building

Outer Limits

Hong Kong’s Government Is Spending Billions Taking Land from the Sea

The scale of land reclamation in the semi-autonomous territory is revving up to unprecedented heights.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.10.17
solutions

Inside Denver's First 'Tiny Village' for the Homeless

Beloved Community Village could transform services for transgender Americans without homes.
David Cumming
7.27.17
The Future Is Weird

Welcome to the Slightly Alien Future World of Terreform ONE

The Brooklyn-based non-profit research and design group is trying to prepare humanity for whatever comes next, as founding co-president Mitchell Joachim tells Motherboard.
Samantha Cole
6.1.17
Science

One of the World’s Strongest Materials Looks Like a Chunk of Coral

It's made of 3D printed graphene, the ultra-strong and lightweight carbon nanomaterial. And it could be great for building stuff in space.
Samantha Cole
1.8.17
japan

Watch Toyota Snap A Two-Story Home Together Like Lego Bricks

A new clip shows workers assembling an entire home out of individual, pre-assembled rooms.
Jon Christian
1.10.16
video

How a Massive Crane Constructs Itself

So meta.
Rachel Pick
10.16.15
building

The Plan to 3D Print an Entire Estate

House, pool, cabana, carport, and all. Will it work?
DJ Pangburn
10.7.14
Features

The House That Spores Built

Phil Ross may have discovered the building material of the future.
Claire L. Evans
9.19.14
Design

The Man Who 3D-Printed a Castle Now Wants to Print a Full-Size Two-Story Home

The maker of the playhouse-sized castle is ready to 3D print a full scale two-storey house.
Victoria Turk
8.26.14
Design

3D Printers Broke Ground on a House

The first bricks of a 3D-printed canal house have been laid in Amsterdam.
Victoria Turk
3.7.14
Motherboard Blog

China Just Broke Ground on World's Next Tallest Skyscraper, and It Aims to Finish by February

And it should be completed by February. The sky's the limit for China's sustainable, record-breaking, skyscraper.
Daniel Stuckey
7.22.13
Motherboard Blog

Jakarta's Vertical City of the Future

Skyscrapers and mixed use towers aren’t anything new, though we’re constructing them bigger and higher all the time. But Peruri 88 is something else: a multi-level tower atop several other, distinct structures and units kitty-cornered below.
Kerri Connolly
11.23.12