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Onwards and upwards for the skyscraper

From the Square Mile to Saudi’s deserts, the world is still in love with sheer scale<p>Plans for the UK’s next super skyscraper, One Undershaft, are expected to be given the green light by the City of London Corporation this week.<p>Once completed, the tower, next door to the Gherkin, will be the second …

Only 6% of Cities are Preparing for Driverless Cars

In a study released last month, the National League of Cities found that only 6% of cities’ current long-term transportation plans consider the …

Megastructures: seven wonders of the modern world near completion

From Britain to the Middle East and China, engineers and architects are pushing the boundaries of possibility as they strive to create the biggest and the best

Skyscrapers

Hilarious Street Art by Michael Pederson – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Clever interventions by Sydney-based street artist Michael Pederson add a sense of humour and playfulness to the kinds of things we walk by everyday …

Art

Windows spiral towards the roof of Osaka house by Alphaville Architects

Long horizontal windows step around the matt black facade of this family home in Osaka by Alphaville Architects to frame different views of the …

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Articles about 5 water features we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Water in your garden provides all sorts of fantastic aesthetic and practical benefits.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las …

San Francisco

The city that changed architecture forever

It was in Chicago that the world’s first skyscraper rose up – and the city’s energy and dynamism has had a lasting impact on architecture throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries, writes Jonathan Glancey.<p>Chicago. The Windy City. Even Chicagoans are not exactly sure why their impressive hometown bears …

Architecture

Could Shipping Containers Solve Mumbai's Slum Housing Crisis?

As one of the most populated countries in the world, India has long been facing a housing crisis.<p>It's estimated that as many as 400 million people in …

Housing

Drunken British architects facing obscenity charges for cavorting naked in historic Rome fountains

Six tourists, working with Cirencester-based firm Environmental Dimension Partnership, were fined for stripping off and plunging into La Fontana delle Naiadi<p>With buxom water nymphs cavorting under a fountain, the statues of Rome's Piazza della Repubblica leave little to the imagination.<p>However six …

Italy

Naked Cities

The death and life of urban America.<p>Cities can’t win. When they do well, people resent them as citadels of inequality; when they do badly, they are cesspools of hopelessness. In the seventies and eighties, the seemingly permanent urban crisis became the verdict that American civilization had passed …

Architects in Ho Chi Minh City were asked to design a university campus. The outcome is magnificent.

Here is Vietnam.<p>It occupies the easternmost coast of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.<p>Here is Ho Chi Minh City (also known as …

Vietnam

Why skyscrapers are killing great cities

The new Blackfriars train station in London is a marvel. The airy cavern of glass and steel straddles the Thames River, giving passengers magnificent views of the city. If they look downriver, they will see St. Paul's Cathedral, one of London's best-known landmarks for more than 300 years. …

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

15 Little Confessions of Graphic Designers You’d Never Expect

From using editing shortcuts to preferring taboo styles, these graphic designers reveal their dirty little secrets. Find out their 15 worst skeletons …

Graphic Design

The world's most beautiful places to pray - CNN Style

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Big Flyer Templates Bundle for Adobe Photoshop

A great bundle with 82 well designed flyer templates for Adobe Photoshop.<p>Take a look at the large amount of stunning flyer templates for Adobe …

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Poured Concrete

An encore to the usefulness of concrete in the garden! (Our previous post on the subject focused on genius ideas for Hardscaping 101: Poured-in-Place …

Could floating houses solve London's property crisis?

A London-based architect firm has revealed a game-changing plan to help solve the city's housing crisis. Baca Architects has developed a design for a …

Housing

Who needs stairs? These houses have indoor slides

If you’ve only ever gone down a slide outdoors, you might need some wealthier friends. Indoor slides exist in a few residential homes, and we have …

The great park San Francisco needed — but rejected

The State Water Resources Control Board recently curtailed San Francisco's right to divert water from the Tuolumne River into its Hetch Hetchy reservoir and required the city to reduce water consumption about 25%. To meet that goal, San Francisco will surely decrease the amount of water delivered …

San Francisco

Articles about light filled brooklyn townhouse features large indoor outdoor space entertaining on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Featuring architecture by award-winning JFAK Architects...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>A designer couple …

Architecture

House in an old Barcelona dairy has new spaces inserted around its original structure

Architects Lluís Corbella and Marc Mazeres have converted a former dairy in Barcelona into a loft-style house featuring a suspended walkway and glass …