Architecture

By Al Cannistra | Architecture around the world

McDonald's just opened a new restaurant that looks like an Apple Store — and it reveals a blueprint for the future of the fast-food giant

• <b>McDonald's opened a new flagship store in Chicago that looks more like an Apple Store than a fast-food restaurant.</b>• <b><br>The restaurant features table</b> …

6 teens designed this wacky green building of the future

This design, which took first place in a building concept competition, might be fantastical–but we could all learn a thing or two from the people who are going to have to live through the worst of climate change.<p>The dual forces of climate change and population growth threaten to make life in cities …

United Technologies

Rise, fall and rebirth: The mission to save Atlanta's largest building

Blake Burton chronicles the restoration of a nearly 100-year-old Sears, Roebuck & Co. building.<p>There are few companies that symbolize early 1900s …

Skyscrapers

Remembering America's lost buildings

Full screen<p>1/10 SLIDES © Photography © Bill Zbaren. Courtesy of Krueck and Sexton Architects<p>2/10 SLIDES © Courtesy Library of Congress, Washington …

The Manhattan Dome and other incredible American dreams that didn't happen

Imagine a giant dome covering part of Manhattan, a mile-high Art Deco skyscraper in Chicago, or London's Tower Bridge in Washington DC, complete with …

Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic winter home in Arizona is now open for (virtual) tours

Soak in the splendor of Taliesin West from the comfort of home.<p>The city of Scottsdale, Arizona, is best known as a hotbed of well-heeled leisure …

10 Best Architects to Follow on Instagram Right Now

Though based in far-flung locales from Ljubljana to Buenos Aires, these world-class architectural firms are united by their mastery over design.<p>Without a doubt, Instagram is a nearly endless resource of breathtaking design inspiration, and we’ve discovered some visionary feeds to follow from around …

Nova Scotia

Collapsible skyscraper would offer disaster zones a vertical boost

The winner of the 2018 eVolo Skyscraper Competition is predictably implausible, yet still raises important issues about disaster relief.<p>If there’s …

Forestry

The grandest historic mansion in each state

Before neighbors could show off their wealth by purchasing the latest sports car, wealthy people in America flaunted their money by building opulent …

The Eiffel Tower and 24 of the other tallest structures in the world

The mega-tall skyscraper has been the tallest structure in the world since its topping out in late 2008.<p>From the viewing deck, visitors can see up to …

The Most Beautiful Place of Worship in Every State

From coast to coast, places of worship span nearly every architectural style, whether it’s a futuristic church in rural Indiana designed by one of …

The 30 most expensive buildings in the world

Wonder which world-famous buildings cost the most money to construct? From super-tall skyscrapers to impossibly lavish casino resorts, we reveal the …

11 breathtaking churches

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany<p>Now the focal point of the city, construction on the Cologne Cathedral began in 1248 and continued in phases, …

The coolest building in every state

The United States has produced some really cool buildings, and we've found the coolest building in each state.<p>Defining "coolest" is hard. We …

The Most Expensive Buildings in the US

The U.S. is home to many of the most expensive buildings in the world. Using data from Emporis, a website that collects building information …

10 most beautiful conservatories around the globe

Copenhagen Botanical Gardens<p>The Copenhagen Botanical Garden is home to one of the world’s largest collections of greenhouses — 27 in all. The …

Frozen in time: abandoned hotels and resorts

Wallpaper peeling from the walls, moldy ceilings and furniture left frozen in time – these popular destinations for holidaymakers were once filled …

Mix

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Fingerprint Building in Thailand: It’s Fake.

An image shows a building which looks like a fingerprint when viewed from above. Is this building real or fake? The image is not real. It was …

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Ancient mystery of how the Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza may be solved

<b>Video by Wochit</b><p>Archaeologists believe they have solved one of history's most puzzling questions — how the ancient Egyptians transported over 170,000 …

How world-famous landmarks could have looked

Try and visualize a giant guillotine in place of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, a Neoclassical palace instead of a Gothic Revival Houses of Parliament in …

Manhattan airport and other incredible American projects that didn't work out

Imagine a mile-high Art Deco skyscraper in Chicago, a magical Gaudí tower and giant globe in New York, or London's Tower Bridge in Washington, D.C., …

A New Louvre Is Opening in This Arab Nation

Most frequent travelers have already crossed Paris’ famed Louvre—the world’s largest art museum—off their bucket list. But another cultural hub is …

Can good hospital design improve your health? - CNN Style

Written by Elizabeth Stamp, CNNAllyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>While the healthcare system in America is in a state of crisis, the hospitals, care centers and research facilities that make up the industry -- in the States and abroad -- have never looked better.<p>Gone are the days of sterile spaces, shared rooms …

Take a scenic drive along Wisconsin's Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail

It's the visionary architect's 150th birthday, so get planning.<p>It's Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday and, holy smokes, there's a lot going on.<p>From …

Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun

Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines teamed up to create the stunning, solar-powered Seine Musicale located on Seguin Island in Paris. The …