It's Hard To Believe This Gorgeous Home Is Actually a Doll House

If you're already feeling self-conscious about the tiny one-bedroom apartment you call home, this stunning sixth-scale house designed for dolls or action figures isn't going to make you feel any better about your living arrangements. But it will give you something to aspire to one day, because this isn't Barbie's… » 11/24/14 4:14pm Yesterday 4:14pm

The world's oldest basketball court has iron poles in the middle of it

Basketball is famously an all-American sport (invented by a Canadian). But thanks to an odd twist of fate and the YMCA, the world's oldest surviving basketball court is actually in France. Tucked away in a neighborhood of Paris, the handsome facility has parquet floors and iron pillars running down the middle of it.… » 11/20/14 1:07pm Thursday 1:07pm

6 Ways the World's Mega-Cities Could Deal With Explosive Growth

People are moving into cities at an astounding rate—so fast, not even the cities themselves will be able to keep up. A new show at the Museum of Modern Art opens this week to examine how that explosive growth will affect six cities globally: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, and New York City. » 11/19/14 9:20am 11/19/14 9:20am

This Clever Wardrobe Hides An Entire Apartment

Thanks to the increasing price of real estate in almost every growing city, apartments are growing smaller by the year. But thankfully, architects are getting more crafty with every reduction in size. Previously, I'd have written off an 8 square meter apartment as impossibly tiny for anything but my pet hamster — but… » 11/18/14 11:13pm 11/18/14 11:13pm

How New York City's Skyline Will Look in 2018

The supertall boom in New York City is happening. Although we've seen a few different visualizations of how this might look, here's a series of brand-new images that puts the changing skyline in perspective, with two dozen proposed or under-construction supertalls that will irrevocably change the New York City skyline… » 11/17/14 2:13pm 11/17/14 2:13pm

In New Book, Architecture Photography Is More Than Pretty Buildings

When Nicephore Niepce created the first ever photograph of the world in 1826, he chose to point his camera at a building. Architecture has been an iconic subject of photography from the very beginning, and Phaidon's new book, Shooting Space, surveys how artists new and established are looking at man-made structures. » 11/04/14 4:54pm 11/04/14 4:54pm

Our First Look at the Radical Design of George Lucas' Art Museum

A few months ago, noted traditionalist George Lucas surprised everyone by announcing he had chosen the avant-garde architect Ma Yansong to design his Museum of Narrative Art. Today in Chicago, we got a first look at what Lucas and Ma have in mind—and it could transform Chicago's lakeshore. » 11/03/14 6:00pm 11/03/14 6:00pm

SimCity IRL: Be the Mayor Of Your Own Tiny 3D-Printed Metropolis

Automobile enthusiasts can collect die-cast cars, animal lovers can collect plush toys, but architecture fans can't really collect towering skyscrapers or sprawling art galleries. And that's what inspired Steve Fox, an architecture enthusiast himself, to create a collection of tiny noteworthy 3D-printed buildings that… » 11/01/14 7:24pm 11/01/14 7:24pm

Dubai's Newest Twin Towers Will Look Like a Pair of Blunts

Economic downturn be damned, this pair of spliff-shaped buildings are determined to rise high on the Dubai horizon. While they won't give the Burj Khalifa a run for its money, these twin towers are already being touted as the world's tallest duo. I hope they will be nicknamed the Dubai Brothers. Get it, because Dubai… » 10/29/14 5:36pm 10/29/14 5:36pm

Inside Muji's Beautiful, Affordable Prefab Houses

The Japanese retailer Muji has built a cult following by offering nearly any object you could want in your home for not much money and proportionately great design. Now, the company is offering one more item to its line of 7,500 housewares: Actual houses. And there's a very good economic reason for the ambitious new… » 10/28/14 9:20am 10/28/14 9:20am

Hydroceramic Walls Could Cool Buildings By Sweating Like Human Skin

Our reliance on air conditioning, however magical an innovation, has become a serious environmental burden. Which is why researchers in Barcelona designed a material they say can naturally cool rooms by about 5 degrees Celsius, using a moisture-absorbing polymer that "sweats" much like our own body. » 10/23/14 5:40pm 10/23/14 5:40pm