architecture
Famous Walls Agree to Work Together

Walls have had a bit of a bad time of it of late, thanks in part to that American monster wanting to build one to keep people apart. But over here and in China work is underway to rebuild the reputation of the popular stone-based construction, with two of the world's best walls agreeing to work together. Read More >>

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Gin Wong, LA Architect Who Inspired The Jetsons, Dies at 94

You may not know the name Gin D. Wong, but you definitely know his work. He’s responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, including the Theme Building at the Los Angeles Airport (pictured above), and he even inspired the designers of the legendary 1962 animated TV show The Jetsons. Wong died on September 1st at the age of 94. Read More >>

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Wonky Office Block Wins Worst Building of 2017 Award

Congratulations of the ironic kind are due to the architect behind the Nova Victoria office block in London, which has been crowned the worst building of 2017 by this year's Carbuncle Cup assessment team. Read More >>

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London’s Garden Bridge is Dead

In news that will make our Editor want to throw a big lavish party, it's been announced that the controversial London Garden Bridge is dead. Read More >>

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Dubai’s Unfortunately Named Torch Tower Won’t Stop Catching on Fire

Some Dubai residents woke up to a familiar sight early Friday morning: flames engulfing an enormous skyscraper. In fact, the fire that spanned 50 of the 86 stories of the massive Flame Tower was all too familiar. The same skyscraper burned in 2015, and the causes appear to be related. Read More >>

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London Building Torn Apart by Earthquake or Art

Has this building been torn apart by an earthquake? Have its foundations been undermined by a pop star's super basement excavations? Or is the boring reason for the tear in its facade that it's just a bit of art? Read More >>

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Leeds Wants a Mile-Long Park on a Viaduct

The city of Leeds has got its eye on one of those floating urban walkways that New York has, with a local group suggesting that the disused, mile-long Holbeck Viaduct would be substantially lovelier than it is now were it to be turned from an abandoned relic into a lovely floating park. Read More >>

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Lord Foster Plans Temporary Parliamentary Dome for Westminster Repair Break

When or if they ever get around to stumping up the billions needed to shore up the Palace of Westminster, celebrated architect Sir Norman Foster has an idea about what to do with all the MPS. He suggests decanting the lot to a temporary glass dome built just down the road on Horse Guards Parade. Read More >>

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The 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Includes A Wicker House And A Naked Man On A Donkey

The 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist has some interesting stuff on it, including a block of flats that seems to be made out of baskets, and an underground bunker that almost certainly isn't designed for avoiding the end of the world. Read More >>

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In Wake of Grenfell Tower, Government Warns Removing Dangerous Cladding Is Just Making Things Worse

At least 80 people died in the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in June. There were many questions after the blaze was extinguished, and it was discovered that among numerous safety hazards, a particularly combustible form of cladding was used on the facade of the building in order to cut costs. Panicked landlords have begun removing the cladding from their own buildings, but according to experts, this is just making the situation more dangerous. Read More >>

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This Photographer’s Shots of Real Buildings Look Just Like Optical Illusions

Serbian photographer Nikola Olic lives and works in Dallas, Texas, but he also travels the world with a keen eye that’s always looking for unusual angles on buildings and other structures. The result is a collection of architectural photographs that look more like impossible optical illusions. Read More >>

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Lifts of the Future Will Move Sideways Without a Single Cable

One of the biggest engineering challenges of building a towering skyscraper isn’t keeping the structure from falling over, it’s moving all the people around inside of it. To improve efficiency, and facilitate the construction of even taller buildings, Germany’s ThyssenKrupp has completely redesigned lifts so that they can move sideways now, too. Read More >>

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Zillow Sends Cease and Desist Letter To McMansion Hell, the Architectural Criticism Blog We Need Right Now

Real estate aggregator site Zillow has sent a cease and desist letter to the creator of McMansion Hell, the most popular lampooner of suburban ticky-tacky monstrosities. Zillow claims that by using photos from their site, the architectural criticism blog violates their terms of service. Read More >>

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Flat Owners Try to Block Tate Modern’s Viewing Platform

Five people living in the Neo Bankside development in London are taking the Tate Modern gallery to court, in an attempt to stop tourists and locals hanging around on the viewing platform and gawping in through the large glass windows of their modern flats. Read More >>

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Garden Bridge Should Be Uprooted, Says Brutal New Report

The PR disaster that is London's Garden Bridge has hit the headlines again today after Dame Margaret Hodge's newly-released report stated it should be cancelled outright. Read More >>