If you live in a building older than a few decades, you’ve probably daydreamed about what the world was like when it was built—or who designed it. Every once and a while, the “who” turns out to be pretty interesting. »
Most people cringe in horror at the mere mention of calculus, but one man loved it so much, he designed his Toronto dream house around it. And now the so-called “Integral House” — named after one of the key concepts in calculus — has hit the market. Asking price: a cool £11.4 million (about $17.2 million). »
Yesterday, Samsung opened a brand-new 1.1 million-square-foot building in San Jose. Home to its American R&D teams, it will house 2,000 employees. Why not take a look around? »
Have you ever wanted to meander between two spiral galaxies, or follow in the footsteps of a comet? Now visitors to southwest Scotland’s Nith Valley can do just that. Welcome to the “Crawick Multiverse,” a massive installation created by renowned landscape architect Charles Jencks that gives symbolic physical form to… »
You’re staring through a new installation at London’s V&A Museum, called Mise-en-abyme. The narrowing isn’t just perspective — those acrylic archways really are getting smaller.
“How do you build next to this beauty?” architect Liz Diller said yesterday, pointing next door to the glinting dorsal fins of Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall as she stood in front of the new Broad Museum, which she designed. »
Whether spurred by the Cold War, climate change, or just the seemingly inevitable arrival of an asteroid strike, humans have gone to extraordinary trouble to plan—and build—for the worst. »
Skyscrapers have been around for 130 years, and during that time they’ve been built one way: With investments from a few very, very wealthy investors. »
Back in 1839, public health expert J F Murray published his article The Lungs of London, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine. Even then, city dwellers appreciated the advantages of open, green spaces. Murray described the benefits of the parks of London as “great vehicles of exercise, fresh air, health, and life to the… »
Mountain huts, used by climbers to break up ascents into multi-day trips, are utilitarian in the extreme — everything has to either be flown up by helicopter, or carried over unfriendly terrain on someone’s back. »
When the recession hit the US eight years ago, the construction industry ground to a halt—and with it, the suppliers of building materials like glass. Now, boom-time architects and developers have a problem: There isn’t enough glass to go around.
Here’s the latest update for the new tallest-building contender in the US: Nordstrom Tower, the superskinny supertall under construction in Midtown Manhattan, apparently no longer aspires to have the tallest spire in the US. But it just increased its roof height, meaning it will now tower above the current-tallest… »
“Spontaneous unanimity has never been so effortlessly achieved as it was on this year’s judging panel.” Ouch. »
Before Donald Trump signed his name to today’s Republican party pledge, he put his name on buildings. Lots of buildings. Sure, presidential candidates have owned real estate before. But no other candidate has been such an ostentatious developer of a real estate empire, with so many gilded phallic structures built in… »