Architecture

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The Istanbul That Might Have Been, and Might Still Be

A book of unbuilt Ottoman-era architectural and engineering plans sheds surprising light on the current building boom in Turkey’s largest city.

Hugon Kowalski

Would More People Use the Public Library If It Had a Water Slide?

More than half of Poland doesn't seem to be reading anything. Would a more festive library design help them pick up a book?

Babak Golkar

Turning a Persian Rug Into a City

Babak Golkar makes architectural designs out of carpet patterns.

Why We Just Might Want to Build Skyscrapers Out of Wood

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green is trying to convince the world to construct tall wood buildings.

Reuters

The (Failed) Idea That Links St. Petersburg and Mumbai

Even in cities laid out to micro-manage and shape its residents, the people who use public space can't be controlled.

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Phoenix Just Might Be Serious About Building 'The Pin'

A honey dipper-shaped observation tower inches one step closer to reality.

NLÉ

Can Floating Architecture Save This Nigerian Slum?

Architects NLE are putting the finishing touches on a three-story, 2,300-square-foot floating school for 100 students in Lagos.

These Minimalist Illustrations of Modern Museums Are Strangely Hypnotic

Artist André Chiote's simple geometric lines and bold colors reduce modern architecture to a few building details or formal snapshots.

Plan B Architecture & Urbanism

What If the Entire World Lived in 1 City?

Two Yale architects pose the question in an ambitious research project.

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An Urban-Suburban Compromise to Revitalize a Buffalo Neighborhood

Larkinville, Buffalo's most successful urban development initiative in decades, merges city hip with suburban convenience.

Fiedler Marciano

Can Syracuse Resurrect Its Street Life?

A handful of new buildings bring commerce and artists to the sidewalks.

7 Examples of the Modern Igloo

Buildings that look to that ancient, icy form for inspiration.

JFK's Once Futuristic Pan Am Terminal Is In Danger of Getting Torn Down

Can an online campaign save this iconic piece of aviation architecture from demolition?

Reuters

Why Modernism Gets Blamed for Making Snowstorms Worse

It’s easy to take potshots when architects push the envelope. But the flat roof is problematic as a more basic matter of function.

Please, Sit Back and Allow Moby to Explain All About L.A.'s Architecture

Did you know Moby is an architecture blogger now?

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The New Tallest Building on the West Coast

The Wilshire Grand will beat out the current title-holder by 82 feet.

Milo Ayden de Luca

A Crazy Concept for Floating Shelters

Lightweight parasitic domiciles that hack into the electrical grid? What could go wrong?

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Landscape Architects: Please Don't Call Us 'Architects'

There's an important distinction here!

Oiio Architecture Office

Imagine One of New York's Most Famous Buildings, 13 Stories Higher

Architects propose a massive expansion as a cheeky critique of the preciousness of iconic buildings.