Architecture

ArtefactoryLab

What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

Factory Fifteen

The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

A British architecture firm is pumping out some really eerie sci-fi animations.

A-lab

The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.

Wikimedia Commons

The Scourge of 1970s-Era Office Towers

Two Rust Belt cities grapple with architectural obsolescence. 

Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

A conversation with philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus about the importance of traditional architecture.

Courtesy: Strip Appeal

Strip Malls Like You've Never Seen Before

The American landscape is littered with the decaying corpses of strip malls. Here are a few innovative ways we can turn them to our advantage.

Portfolio of the Week: 5468796 Architecture

A Winnipeg-based firm on the city's budding architecture scene.

Paris Adorns an Iconic Building In Condoms

The Pompidou Centre tunnel-like staircase is decked out to raise awareness of AIDS.

Skidmore Owings & Merrill

In China, a Steel Skyscraper That Breathes

The proposed high rise boasts a giant hollow shaft to ventilate the building

Living Architecture

In London, Brutalism and a Boat

A whimsical architecture firm installs a steamship on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall

Courtesy: Studio Gang Architects

A Green Revolution in Chicago

The city has big plans for its lake front

Wikimedia Commons

The Case for Saving Ugly Buildings

Unattractive, Brutalist architecture should be preserved because it's unique, not because it's pretty

Reuters

Frank Gehry on City Building

In this interview excerpt the famed architect touches on his field's role in making great cities

Wikimedia Commons

An Architect's Christmas: The Fallingwater App and Gingerbread Model

Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic house goes digital

Reuters

Kim Jong-Il’s Vision for the City

What North Korea's urban architecture tells us about the late dictator

Reuters

Koolhaas's Defense of Generic Architecture

If you only read the highlights of his widely quoted interview in Der Spiegel, you probably missed the point

MVRDV Architects

Are These 'Cloud' Towers Supposed to Evoke 9/11?

The architects say they "didn't notice" their design resembled the fiery scene at the World Trade Center

Fentress Architects

9 Beautiful New Airport Terminals

If great design cured air travel woes, these airports would be set

Snøhetta

A Bold Expansion for SFMOMA

Snøhetta's design will at last give San Francisco the museum it deserves