Warren D'Souza

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International Center’s Design Infuses Utility with Symbolism

Dakar’s International Conference Center, designed by Turkish architectural group <b>Tabanlioglu Architects,</b> is a beautiful homage to the country’s …

Architecture

This Is What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like When It's Finally Finished

See the building rise through an animated rendering<p>Ground was broken on the massive Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona all the way back in 1882—and it's still not finished. It was originally the project of architect Francisco Paula de Villar, but when he stepped down in 1883, the avant-garde …

War

The Case for Healthy Offices

Medibank, Melbourne by Hassell Studio<p>The evidence is growing daily that organizations of all sizes stand to benefit by creating buildings which improve the health and wellbeing of their occupants.<p>People are the most valuable resource of an organization, typically accounting for 90% of business …

New Energy Efficient Buildings - Sustainability Challenge

Buildings in United States today consume approx. 41% of nation’s total energy through lighting, heating, air conditioning, elevators and thousands of …

Minimalist, Natural Beach House

Rising out of the Westlandse Zoom dunes like a rock on the beach, this minimalist family home embraces natural inspiration in more than just design.</b> …

Architecture

Could Cleveland become the sustainable city of tomorrow?

As Cleveland expands, urban leaders eye the city’s potential for modeling sustainable growth<p>Cleveland’s got more to celebrate than its underdog baseball team. The midwestern city is receiving a surprising amount of attention after the U.N.’s Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development …

Sustainability

Stunning geometries grace new Muslim cultural center in China

Wowza<p>Islamic tradition meets modern edge in this jaw-dropping new Muslim cultural center in Dachang, China, about 40 miles east of Beijing. Commissioned by the local government for the region’s significant Muslim population as well as visitors, the 376,700-square-foot building houses exhibition …

Architecture

Sustainability is the Centerpiece of This New Austin Development

In the Texas capital's transit-oriented Mueller development, architect Michael Hsu proposes a modern take on row house living.<p>In Austin, Texas, on a 711-acre site where an airport once stood, a team of developers, architects, and builders are creating a new way to live in the booming city.<p>A New …

Anonymous Architects builds LA house around existing cypress tree

Instead of chopping down a tall tree in the middle of a Los Angeles site, American studio Anonymous Architects incorporated it into this cantilevered …

Tesla, Solar City launch groundbreaking new solar roof product

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced a brand new product for the no-longer-just-a-motor-company: a groundbreaking new type of building integrated …

Modern Barn Living: Check Out This House in Sweden

If you like the concept of living in a modern barn you will like this house in Sweden. The KD house, a project by GWSK Arkitekter, was built using …

The New Era of Art: Contemporary Architecture

The aesthetics of modern architecture are no longer limited simply functional designs, but rather have been imbued into contemporary pieces of fine art. This newfound appreciation for homes, as art, has led to a revolution in the home building space that has sparked innovation and creativity from …

The 20 best architecture photographs of the year

Get ready for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016<p>Photographing buildings, interiors, or any built environment is no easy task—as anyone who’s struggled to snap an artful architecture Instagram will know—so it’s best left to the pros to create images that do more than document …

Architecture

Ancient Japanese technique dresses up this renovated home in upstate New York

Architecture firm AlexAllen Studio stripped the exterior of this dilapidated house in New Paltz, New York, and replaced it with a low-maintenance …

In Mount Washington, a razor-sharp midcentury modern by W. Earl Wear

It’s a real block party<p>Originally from Canada, architect W. Earl Wear moved to Southern California in the early 1950s. A devotee of Frank Lloyd Wright's organic architecture principles, Wear designed nine homes in the Los Angeles area. His first commission, completed in 1958, was this handsome …

Mid-Century modern

AIA's Innovation Awards celebrate smart, holistic design

The prize honors ecologically sustainable, efficient designs and work on the frontiers of building technology<p>In an age of unprecedented environmental crisis and ecological stress, it’s no longer enough for firms to design buildings that are simply “green,” though this should be—and increasingly has …

From Portugal’s all-female bridge-builders to eye-popping behind the scenes glimpses of David Chipperfield’s Neues Museum, Building Site is the star turn of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale<p>A sleepwalking Olive Oyl steps nonchalantly between swinging steel beams in a 1930s Popeye cartoon, …

Great Depression

The New York That Could Have Been

If there is a plaque commemorating the location of the entrance to Alfred Ely Beach’s pneumatic railway, built in secret below 265 Broadway, in lower Manhattan, the writer Sam Lubell and I did not find it on a ninety-degree day in August. Once upon a time, the basement of this building across from …

MAD reveals plans for translucent China Philharmonic Hall in Beijing

Chinese studio MAD has released visuals for its new concert hall in Beijing, which will be draped in a translucent fluted facade.<p>MAD's China …

Yellowstone National Park and Michelin Roll Out Water-Absorbing Roads

The innovative design allows rainwater to channel back to the park's many geysers, hot springs, and steam vents<p>Of the roughly 4 million visitors that come to Yellowstone National Park annually, many are drawn to the park’s famous geysers, hot springs, and steam vents. Every few minutes, in various …

Inside Interior Designer Leanne Ford's Renovated Pennsylvania Schoolhouse

Everyone's got that dream of moving to the country, gutting some architectural gem you picked up for next to nothing, and making it into the getaway home to end all getaway homes—all with your own hands. Leanne Ford, a stylist turned interior designer, actually did all that. A few years back Ford …

Dining Rooms

In Uncertain Times, Design for Community

We don’t know exactly how climate change will play out, but two things are clear: Parts of our cities are in for severe stress. And we will have to …

New York City

Revamped Breuer and Gropius-designed home asks $2M

It was restored and extended in 1995<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Wayland, Massachusetts<p><b>Price:</b> $1,995,000<p>According to The Spaces, this …