A blaze consumed the roof and spire of the 13th-century Gothic cathedral in Paris. But "the worst has been avoided."
Nearly a millennium ago it was forest; today, after a catastrophe that cuts to the heart of French culture and human history, it's ash.
Thomas Jorion spent ten years photographing the faded glory of empty palaces and summer homes.
The Instant City was an inflatable construction created in Northern Ibiza in 1971 to provide temporary accommodation for students.
What’s the value of a ruin? On the internet, it can be a few million clicks. In a city like New York, a few billion dollars. Eighteenth-century architects designed artificial ruins as aristocratic aeries; countless critics and designers have written about why they entrance us
The centerpiece of New York's massive new Hudson Yards development has drawn relentless criticism.
Donald Trump's career is marked by plans for major projects that never came to pass — arguably to posterity's benefit. Herewith, a quick summary of what never happened.
A relic of dated 2000s thinking, nearly devoid of urban design, it declines to blend into the city grid.
How modern billionaire TV shows capture the lifestyles of the 1 percent of the 1 percent.
Honestly, don't knock the efficiency of just placing a big old hole in the building.
St Peter's Seminary near Glasgow is a Brutalist financial sinkhole.
Every year, the National Association of Home Builders presents its vision for the New American Home, showcasing trends in home design and construction. The idea of a residential construction laboratory is, in theory, great. But in practice, it's a failed experiment badly in need of a new hypothesis.
I WANT TO MOVE TO TURKEY AND BECOME A CHICKEN.
Celebrating the Eero Saarinen icon and the nation's newest national park.
These buildings add color and whimsy to the high-altitude town of El Alto.
Raffles City Chongqing is China's latest enineering marvel. It's topped by a "horizonal skyscraper," a huge skybridge connecting eight towers. Here's what travelers can expect.
These days, a bank vault is as likely to hold cocktails — or gym equipment, or a condo lobby — as cash. And who can blame people for repurposing the rooms? They look great on Instagram.
Amid all the engineering whiz-bang designed to battle climate change, this wood-frame body freckled with sensors and veined with five miles of cable stands out for its self-evident simplicity and radical potential.
Is wood the solution to reducing the world's carbon emissions?
Kids thrive when they're allowed to take risks, which is why one expert called the average American playground "an administrator's heaven and a child's hell."
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