Who needs boring bricks? The house of the future will be made of trouser legs, VHS tapes and blowtorched carpet tiles. Oliver Wainwright visits the home in Brighton made almost entirely of rubbish
Audaciously sculptural or pared down and pristine, these 10 great feats of architectural ingenuity are pushing the field in bold new directions
Thailand's green building scene took a while to take off, but it has a bright future driven by the bonus construction area allotted to new buildings that apply under the Thai Green Building Institute's (TGBI) criteria.
A new gallery by 163.com of 21 of the craziest buildings in China shows off some of the buildings constructed in recent decades that have been causing a stir.
The most daring piece of public art ever commissioned in the UK, Turning the Place Over is artist Richard Wilson's most radical intervention into architectur...
Kansas City Library - Kansas Although the idiom does explicitly say that you should never judge a book by its cover, in the case of Kansas City Library, we reckon it's quite alright if we do. Featuring 22 classic titles, such as Lord of the Rings, To Kill a Mockingbird and Charlotte's Web, the book-...
Antoni Gaudí (1852 – 1926), the Catalán architect known for his distinctive, fantastical style, and – of course – for his magnum opus, the unfinished Sagrada Família, would have turned 162 today. Heavily influenced by religion and the forms,...
Green bonds are becoming a more and more attractive way of financing low carbon projects with the supply doubling in value this year.
Architects: WORKac Location: 150 Varick Street, New York, NY, USA Architects In Charge: Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Sam Dufaux Area: 50,000 sqft Year: 2014 Photographs: Bruce Damonte, Raymond Adams Project Team: Tamicka Marcy, Julcsi Futo, Beth O’...
“Green” appears to be the order of the day in this era of eco-friendly living, especially for companies in search of office space in key Philippine cities.
This article concerning driving factors affecting performance on green building and design projects has been written by Bhushan Avsatthi, associate director for Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services. Sustainable building design and construction has been highly acclaimed in recent times. We witness lots of architects opting for green building design and construction, considering the environmental essentials and social responsibility
By next year, as much as 48% of new non-residential building construction will be green, according to estimates. Sustainable architecture is no longer rare.
Giant floating duck could provide solar energy for Copenhagen
The idea of a giant solar-panel-covered duck supplying a European city with renewable energy may sound bizarre to most regular folk (dare I say “quackers”?
When it's time to build your own home and money's no object, use one of these ten top architects to design it.
The role architecture plays in our everyday lives is astronomical. From the cool houses we marvel at on Freshome’s pages to historical & iconic buildin
Architecture is a fascinating line of industry that is rife with creative opportunity. Throughout history we have seen countless innovative designs from all over the world, from historical architecture of the past to the downright bizarre, the realm of building design is certainly a multi-faceted one. However, it’s not all about looks when it comes…
How soon can China's real estate market bounce back?
Take a tour of Parking Garage Shaped Like Bookshelf - Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, United States - part of the World's Greatest Attractions tra...
As fears of global warming induced population displacement are steadily realized, the allure of waterborne aquatecture becomes more and more enticing. Designed by Alexander Asadov, this incredible floating Aerohotel features a lighter-than-air aesthetic that
In a net zero energy building the total amount of energy used by the building annually, is roughly equal to the renewable energy created on site.
1,350 sq m complex for science, arts and business centres on 3D full dome theatre
Location: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Hoogstraat, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
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A small terrace house is hosting what is believed to be the world’s first building integrated solar system that generates electricity as well as heat.
Henning Larsen Architects takes a holistic approach to building design by reducing the overall environmental impact while designing the new Oslo Headquarters, in Norway…