During the heavy rains of the 3 week monsoon season, Seoul Korea is transformed into a soggy grey metropolis and the population chooses mostly to stay inside. To combat the gloom, a team of designers has teamed up with Pantone on a fantastic street art project called ‘Project Monsoon’.
Workers on a building site in Dorset have been left scratching their heads after they were forced to surround a car with rumble because its owner never showed up to move it. The Vauxhall Fontera 4x4 will now be boxed in for the next six weeks after builders at the new retail complex in Christchurch
Sibbald Training has just received a delivery of 100 items of plant machinery - although they are only models. The machinery is displayed in a new purpose built exhibition area at their facility. MD David Sibbald is delighted with the collection which he had donated to him by the late John Ferguson,
Edinburgh’s new £850 million ‘Ribbon Hotel’ plan has been ridiculed as one of Scotland’s biggest flops. The List Magazine slammed the swirling design at the centre of proposals for the St James Quarter in its run-down of the year’s five worst people, places or things.
A Frenchman is hoping to revolutionise the building and services trade after inventing special underwear that caters for the infamous "builder's bum". Builder's crack, plumber's bum, the coinslot, bottom cleavage...
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