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How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we can’t trust Facebook to police its own platform<p>Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is …

Larry Bell's glass cubes mimic California light and fog

American artist Larry Bell has created a series of huge boxes using translucent and coloured glass, which are designed to evoke the morning fog that …

Art

Glass-bottomed pool extends from Honolulu tower by SCB

A skyscraper in Hawaii has become the latest to feature a vertigo-inducing swimming pool, allowing brave swimmers to look down through its …

Swimming Pools

Woods Bagot's self-designed New York studio features black fixtures and exposed concrete

Architecture firm Woods Bagot has used "New York City grit" as an aesthetic reference for the interiors of its Downtown Manhattan offices.<p>Plenty of …

Architecture

A 1950s Micro Apartment Is Renovated for Modern Times

George is among several identical studio apartments that once housed nurses in the 1950s in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. With just 28 square …

Elliott + Associates wraps Chesapeake car park in white fins

<b>A+Awards:</b> vertical fins clad this Architizer A+Award-winning car park in Oklahoma City to disguise its function by day but reveal the vehicles inside …

Tulum Treehouse by CO-LAB Design Office provides a jungle escape

This white-concrete guest house in the Mexican resort of Tulum is surrounded by dense tropical foliage, which can be viewed from above thanks to a …

Riviera Maya

"The hotel industry is in denial about Airbnb" says Ian Schrager as Public hotel opens in New York

Legendary New York hotelier Ian Schrager has unveiled Public, a hotel concept designed by Herzog & de Meuron to counter the threat of Airbnb.<p>The …

Koti hotel brings Finnish holiday experience to Paris

Visitors to the Koti hotel in Paris will be immersed in a Finnish experience, sleeping in wooden cabins and sharing meals around a communal table.<p>The …

Hospitality

Kieran Timberlake completes £750 million "crystalline cube" for US Embassy in London

Kieran Timberlake has completed work on the US Embassy in London, a glass cube swathed in shimmering sails of plastic that is set on a plinth and …

Design Engine unveils headquarters for Formula One's Gordon Murray Design

British studio Design Engine has won an invited competition against Foster + Partners to design the new UK headquarters for Formula One car designers …

Glazed pool and perforated shutters offer Copacabana views from Rio de Janeiro hotel

Oppenheim Architecture and Studio Arthur Casas have designed this hotel in Rio de Janeiro so that guests can overlook the city's famous Copacabana …

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Stunning Japanese chapel showcases tree-like fractal columns

The chapel’s interior structure is made of stacked timber pillars that split and shrink as they ascend to the ceiling<p>The fractal branching of nearby trees inspired this modern new chapel in Nagasaki, Japan. Designed by architect Yu Momoeda, the building uses a branching timber column system that …

Diamond-shaped timber pod hotel lets you vacation outside of the box

Years ago, the modular Tetra Shed took the design world by storm with its beautiful angular design. Today, the award-winning concept has been reborn …

When Designers Can't Get Their Way: Photographs of a Mega-Library in China

…with one disappointing rejection of a crucial design element<p>In Tianjin, China is this massive Tianjin Binhai Library, designed by Dutch architecture …

Is there an easy way to delete masses of emails in Gmail?

Alan’s Gmail inbox needs tidying up, and it’s easy to sort emails and save space using built-in search commands. But not before he makes a back up<p>Is there an easy way of doing mass deletes in Gmail? I’ve rather let the inbox grow, and I would like to trim it. Manual deletion would take forever. …

Productivity

Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater opens to host 2017 keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially opened the auditorium and events venue at the company's Foster + Partners-designed campus, where today's Apple …

Apple

Apple Park Visitor Center / Foster + Partners

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Visitor Center along Tantau Avenue, designed as an exclusive public gateway to Apple Park, it …

Architecture

Lewis Arts Complex

The new Lewis Arts complex on the south edge of campus, adjacent to McCarter Theatre Center, takes the arts at Princeton University to even greater heights by significantly expanding the performance, rehearsal and teaching spaces for the arts in new, state-of-the-art facilities.

Magnolia Mound Visitors Center

Situated on high ground adjacent to the Mississippi River, Magnolia Mound was a working plantation established in 1791. Today, Magnolia Mound’s mission is to illustrate and interpret the French Creole lifestyle through educational programs, workshops, lectures, festivals and other special events. …

Get Into the Groove: 6 Stellar Recessed Handrails

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is stairs and railing. If you’re looking for the perfect</i> <i>stairs and railing products</i> <i>for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new network marketplace for</i> …

Architecture Faculty in Tournai

The project occupies the interior of a historical city block where buildings from different identities and periods coexist. There are two industrial buildings and a convent that has been used as a hospital. The new building is positioned in order to bond together each of these structures and to …

Chipster Blister House

The Chipster Blister House is born from the collaboration between a couple with 3 children and Pierre Minassian and his team of architects. The cantilevered project is located on a sloping site in a small town in the Lyon region. The building is entirely constructed of white concrete and is …

PLP Architecture's Oakwood Timber Tower 2 is built like a basketweave

<b>I was stumped by their Timber Tower 1, but I am on board with this.</b><p>One hundred years ago, many of our buildings were built out of wood; now it’s …

Neri&Hu's Suzhou Chapel combines textured brick base with ethereal white cube

Perforated metal surfaces form a white "veil" around the main hall of this chapel designed by Neri&Hu for a hotel complex near the Chinese city of …

The Blackstone Hotel's amazing art collection is better than a museum

The Blackstone Hotel has played a prominent role in Chicago’s storied history since it opened more than a century ago, playing host to presidents, …

How to Save the Mall

Developers of premium shopping centres are reducing their dependence on fashion retail and doubling down on food, wellness and other lifestyle …

World Trade Center

Mirrored ceilings reflect surroundings along walkway installed at Australian university campus

Australian firm Wilson Architects has added a meandering covered walkway to the campus of James Cook University in Townsville, which incorporates a …

Dyson Campus Expansion

At the time that WilkinsonEyre was invited to design this new factory and headquarters building, Dyson was one of the fastest growing companies in the UK. The new development therefore needed to embrace an extensive range of uses and be built and occupied in a rolling program.