Ghostly Facades With No Buildings Behind Them

What lies behind facades? Nothing, at least in French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy's world. His ongoing series, Facades, depicts made-up towns where lone facades hide nothing, teetering on the edge of physics. » 3/11/14 3:00pm 3/11/14 3:00pm

5 Smart Building Skins That Breathe, Farm Energy, and Gobble Up Toxins

Technically speaking, the smart facade—or building envelope that adapts to environmental conditions—dates back to the first window. But the contemporary idea of the smart facade has only been around for a few short decades, helped along by recent advances in chemical and material science. And over the past three… » 9/05/13 9:20am 9/05/13 9:20am

Inkjet Facade Printer Confirms That Paintballs Are World's Coolest Toner

There's always a guerrilla undercurrent with graffiti, but the Facade Printer, which uses a computer-enhanced paintball gun to tattoo images onto buildings, really makes that aspect explicit. Judging by its work, it appears to have pretty good aim. » 5/01/10 3:15pm 5/01/10 3:15pm