Lotte World Tower opens in Seoul with world's fastest double-deck elevator
After six years of construction, the 555-meter-tall (1,820 ft) Lotte World Tower opened in April 2017, setting world records.
The stars of London's architecture renaissance
The 21st century is arguably already bringing about the most radical shifts in scale and skyline that London has seen since the medieval era.
These architects could change India forever
"India is the place to be," said Amit Gupta, architect and co-founder of Indian design firm Studio Symbiosis.
Studio Swine's blossoming sculpture
Studio Swine, a collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves, unveils a new multi-sensory installation during Milan Design Week.
How architects rebuilt post-war Japan
A close harmony with nature combined with acute awareness of its dangers has cultivated a special approach to building in Japan.
This skyscraper is literally out of this world
The Analemma Tower would be suspended from space by an asteroid.
Zaha Hadid's artistic prowess
A new show in Hong Kong provides a revealing look at the early experimental paintings, calligraphic drawings and sketches of the late architect Zaha Hadid.
Innovative designs for communal living
The rise in designer apartments has been a boon for top-earners, but affordable options with the same quality and creativity remain scarce.
The Pritzker Prize, the highest in architecture, awarded to Catalan trio
The 2017 Pritzker Prize -- architecture's equivalent of the Nobel prize -- has been awarded to Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta.
Tilted towers: Why do buildings lean?
Although most famous leaning towers are historical structures, even modern buildings can start to list -- and it's a difficult problem to fix.
Rauner sales pitch: Thompson Center 'noisy ... smelly' — must go
The governor has been pushing for a sale of the post-modernist building at the corner of Clark and Randolph since he took office in 2015.
Francis Kéré becomes the Serpentine Pavilion's first African architect
The Serpentine gallery has commissioned pieces from Zaha Hadid, and Rem Koolhaas. For the first time, Burkina Faso born Francis Kéré will take the helm.
What our robots tell us about ourselves
How do we design robots we can happily interact with? The question has become increasingly topical as humanoid robots multiply in the lab.
Ikea refugee shelter named Design of the Year
A flat-packed refugee shelter developed by Ikea and the United Nations has been named the Beazley Design of Year by London's Design Museum.
Spectacular places to store wine
Thanks to new technology and sophisticated design, innovative new wine storage solutions are popping up -- and down -- everywhere.
How to enter the contemporary design market
As Design Miami kicks off, four design world insiders weigh in on state of the market and the best ways for first-time buyers to dive in.
Cool new designs from jelly, dung and garbage
From cow dung flowerpots to hand-knit lamps, designers give unusual materials a go at this year's Design Miami.
Hong Kong's M+ Museum examines Asia's shifting design objectives
"Shifting Objectives" is an exhibit that focuses on design in Asia -- from furniture and tableware to posters, drones and mobile phones.
London's secret underground railway
Twenty-five meters below London's busy streets lies the British Post Office's underground railway network -- a hidden architectural gem laying dormant, but which may soon run
Could this smog-eating tower end pollution?
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled his Smog Free Tower, a seven-meter (23 foot) tall structure that purifies 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour.
Former jails transformed into...
Jails are not the first place people typically look to for inspiring design. But redeveloped penitentiaries can make surprisingly beautiful buildings.
Miniature historic marvels carved into stone
For over two decades, Matthew Simmonds has been recreating history in miniature form.
House made from cardboard. Less than $30K.
The Dutch designers at Wikkelhouse use layers of cardboard to create their affordable eco-friendly houses.
Will this new material define our age?
"The Smile," the most complex structure ever to be made out of cross-laminated timber makes its debut at the 2016 London Design Festival.
Here's what 'Made in China' really looks like
China's design scene has witnessed an ascendency in recent years. Beatrice Leanza, creative director of Beijing Design Week 2016, tells us who to look out for.
Haute happy hour: Top designers turn their creativity to cocktails
As part of the London Design Festival, Brompton Design District has asked designers to craft their own cocktails.
World's most beautiful places to learn?
It's easy to dismiss the way a school or university looks, but thoughtful building design can have a surprising influence on learning.
Escher-like playground hidden in the jungle
Las Pozas ("the pools") is a labyrinthine arrangement of buildings, sculptures and trails, spread out over more than 20 acres of lush tropical jungle.
China unveils world's highest art space
Shanghai Tower's 126th-floor art space will debut a three-dimensional symphonic suite composed by award-winning producer Simon Franglen.
Paulo Mendes da Rocha: 'Everything superfluous is irritating'
Known for clean lines, bold concrete and minimal fuss, the Brazilian architect values humility over extravagance and has gained an adoring fan-base for it.
Are rotating homes the future of architecture?
Imagine living in a house that follows the direction of the sun when it's hot.
Cat flats: designing human apartments for feline friends
Perched on a ledge in a Taipei apartment, Ge Ge -- aka Elder Brother -- looks satisfied as he surveys his new territory.
These six utopian cities of the future will help you re-imagine life on Earth
Alan Marshall's Ecotopia 2121 project predicts the futures of 100 real cities around the world, if they manage to become super eco-friendly.
The carbon-eating tower is rising in the East
As Asian cities continue to battle air pollution, eco-friendly solutions are on the rise -- and this twisted skyscraper is one of them.
Will the world's next megacity come out of a 3D printer?
Imagine a world where huge cities could be created with the click of a button.
The end of air conditioning? Asia architects use green solutions to cool buildings
Spend five minutes in humid Ho Chi Minh City and you'll probably be running for cover into the nearest air-conditioned refuge.
The man behind North Korea's next generation of architects
Mega monuments, symmetrical Soviet-style high rises and grand boulevards. That's what normally comes to mind when picturing North Korean architecture.
Highlanders: The architects redefining Scotland's far north
Architecture in the Highlands is unshackling itself from the past and opening itself up to modernity -- and the region's stunning vistas.
Otherworldly visions of New York
"Architecture has always begun with drawing," says Daniel Libeskind. But what can we learn from the designs that never left the drawing board?
The world's tallest religious skyscraper
Work is underway on the world's tallest religious skyscraper: a 700-foot-tall Hindu temple in India.
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