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Some skyscrapers are so shiny they turn into death rays
Plus other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
How to build a house that stays cool without AC
A guide to help your house face the heat.
How to build an igloo that’s structurally sound and cozy
With help from an ice architect and Inuit engineering.
Washington, D.C. is home to a fascinating labyrinth of tunnels
The underground passages, some of which date back hundreds of years, connect key buildings beneath the nation’s capital for a multitude of uses.
Higher than man ever built before
A photographic tour of the newly finished Empire State Building.
A new material allows this company to 3D print most of a house in a single day
Mighty Buildings can crank out the structure of a 350-square-foot studio in 24 hours.
Saving historical landmarks from climate change could mean altering them
From Venice to Chan Chan, preservationists need to work with communities to come up with a plan.
Will the coronavirus kill open-plan offices?
Organizational culture, not technology, has long been the key force keeping us in central offices.
Nature helps nurture relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children
How environmental psychology and therapeutic landscaping transformed one Iowa prison.
The 160-year-old reason you’re obsessed with your lawn
Frederick Law Olmstead aimed to bring nature to suburban doorsteps. Instead he helped create a dead zone for wildlife.