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Singapore's billion-dollar sport stadium wows architects, but can it get its turf to grow?

It's the latest landmark on Singapore's already busy skyline.<p>It features a 55,000 seater stadium, swimming pool complex and water sports facilities.<p>It's also the winner of a World Architecture award and is described by the projects chief operating officer as less of a venue and more of "a brand new …

High Street / Alta Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located at the quiet eastern suburb of Melbourne, Australia. This site is a 705 m2 rectangular block of …

8 Ultra-Low-Energy Passive Buildings Around the World

A “passive house”, from the German <i>passivhaus</i>, where the concept originated, is a way of building homes in an extremely energy-efficient manner. A …

yo yamagata architects perches MS house atop steep incline

<b>yo yamagata architects perches MS house atop steep incline</b><br>photo by forward stroke / koji okumura<br>all images courtesy of yo yamagata architects<p><b>located</b> …

Is architect Bjarke Ingels’s bold remake of the Smithsonian Castle grounds mere folly?

At Thursday’s news conference announcing a $2 billion reconfiguration of the Smithsonian Castle, architect Bjarke Ingels indulged a subtle sleight of hand. As he walked the audience through plans to connect the Castle with nearby museums and create a canted plaza with curving, upturned corners …

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

We've all heard the song, but these seven gorgeous properties imbue it with new meaning. Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey <i>together</i> -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

The Carrie Bradshaw Bra Effect

Tracking peek-a-boo lingerie.<p>Doubtlessly you could trace exposed lingerie to the Victorians and the corset or other such ilk, but if we're really talking showing your bra—during the day—for style, unabashedly, all roads lead to Carrie Bradshaw. Bradshaw either favored brightly hued multi-layer …