The world’s largest floating offshore wind development will be installed off the coast of Peterhead after the application has been granted a marine licence by the Scottish Government. Statoil propose developing a pilot park of five floating 6 MW turbines which is to be located approximately 25km o
The University of Leeds is leading a pioneering £4.2m national infrastructure research project with the vision of creating self-repairing cities. The project will develop small robots to identify problems with utility pipes, street lights and roads and fix them with minimal environmental impact and
Italian illustrator Federico Babina has unveiled a series of images where buildings rather than people demonstrate sexual positions made famous in the Kama Sutra. Babina’s ‘Archisutra’ project features pairs of buildings that appear to be engaging in sexual intercourse, referencing the ancient
The final phase of construction is finally underway at the Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. Work has begun to complete six immense towers that officials say will make it Europe’s tallest religious building.
Pupils at Forfar Academy watched as their head teacher was rescued by firefighters from the top of a crane on Friday. Melvyn Lynch had to be saved from a height of around 25 metres - but the lunchtime drama was actually a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service training exercise.
A city in Morocco is to become home to one of the world's largest solar power plants aiming to deliver half the country's energy by 2020. Based near the Sahara desert, Ouarzazate will see a complex of four linked solar mega-plants that, alongside hydro and wind, will help provide nearly half of Moro
A 760 mph capsule-based transportation system which would connect London to Glasgow in as little as 30 minutes could be built in the UK, according to its developers. Speaking at BaseStone's Construct//Disrupt, an event held in London to explore the future of transportation technologies, the company
Did you know that the most expensive building in the world is the Abraj Al Bait in Saudi Arabia, costing a staggering $15 billion USD? Or that the second and third most expensive structures are in Singapore? An infographic created by Cliona Moynihan from Irish architecture practice Cantrell & Cr
30km tall buildings with spaceports, driverless vehicles and mini-cities in the sky are just a few of the things we can expect to see in 2045, according to a new report from Hewden. The equipment hire firm’s ‘2045: Constructing the Future’ report was launched yesterday to coincide with the dat
An artist has transformed her parents’ house into an elaborate haunted house for Halloween. Christine McConnell decorated the house for the spooky occasion after being inspired watching "Monster House".
The boss of a company at the centre of a road rage row caught on CCTV says he has fired the van driver seen in the footage. The manager of APC Lofts in Salford, who did not want to be named for fears over his safety, said he was “appalled” at the driving of one of his former joiners on the M62.
A Halloween display depicting dead construction workers has been erected in a small US town by locals fed up with never ending road repairs. The elaborate display includes skeletons operating backhoes and a local tram falling into an enormous hole. A skull and crossbones on an orange road sign warns
The house where Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead is now set to be used as a party venue by two local businessmen. Footage has emerged of business partners David Scott, 33, and Kagiso Mokopane, 23, giving a candid tour of the house, beers in hand, exp
A Boeing 737 aeroplane fuselage is to be transformed into a dining area at an entertainment centre in Glasgow. The go-karting and leisure centre named The Experience, based in Hillington, is located at a former Rolls Royce Aero factory and the social enterprise is looking to reconnect with that hist
Architect Zaha Hadid has teamed up with musician Pharrell Williams to design a pair of trainers as part of the singer’s collection for Adidas. Hadid's designs feature on the moulded rubber Shelltoe that caps the front of a pair from Williams’ Supershell Shoes range.