the use of patterns changing[...]
With how quickly the permafrost is thawing, we could see significant damage to the infrastructure built on the permafrost very soon. Here’s what the damage could look like for thos[...]
For the more than 15 million households who use private well water as their drinking water, making sure it is safe to drink is a big concern. Unlike municipal water users, private [...]
There is no shortage of disasters around the world – manmade and natural. To keep up with all of the dangers, scientists are always looking for innovative ways to track them. Some [...]
Way back in the early 2000s, researchers began to experiment with 3D printed housing. While the idea was exciting, the technology at the time was lacking. Where is that technology [...]
The acoustics of a building play as important of a role as the actual design. Unfortunately, many architects don’t see it this way. The acoustics are thought about late in the desi[...]