Architecture

Pursuing Perfection: 8 Glass Boxes With Beautiful Detailing

Sometimes, thinking outside the box requires looking right through it. Grounding architecture, pure forms and geometry structure ideas on space, sequence and light. Architects and designers use shapes like triangles and squares as building blocks to larger concepts. As one of the most fundamental …

Design

Solving Salk’s mystery

How scientists lifted the shadow from Louis Kahn's most famous building<p>Situated high on a bluff outside San Diego, a perfectly symmetrical canyon of raw concrete rises four stories from a travertine plaza. Down its center, a stream—known as the “channel of life”—traces a path that appears to vanish …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

5 cool buildings that will make you rethink brick

A whole new world with a very old material<p>Brick may be one of the oldest building materials around, but it deserves to be looked at with fresh eyes. Using computer software, and in some cases, even robots, architects today are deploying brick in inventive ways: perforated, pixelated, undulating, …

Ron Rojas House / Rene Gonzalez Architect

<i>From the architect.</i> The Key Biscayne Residence developed in response to its sub-tropical island environment. Pools are the principle, and …

7 of the Most Iconic Pieces of American Architecture

Skyscrapers, museums, concert halls, desert homes and more.<p>Iconic American architecture doesn't fit neatly in a box. Everything from cloud-scraping skyscrapers to flowing museums fit the bill —and those are both in the same city. Of course the are some fantastic historical pieces to look at but …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Martis Camp Residence 1

On a down-sloping wooded site in Martis Valley, this home carves a serpentine form in the topography that simultaneously provides privacy toward the street while opening towards expansive meadow and Pacific Crest mountain views beyond. The primary forms are sited to create a seamless blending of …

Design

Facebook Is Celebrating Its Astonishing Two Billion Users With a New Video. Here’s What It Means for Art.

Politics<p>The social media giant gives you a customized celebration of empathy that is really a celebration of narcissism.<p>,<p>Facebook has hit two billion …

Herzog & de Meuron

'Hansel and Gretel': Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," a conversation with architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, and the artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. Their newest …

Herzog & de Meuron

Kengo Kuma reveals plant-covered Eco-Luxury Hotel for Paris

Plants will spill out between the overlapping wooden blocks that make up the facade of this hotel, which Kengo Kuma & Associates has unveiled for a …

Herzog & de Meuron

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor wins German architecture prize

His award-winning designs include the Therme in Vals, the Kunsthaus Bregenz and the Kolumba art museum in Cologne. Peter Zumthor is the first foreign …

The bizarre and controversial 'Flintstones House' reportedly sold for $2.8 million

In May, after several years on the market, a unique house situated in the affluent town of Hillsborough, California, finally found a buyer.<p>We now know, thanks to Curbed SF, exactly how much the new owner ended up paying for it: $2.8 million.<p>Known by Bay Area locals as the "Flintstones House" for …

Business

Richard and Su Rogers's Wimbledon House Photographed by Iwan Baan

Following extensive renovations led by Philip Gumuchdjian and landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, 'Wimbledon House'—formerly known as the …

Harvard

Massive former silo transformed into concrete apartments in Copenhagen

COBE Architects wrapped the concrete building in a steel facade that acts as a climate screen<p>A 17-story grain silo has been transformed into a striking apartment building complex in Copenhagen. Designed by Danish practice COBE Architects (who also created the Krøyers Plads buildings here), the …

Lofts

The World’s Biggest Airport Will Open in 2019

The airport will cost $12 billion.<p>Beijing's new airport is set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters.<p>The Beijing New Airport, opening in …

Travel

Ethereal bubble building pops up in the middle of a Dutch forest

This gigantic bubble tucked in the middle of a forest may look like something out of a fairy tale, but it’s actually a gorgeous performance space in …

Lifestyle

An illuminated swimming pool is the centrepiece of this stunning U-shaped house

This award-winning property boasts minimalist elegance.<p><b>The central feature of this sophisticated home, situated in the quiet hamlet of Sheepway near</b> …

Swimming Pool

The EY Centre

At the heart of this project is both workplace design and city making. We have sought to make a building that reinterprets and honours the uniqueness and history of this place, positioned at the edge of Sydney’s Tank-Stream (the first water source of the colony of New South Wales). We envisaged a …

Design

Check Out The World’s Trippiest Hotel Atriums

Post-modern architect John Portman designed dramatic, vertigo-inducing interiors. Here are eight of the most stunning.<p>Saying someone is “ahead of his time” is typically regarded as a compliment. But in the case of post-modern architect John Portman, it’s somewhat backhanded: many of his buildings …

james kerwin's photographic series showcases the forgotten churches of europe

<b>‘domum dei’, meaning house of god in latin, is the third abandoned architecture photo series by british fine art photographer james kerwin.</b> in this …

Art

A Bauhaus home that seriously wows!

If you have a penchant for more unusual architecture, then you are going to be totally bowled over by the intricate lines, bold shapes and amazing …

Interior Design

How Buffalo turned architectural heritage into an engine for reinvention

Visitors can marvel at architectural gems, see ace adaptive reuse, and drink beer brewed inside a grain silo<p>During a visit to Buffalo, New York, last week, I was told that it was the easternmost Midwestern city. Which, based on a tour of its architecture and historic buildings, seemed like an …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Long Island City’s thousands of incoming apartments, mapped - Curbed NY

Long Island City is changing at a rapid clip—so fast, in fact, that a recent study found that the once-industrial neighborhood has given rise to more new apartments since 2010 than any other neighborhood in the country. The exact number of incoming apartments is a little hard to pin down, and …

Long Island

Amazing House in Surat, India

The architectural firm Design work group has just realized a residence in the city of Surat in western India. This building has many peculiarities, …

Design

A stunning 19th century chapel converted into an unbelievably glamorous home

This glorious chapel conversion in the beautiful Yorkshire city of Harrogate is a testament to the vision of the architect and the workmen who …

Lifestyle (UK)

Harry Connick Jr. mansion hits the market for $7.5 million

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Renaissance man Harry Connick Jr. and his wife Jill Goodacre Connick, used the same level of talent and work ethic he brings to his music and other professional endeavors, and the same level of grace she brought to fashion runways as a professional model, and their combined …

Houses

East Hampton cottage with ‘magical gardens’ asking $1.35M

Three bedrooms and two baths in 1,675 sq. ft.<p>A shingled cottage on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton just came on the market for $1.35 million with listing agent Joseph Macal of Sotheby’s International Realty.<p>The property includes a 1,675-square-foot structure and what the listing describes as …

Hamptons

Stefano Boeri designs "vertical forest" city to eat up China's smog

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans for a city near China's Liuzhou, featuring towers completely covered in trees and plants to combat …

Design

A pre-renovation glimpse inside Chicago’s abandoned Consumer & Century buildings

The vintage high-rises at 220 S. State Street and 202 S. State Street will see new life as 429 apartments<p>A pair of empty Loop office buildings that have long been in the hands of the federal government’s General Services Administration (GSA) are poised for a major renovation. Located at 220 S. …

The City

Miami Beach Mediterranean villa for $2.8M

Built in 1920<p>A unique Mediterranean villa on Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach has returned to the market for $2.8 million, less than a year after selling for $2.45 million in October 2016.<p>The five-bedroom home has 3,226 square feet of living space, four bathrooms, and a Moroccan-style interior, per …

Miami

A white and wood home that is oh so good!

It's no secret that white and wood is a combination that ALWAYS looks good, but today, we are going to show you a modernist home that takes things to …

Interior Design