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If the Shard wins the Stirling Prize next week it will be because the building heralds the open-all-hours skyscraper where Londoners can work and play, says its architect, Renzo Piano
On a recent tour of Japanese prefabricated housing factories, Mathew Aitchison was awestruck by the sophistication of Japan’s construction industry
With the price of real estate so dear, every new building in New York comes with big expectations, but this one more than most.
If trees had houses too, would we pay them more mind? Would we give them the same respect we (presumably) give our human neighbors?
Many wonder why such a prolific and famous architect as Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t have more buildings in New York City.
Rotterdam’s new €175m market hall comes complete with apartments looping over it – some peeping out of giant avocado stones. It’s proudly pop, but is it just the Comic Sans of architecture?
The farther up you look in the world of architecture, the fewer women you see.
Located in Oaxaca, Mexico, Casa Wabi is a refuge for artists and the local community, designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando
The Destruction of Mecca

The Destruction of Mecca

WHEN Malcolm X visited Mecca in 1964, he was enchanted. He found the city “as ancient as time itself,” and wrote that the partly constructed extension to the Sacred Mosque “will surpass the architectural beauty of India’s Taj Mahal.”
Sacré Bleu!: High over the treetops in the Bois de Boulogne, Frank Gehry’s contemporary art museum for a French luxury magnate is an astonishing work of architectural couture.
Manhattan had more tall buildings in 2010 than it did in 1910, but as this very cool map from Brandon Fuller shows it also had much less residential density
The Swedish way to stay green

The Swedish way to stay green

A defunct shipyard in the city of Malmo, Sweden, has been transformed into a green, sustainable district
Meet Zeynep Fadillioglu, 'first' woman to design a mosque, she Has overseen 350 projects across world, including clubs
The world's scariest stairs

The world’s scariest stairs

Watch your step as you climb these stairs, whether spiraling up mountains, narrow passageways or sky-scraping attractions.
Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks have been revealed. The award-winning proposal "Endless City" drawn up by Beijing based firm SURE Architecture could see a tower of up to...
As buildings become smarter and more responsive to their internal environment, it stands to reason that the architecture should be somewhat responsive, too. ..
When Ground Zero was finally cleared after the fall of the twin towers, New Yorkers trusted that thoughtful, ambitious urban design could make the city whole again. Why have they been so badly let down?
The world heritage site of Lalibela is key to Addis Ababa's plans to banish images of famine and boost visitor numbers

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