Google Revises Canopy Design for New Campus

Google unveiled plans last year for a new and modern glass-covered campus that it wanted to construct in Mountain View, California. However, the city limited the amount of space where Google could build, forcing the company to scale back its plans. Google submitted a new proposal to city planners on February 12. It calls for […]

Engineer Improved Tarps Used by Aid Agencies

Aid organizations helping refugees and victims of natural disasters around the world use tarps for shelter. Tarps have evolved over the years from material that used to tear and disintegrate in a matter of months to a more durable material that can last for years. A Danish company called Monarflex held a patent on the […]

Petersen Automotive Museum Gets Modern Canopy

The redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles was unveiled to the public on December 7 after a $125 million renovation project that transformed the formerly boxy building into a work of modern art. The museum houses hot rods and vintage cars. According to Terry Karges, the museum’s executive director, it is the largest and […]

Historic Greysolon Plaza Canopy Restored

The ornate canopy outside the historic Greysolon Plaza in downtown Duluth, Minnesota has been replaced. The new canopy was completed nearly two years after the original one collapsed on the brick sidewalk on East Superior Street. The old canopy had elaborate terra cotta decorative fixtures. It was part of the original building, which opened in […]

Luminaries Canopy Will Light up New York This Holiday Season

A new exhibit is set to light up New York City this holiday season and become a new tradition. Luminaries, a unique installation designed by the Rockwell Group, will brighten the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. It consists of 650 custom-build luminoids, or translucent lanterns embedded with LED lights, that are arranged in an undulating […]

Using a Tarp and Other Leaf Removal Strategies

Now that autumn is here, you probably have leaves falling from trees and littering your yard. Raking leaves isn’t much fun, but here are some tips to make it easier. Don’t try to rake an entire season’s worth of leaves in one day. You will get a backache and blisters. Instead, spread the chore out […]

Canopy Is Filled with Balls Blown by Wind

New York-based architects MODU, in collaboration with Geotectura, designed a pavilion in Holon, Israel with a canopy made of mesh fabric filled with small balls that move as they are blown by the wind. The 2,500-square-foot Cloud Seeding Pavilion is located outside the Design Museum Holon, which is the only museum dedicated to design in […]

How to Build a Camping Shelter with a Tarp

A camping shelter made with a tarp can be less expensive, lighter, and more flexible than a traditional tent. Here are some instructions on how to make a tarp shelter using only a few other readily available materials to protect you from the elements on your next camping trip. Choose a campsite that is flat […]

Atlanta Airport to Get New Canopies and Other Upgrades

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s domestic terminal is going to get a facelift to create a more modern look and feel similar to the international terminal’s. The goal of the project is to unify both the terminals to enhance customer service and experience in the airport complex. The project will include a series of both exterior […]

Florida Utility and University Announce Solar Partnership

Florida Power & Light Co. plans to build 23 canopy-like structures with solar panels over about 600 parking spaces at Florida International University’s Engineering Center. The company plans to use the canopies to study the distribution of solar energy from commercial-scale arrays to the grid. The project will cost $7 million and will include over […]