A luxury “fairytale” treehouse in Fife, which costs nearly £500 a night to stay in, has been named among the best leafy high rise stays in the country. The Scotsman reports that the home that has literally branched out at Fernie Castle at Letham near Cupar is built in a cluster of sycamore tree
The University of Leicester’s cutting-edge new Centre for Medicine building is set to become the largest Passivhaus building in the UK when it opens during the next academic year. In a new video issued by the University, plans for the £42 million centre, currently being constructed on Lancaster R
Hologram headsets that will show construction workers virtual reality projections of completed building projects are being developed. They will allow staff working on site to have 3D reconstructions of blueprints flashed up in front of them.
Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones showed that not even he is immune to planning officials, who reportedly ordered him to tear down a tennis court on his sprawling Buckinghamshire estate. Although hidden from the road, South Bucks District Council ruled the court had to go because the land was designat
Labourers at a Cambodian construction site have been kept fit and healthy by twice daily exercise routines in the public square. The afternoon’s workout begins with circular motions of the head to loosen neck muscles and moving all the way through the body to leg lunges.
The owners of a historic pub who demolished it while it was being considered for listed building status have been ordered to rebuild the whole thing brick by brick. Tel Aviv-based developers CLTX Ltd will be ordered to “recreate in facsimile the building as it stood immediately prior to its demoli
A mystery street artist has taken a phallic approach to tackling Manchester’s “appalling” pothole problem. The anonymous spray-painter, who has dubbed himself “Wanksy”, sprang into action after several of his cyclist friends were badly injured on the roads.
Mark Bates, director of Ecology at Heritage Environment Ltd (left) and Callum Whiteford, development relations co-ordinator An enterprising property developer has devised an innovative wildlife crossing which will allow newts to safely navigate a busy road during a large-scale property development.
Industrial designer Shin Kuo has revealed an ambitious design for a rotating building called "Turn to the Future". The residential building has apartment modules which occasionally rotate around a spiral axis, giving all residents equal access to views and giving each resident a shot at living in th
As China’s economy skyrockets faster than any others, the country’s suburbs are sprouting up replicas of iconic landmarks from mostly European cities. There's a miniature Paris, complete with Eiffel Tower, in the outskirts of Hangzhou. There's a British-inspired "Thames Town" outside of Shanghai
A fashion show featuring clothes made from construction materials has taken place in the United States today. The “Studs Struts and Stilettos” show in Rochester, Minnesota is a fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity charity.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has announced the five finalists of their Minecraft Competition which was launched in association with International Construction Management Day on 9 March. The five finalists are:
A team of Dutch companies has unveiled a proposal for a huge circular wind turbine that doubles as an apartment block and hotel, and also includes a rollercoaster. Billed as "the most innovative windmill in the world", the Dutch Windwheel is intended as a landmark attraction for Rotterdam's watersid
A farmer has been ordered to demolish the mock-Tudor castle he constructed and hid behind hay bales for four years. 61-year-old Robert Fidler from Honeycrock Farm in Redhill, Surrey, never got a permit from the local planning authority before constructing his castle.
An Italian adventurer has announced plans to live on an iceberg for a year in a home that will float once its 'foundations' melt. This winter, Alex Bellini plans to travel to the west coast of Greenland, select an iceberg, and survive on it for an entire year in a special "survival capsule" created