Architecture

Progressive Architects, Cairo

Designing Buildings for Children With Autism

And what it can teach us about architecture.

AMGLM

A Radical Approach to Adding Density in New York's Outer Boroughs

Picture octopus-like high-rises engulfing transit hubs.

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How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

Tyler Short/Vimeo

A Wild Reinterpretation of Old-School Window Blinds

If Venetian blinds could twist and turn based on the time of day.  

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The 'New Old' Way We Market American Real Estate

Technology has always influenced how we shop for, and buy, the places we live.

Visit a Crumbling, Soviet-Era Floating 'Oil City'

Despite broken bridges and submerged apartments, the Neft Dashlari oil platform remains inhabited to this day.

OP-EN

What If We Covered the Burj Khalifa in a Big Condom?

A surreal architectural proposal would encase the world's tallest skyscraper in a fabric sheath.

Courtesy Bay Bridge House

An Energy-Efficient House Could Be Built From the Bay Bridge's Scraps

One man's unusual proposal to recycle some of the 58,209 tons of bridge steel currently being dismantled.

Raw Design

In Freezing Winnipeg, Climbable Koosh Balls Keep You Warm

They're made of colorful pool noodles.

The Living

Soon to Grace the New York Skyline: Towers Made of Fungus

A cutting-edge building material promises structures that are both sustainable and ... compostable.

Flickr user John Wisniewski

Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.

Neoscape

Why the Real Estate Industry Is Interested in Drones, Too

They're quickly changing the art of visualizing buildings.

Library of Congress

Why Chicago Wants to Turn a Struggling Neighborhood Into a National Park

Officials want to turn Pullman, America's first company town, into a historic hotspot for tourists. Will they come?

Flickr

Why Old Post Offices Still Matter

These iconic buildings are great for a city's character and downtown vitality. But they're quickly disappearing.

A.M.Project

Why China Loves to Hate Its Newest Skyscraper, Shaped Like a Giant Gold Doughnut

The Guangzhou Circle Building is perhaps the country's largest single manifestation of Tuhao Jin, or "gold of the unrefined and wealthy."

Wikimedia Commons

One of Spain's Biggest Architectural Boondoggles Just Keeps Getting Worse

Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences was built to lure visitors. Instead, it's caused nothing but problems.

Flickr/ CamKnows

Should Portland Save a Building It Really, Really Hates?

Almost no one likes the Michael Graves office building. But it's one of America's most important pieces of postmodern architecture.

Reuters

The Secret Second Lives of Pizza Huts

Mike Neilson hunts former iterations of the iconic restaurant.

AP

Important Buildings We Lost in 2013

Say goodbye to these fallen icons.