Nuclear SMR welding breakthrough: A year’s work now takes a day

Small Modular Reactor (SMR) construction shifts into high gear, as UK company Sheffield Forgemasters welds a full-size nuclear reactor vessel in under 24 hours instead of the usual 12 months. The rollout of this game-changing tech could be massive.Cont… Continue reading Nuclear SMR welding breakthrough: A year’s work now takes a day

NYC skyscrapers to meet at the top with skybridge and infinity pool

Influential firm the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has revealed plans for an ambitious new four-skyscraper project in New York City. Named Freedom Plaza, two of the towers will meet at the top with a dramatically cantilevering skybridge and one of the bigg… Continue reading NYC skyscrapers to meet at the top with skybridge and infinity pool

Birdhouse-style tiny house has just enough room for the brood

Namo Architecture and i29 Architects have joined forces to create a charming little raised tiny house/cabin in a forest in the Netherlands. Named the Buitenverblijf Nest, it takes the form of an oversized birdhouse and sleeps a family of four, at a squ… Continue reading Birdhouse-style tiny house has just enough room for the brood

Undulating desert sand dunes inform Abu Dhabi airport “mega terminal”

Defined by a wavy roof inspired by desert dunes and traditional Islamic geometric patterns, the Zayed International Airport, Terminal A recently opened for business. The huge building significantly increases passenger capacity for the airport and is de… Continue reading Undulating desert sand dunes inform Abu Dhabi airport “mega terminal”

Shed-like tiny house embraces rural off-grid living

Scotland’s Echo recently completed a new tiny house named the Long Shed. Featuring a fully off-the-grid setup, the dwelling connects to the outside with a large sliding glass door and deck, and sports an open layout inside, all arranged on one floor.Co… Continue reading Shed-like tiny house embraces rural off-grid living

Timber tiny house opens up its interior to the outside

Portugal’s Madeiguincho has made a splash with its line of tiny houses that showcase superb wooden detailing, including the Vigia and Baleia. The firm’s latest model is named the Raposa and continues the timber craftsmanship, while opening up to the ou… Continue reading Timber tiny house opens up its interior to the outside

Saudi Arabia’s newest Neom project forms rocky outcrop in the desert

More plans have been revealed for the massive upcoming Neom development which is currently remaking the Saudi Arabian landscape. Named Xaynor, this latest project will offer an ultra-exclusive club for well-heeled guests that takes the form of an unusu… Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s newest Neom project forms rocky outcrop in the desert

Extraordinary 1-km-long art museum rises out of a lake in China

Japan’s Junya.ishigami+associates recently completed an extraordinary 1-km (0.62-mile)-long project in China. Named the Zaishui Art Museum, the building is situated in an artificial lake and even lets the water inside at several points.Continue Reading… Continue reading Extraordinary 1-km-long art museum rises out of a lake in China

Partially sunken train station links China’s past and future

Influential firm MAD Architects has completed work on an ambitious new train station in China. The project involved painstakingly rebuilding a 100-year-old train station brick-by-brick, which now fronts a huge modern transport hub that’s partially sunk… Continue reading Partially sunken train station links China’s past and future

Sugar cane waste converted into concrete-beating Sugarcrete

After sugarcane crops have been harvested, a great deal of fibrous stalk waste known as bagasse is left over. That substance has been incorporated into an eco-friendly building material called Sugarcrete, which recently won an international Climate Pos… Continue reading Sugar cane waste converted into concrete-beating Sugarcrete