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Cuba’s post-revolution architecture offers a blueprint for how to build more...

M. Wesam Al Asali, Princeton University Around the world, there’s a conjoined crisis of climate change and housing shortages...

Electric heat pumps use much less energy than furnaces, and can...

Robert Brecha, University of Dayton To help curb climate change, President Biden has set a goal of lowering U.S....

Clever chemistry turns ordinary bricks into electricity storage devices

Julio M. D'Arcy, Washington University in St Louis The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea In my synthetic chemistry lab,...

Buildings consume lots of energy – here’s how to design whole...

Charles F. Kutscher, University of Colorado Boulder Although the coronavirus pandemic has dominated recent headlines, climate change hasn’t gone away. Many experts are calling for...

Buildings have their own microbiomes – we’re striving to make them...

Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, University of Oregon; Leslie Dietz, University of Oregon, and Mark Fretz, University of Oregon Architects and building engineers strive to create...

Buildings grown by bacteria — new research is finding ways to...

Wil Srubar, University of Colorado Boulder Buildings are not unlike a human body. They have bones and skin; they breathe. Electrified, they consume energy, regulate...

Why so many architects are angered by ‘Making Federal Buildings Beautiful...

Kai Gutschow, Carnegie Mellon University Decades of federal architectural policy would be upended if the Trump administration follows through on an executive order that was...

I run ‘facial recognition’ on buildings to unlock architectural secrets

Peter Christensen, University of Rochester About a decade ago, a modest update to Apple’s iPhoto software showed me a new way to study architectural history....

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Yoga isn’t timeless: it’s changing to meet contemporary needs

Jeremy David Engels, Pennsylvania State University On June 21, on International Yoga Day, people will take out their yoga mats and practice sun salutations or...