Rem Koolhaas' new building in Rotterdam is in reality three towers joined by common spaces into a single massive unit that contains offices, apartments, and a hotel. More than a normal skyscraper it feels like a chunk of the Death Star teleported to the Netherlands.
De Rotterdam, a massive tower designed by Rotterdam darling Rem Koolhaas, has opened. It is the city's largest building—a little bit of Manhattan, in Rotterdam. It's also, in an odd way, a tribute to the original World Trade Center.
Check out the sensual curves and dazzling sheen of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by architect Frank Gehry. It's the most significant work of architecture in the past 30 years, according to experts. Check out some others below.
One solitary Transformer has taken over one of Seoul's oldest buildings. This bizarre-looking building can become a movie theater, a fashion exhibition, a live performance space, and maybe a killer robot.
Lots of things are wigging me out about the burned up CCTV building. Are fireworks that dangerous? What will happen with all that debris? And WHY are they censoring news of it over here?
Guess what's happening in China? Beijing's CCTV headquarters, the Rem Koolhaas building, is at a major fire risk. Fireworks, from the last day of New Years celebrations here, could be the culprits. Updated
China cultural fun fact: People here love giving nicknames to buildings. With all the avante-garde architecture around, sometimes the nicknames are less than complimentary. The new CCTV building is now trying hard to not be known as "Hemorrhoids."
Click to viewThis gleaming hunk of urban development is about to rise on an artificial, perfectly square island off the coast of Dubai. Engineers in the coastal country are already adept at building islands — Dubai possesses three artificial island developments, including one made of house-sized islets that form the…