Starchitects, Bridges, Drought: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Starchitects don't build 'em like they used to—and now one's getting sued for it. Chris Christie remains in troubled waters over a bridge. And if you thought the Polar Vortex was bad, how about the looming Emergency Drought? It's all this week in What's Ruining Our Cities. » 1/17/14 7:00pm 1/17/14 7:00pm

Anyone can take a tour of this waste treatment plant in Valencia, Spain, to check out its automatized trash-sorting systems. The Israeli architects who designed the 759,600-square-foot system describe it as a public observatory, a place to "contemplate" contemporary life. After all, some archaeologists claim that… » 1/02/14 3:15pm 1/02/14 3:15pm

Living Here Must Be Like Living In Your Own Apple Store

At first I thought this gorgeous minimalist home—an L-shaped house designed around a flat courtyard and swimming pool—was the perfect 3D architectural porn. But like other dream houses that we will never have, it's real. » 8/31/10 3:40pm 8/31/10 3:40pm