If you don't have a lot of space with which to work when designing an apartment, you have to be creative. Architecture firm ICOSA has certainly done that with its Domino Loft. A multi-functional space in a small condo combines a bedroom, a guest bed, a dining space, a work area and a closet.
Australia's Austin Maynard Architects (formerly Andrew Maynard Architects) regularly designs some of the most interesting and quirky homes around. Its latest project, dubbed Mills, the toy management house, is no exception, and involves an extension to a Melbourne terrace that adds storage space, sustainable features, and a strong sense of fun.
A pedestrian bridge adjacent to New York'sHigh Line is home to a compelling new light sculpture. Prismatic_NYC by Hyphen-Labs in collaboration with Interior Architects comprises rotating prisms of LEDs that move and change based on the weather.
The walls and roof of William McDonough's ICEhouse were assembled in just a few days and the whole structure in just nine days. And where conventional houses typically create a lot of waste when they come to the end of their lives, this home was designed to eliminate waste and for its materials to be reusable.
Along with the Burj Khalifa, the Palm islands and the World, the Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai's most iconic sights. Completed in 1999, the hotel is now about to receive a huge upgrade in the form of a 10,000-sq m, 5,000 tonne luxury sundeck that's currently enroute from a shipyard in Finland.
Snøhetta, the firm behind the impressively efficient ZEB Pilot House, has joined forces with architects Stantec to build a new library for Philadelphia's Temple University. It features an attractive design inspired by ancient Greek academies and is topped by a large green roof and terraced area.
When Middlesex, UK, home owners Erica and Peter suffered their fifth flood in 2014, they had to do something. Deciding that they loved their River Thames-based home far too much to move, the couple commissioned architecture firm BAT Studio to build a greenhouse that could double-up as a flood-proof safe place to store their belongings.
Foster + Partners recently began work on a new mixed-use 53 story skyscraper in Dubai's International Financial Center district. Due for completion in late 2018, the US$1 billion ICD Brookfield Place is slated for LEED Gold certification.
Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture and Department of Transportation are seeking writers to take part in an unusual artist's residency in the northwest tower of the city's Fremont Bridge. The selected writer will receive US$10,000 to work in the space for three months.
For those unable to see New York City's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in person, an online visit may be the next best thing. Google recently added the iconic museum to Street View, enabling users to virtually walk through its rotunda and check out selected artworks.