Contemporary architects and designers spend a lot of time imagining how we will live with the looming effects of climate change. Some of the most daring responses deal with innovative ways to live with water. Designer Justinian Khoo used his thoughts on the issue to win second place in the Redesign the World competition. Sponsored by architecture visualization software Twinmotion, the competition asks designers to rethink the workings of the entire planet.
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Tiny living doesn’t always mean giving up the pleasures of a larger home.
A daring residential concept called Oasis House imagines a home cantilevering from desert rock.
A wondrous resort called Desert Rock is the latest tourist project from the Red Sea Development Company (RSDC) in Saudi Arabia. Embedded in the mountains of Riyadh, Desert Rock is designed by Oppenheim Architecture with the intention to provide an unparalleled nature experience for visitors to the area. “We wanted to create a destination that allows guests to experience Saudia Arabia’s untouched beauty,” says John Pagano of Red Sea Development Company.
New York City could soon be getting a new skyscraper to add to its skyline.
Photographer Thibaud Poirier has been making his way across Europe to capture the incredible interiors of churches and temples.
Typical glass office buildings often struggle finding a way to allow natural light in while maintaining privacy. Architect Farhad Mirzaie and A.P.P Architects & Associates have constructed a parametric brick screen that does both. Designed for an office building in the Iranian city of Arak, Revolving Bricks Serai uses an algorithim to define the rotation of bricks on the façade.
The new 10-story residential tower, Norfolk, by Koichi Takada Architects is a perfect example of biomimcry in architecture.
Located in the slopes of Mexico's Los Picachos highlands is Casa Etérea, a serene off-grid home that combines aesthetics with...
British designer Es Devlin is behind the United Kingdom’s pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020. The UK Pavilion—also called the Poem Pavilion—features cross-laminated timber extrusions displaying poems generated by AI. The poems are displayed as illuminated text at the ends of each extrusion and are made of words submitted by guests at the exposition. Visitors can submit words in both English and Arabic for poems in either language.
Vilnius Railway Station in Lithuania is getting a dramatic redesign by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
If you’re a fan of history, art, and architecture, Florence, Italy, is an absolute must-see!