design & architecture

Design Hilton Makes Significant Facility Upgrades For Its Employees

Hilton is making its establishments a better place to work, introducing fresh renovations and improved programs in the hopes of creating a happier work environment and encouraging employee loyalty

Design These Empty Parking Garages Became Useful Community Spaces

Carl Turner Architects transformed a seven-story empty parking garage in London into a multi-functional creative community space for the neighborhood to use

Health App-Based Brooklyn Pharmacy Encourages Relaxation With Aqua Interiors

New York City's Medly Pharmacy, an online prescription service, created a calming turquoise interior to foster pleasant waiting-room experiences

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel The World's First Energy-Positive Hotel Is Planned For The Arctic

The hotel by design firm Snohetta is designed to generate its own energy through a variety of sustainable sources like solar and geothermal

Editors Pick Summer Vacation: Links For Lazy, Hazy Days

Summer living by design, from around the world and web

Syndicated Why Is There A Growing Backlash Against Oslo's Car Ban?

When Oslo decided to be the first European city to ban cars from its center, businesses protested

Technology See Through Walls With A Simple Phone Attachment

A smart, modern stud finder attaches to a smartphone and lets people see wires, studs or animals inside walls

Syndicated Can VR Stop Bad City Developments Before They Happen?

From ‘meeting’ a resident affected by HS2 to ‘cycling’ along a proposed bike lane through the city, VR can have a powerful impact in the real world

Design 26 Designers Rework The Same Classic Chair

The exhibition demonstrates the destructive influence of copycats on the design industry

Food & Beverage 100-Hectare Urban Farm In Shanghai Could Feed Up To 24 Million People

A new urban farming district is headed to Shanghai to dramatically expand the food production of the city

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Tokyo's Vending Machine Skyscraper Dispenses 3D-Printed Homes

This concept from Haseef Rafiei has residents living in 3D-printed pods that are built by cranes at the top of a tower

Home MINI's Fabric House Concept Explores The Limits Of Low-Impact City Living

Half building, half tent, the Breathe installation explores resource-conscious architecture

Retail London Is Building What They Call The World's First 'Smart Street'

The street will be in London's former Bird Street will be only for pedestrians, and brimming with innovative technology

Advertising Construction Fence Doubles As An Art Gallery

Pentagram has created a building fence for the Philadelphia Museum of Art that doubles as an outdoor gallery space