Washington DC's Very Own High Line Will Clean Its Dirty River Water

The Anacostia River that runs through Washington DC has historically been known as, well, not the cleanest river in the country. A new elevated park straddling the river plans to filter the dirty water with a waterfall feature (apparently projected with Frederick Douglass's face). It's the winning design announced… » 10/16/14 4:30pm 10/16/14 4:30pm

Watch a Teensy Micro-Apartment Transform Into a Five Room Suite

The 43-story De Rotterdam is Europe's largest building. Inside, however, it's a study in how to live inside a small space: The behemoth's tiniest unit is only 645 square feet, yet because it's kitted out with incredible transforming furniture, it functions like a five room apartment. » 3/03/14 2:00pm 3/03/14 2:00pm

Shenzhen's Massive Floating Stock Exchange Is as Dynamic as Its Tenant

Financial institutions—and stock exchanges in particular—are usually designed to project an image of stability. Not so in Shenzhen, where OMA's new Stock Exchange is set to open in a few weeks. Unlike the staid Neoclassicism of Wall Street, Shenzhen is getting one of the most structurally daring buildings of the… » 4/19/13 11:00am 4/19/13 11:00am

Staggered Skyscraper Planned for NYC Looks Like an Etch-a-Sketch…

Is it just me, or does this high-rise » 9/16/08 12:20pm 9/16/08 12:20pm set to go up at 23 East 22nd Street in NYC look like it was designed on an Etch-a-Sketch by a dude who had too much coffee? Believe it or not, 18 families will undoubtedly pay a fortune to live here when the OMA designed project is completed in 2010. While the base of the…

China Television HQ Done, Looks as Crazy as the Renderings

The facade of China Central Television Headquarters is now complete, just in time to look pretty tomorrow, when the world turns its eyes on Beijing's Olympic Games. The 6.45 million-square-feet complex looks as amazing as the original renderings, defying gravity with its two leaning towers connected by two massive… » 8/07/08 9:15am 8/07/08 9:15am

Hamburg Science Centre and Aquarium Makes Us Go Ooooooooo

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture has designed this stunning 247,569-square-foot Science Centre for the Hamburg Hafencity, which is part of the Hamburg harbor, one of the largest ports in the world. The stunning ring design is composed of 10 modular blocks, and it will include a science theater, aquarium,… » 1/29/08 7:12am 1/29/08 7:12am