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Portland Japanese Garden’s Kengo Kuma-designed expansion is now open

Gorgeous!<p>One of the new parks and urban spaces we’re most looking forward to visiting this year is the Portland Japanese Garden, which recently got a 3.4-acre, $33.5 million expansion courtesy of noted Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who worked with the Garden’s Curator as well as master garden …

Salvaged wood clads handsome mountain cabin in Vermont

This handsome timber cabin nestled in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains stands out from the pack with its asymmetrical roofs and weathered, …

Architecture

16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)

A building’s materiality is what our bodies make direct contact with; the cold metal handle, the warm wooden wall, and the hard glass window would …

Rewriting the history of Middle Eastern architecture - CNN Style

Written by CNN Staff<p>To Dubai-based architect Tarek Qaddumi, creating a new building is like writing a book or a poem: it's all about taking a person a journey.<p>"As architects, we try to portray this journey as a theatrical one," Qaddumi explains. "We use the same tools that theater depends on such …

There's a gorgeous building on the coast of Denmark that looks like a giant iceberg

With its striking jagged angles and white and blue facade, it's obvious why this construction is called 'the Iceberg.'<p><i>JDS Architects/Julien …

Was Frank Lloyd Wright Too Committed To His Work?

Iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Wright has been called a genius, having designed …

Surrey City Centre Library / Bing Thom Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The LEED® Gold Certified Surrey City Centre Library marks the next phase of a major civic investment in …

See 15 Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio, located at 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Ill. Built circa 1889.<br>Don Kalec/Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation …

Prague to be Remade by Zaha Hadid Architects

We’ve come a long way from Kafka’s Prague. While the city’s most famous author never mentioned it directly in writing, when you move through the …

House On Stilts Embraces The Rocky Norwegian Landscape

Ever been somewhere with a great view and wonderful surroundings and imagined how it would be like to wake up to those great views? Most of the time …

10 Buildings That Prove Solar Can Be Beautiful

These structures generate their own power and incorporate photovoltaic arrays in creative ways.<p>The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed new legislation that makes San Francisco the first major U.S. city to mandate solar panels (or solar-heating units) on all new residential and …

The 3D Printing Technique Currently Challenging the Global Construction Industry

21shares<p>The construction industry has always pushed the boundaries of reality by introducing new architectural designs and construction methods that …

These Luxury Towers Have A Bridge In The Sky—With a Pool In It

Workers have almost completed mounting the copper paneling on the American Copper Buildings (née 626 First Avenue), the new tilting, two-towered …

AD Classics: Vitra Fire Station / Zaha Hadid

Although Zaha Hadid began her remarkable architectural career in the late 1970s, it would not be until the 1990s that her work would lift out her …

These Zaha Hadid Buildings Will Open Posthumously This Year

Long live Zaha.<p>Though Zaha Hadid unexpectedly passed away on March 31, the prolific architect is still introducing new work to the world. Her firm, which will still operate under the name Zaha Hadid Architects, has 36 projects on the boards in 21 different countries. (Moreover, Hadid herself …

Architecture

A' design award and competition 2016 winners revealed!

<b>A’ design award and competition 2016 winners revealed!</b><p><b>the A’ design award, the world’s largest and most diffused international design awards</b> …

Hong Kong

PLP Unveils Pearl River Delta's Tallest Building as Part of New Masterplan

British firm PLP has unveiled their design for a large complex at the heart of the Pearl River Delta in China. The master plan comprises four …

Futuristic observation tower approved for Dubai Creek Harbour

Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has been commissioned to design a new observation tower in Dubai. Billed as a new national monument …

28 incredible skyscrapers of the future

You Could Own This Historic English Mansion for Less Than $20

As Manhattan real estate becomes increasingly limited and increasingly pricey, architects are finding creative ways to incorporate green space into …

New Jersey

Neutra's concepts are a natural fit for new Orange Coast College building

Though the new building on campus is certainly modern, students and teachers at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa can still experience touches of the old structures that helped inspire it.<p>The 91,037-square-foot, three-story Interdisciplinary Building, which opened in the fall to house math and …

A Butterfly Inspired House In The Hills Near Carmel, California

Feldman Architecture were approached by their clients to design a retreat for eventual retirement and visits from their grown children, at a site …