Block'hood has a library of 96 blocks currently, and more are constantly added A Los Angeles architect and game developer has claimed that video games will become an increasingly important tool for designing cities.
Construction work to upgrade Central Scotland’s motorway network on the M74 near Hamilton has unearthed a rare archaeological discovery, including remnants of a medieval village and a collection of medieval coins believed to date from the 10th or 11th Century. The discovery was made on the verge o
Perth and Kinross Council has changed the definition of a pothole so that it does not have to repair so many. The Scotsman reports that the local authority has declared potholes must now be more than 59mm deep – 50 per cent more than previously – before it considers filling them.
The famous R W Forsyth Sphere is to be restored more than four years after it was removed from the roof of Topshop on Princes Street. The intricate item, which dates back more than a century and displays the signs of the zodiac, was removed from the A-listed building four years ago for repairs.
A glass-enclosed "skyslide" is being added to the US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, offering thrill seekers the opportunity to glide down the building's exterior, Dezeen has reported. Called Skyslide, the glass chute will measure 14 metres in length and 1.2 metres in width, and will be installe
A Lego fan from Glasgow has recreated the city's skyline in a bid to get his designs immortalised in plastic. Engineer Peter Johnston has submitted the idea to the Lego Ideas website, which invites suggestions for new sets.
Local enthusiasts take part in a re-enactment of the battle in July each year A metal detecting survey on the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie - part of the Scottish Government’s work to dual the A9 – has unearthed dozens of items linked to the famous 1689 skirmish.
Aberdeen councillor Ian Yuill has urged has urged the city council to take action after he discovered that a contractor was holding a lamppost on the city’s Hammersmith Road in place with a piece of rope. Liberal Democrat Yuill said: "I couldn't believe what I saw as I was walking along Hammers
A metalcore band called Architects has been reported to the Architects’ Registration Board for misuse of title, Building Design has reported. A cheeky email from retired architect Ray Bryant pointed out that none of the members of the Brighton band was on the Arb register, but they have been using
People in China are being encouraged to opt for vertical burial or cremation under new government funeral guidelines aimed at coping with land scarcity. It's hoped the guidance, issued by nine government departments, will promote environmentally friendly forms of burial that take up little or no lan
A construction worker from Cary, Illinois has won $250,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Daniel Raudebaugh, 69, has lived in Cary for 25 years and decided to purchase an Illinois Lottery Lucky Loot ticket while stopping to get gas while on his way home from work. He plans to use his winnings to p
Moray Council is to trial the use of drones to film planning sites to avoid sending a team of councillors and officials to remote areas. The local authority backed plans this week to trial the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) after councillors were shown a trial film shot from a remote-controlled air
The Chinese government has taken steps to forbid the construction of “bizarre” and “odd-shaped” buildings that are devoid of character or cultural heritage. A new directive has been issued to ban architecture that is “oversized, xenocentric, weird” and called for buildings that are “su
DONG Energy is progressing with plans to build the world’s first bioliquid plant for handling unsorted household waste in Cheshire. It will be the first plant to deploy enzymes to digest unsorted household waste to produce biogas for electricity generation.
A new research project aims to develop the world's first flying robots capable of autonomously assessing and manufacturing building structures to help areas suffering from natural disasters. The four year collaborative research project entitled ‘Aerial Additive Building Manufacturing: Distributed