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The Minton / DP Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Minton, completed in 2014, comprises ten 15-storey and eight 17-storey apartment blocks, with a …

National University Of Ireland, Galway / Payette

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located at the heart of the NUIG Campus, the new Hardiman Research Building houses next-generation …

Rafael Viñoly unveils designs for pair of Chicago skyscrapers

New York-based Rafael Viñoly Architects has conceived a pair of residential towers for Chicago's growing South Loop neighbourhood, on a site …

Chicago’s Apple Store blends cutting-edge design with classic architecture

Stunning new renderings, depicting the rumored Chicago Apple Store at the gateway to the city’s North Michigan Avenue shopping district, have appeared online, obtained by the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>.<p>Check them out below.<p>The designs depict a variation on Frank Lloyd Wright’s “quintessentially Midwestern …

Foster and Partners

Living Walls: How They Can Improve Your Home and Your Health

A living wall, or a green wall, is a garden that grows vertically, as opposed to horizontally, which can exist inside or outside the home. Any well …

All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …

Ancient Lost World Found in Honduran Jungle

Archaeologists have discovered a lost civilisation deep in the jungles of Central America.<p>The lost world resembles a "vast tended garden" and lies …

Archaeology

‘Hidden Architecture’ of 1,000-Year-Old Village Discovered in New Mexico

For more than 40 years, archaeologists have been coaxing what they could from the traces of an ancient Puebloan settlement in New Mexico they call …

Search for Ancient Teotihuacan King’s Tomb Takes Mercurial Twist

TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico -- A Mexican archaeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the …

Archaeology

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Is this the end of the Holocene period?

The idea that we are now living in the Anthropocene – a new geological epoch characterised by humanity’s influence on the planet – has gained wide …

What's The Anthropocene?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Anthropocene<p><b>About Kenneth Lacovara's TED Talk</b><p>Have we entered a new age defined by humans? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara says there's "no doubt" that humans' impact on Earth will show up in the geological record.<p><b>About Kenneth Lacovara</b><p>Paleontologist Kenneth …

Anthropocene: The journey to a new geological epoch

Over the last century, humans have littered the oceans with plastic, pumped CO2 into the air and raked fertilisers across the land. The impact of our …

Earth Science

Earth's tides can trigger earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault

Deep below the surface, along the fault, however, there are hundreds of thousands of tremors called low-frequency earthquakes, which occur routinely in areas where the planet's brittle crust is getting weaker and softer.<p>Gravitational tugs from the moon and the sun don't just cause the rise and fall …

San Andreas Fault

Why the Victorians excelled at architecture

Occasionally one sees a building that, through a combination of factors (design, obviously, but also setting, uniqueness, materials and scale), stops one in one’s tracks. Structures such as the Taj Mahal, the Chrysler Building, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the pyramids, Mont Saint-Michel, the great …

Trafalgar Square

Emanuel's Lucas Museum plan is expensive long shot

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration on Monday unveiled the details of its last-ditch plan to put "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas' museum along the lake, a lift so heavy the mayor might have to learn to summon The Force to make it happen.<p>Not only would Emanuel have to persuade state lawmakers and …

a look at zaha hadid unfinished projects

<b>at the end of march 2016, zaha hadid passed away suddenly leaving a legacy of acclaimed buildings around the globe.</b> however, 36 projects in 21 …

Architecture

Houston's Emory House is a spatially-efficient marvel on a tight lot

The sustainable Emory House is a cozy home for a young family in Texas. In designing the house, Houston-based studioMET Architects focused on design …

Habitat for Humanity

The World’s Most Beautiful New Museums

Architectural marvels from New York City to Shanghai.<p>Forget the blocky, strictly functional institutions of the past. Today’s museums and cultural …

Scientists Find New Clues In Old Mystery Of How Earth Got Its Water

Water may have been a part of our planet's history since the beginning.<p>About three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water. But how did it get there?<p>While some scientists believe water was delivered by icy space rocks smashing into the planet after it was formed, others have argued …

In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

Nature Photography

How Wolves Change Rivers

Check out this video on what happens when wolves are reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. It is absolutely amazing!<p>Every thing on this planet …