As outlandish proposals to tame Leeds’ lethal wind-tunnel tower are unveiled, we look at how architects have dealt with other epic fails
It’s not easy to translate 20 years of an artist’s work into a single book. It’s even harder if that artist happens to prefer the more ephemeral mediums of artistry.
They command spectacular prices—but is a chair designed by an architect really any better than one by a furniture designer? Ruth Metzstein talks to the people putting bums on seats
Ever thought of making a home out of a disused railway carriage, or a converted aircraft? Or what about building a wall out of shredded tyres?
A policy of legalising unplanned structures if they meet minimum standards means new arrivals to the Vietnamese capital can build homes without official permission, and get basic services
New York has always been a place where people could start over, reinvent, try something new. Buildings have been no different.
We once built tall structures to get closer to the heavens, literally closer. We arranged buildings to align with celestial phenomena, with gods.
Architect Chris Downey is standing next to a pile of Sheetrock, balancing a white cane in the air like a tightrope walker's pole.
Located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, this old wooden house from 1937 was in a tough state to live in for this young couple.
The Soviet system failed in practice, and now 23 years after its collapse the physical remains of Communism are crumbling as well.
Rachel Yoka believes parking can be more than what some might call a necessary evil.
The mainland's enthusiastic construction of towers is leading to the use of building methods which are cleaner and even anti-pollution
Another emerging option for festival goers: Booking a pod in one of these funky honeycomb hotels. This odd-looking structure is called a B-And-Bee.
From New York's forgotten World Fair site to an entire island evacuated amid a volcanic eruption: The most jaw-dropping abandoned spots around the world revealed
American architect Ben Wood has participated from the ground up in the sweeping transformation of China’s largest cities in the past 15 years..
The centenary of Canada’s largest museum is a great time to reflect on a century of changing architectural tastes, from historic to flashy.
Movies play a powerful, if rarely recognized, role in how we understand urbanism, whether they are set in drivable suburban or walkable urban places.
Aside from inspiring a classy wardrobe, what can urban planners learn from characters like Don Draper and Peggy Olson?