A new exhibition collects stark photos of important architecture as it's being razed — a phenomenon that's as wasteful as it is heartbreaking.
Peering out of the tree-tops in Pittsford, New York is a collection of pods whose aesthetic falls somewhere between "Alice in Wonderland" and "War of the Worlds."
The intensive mining of sand all around the world is having a gigantic impact on water-based environments. Using desert sand could help fix that.
Once you start looking for the leaves, you'll notice them everywhere.
Frank Alsema describes himself as a “city maker.” The retired TV producer lives in north Amsterdam, where his house has become a lab for more sustainable urban lifestyle. The community there and throughout the Netherlands aspire to what they call a “circular economy.” That means recycling and reusing everything, including energy. That’s why Frank’s house is built out of stuff he bought on eBay.
The "quick build" process used to put up the span that fell and killed six people is actually quite common—and has been around for decades.
The creator of a crowdsourced spreadsheet describing alleged sexual misconduct in architecture calls on the profession to do more than just "support women."
In another timeline, some alternate city of San Francisco is filled with iconic structures by Frank Lloyd Wright, including his first skyscraper (designed for a prominent downtown location along Market Street) and the Butterfly Bridge, stretching across the water to Oakland.
This Swedish solar sauna is bringing people together during a chaotic time. It's also just plain beautiful.
Tiny houses are allowing low-income Detroit residents to become homeowners.
There's something satisfying about a perfectly executed demolition, and nothing illustrates that better than one tall, thin smoke stack toppling down exactly on another.
The walls on this installation in Pyeonchang, South Korea are actually all curved, but you wouldn't know it from looking at it.
The 20th-century German design movement is often associated with tubular chairs and streamlined workspaces, but the Bauhaus was invested in the natural kingdom from the start.
Six years ago, Surrey Nanosystems debuted Vantablack, a paint that absorbs 99.9% of light. Today, we know what it looks like as architecture.
Think Penn Station is bad? Let’s go into the crumbling, disaster-prone tunnels that lie beneath.
The city of Tianducheng — also known as Sky City — is a luxury real estate development that was built in 2007 and has a fake Eiffel Tower, 11 square miles of Parisian-style buildings, and an expansive park modeled after Versailles.
The idea of packing people into close self-contained quarters or interconnected structures is not strictly dystopian — indeed, many visionaries have imagined hyperdense projects along similar lines but with more utopian outcomes in mind.
In the imaginary world of "Ready Player One," a shared cyberspace is the only escape from "the Stacks." But visions of vertical mobile housing weren't always so dystopian.
A few dozen of New York’s passenger elevators are still manually operated, forming a hidden museum of obsolete technology and anachronistic employment.
Nestled into the steep slope of a mountain, this remarkable thousand-year-old village in northern Iran has evolved an unusual approach to open space: its rooftops double as public lanes and gathering places.
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