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7 Challenges That Prevent Architectural Originality, and How To Overcome Them

"Originality is dead" is not an uncommon phrase to hear in our modern, information packed era of Big Data and easy access to source material. If you …

The Planners' Guide to Trees in the Urban Landscape

<i>Tree and Design Action Group</i> is a group that “shares the collective vision that the location of trees, and all the benefits they bring, can be …

These Are the 3 Bus Stop Types Needed For Sustainable Transit Solutions

The latest publication of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, NACTO, is the "Transit Street Design Guide" in which tips and …

Transportation

House E / Caramel Architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located on the periphery of the city, the plot of land offers a spectacular view of Linz, as long as one …

Astrid Hill House / Tsao & McKown Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This private residence is conceived as a model of sustainable design and a re-interpretation of a …

Writers Theatre / Studio Gang Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Writers Theatre is a popular theater company in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe, Illinois. Founded in the …

The Hague Central Station / Benthem Crouwel Architects

The Hague Central Station has been transformed by Benthem Crouwel Architects into a light-filled, capacious, easy-to-read building where all public …

Winners of the Inaugural China Tall Building Awards

The China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) have announced the …

3DS Culinary / Oyler Wu Collaborative

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 3DS Culinary is a creative laboratory that is situated at the confluence of technology and the culinary …

Architecture

BIG Designs Moshe Safdie-Inspired Habitat for Toronto

BIG has unveiled plans for a new residential development on downtown Toronto's King Street West. A "ziggurat" designed to "create communities," as …

People's Daily HQ / Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This building has been one of the most important constructions in Beijing since 2008 Olympic Game. Two …

London's Silver Forest Redefines the Concrete Jungle

A new type of greenery has arrived in central London. Placed along the western façade of Westminster City Hall (known as Kingsgate Walk), a sprawling …

How Minecraft is Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Architects

<i>For many architects, an obsession with design came at a very young age - often, an architectural career begins with toys such as wooden blocks or</i> …

You Can Now Wander the Guggenheim Right on Your Computer

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City is as much a tribute to architecture as it is to art. The building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a …

heneghan peng Wins Competition to Design Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario

Dublin-based heneghan peng Architects has won a competition to design the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. Chosen over four other …

Kengo Kuma denies plagiarising Zaha Hadid's Tokyo stadium design

Kengo Kuma has rubbished claims by Zaha Hadid that his replacement design for her scrapped Tokyo Olympic stadium has "remarkable …

SOM reveals images of grand hall for New York's Penn Station

US architecture firm SOM has released new images of the proposed Moynihan Train Hall expansion at New York’s Pennsylvania Station, which would turn …

"World's first vertical cable car" to open on Brighton beach in summer 2016

London Eye designer Marks Barfield Architects has reached the final stage in its construction of the UK's highest observation tower outside the …

New Jersey church by Urban Office Architecture to feature "sky chapel" and reflecting pool

Urban Office Architecture has unveiled plans to build a concrete church in New Jersey featuring a "sky chapel", elevated walkways and a shallow pool …

London architect to build Islamic faith museum in Mecca

London-based Mossessian Architecture has won a competition to design the Makkah Museum, a new building dedicated to the Islamic faith in Mecca, Saudi …

Architecture

A Modern Home Clad in Reclaimed Wood

Overlooking San Francisco, the Buena Vista Residence is located in a small neighborhood on an awkward, triangular corner lot. gb | architecture + …

Best Skim Milk Posts of 2015

10. Dune House by Marc Koehler Architects<br>Inspired by the local landscape of the northern Dutch islands, this modern home has a unique roofline that …

3DS Culinary Gets New Offices with a Hyper-Modern Interior

Oyler Wu Collaborative were hired to design a creative laboratory for 3DS Culinary that merged technology and the culinary arts. The Hollywood, …

AD Readers Debate: Ancient Greek Revival in Rhodes, Gothic Revival in New York, and More

We may be emerging from the holiday season, but the weeks of quiet merriment haven’t slowed down our readers. Over the last few weeks, a small number …

Rhetoric of Space / Cai-In Interior Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> As an exploration into the forms of substance, the design was critical to realizing the "Rhetoric of …

Top 9 tallest skyscrapers completing in 2016

Here's a look at the 9 biggest skyscrapers due to complete in the next 12 months, including the world's tallest office tower, a building topped by a …

This apartment building could have a 1,000-foot ski slope on its roof

This daredevil's dream building might eventually be a reality. Called House Slalom, the 21-story residential complex with a ski slope could be built in Kazakhstan.<p>The design by Shokhan Mataibekov Architects was a finalist in the residential category at this year's World Architecture Festival …

Architecture

150 Weird Words Defined: Your Guide to the Language of Architecture

Back in September, we asked our readers to help us make the definitive list of weird words used by architects, and we got an astonishing response. …