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CHYBIK+KRISTOF wins competition to design new Administrative Centre for the Czech Forestry Commission

CHYBIK+KRISTOF Architects & Urban Designers has won a competition to design the new administrative centre of the Czech Forestry Commission in Hradec …

Academy Museum Switches Builders for Construction of Final 'Sphere' Phase (Exclusive)

MATT Construction has won a bid to construct the sphere that will be the signature architectural aspect of the long-gestating museum, and is set to …

See the plans for Toulouse's first skyscraper - a futuristic spiralling tree-lined tower

A futuristic tower has been planned for Toulouse that features a design with a beautiful spiralling, tree-lined pattern.<p>Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the Occitanie Tower will stand at a proposed 150 metres above the Canal du Midi in the heart of Toulouse’s business sector, and is set to be the …

This Skyscraper Could Ruin New York's Skyline

The proposed "Big Bend"—the world's longest building—would straddle Billionaires' Row<p>The tallest building in the world? Been there, done that. But what about constructing the <i>longest</i> building? That's a feat one architectural firm hopes to achieve via the "Big Bend," a new kind of skyscraper that …

30 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime

Buildings may be some of the most impressive works of art we have.<p>After sinking untold sums of money into their construction, we can walk through the …

Shiver me timbers! Astounding wooden architecture – in pictures

From a chunky Russian dacha to Renzo Piano’s evocative turrets in the South Pacific, these inventive buildings celebrate the oldest and most malleable of construction materials. Here are a few of the finest specimens from a new book by designer William Hall – who has written tomes devoted to …

The World's 10 Most Incredible Buildings Made Entirely of Wood Photos

Photo: Hundven-Clements Photography<p>At once humble and luxurious, raw and refined, wood—in all its many forms—is surely one of the most versatile materials on the planet. In fact, <i>Wood</i> (Phaidon, $49.95) is also the apt title of a forthcoming book by William Hall, which pays homage to this natural …

Plan for 725-foot River North skyscraper revealed

The 60-story project will feature a mix of condos, time-shares, hotel rooms, and retail<p>Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), the architecture firm behind Chicago’s John Hancock Center and Willis (Sears) Tower, is looking to once again leave its mark on the Windy City skyline with a new 60-story tower in …

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Hangzhou Phoenix Creative Building

Located in the northern slope of Phoenix Mountain, Zhuantang Town, Hangzhou City, Phoenix Creative Building covers an area of 4.1 hectares. It’s near the mountain and by the river. In its north, China Academy of Art radiates the circle of art and creation. In its south, there is Phoenix Creative …

Grand to grandiose: World Trade Center Hub is overblown, a lesson to think smart

It's a bird! Actually, it looks more like a cross between a stegosaurus and a porcupine.<p>For those who expected architectural greatness, not just over-the-top grandiosity, from Santiago Calatrava's $4 billion (yes, $4 billion) World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the outcome is deeply …

Rendering to Reality: BIG’s LEGO House Tops Off Brick by Brick

The dream of every child (and architect, really) is becoming a reality this fall with the unveiling of the official, life-size LEGO House in Billund, Denmark. Situated near the company’s headquarters, the building, designed by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is nearing the end …

Frank Gehry Will Design Bernard Arnault’s Towering New Art Museum in Paris

The celebrated architect and French luxury-goods magnate have teamed up to resurrect a neglected building<p>Bernard Arnault, overseer of the LVMH empire, has once again retained the services of architect Frank Gehry, this time to realize the transformation of a disused public institution into a …

Google radically scales back glassy new HQ plans, unveils conventional corporate building instead

Less than two years ago, Google unveiled plans to build a new campus project as a vast open air city replete with greenery, inside of a massive glass …

Rethinking the towers that be

Can ambitious highrise architect Jeanne Gang and big developers build a better city together?<p>There are some things we've all heard about apartment towers. You can't have a neighbourhood in a high-rise. Today's tall buildings are flimsy energy hogs. They all look the same.<p>But what if that …

62-story residential tower with rock climbing wall, cocktail bar and piano lounge opens at Manhattan West

Brookfield Property Partners announced this week the opening of The Eugene, a sky-high residential tower with its own soaring rock climbing wall and …

Gallery of Castaway Island Resort / VTN Architects - 1

Image 1 of 13 from gallery of Castaway Island Resort / VTN Architects. Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects)

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Minimalist architecture celebrated in these stunning photos

The competition was put on by EyeEm and We And The Color<p>If you’re on Instagram, you’re familiar with the artfully arranged tableaus of an “influencer’s” breakfast table, or the not-candid candid portraits of a suspiciously beautiful person frolicking in paradise, or the abstract visions of a …

9 Parking Garage Designs That Are Works of Art Photos

Parking garages, arguably the most mundane of all the civic structures, usually skew heavily toward the functional end of the architecture spectrum. There are some, however, that buck the trend with downright artful designs which prompt us to rethink what role these buildings can play in our lives. …

China Continues Replicating Iconic Structures from Around the Globe Photos

After a fair amount of criticism for its almost surreal collection of copycat architecture, China recently made headlines again for a debate over its latest foray into aesthetic duplication: a facsimile of London’s famous Tower Bridge. Photos of the bridge, a fixture in the city of Suzhou since it …