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  • A Building Code For Tsunami Resistance?

    Should building codes address tidal waves like the wave that devastated coastal Japan? Some engineers are working on it.

  • Super-Efficient Cohousing Community Springs up in Coastal Maine

    Belfast's Ecovillage isn't your typical development — it's an "intentional community" patterned after the cohousing projects of northern Europe.

  • Shine On, Lustron

    These vintage prefabricated steel homes have stood the test of time

  • Merging Biophilic Design with Green Building Standards

    Biophilic design is gaining traction in residental construction as an ancillary component of green building.

  • The Gentrification Dilemma

    Hunter College professor Tom Angotti on how these informal acts of urbanism raise questions about gentrification.

  • Notes on Minor Urbanism

    U of Buffalo associate professor Mark Shepard on how the practice of parkour can guide our view of the city.

  • Growing Market for Parking Lot Design

    As the market for parking lot design grows relentlessly higher, architects search for attractive, multipurpose solutions.

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  • Q&A: New Design Values for Southern Pine

    Q: I use a lot of southern pine lumber, and I've heard that the design values for the material are about to change. How will that affect its use for things like framing or building decks?

  • The Music of the Spheres

    Spherical buildings present some obvious practical challenges. But because a sphere provides the largest possible interior volume per unit of surface area, the form has long fascinated designers and architects, and quite a few reasonably successful spherical structures have actually been built.