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What are the latest architectural styles?

What are the latest architectural styles?

Architecture is a constantly evolving field. It is a unique creation of artistry and building. While many structures are simple and functional, a great many are abstract and inventive. There always seem to be new technologies, construction methods, and talented architects. Architecture is one of the few professions that has never remained static. It is..
Cooling Buildings around the Globe

Cooling Buildings around the Globe

Researchers at MIT have proposed novel approaches to air conditioning that could significantly reduce the amount of energy required to cool and dehumidify indoor spaces. This is becoming an escalating need as populations around the world grow and the climate warms. The air conditioning units of today dehumidify the air by condensing water vapor out..
Floating Architecture

Floating Architecture

We have all heard the theories about global warming. Whether they turn out to be true or not, it is prudent for us to prepare for it if it were to come. Sea levels have been rising and there may be a time when floating structures may be the only kind of architecture that can..
Gated Communities

Gated Communities

Living in a “Gated Community” is not for everyone. But, considering the number of new communities popping up, it is the choice of many. The main purpose of a gated community is increased safety for its residents. The safety and security you experience in a gated community are mainly achieved by eliminating through traffic. Nowadays,..
3D Printed Architecture

3D Printed Architecture

There are two main applications of 3D printing for architecture: building low-cost architectural models and creating realistic, detailed architectural models. Low-cost scale models for architecture are generally used as study models during the design process. How exactly are architects using 3D printing in their everyday work environment? They print concept models, as many as needed,..