Perkins+Will release white paper that recommends avoiding antimicrobial products in buildings

Perkins+Will have released a white paper that recommends avoiding including antimicrobial products in buildings. “Antimicrobial building products marketed as ‘healthy’ or beneficial to human health contain ingredients that may have adverse environmental or human health impacts

Source: archinect.com

Celebrities lose fight to stop Candy Crush exec digging out “iceberg” basement

Nick Pointon and his wife Claire have been given the green light to build a 1,700 sq ft basement below their three-storey terraced property in Barnes, south west London.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

America’s Most Expensive House … Times Two

Near Los Angeles, the most expensive house in the nation is on the market for $250 million, but one is rising nearby that may cost half a billion.

Source: www.nytimes.com

Beijing lingerie factory by Crossboundaries encourages workers to spend time outside

Architizer A+Award-winning studio Crossboundaries has created a canyon through the middle of this production facility for a Chinese lingerie brand.

Source: www.dezeen.com

A custom design installation for Plant Food + Wine

When Stickbulb launched in 2012, the objective was to “build with light.” It’s a mission that has been fulfilled in collaborations with brands like Google, Facebook and Wholefoods, as well as private commissions for clients in cities around the

Source: fr.archello.com

Brazil aims to build 30 prisons this year to tackle crisis

Brazil aims to build nearly 30 prisons over the next year to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system as part of a package of emergency measures to tackle a wave of deadly prison riots

Source: en.trend.az

Contemporary farmhouse design

This energy-efficient home features a recycled picture window and maintenance-free exteriors.

Source: www.finehomebuilding.com

The exhibition about Wang Shu is now on show in Copenhagen

“The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen has once again turned its attention to architecture with a monographic exhibition..”

Source: www.abitare.it

Proposed World Trade Center to change Perth cityscape

An international developer flags plans to construct what would be Perth’s tallest building as the centrepiece of a World Trade Center development that it believes will transform the CBD.

Source: www.abc.net.au

Dubai to have smart Dolphins, floating centre to put out fire

The floating civil defence centre provides manpower and the mechanism to reach offshore fire sites, buildings and other facilities, which facilitate

Source: khaleejtimes.com