Architecture

Most Influential Buildings of 2017 Photos

It's not easy to narrow down the most influential buildings of any given year to just ten—and 2017 was no exception. Throughout the world, some of the biggest names in architecture, along with a few rising stars, completed structures that seem destined to withstand the test of time. And though we …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

HillSide House

The goals for this project were multi-faceted and ambitious- Design a new, modern, sustainable and energy efficient home that had the highest level of craft and attention to detail. The floor plan is open and spacious, providing function and flexibility, three of the five bedrooms are designed with …

Home Decorating

A Marketer’s Dilemma: Detecting and Creating Demand

If you are in marketing for a lender or any institution that markets itself to people who are thinking about the renovation to offer your company’s …

Home

These Newly Constructed Works Are Competing to Become World's Best Building

A reimagined silo in Cape Town, a vertical forest in Milan, and a concert hall in Antwerp are among the architectural works vying for the title of World’s Best Building.<p>The Royal Institute of British Architects—an international membership organization dedicated to the advancement of …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Light and the City

Sun Triangle, NYC / FlickrThe urban heat island effect, which causes cities to be 2-8 degrees warmer than nearby rural areas, is just one example of …

Landscape Architecture

Foster + Partners staggers limestone towers to create roof terraces with sea views in Beirut

Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Lebanon, a trio of limestone-clad residential towers in downtown Beirut with views out over the …

Foster and Partners

The Best Architecture of 2017: Buildings of Quiet Ambition

This year in architecture saw no major buildings launched with the kind of hoopla that in 2016 greeted Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub (the Occulus) and David Adjaye’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. And that’s probably a good thing.<p>Aspirational …

Opinion

dwg`s Night Garden creates a space for dreaming

Night gardens are spaces for dreaming. The design team at dwg. transformed a stretch of Austin’s urban creek into a dream about that creek’s …

Gardening

“Splash Pad Urbanism” and 2017’s other notable developments in landscape architecture.

This was a breakout year for landscape architecture, as well as a period of great trial. The innovative melding of design and ecology at SCAPE earned firm founder Kate Orff a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, a first for a landscape architect. Landscape architecture designed to address …

Urbanism

Foster + Partners wins competition to extend Marseille Airport with 22-metre-high glazed hall

Foster + Partners has won a competition to extend Marseille Provence Airport with a 22-metre-high glazed hall, which is conceived to serve up to 12 …

Foster and Partners

Who Should Win the 2018 Pritzker Prize?

The end of 2017 is nearly upon us, and with the start of 2018 comes speculation about who will be the next Pritzker Prize winner. Will the jury honor …

Design

This new green building may be just the thing to help a Florida town stand up to climate change. Or not.

Green Buildings

Media officer at RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects is looking for a media officer to join its London office. <br>More ›

Design

Zen Light

This North Boulder ranch style house circa 1956 was lacking spacial flow, and most importantly, life affirming daylight. The family of three desired a home that lived inside to outside while enhancing their life centered around the kitchen. Yin and yang counter-folded gestures are repeated at …

Home Decorating

Dezeen's top 10 houses of 2017

We featured more than 500 weird and wonderful houses on Dezeen in 2017. For our review of the year, editor Amy Frearson recalls her top 10, including …

Home Decorating

ShieldX Adds Microsoft Azure Support and Advanced Micro-segmentation Capabilities to its APEIRO Cloud Security Product

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Infosec--The ShieldX APEIRO cloud security platform now offers new advanced micro-segmentation & supports MS Azure in …

Amazon Web Services

Inside the Shanghai building that moves

One of the most bizarre buildings you'll ever see is in Shanghai. It's a type of kinetic building, meaning the building changes shape over time. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This building moves. Ths Fosun Foundation is a kinetic building in Shanghai. It was designed by Foster + Partners …

Foster and Partners

Pros and Cons of 5 Popular Kitchen Flooring Materials

This article is from our Most Popular stories file.<p>Not all kitchen floors are created equal. As much as we’d like every floor to have exceptional …

Renovations

"I'd love to buy this home someday just to demolish it"

An oast house-inspired dwelling in Kent chosen by the Royal Institute of British Architects as the winner of 2017's House of the Year competition …

Design

'3beirut' by foster + partners is a lime stoneclad residential development in lebanon

<b>foster and partners has completed ‘3 beirut’, a sustainable residential and retail development in the heart of the city that responds directly to the</b> …

Foster and Partners

Villa SG21 by FilliéVerhoeven Architects

Villa SG21 – Uncompromising yet sustainable architecture by FilliéVerhoeven Architects.<p>For those staring at this fine, old vehicle in the front, no …

Design

Starchitect Richard Meier’s must-haves — just don’t ask him about Andy Warhol

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier, 83, has been making modern masterpieces for more than 50 years — and shows no signs of slowing down. …

Lifestyle

Untapped Staff Reads: America's First-Ever Electronically Lit Christmas Tree, Greatest Skyscrapers Never Built - Untapped Cities

<b>New York City Was Home to America’s First-Ever Electrically Lit Christmas Tree [6sqft]:</b> At a townhouse on East 36th Street in 1882, the first …

Christmas Trees

Dezeen's top 10 skyscrapers of 2017

Architecture editor Jessica Mairs continues our review of 2017 with 10 skyscrapers that made their mark this year, from the unapologetically tall to …

Herzog & de Meuron

See Scale Models of the Greatest Skyscrapers Never Built

A new exhibition is full of diminutive versions of big buildings and even bigger ideas.<p>In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright summoned reporters to a press …

Culture

Lessons Learned from the First Generation of Net-Zero Communities

The first generation of net-zero communities, which were designed to add no carbon to the atmosphere, are entering their second decade. Beddington …

Landscape Architecture

MVRDV Unveils Pixelated Mixed-Use Community Around BIG-Designed Plaza in Abu Dhabi

MVRDV has teamed up with local architects Dewan Architects + Engineers to create Pixel, a 76,000-square-meter (818,000-square-foot) mixed-use …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

RIBA Announces 2017 President's Medals for World's Best Student Projects

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of their 2017 President’s Medals honoring the world’s best student …

Silver Medal

Martha Tsigkari | Foster + Partners

Martha is a partner, working in the Applied Research + Development group. She is a specialist in a wide range of areas including performance-driven …

Foster and Partners

Bitcoin Now the Sixth Most Valuable Currency in the World - Factor

Over the years we’ve seen a plethora of futuristic housing concepts, usually sleek affairs combining steel and glass with organic curves and hidden …