Nubian vaults–built from just mud, water, and stones–were a feature of ancient Egypt, but could they be a solution to climate change and the housing crisis in Central Africa.
A nascent environmental movement is liberating rivers and freeing fish.
In the battle against rising seas, the region – which has more to lose than almost anywhere else in the world – is becoming ground zero.
Those who would build enormous structures — skyscrapers, bridges, border walls — should do so with an eye toward their eventual ruin.
The 123-story Lotte World Tower may not be the tallest building in the world — it's in fifth place — but it's got a few record-breaking statistics up its sleeve.
Making the world's biggest city beautiful is a task Japan's beleaguered Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. is unlikely to relish.
Those rustic old barns you love? If they're going to survive, then they need a coat of paint.
From its shady financing to its spectacular design, 666 Fifth Avenue is an apt symbol of the Trumpian moment.
For the 100th anniversary of the "De Stijl" art movement, a handful of Dutch buildings have been decked out to imitate Mondrian's "Composition" series.
The space-age design of the "Glass Bank" once matched the surrounding glory of Florida's Space Coast. It had a storied life — presented in detail here — before its abandonment and eventual demolition.
For about 20 years, a fatal collapse at a Hyatt hotel in Missouri was the worst structural collapse in America's history. Now it stands as a case study for engineers in training.
Raised as a monument to Dubai’s aspirations as a center of international commerce, the Frame is now a physical manifestation of the crude system that erected it.
Why do we depend on the same tired metaphor to describe ominous, foreboding, dysfunctional design?
The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
For everyday individuals, a simple understanding of common problems can lead to easy DIY fixes.
Even though it's technically legal, motor scooters zooming through the Netherlands' bike paths can disrupt the country's biking utopia.
The Philadelphia Electric Company built enormous metropolitan power stations at the turn of the 20th century — which now lie vacant.
The World Trade Center rebuilding encapsulates everything that is wrong with urban development.
Among other things, there used to be a ski slope on the third, fourth and fifth floors.
Facing the design profession's diversity problem — and its changing future.
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