23 Jul 2015

Spin Yourself Dizzy With The Great Spiral Stairs Of The World

Recently the Loretto Chapel was entered into the Atlas. The Santa Fe chapel is known

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22 Jul 2015

7 Amazing Ancient And Natural Wonders Redux Through Lego

Ancient, natural and modern wonders from around the world have been painstakingly built from Lego

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13 Jul 2015

Are We Building Skyscrapers Upside Down?

In a traditional skyscraper, the widest part of the building is at its base, and

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08 Jul 2015

The 25 Must-See Libraries In The World

“True, knowledge is power. But we forget, knowledge is also beautiful in the abstract and

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07 Jul 2015

Enjoy The Fun Of Wild Swimming In The City

With David Walliams leading the way and plans for a floating lido on the Thames,

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07 Jul 2015

How Unpopular Buildings Came Back In Fashion

Post-war concrete architecture was decried by many as ugly – but now Brutalist buildings are

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03 Jul 2015

DIY Guide : How To Build A City From Scratch

From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, everywhere you look

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01 Jul 2015

New Visions Of The City Through The Arts

David Banks was one of two winners of our Active by Design IdeasTap competition with

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30 Jun 2015

8 Amazing Artificial Arbors Across The World

For years, humans have been making weird trees out of bottles, stoplights, padlocks, and all

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30 Jun 2015

How Uppsala’s Rainbow Powerplant Warms The Community’s Hearts

The city of Uppsala invited BIG to design a biomass cogeneration plant that would offset

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29 Jun 2015

Why Top Executives Insist On Sustainable Buildings

In 2000, sustainable building practices were thought of as “nice to have” policies that were

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26 Jun 2015

Cities’ Past, Its Undoing Or Its Foundation For The Future?

In the last 50 years, the preservationist movement has become powerful—maybe too powerful in a

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26 Jun 2015

Why Building With Wood In The Future, Has A Future

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green was unequivocal at a conference at which I heard him speak

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25 Jun 2015

Are Vertical Villages Bad For Cities

The modern skyscraper is being designed with an ever-increasing range of features – from shops

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25 Jun 2015

Why Cities Raced To Build Skyscrapers

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, but it may be eclipsed

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10 Jun 2015

World Class Sustainable And Unique Building Designs

The 12 world class sustainable building designs are featured in a new infographic created by

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09 Jun 2015

How To Make Infrastructure Sexy

INFRASTRUCTURE IS VITAL, BUT TOTALLY BORING. ONE CHICAGO AGENCY TRIES TO SPICE THINGS UP WITH

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09 Jun 2015

Designing Google’s HQ Like Designing Software

Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels, the company’s new California headquarters are glass domes

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05 Jun 2015

When Public Spaces Are Only Possible With Private Wealth

  It’s no picnic to run a public park these days. Look at Manhattan’s Pier

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04 Jun 2015

Can Visionary Design Renew City Living

By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more

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04 Jun 2015

How High Can You Build A Skyscraper?

“What will be the world’s tallest building is actually shorter than originally planned. What’s stopping

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02 Jun 2015

How 3D-Printing Cities Can Be The Future

Hailed as a housing solution for slums and a rapid response to disaster-stricken communities, 3D-printed

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30 May 2015

What Makes A City Attractive?

Is there an “art of making attractive cities”? London-based alternative education group The School of

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28 May 2015

How To Overhaul A City With Prototypes

Next month, the 250,000 daily travelers along Market Street — San Francisco’s three-mile-long central artery

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27 May 2015

Discover Art That’s Meant To Be Touched

New art installations dot Brooklyn Bridge Park, and they’re designed specifically to be touched or

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23 May 2015

City In The Sky In The Middle Of The Desert

Four helipads will cluster around one of the largest domes in the world, like sideplates

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22 May 2015

Will We Ever …. Live In Underground Homes

As cities get more crowded, why not build down? In many respects, Bernadette Roberts’ three-bedroom

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21 May 2015

These 10 Sliced Houses Are Residential Architectural Illusions

From suburbs to children’s toys, the iconic image of the simple five-sided section of a

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20 May 2015

7 Remarkable Modern Marketplaces

Urban marketplaces have thrived for centuries: from the Agora of ancient Greece to the Forum

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18 May 2015

Futuristic Smart City Models of Paris

Inhabitat favorite Vincent Callebaut just unveiled plans to transform Paris into a futuristic “smart” city

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15 May 2015

Step Inside The 10 Best Green Buildings of 2015

When the American Institute of Architects first started handing out annual awards for sustainable architecture

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15 May 2015

How Cities Would Look Without Their Famous Tourist Landmarks?

There’s not really any reason to go to Paris if you’re not going to see

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14 May 2015

How Universities Affect The Urban Fabric Of U.S. Cities

Beyond the rioting gear, police, looting, and violence, the images of the recent demonstrations in

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09 May 2015

Build Stadiums To Last

  In the end, all buildings are temporary. A poorly conceived or badly constructed building

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09 May 2015

Design For Our Acoustics

  Design briefs hardly ever include a description of the acoustic experience that should be

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04 May 2015

Reflexive Urbanism : A City Alive

For some early twentieth century commentators, the twenty-first century was going to be about electronic

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04 May 2015

Births And Rebirths Of Cities

I’m writing this from Belgrade – a city that, [13+] years ago, was the target of

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02 May 2015

Urban Environment Design And Bad Guys

Whose job is it to prevent crime? The police? The courts? Certainly. However, I’d argue

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30 Apr 2015

Architecture Gets All To Live At The Top

One designer’s solution to class conflict caused by blocked views. The biggest class conflict for

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30 Apr 2015

The Golden Gate Bridge Is Under Attack By The Elements

Nature wants to turn this American icon to rust. Chad Allan won’t let that happen.

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23 Apr 2015

On The Future Of Architecture – Bjarke Ingels

The puckish Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has built his career on defying convention and distancing

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23 Apr 2015

Can Of Ham : London And Another Food-Inspired Architecture

Is there any urban skyline as hunger-inducing as London’s? The city already has a tower

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23 Apr 2015

Architects And Second-Tier Cities, Partners For Progress

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to

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17 Apr 2015

7 Ways Architecture Can Tackle Global Warming

Architecture is one of the key drivers of climate change. Between construction and the energy

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17 Apr 2015

11 Essential Things To See In Singapore

Even travellers who have ventured to Singapore in the past might not recognise the island

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11 Apr 2015

VeloCity : Cycling Paths Around The World

From Calgary’s space-age Peace bridge to Eindhoven’s floating roundabout and the Copenhagen apartments with a

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10 Apr 2015

Stunning Cities In Hyperlapse

Witness the urban life of five stunning metropolises through the lens of Rob Whitworth with these hyperlapse videos. From the unexplored

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31 Mar 2015

10 Towering Facts About The Eiffel Tower

This towering iron-lattice tower is no doubt one of the most iconic symbols of Paris

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30 Mar 2015

Alejandro Aravena : My Architectural Philosophy? Bring The Community Into The Process

When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena

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26 Mar 2015

Engineers And The Poetics Of Space

Who really designs buildings? Although both engineers and architects regard the mysterious activity we call

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