Architecture

Katie Chu

In Search of 'Eldertopia'

Architecture and planning schools are finally focusing on designing homes and communities we can age into.

10 Buildings That Mimic the Complexity of Origami

Technology like 3D modeling have made it possible for architecture to mimic the elegant art of paper folding.

Howard Webb

What a Difference a Century Makes: Postcards of England, Then and Now

"Most of England looked a lot prettier than it does now, and people were a lot better dressed."

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As Important As It Is, LEED Can Be So Embarrassing

A new certified LEED-platinum building may not be all that green, if you consider its outlandish size and challenging climate setting.

Fala/Filipe Paixão

Why Would Anyone Want to Cover Marrakech's Beloved Open-Air Market in Concrete?

Proof that any project can garner accolades if it's eccentric enough.

The Hunt for Unbuilt Los Angeles

An upcoming exhibit reveals the L.A. that might have been.

New York City To Get Its Very Own Pyramid

The new building will slope up to 38 stories, with a giant courtyard, almost the size of a football field, cut out of the center.

Feargus O'Sullivan

What Makes London Such a Ghostly City

In England, Christmas Eve is the time to tell ghost stories. A reflection on some of the city's spookiest nooks and crannies.

13 Eye-Catching Houses of Worship

Contemporary churches, temples and mosques that caught our attention.

The Most Talked About Buildings of 2012

From residences to gardens to installations, a look at the most compelling works of the year.

Will Venice Finally Get Its First Skyscraper?

And will it look like a giant glass skirt out of the Jetsons?

Iwan Baan

Architecture for the Rest of Us

A public interest design firm sells the craft beyond the elite.

China's Emerging Architectural Style

The country's building boom has given rise to a look that's fresh but also uniquely Chinese.

Hans van Heeswijk Architects

Behold, the Single Family Tower

A home the grows upward, not out.

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The Ongoing Evolution of Post-Recession Dublin

The economic crisis decimated the Irish capital. But two years after a massive bailout, a new kind of city is emerging.

Mark Bergen

Can India's 'City of Architects' Green the Building Industry?

The country's national construction is on pace to heighten emissions by nearly 400 percent in less than 40 years. But these designers are trying to change that.

Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Designs an Alien Mothership for Tokyo

The famed architect's vision for Tokyo's New National Stadium is gorgeous and a little intimidating.

A House That Changes Shape Based on the Weather

Finally, a chance to perform home origami based on seasonal, meteorological, and astronomical conditions.

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Nerd Alert: Proposed Los Angeles Pavilion Is Batman-Flavored

The ominous, obsidian graduation pavilion is named the "League of Shadows."