The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has unveiled 20 high-end homes that will take part in its annual House of the Year competition. From a half-buried London house that sports a mirrored facade, to a Jersey home that draws design cues from Napoleonic and WWII-era fortresses, the competition highlights the best of British residential architecture.
The Museum of London has outgrown its current digs at the Barbican Estate and is set to relocate to the city's West Smithfield area by 2021. A shortlist of six potential designs for the new museum were recently unveiled, including submissions by BIG, Caruso St John Architects, and Studio Milou.
The prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a brand-new international award that highlights the best new buildings from around the world. The institute has selected 30 buildings varying in size, cost, and style – each of which displays architectural innovation and excellence.Read More
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid has passed away suddenly from a heart attack in Miami, Florida, following her hospitalization for bronchitis. Hadid was 65 years old and is widely considered the most important female architect of all time. Let's look back on some of her most memorable works.Read More
A dozen Los-Angeles-based architecture firms have turned their design expertise toward creating quirky shelters for homeless cats. The Architects for Animals Giving Shelter event was conceived to raise funds for FixNation: a Los Angeles charity that spays and neuters homeless cats to reduce cat populations humanely.Read More
It's not every day that an architectural firm gets to design a building that closely represents a company's end product. But that's exactly what Austrian firm Coop Himmleb(l)au did with the design of a new building appropriately titled "House of Bread" (or "Haus des Brotes" in German) for international baking brand Backaldrin.Read More
Designers at French automotive manufacturer, Renault, have ceated a concept car to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of France’s best-known 20th century architect Le Corbusier, dubbed the Coupé Corbusier. With a long, high-level hood, a low glasshouse cockpit, and dihedral doors hinged at the rear, the Coupé Corbusier is a melange of geometric shapes and rounded angles that reflect the signature style of the great architect.Read More
Architects and designers who attended the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) in New York this past week got a first hand look at how augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) can be used in their respective industries. For the first time in the festival’s seven year history, an AR/VR lounge was set up separate from the traditional film screenings to showcase short films that illustrated the immersive abilities of both of these technologies.Read More
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