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MahaNakhon: Why Asia's futuristic skylines just got crazier

"I don't believe in a very formulaic architecture where it's essentially the same formal language that is applied to any part or place in the world," the former partner of Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA and now principal architect of Buro Ole Scheeren explains.

"If you look at my buildings, they are not all the same. They are different because different situations inspire and require very different answers." more


From Manila to Manhattan, These New Buildings Will Define Architecture in 2017

Rendering of Museum of Image and Sound, courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Fundação Roberto Marinho.

Several distinctive buildings are set to open in 2017, some notable for the high quality of their design or the lofty civic aspirations of their programs, others for the sheer scale of their urban presence. more

Rendering for the U.S. Embassy in London, courtesy of Kieran Timberlake.



5 exciting trends shaping worldwide construction in 2017

New technologies; updated construction methods; constantly shifting local contexts; global construction will be facing some real challenges in 2017.

In San Francisco, US, all 10-storey new builds must include solar panels.

Meeting these trials head on are some fresh new building trends. Watch out for them, because they will be helping to shape the future of the... more

Another of 2017’s biggest construction trends will be an increased demand for modular housing.

New Product Showcase

Bison Innovative Products
Adjustable Screwjack Deck Supports, hardwood decking materials for rooftop environments, plazas, terraces green roofs since 1994.

Bradford Products
Custom designed luxury stainless steel pools, spas, hot tubs and water features around the world.

Newport Brass & Ginger, both Brasstech brands, are leaders in luxury kitchen fixtures and bath accessories to turn your home into one of distinction.

Cable Connection/ Ultra-Tec Cable
The Cable Connection makes Ultra-tec stainless steel cable railing products, OEM and custom wire rope assemblies, hardware and fittings.

Engineered quartz kitchen and bath countertops. Interactive design site with over 20 standard colors and 20 custom colors available.

Core Brands
We make the connected home possible with premium integrated brands.

DuraPlay, Inc. is a full-service poured-in-place, seamless rubber safety surfacing corporation with over 25 years of experience.

Duratherm Corporation crafts custom monumental wood window and door systems for contemporary architecture.

Eliason Corporation, founded 1952, is the original and only manufacturer of Easy Swing double action impact traffic doors.

Moz Designs
Móz Metals and Architectural Products design and fabricate contemporary metal surfaces in Oakland, CA.

Panoramic Doors
Panoramic Doors brings an innovative approach to folding patio doors.

Raydoor is a sliding wall and sliding door design and manufacturing company, with over 14 years of experience dedicated to pursuing the art and...

Safety Rail Company
Safety Rail Company is the premier manufacturer of free-standing, fall protection safety railings for flat roofs and other fall from height hazard areas.
Tamlyn & Sons
Manufactures joist and truss hangers, brick ties, hurricane clips, straps, and holdowns, as well as special and custom welded hangers. 

Universal Timber Structures
Universal Timber Structures serves the design build construction market in the United States.  

Innovators - A Look Back


Anna Hernandez
1960 - 2016
“Anna Hernandez exemplified what is best about our industry and the profession of design.”


Serving as president and CEO, Hernandez quickly established Luna as an industry leader in the commercial textile field. more


Gerhard Kallmann
1919- 2016
“A window is taller than it is wide. It is scaled to the human body.”


Gerhard Kallmann, the architect who, with Michael McKinnell, design Boston City Hall, a hulking, asymmetrical, Modernist building that has been widely acclaimed by architects for half a century though disparaged by many Bostonians. His death was confirmed by Mr. McKinnell, who co-founded what was known as Kallmann, McKinnell & Knowles in 1962, the year their fledgling firm rattled the architectural community by winning a national competition to design Boston City Hall. It was the first...more

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