Modern Marvel: Morpheus Hotel

Featuring the self-proclaimed “world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton,” Melco Resorts and Entertainment’s Morpheus Hotel in Macau, China officially opened for business as of June 15, 2018. The hotel was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, spearheaded by the late Dame Zaha Hadid who passed away in 2016. According to South China Morning Post, Hadid’s partner Patrik …

Infrastructure Week Day 5: Roads

In the U.S., roads are an unavoidable part of our everyday lives. We use roadways daily to travel to and from work, school, social engagements, and more. So how do we deal with the issue of America’s crumbling roadway infrastructure? As the years go by, American metropolitan areas are stymied by traffic congestion. According to …

Infrastructure Week Day 3: Transit

Public transit is a staple of our nation that continues to grow yearly, although remains neglected and radically underfunded. American transit systems carry billions of people a year via trains, commuter buses, ridesharing services, and more. These systems mainly provide transportation in urban areas, but are vital in many rural areas across the country. In …

4 Mixed-Use Developments to Watch For

Trump Tower, Millennium Tower, and Wilshire Grand Center—what do these buildings have in common? All followed the mixed-use development trend, where work, residential, and retail cohabit the same space. These buildings have been around for decades, but the growing desire for better property management and new clientele has caused a recent surge in mixed-use development not …

Designing and Engineering for Climate Change

Green Building One of the leading industry concerns for engineering and architectural firms is the problem of climate change. As water levels continue to rise, and as the weight of existing infrastructures bears down on already sinking land, engineers are looking for design solutions that can mitigate past inefficiencies and work towards withstanding and reducing climate …