Challenged to design a residence with an awkward access angle, Polish architects Kwk Promes responded with a meandering sunken driveway that leads under and inside the neo-modern Aatrial House.
In artistic response to Flint, Michigan’s economic housing crisis, designers from Two Islands have created a reflective memorial of the town’s staggering amount of homes lost to foreclosure.
Designed by Khosla Associates for relaxation and meditative reflection, this South Indian vacation home in the village of Chowara crowns the top of a steep cliff, claiming an uninterrupted view of the Arabian Sea below
Daring to combine function with form, Italian architect Paolo Venturella has designed the twisting and tilting Twilt Tower to challenge its conventionally rigid neighbor, the Eurosky Tower.
The Villa of Överby rests in Sweden atop a steep, naturally rocky countertop overlooking the Kattegat Bay. The home’s modern lines were designed by architect John Robert Nilsson to noticeably diverge from the tumultuous landscape.
Shigeru Ban is one of Japan’s most accomplished and innovative architects, known for his use of Western and Eastern influences, themes, forms and methods of building to design beautiful, ultra-modernist structures, and maybe more so now, his works using different materials for building, particularly paper.
To eliminate this separation between us and these vaporous creatures, Tetsuo Kondo Architects and Transsolar created Cloudscapes at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. The 20-foot tall Cloudscape is wrapped in a transparent elastic vinyl to provide a surreal experience.
Fogo Island of Newfoundland, Canada is home to many gentlefolk, old european traditions, and untainted landscapes, but it is now one of the many rural communities on the brink of poverty.
The Festival Hall designed by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects has been the long-awaited companion to the Passion Playhouse (Passionsspielhaus) in Erl, Austria. This new addition finally allows the Tyrolean Festival to seasonally relocate and spill into the winter months.
Designed by 3LHD Architects, the contemporary House U lends itself as a new fixture to the Dalmation Coast in Croatia.
Having already gone all out to impress the world with the largest shopping mall, tallest building, and manmade palm-shaped islands, Dubai is now spilling into the sea to offer tourists the unusual opportunity to sleep (safely) with the fishes in an underwater hotel.
India’s National Center For Antarctic And Ocean Research has built its third research center in Antarctica, this time on the northeast side of the continent, and made out of 134 repurposed shipping containers.
OAB architect Carlos Ferrater has built a minimalistic single-family home in Alcanar, Spain for his photographer brother, José Manuel Ferrater.
Visual artist Olivier Ratsi’s project Anarchitecture rebels against conventional relationships between the artist, the artwork, and the observer.
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An economically green material called photocatalytic concrete is sprouting up in cities across the world to help clean up air pollution. The air-cleansing concrete acts as a catalyst to speed up the natural reactions that turn pollutants into harmless compounds.
Wikihouse is an open source construction community that allows anyone to design, print, and build their own structures, making personally designed architecture both accessible and affordable.
Designers and scientists from the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT are working on ways to reconfigure how we design, assemble and autocorrect structures in our everyday world.
What do you get when you combine nature and machine? Researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter group have asked themselves that same question. Their answer, a dome created from silk fibers woven by a robotic arm, and finished by live silk worms.
The World’s greenest commercial building made its debut on Earth Day in Seattle.