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If you remember this playground, your childhood was awesome
  • Architecture

If you remember this playground, your childhood was awesome

The story of Bob Leathers, the architect whose kid-designed playgrounds shaped a generation of play.

  • Architecture

These artists turned a glitch into a building

These artists turned a glitch into a building

We spoke to Zurich collective !Mediengruppe Bitnik about what architecture and performance have in common, and how they transformed a momentary digital error into permanent stone.

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Visit the world's first portable, environmental friendly private islands, courtesy of Christie's

Visit the world's first portable, environmental friendly private islands, courtesy of Christie's

By teaming up with Amillarah Private Islands and Dutch Docklands, Christie's plans to develop custom-made and environmentally sustainable islands for customers anywhere in the world.

The green roof: how ancient architecture shaped modern sustainable design
  • Architecture

The green roof: how ancient architecture shaped modern sustainable design

With a mind for ecological stability, architects are trailblazing a path toward making our buildings come to life.

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Japan rejects Zaha Hadid's Olympic Stadium for being too expensive

Japan rejects Zaha Hadid's Olympic Stadium for being too expensive

The stadium design proposed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid for the 2020 Olympics in Japan has been eliminated due to cost.

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A Beyonce-inspired skyscraper just got approved in Australia

A Beyonce-inspired skyscraper just got approved in Australia

Bey is huge in the land down under.

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Shape-shifting building material transforms when it rains

Shape-shifting building material transforms when it rains

The water-reacting laminate opens when it's sunny and closes when it pours.

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Anti-homeless spikes are protested in London

Anti-homeless spikes are protested in London

Anti-homeless spikes installed outside a Foxtons real estate office in London are being removed in response to a petition with over 21,000 signatures.

  • Architecture

Quiz: Is this a prison or a museum?

Quiz: Is this a prison or a museum?

Take this quick quiz to see if you can tell the jails in Norway and Denmark apart from contemporary cultural institutions just by looking at their exteriors.

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Google to build a human terrarium for employees

Google to build a human terrarium for employees

Google plans to build a major expansion of the Googleplex campus that includes an artificial sky.

  • Architecture

City patterns: bird's-eye view

City patterns: bird's-eye view

City Patterns examines urban landscapes, juxtaposing various cities to create a geographical tapestry. This week we examine the intricacies of cities from a bird's-eye view.

  • News

Le bon toit: French roofs going green, solar

Le bon toit: French roofs going green, solar

New commercial buildings will now be required to have roofs partially covered in plants or solar panels.