The Pritzker Prize was announced this morning, an award many consider the highest honor for design. This year’s prize went to Alejandro Aravena, a Chilean architect you may not know—but definitely should.
Selling a big urban idea isn’t easy. More than ever, architects rely on jaw-dropping images to convince their clients to spend millions on their projects. And to do it, they fill their fantastical renderings with people—people who have a story all their own.
Qatar's overtly yonic soccer stadium, a global architectural symbol of the forthcoming 2022 World Cup, has seen its share of the nation's staggering number of construction deaths: more than 500 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar since January 2012. This week, the stadium's architect—Zaha Hadid—said, well, it's…
How is this possible? The American Institute of Architects, the largest and most influential architecture organization in the country, had never, ever awarded a Gold Medal—its highest honor, which it has been bestowing upon architects since 1907—to a woman. Until now.
Here's a cute little animation video that'll teach you the ABC's of architecture. Like, literally. Its an alphabetical list of the most important architects along with their most famous buildings. Can you guess who was under W?
The incredible rate of production for the war effort during the 1940s meant that Americans had to make certain sacrifices. The government instituted a rationing program for products like gasoline, meat, butter and rubber, and citizens were encouraged to plant "victory gardens" to grow their own food. It was common for…
Sleepbox is a self-contained hotel room for airports and other public places. Designed by Russian architects at the Arch Group, each Sleepbox has all the amenities you need to catch some shut eye while you wait for your next flight.
Is it just me, or does this new building in Aomori look like a rectangular version of everybody's favorite Adam's Family member?
Most apps appear in the App Store with little fanfare. Information Architects' Writer arrived with a manifesto. In it, the group outlines the many decisions they made in their quest to design the perfect writing environment for the iPad.
So, una buncha de architectos have inventados a heat-resistant glue for erecciones, have they? (My real Spanish is pretty damn good, I'm just playing to the gallery, you understand.) Well, why am I not surprised it's a Spanish invention?
We love MAD architects-creators of crazy buildings and giant killer wasps skyscrapers-because they are truly mad, like their latest concept. Presented as a gigantic model at the 11th Venice Biennale, the Super Star City is a "mobile China Town" that can be deployed all over the planet to "inject the energy of China to…
A mixture of traditional concrete and fiber-optics, TranslucentConcrete (not to be confused with translucent concrete—yes, I know) can be used by architects to make load-bearing walls a little more see-through than they normally are. Check the amazing effects in the gallery below.