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18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

Sia - Elastic Heart

Shining a Light on New York's Beautiful Abandoned Spaces

<i>Welcome to In Focus, a feature where writer Hannah Frishberg profiles some of the great street photographers of New York City's past and present.</i><p>[The Freedom Tunnel, June 2010. All photos by Stéphane Missier.]<p>"I didn't have a camera in my hand before coming to New York," says photographer <b>Stéphane</b> …

Vincent Callebaut's 2050 Vision of Paris as a "Smart City"

Addressing Paris’ housing and density issues, French firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has developed a proposal for multiple high-rise buildings …

Architecture

Baka Community Creates a Mobile Pre-School in Cameroon’s Forests

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>To an outsider, the forest of Southeastern Cameroon appears silent and still, but to the native Baka, it is teeming with smells, sights, and sounds of flora and fauna. The Baka can navigate overgrown forest trails effortlessly, imitate animal calls precisely, and smell an …

Zaha Hadid's sustainable Bee’ah HQ rises out of the desert like a sand dune

Situated on a large 90,000 sq m (968,751 sq ft) plot in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the Bee’ah headquarters measures 7,000 sq m (75,347 sq ft), …

Architecture

Home - Architecture Lab

Latest<p>March 28, 2018<p>Transparent bathrooms and shower designs have been proven to be a simple yet effective way of giving your washroom a trendy and …

Architecture

Breath Box at Festival of Lively Architecture, La Grande Motte, France

The main wall of “Breath Box” is reflective, facing the horizon. It does not only recreate the image of the sea, it transforms by its own attributes. …

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto / LGA Architectural Partners

The new Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) consolidates social and culture-based services for aboriginal children and families …

Architecture

Beyond Starchitects: An Architectural Revolution at the 2014 Venice Biennale

"The Biennale reveals that modernism was never a style. It was a cultural, political, and social practice," says Sarah Williams Goldhagen in her …

Part to Whole / HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Everything in nature is made up of components. It starts from basic components like atoms and molecules, …

Design

AD Classics: Cenotaph for Newton / Etienne-Louis Boullée

Minuscule clusters of visitors ascend a monumental stairway at the base of a spherical monument rising higher than the Great Pyramid of Giza. An arc …

Architecture

BCN Re.Set - Identity Pavilion / Urbanus + La Salle

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Every year, citizens of Catalonia commemorate the events of September 11th 1714, a key date in the War …

LaSalle

Design With Empathy: An Exhibit Honoring Maggie's Architecture of Cancer Care

Organized by the New York School of Interior Design, and curated for CMOA by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture, Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting …

Frank Gehry

AA Athens Visiting School 2014: Students Challenge the Static Built Environment with “Kinetic Haze”

The Architectural Association Visiting School in Athens, as part of the AI research agenda, has continued its investigations to challenge the static …

Built Environment

The North Rhine-Westphalia Contribution–Floriade 2012 / RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The region of North Rhine-Westphalia’s contribution to the exhibition at the Dutch garden show could …

Germany

Endesa World Fab Condenser / MARGEN-LAB

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> ENDESA WORLD FAB CONDENSER is a thermodynamic prototype, a bioclimatic dome now installed in the …

Tour a Building a Day Throughout Archtober

If you live in or plan to visit New York City during the month of October, we suggest you set aside some time to participate in one of Archtober’s …

MIT Beaver Works / Merge Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This multi-use research and collaboration space was developed for students, faculty, and technical …

Fabrication

INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 2)

CRAB studio’s Abedian School of Architecture and Clive Wilkinson’s “endless” office table are two of four INSIDE Awards winners announced on day two …

Australian Universities

Transparent Landscape / UnSangDong Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> No place is formed without the origin, the past, and the construction. Everything is composed by …

Design

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project - a 200 square meter small chapel, is located in Wanjing Garden along Nanjing’s Riverfront. …

Architecture

Orizzontale Illuminates Outdoor Theater with Recycled Keg Wall at MAXXI

<b>Orizzontale</b>, winners of the 2014 Young Architects Program (YAP), have transformed the MAXXI’s piazza Boetti with an “8 1/2” meter-tall mobile theater …

Alcohol

JA House / Maria Ines Costa + Filipe Pina

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located on the north-center of Portugal, the house was meant to combine the rural and the urban …

Kwel Ka Baung School / a.gor.a Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In the lime-green landscape of Mae Pa (Mae Sot, Northern Thailand), right by a round pond and its lotus …

Regulation

OS31 Designs Pop-Up Restaurant on a Frozen River

UK architects OS31 have recently won a competition to design RAW:almond, “the first ever outdoor dining restaurant on a frozen body of water.” The …

Architecture