Melbourne surfers could ride 1.5-metre-high waves within a heated salt-water pool in plans set out for the city's docklands. Damian Rogers Architecture has collaborated with engineering giant Arup to conceive and propose the idea for Surf Park Docklands – a contained pool with that would filter in
As the Considerate Constructors Scheme publishes a new 'Spotlight on...' initiative focusing on inappropriate and offensive language used in the construction industry, SCN revisits one from the ‘And finally...’ archive. During its ‘you’re not you when you’re hungry’ campaign, Snickers re
A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District in an attempt to block the proposed George Lucas Museum from building along the city’s lakefront. The museum has strong supporters, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But advocate group Friends of the Parks oppose the pl
A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion.
This year’s title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” has been awarded to One Central Park, in Sydney,Australia.
Architects don't get enough love.
'Turn the lights down low' A stretch of a new £125,000 lighting scheme on a popular cycle path will be switched off for five months of the year – so glow worms can mate.
Fans of Brazilian club Corinthians will soon have the chance to spend eternity near their greatest idols after the club confirmed it was building its own cemetery. The Sao Paulo club’s supporters - dubbed ‘Fiel’ or ‘Faithful’ - are to be rewarded for their devotion to the ‘Timão’ when
Now in its third year, the Idiots on Ladders contest held by the Ladder Association is currently having its most popular year ever. Part of the annual Ladder Exchange, the contest has already received more than 50 pictures highlighting the worst and most dangerous examples of ladder misuse.
A blue light has been installed at the end of a train platform in Tokyo and it has only one purpose: to stop people from jumping in front of oncoming trains and killing themselves. First installed on Tokyo’s Yamanote train line in 2009, these blue LED lights are one example of Tokyo’s idiosyncra
This is the moment workers were caught sprinting for cover after standing too close to a tower block that was being demolished. Sharon Boland, 46, was recording the collapse in Hockley, Birmingham, on Sunday when she captured the footage of the fleeing demolition workers.
Drones have been deployed to carry out inspections of buildings in Edinburgh in the hope of detecting any dangerous structural defects.
It can't be easy being the world's most famous living architect. Sometimes, you have to say what's on your mind. Sometimes, words just won't do. No, that's not Frank Gehry demonstrating the spire of his newest skyscraper. That's Frank Gehry giving you - and all his critics - the finger. Gehry's digi
A West Yorkshire firm is selling what it claims to be the world's first zombie proof log cabin. Leeds-based Tiger Log Cabins is offering a 10 year anti-zombie guarantee with its ZFC-1, Zombie Fortification Cabin.
An owner of a construction firm in Kansas has been caught in a bizarre story of mistaken identity. Jeff J. Vap, who owns Vap Construction, Inc. based in Atwood, about 30 miles north of Colby, builds agricultural buildings including barns in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado.