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The new Richard Meier Light collection captures elements of the architect's iconic buildings

It was only a matter of time until Richard Meier would come out with a lighting collection. Earlier this month, the architect launched a series of …

Industrial Designer

Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House renovation plans clear latest hurdle

Plus: Live Nation has signed onto the project<p>The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s architectural committee today unanimously approved plans to install multiple 1930s-era LED signs on the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad.<p>It was also revealed at the meeting that entertainment …

Understanding British Postmodernism (Hint: It’s Not What You Thought)

<i>In this essay by the British architect and academic Dr. Timothy Brittain-Catlin, the very notion of British postmodernism—today often referred to as</i> …

Architecture

"RRURBAN" Explores the Potential of Individualism in Collective Urban Housing

<i>In this article Marcos Parga, director of the Madrid-based office MAPAA, presents an exploratory essay on the possibilities of living in developed</i> …

Urbanism

The Relationship Between Skyscrapers and Great Cities

Tall buildings can add a great deal, but they also have their limits.<p>It’s clear that 2015 was a banner year for skyscrapers: Across the globe in that year alone, 106 tall buildings (above 200 meters, or 656 feet in height) were finished, surpassing 2014’s previous record of 99. The past decade has …

Exhibition reveals hidden history of Colosseum after the fall of Rome, from medieval fortresses to slaughterhouses

Archaeologists in Rome have discovered the remains of a timber walkway used by soldiers guarding a fortress built into the remains of the Colosseum during the Middle Ages.<p>Gladiatorial contests and other spectacles held in the massive amphitheatre ground to a halt by the sixth century AD with the …

Material Beauty: 7 Raw Concrete Homes in the Swiss Mountains

A growing number of robust homes are being constructed in Switzerland’s mountainous terrain. Clad in concrete, each project consists of a clear-cut geometric volume that carefully pulls from the natural colors of the surrounding landscape’s forests and rock formations. In the Swiss climate and …

Logging

How do you build a place that people want to live in? Look to the past and listen to locals

Regional Growth Funds, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Northern Powerhouse: successive UK governments have over the past few years tried to boost productivity and development outside of London with a series of buzzword-driven policies.<p>Chancellor Philip Hammond relaxed borrowing rules to launch a …

This New Riverside Park In Dallas Is Designed To Fill With Water When It Floods

The 10,000-acre Trinity River Park creates much-needed civic space along the river that divides the city, by incorporating excess water into its adaptable design<p>Since Dallas was first settled in 1841, it’s had a problem with its river. The Trinity, which runs through the center of the city, is a …

How cities can revitalize dying urban spaces

A city is a lot more than a collection of tall buildings on the skyline.<p>What makes a city a great place to live and visit are the shared spaces in …

Urbanism

Can your city change your mind?

The design of our spaces can heal us, hurt us, and alter the way we think<p>All these consequences have been recorded scientifically, and it’s becoming evident that the way physical spaces are designed can have a measurable impact on the human brain. Architecture, interior design, and even city …

La Jolla

Can This Radical Form Of Affordable Housing Development Make Cities More Livable?

By linking housing costs to income level, not market rates, community land trusts combat gentrification and create permanent affordable housing. As a big project opens in London, can other cities follow?<p>When St. Clement’s Hospital, a psychiatric institution, shuttered its doors in London in 2005, …

From NYC's High Line to Miami's Underline: How Linear Parks Are Changing Cities

New York's High Line is world-famous, but it's not the only project seeking to transform abandoned locales into beautiful green spaces.<p>In 1981, what is now New York’s High Line—the railway-turned-linear park that runs down the west side of downtown Manhattan—almost became an inventive residential …

Urbanism

A Modern Interior Was Built Inside This Historic Building In Italy - Architecture

Photography ©2016 Pierangelo Laterza In the southern part of Italy in the historical town of Matera, are world famous cave-dwellings. Carved …

Ancient Rome History - Part 1 Roman Architecture - 09

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History of Post-Modern Architecture

Architectural History Part 1 - Ancient Greek Architecture

The History of Church Architecture in 3 Minutes

Bauhaus: A history of Modern Architecture Episode 01

The classical orders

The Importance of Heritage Architecture

Urban Heritage and Architectural Conservation