New digital bus shelters designed by one of Britain's most famous architects are being brought in across Edinburgh. Nine of the new-generation shelters fitted with interactive screens that as act as advertising billboards have been installed along Princes Street, in the first phase of the developmen
Hearts were breaking across the world Monday after officials began removing locks loved-up couples had attached to a Paris bridge as a symbol of their eternal amour. For close to a decade, couples, mainly tourists, but Parisians too, had attached locks, often engraved with their initials, names, or
A series of ecology and environmental surveys are to set to get underway this week along the A96 between Inverness and Nairn as part of plans to dual the road. Teams of ecologists will start to gather vital information about the local environment in the coming months which will help inform the desig
A naked man in Florida was taken to hospital for sunburns to his buttocks after he ended up on top of a 100-foot drawbridge. WPLG Local 10 News reports that the man did not plan to go up the drawbridge but was simply strolling across the bridge naked at an unfortunate time.
A typical strawbale home Two brothers have taken house building into their own hands after high summer tourist rent prices forced them out of their home in Cornwall.
The future of Google's new California headquarters is in doubt because social network LinkedIn has been given most of the land required to build it. Both companies are seeking to expand their real-estate capacity in the North Bayshore neighbourhood of Mountain View, just outside San Francisco but, a
An eccentric Chinese businessman has paid tribute to his favourite sci-fi TV show by building an office block resembling the Star Trek Enterprise. "Uber-Trekkie" Liu Dejian, who is China's 320th wealthiest man, commissioned the $160 million structure and even got official licensing from CBS to allow
Soviet architecture owes its dimensions and originality not only to the talent of the architects, but also to the frequent and desperate inventiveness of its engineers and builders. Russia Beyond The Headlines looks back at some of the boldest decisions taken by Soviet engineers when faced with tric
Volunteers in Londonderry are being asked to join a visiting group of artists in order to build a miniature city made of cardboard - replete with its own embassy, streets and unusual buildings -as part of an innovative celebration of creativity on May 23 and 24. The People’s Republic of Creativity
The Chartered Institute of Building has announce the winner of its Minecraft competition. Totally_Guy, real name Guy MacDonnell ICIOB, won with 52.9 per cent of the vote for his build of the CCTV Tower. The competition was launched in association with International Construction Management Day on 9 M
An Edinburgh builder who hacked into a 100-year-old protected “landmark” tree with a chainsaw and killing it in a fit of “frustration” after council chiefs refused to let him chop it down has avoided a massive fine. The Edinburgh Evening News reports that Robert Wilkie twice applied for plan
A full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle is to be built in Australia as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo travels for a rare overseas performance. The replica of the historic facade will include statues of Scottish heroes Robert the Bruce and William Wallace.
An exact digital 3D visualisation has brought the V&A museum in Dundee to life, years ahead of schedule. The interactive, open-world virtual reality visualisation allows users to explore the museum as it will look when fully constructed in 2018.
A red bridge made completely out of paper has been unveiled in the Lake District. The structure, made only of 22,000 sheets of paper, was designed and erected by environmental artist Steve Messam. It took three years to develop after it was commissioned by Lakes Culture as part of its Lakes Ignite 2
A notorious pair of daredevils have taken a selfie balanced on a crane atop of the world’s second tallest building. Russian-Ukrainian thrill seeker Vitaly Raskalov and his friend Vadim Makhorov said they were inspired to climb the building because of positive feedback they received after scaling S