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The world's scariest stairs

The world’s scariest stairs

Watch your step as you climb these stairs, whether spiraling up mountains, narrow passageways or sky-scraping attractions. Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks have been revealed. The award-winning proposal "Endless City" drawn up by Beijing based firm SURE Architecture could see a tower of up to...
As buildings become smarter and more responsive to their internal environment, it stands to reason that the architecture should be somewhat responsive, too. ..
When Ground Zero was finally cleared after the fall of the twin towers, New Yorkers trusted that thoughtful, ambitious urban design could make the city whole again. Why have they been so badly let down?
The world heritage site of Lalibela is key to Addis Ababa's plans to banish images of famine and boost visitor numbers
I’m not sure whether I should be happy or sad that there was a standing-room-only crowd earlier this week for a panel discussion on the profession’s failure to promote and retain women
Known for its record-breaking height and sophisticated art deco style, the Empire State Building is one of New York City’s most recognized landmarks.
In 1963, a man in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system ...
For a few thousand years now, yurts have been an exceptional choice for shelter. The round structures were long valued for their stability, simple assembly and portability.
Architecture is still a male-dominated profession but women architects are challenging and changing the status quo.
New designs for dwelling and fixtures aim to inject efficiency and comfort into ultra-small living spaces for rising urban populations
Hungarian Cubes, by photographer Katharina Roters, documents the post-communist era homes in the Hungarian countryside.
Spectacular bridges are going up all over the world, with four planned in London alone
Behind the optimistic face of ‘natural architecture’ lie darker fears
A Yunnan Province-based designer embodies the new generation of young Chinese architects who were educated in the West and are returning home to make a difference.
Studio CTC is paving the way for the skyscraper of the future, plotting a concept building that is part towers, part rice farm.
Daniel Agdag works with a limited arsenal of tools: a surgical scalpel, some cardboard, every so often a circular cutter and lots of glue.
Inmates at S.F.'s County Jail No. 5 study concepts of restorative justice, an alternative to tradition

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