construction

Photography

Photos of Life in 'Portugal's Toughest Neighborhood'

Photographer José Ferreira's new project captures a marginalized community as it's torn down.
José Ferreira
4.1.19
Invisible Jobs

What It’s Like to Be a Woman Working in Construction

Solid union wages are a big draw—and a great equalizer—but being the only woman on a 500-person crew comes with its own set of challenges.
Anita Hamilton
12.4.18
the arctic

Climate Change Has Delayed the First Oil Production Facility in Federal Arctic Waters

An unprecedented fossil fuel venture in the Beaufort Sea is feeling the consequences of warming Arctic temperatures.
Sarah Emerson
11.9.18
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
Travel

Meet the Women Building Bali's Luxury 'Paradise' for Dollars a Day

The island's tourism boom continues to draw construction workers from across Indonesia—many of them women who work backbreaking days in the tropical sun for less pay than their male counterparts.
Jed Smith
9.12.17
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
space robots

This Self-Sustaining Robot Will Print Your Martian Home Out of Ice

Because it's the future now.
Jordan Pearson
4.26.17
Heavy Duty

Consumers May Be Ignoring Wearables But The Construction Industry Isn’t

From smart helmets to LED safety vests, these new wearables are expected to hit the construction industry this year.
Nadja Sayej
2.23.17
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
nasa

The Dawn of Colossal Spacecraft May Be Nearer Than You Think

The ISS is the largest spacefaring vessel in history. What kind of mission will outclass it?
Becky Ferreira
1.5.17
Photo

The Perilous Lives of Cambodia's High Rise Construction Workers

Some work 11 stories high without safety harnesses, wearing flip-flops. Every month, there's another story of someone falling to death.
Alex Consiglio
12.7.16
Art

This Makeover Artist Dismantles Traditional Constructs of Beauty

Unlike other artworks, the cosmetic creations are inherently ephemeral.
Kara Weisenstein
12.2.16
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