Architecture

A Beautiful, Bewitching Map of Portland's Aging Buildings

Justin Palmer takes a digital chainsaw to Portland and shows the world its rings.

Junnie Shah/Corcoran Gallery of Art

Why Aliens Will Love Visiting D.C. Once All the Humans Are Gone

Ellen Harvey looks into the future and sees extraterrestrials amid neo-classical ruins.

Flickr/Poom

Henning Larsen's Greatest Building Was Also His Greatest Failure

The architect, who died last month, spent the last years of his career carefully disowning the Copenhagen Opera House.

The Atlantic Cities

San Francisco's City Hall Is Now a Technicolor Rainbow

Never has a hub of governance looked so fabulous.

Brian Foo/Continuous City

Fantasy Versions of New York, Continuously Scrambled

Multimedia artist Brian Foo's latest project explores how urban forms shapes our lives.

Mark Byrnes

How Gaudí's Reputation Was Rehabbed

Taking stock of the once-forgotten architect's surrealist legacy on his 161st birthday.

Library of Congress

Remembering America's First Female Architect

Louise Blanchard Bethune designed a number of important buildings around Buffalo.

Courtesy Thomas Heatherwick

The Thames Riverside Is About to Get a Whole Lot Fancier

London's waterfront has never quite managed the elegance of the Seine, but that's about to change, with the help of a little inspiration from New York.

Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Beware the Pseudo-Historical Retrofit Craze Sweeping Over Europe

The planning debate that sparked Turkey's recent protests is part of a larger, kind of weird architectural trend.

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The Data Center Next Door

Can buildings full of machines make good neighbors?

Courtesy MoMA

MoMA Pays Tribute to the Terrifying Beauty of Le Corbusier

This summer's sweeping MoMA retrospective is a deep dive on the controversial architect.

WFES

Green Architecture Confronts Elitism in Abu Dhabi

Might there be hope of more affordable "eco homes" in the future?

Rice+Lipka Architects

Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter

An open, airy floor at the New York Public Library offers kids spots to play Wii and Guitar Hero, along with books and homework help.

Can New York's Penn Station Ever Be Great Again?

Four architects lay out their vision for a brighter, cheerier, more functional transit hub.

Broad Group

Why You Can't Be Blasé About the Next World's Tallest Building

Zhang Yue's dream to reinvent urban life.

Steve Vorderman/Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

The state that helped bring design to the masses reflects on its legacy with an upcoming symposium and exhibit.

Intellectual Reserve Inc.

Engineering Feat of the Day: A 7-Million Pound Building on 40-Foot Stilts

Oh, and it's 115 years old, too. 

Zaha Hadid Architects

The World's Most Luxurious Metro Station?

Here's what a subway station looks like in Saudi Arabia.

AKAA

The Best New Architecture in the Muslim World

From Indonesia to Morocco, twenty examples of great design via the Aga Khan Award shortlist.