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Criminal Investigation Following Reports of Banned Cladding on Grenfell Tower

U.K. prime minister Theresa May has also opened a public inquiry following the deadly fire. More

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A Colorful History of Paint

Archival materials illustrate how the ways in which paints and coatings were... More

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Five Cutting-Edge Building Materials to Watch in 2016

These products and technologies draw inspiration from the natural world. More

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2015 Boston Blizzard Takes Its Toll on Region's Buildings

Record-breaking winter storms have dumped several feet of snow and ice on the city, causing buildings to buckle under the accumulated weight. More

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Design Council Names 70 Rising Designers in the U.K.

Marking the organization's 70th anniversary, the lineup includes 70 architects,... More

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Iron Found to be an Essential Element in Gothic Architecture

French researchers used radiocarbon dating of 11th and 13th century cathedrals to... More

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Bob Berkebile Joins the International Living Future Institute

The accomplished architect and preservationist will work part-time as a senior strategic adviser, focusing on ILFI's Living Product and Living Community challenges. More

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The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes is the First to Obtain Well Platinum Pilot Certification

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the first institute to achieve the International Well Building Institute's highest distinction. More

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Site Visit: R+D Award Winner Afterhouse is Revitalizing Detroit One Lot at a Time

ARCHITECT checks out Archolab’s initiative to convert unsalvageable homes into productive urban greenhouses. More

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Perkins+Will Hired a Chemist. Should Your Firm?

Michael Dedeo, who holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of California,... More

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