architecture

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Homeownership has been on the decline in the United States, drifting down to 64.8% in the first quarter of 2014, per the Census Bureau’s report earlier this year.

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Rendering of the new US Embassy in London

Some politicians are concerned that the new initiative to build better-designed United States embassies isn’t just expensive, it’s putting employees in danger.

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In the 19th century, an Italian artist created an architectural alphabet in which letters are depicted as monumental structures.

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Post image for Architecture That Doesn’t Only Live in Nature But Is Made of It

Inspired by bird nests or vanishing building techniques, architecture based on natural materials is an expanding focus in both sculpture garden and urban landscape.

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Renderings of Zootopia, Givskud, Denmark, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group

Imagine a zoo where animals are free to roam while humans quietly observe. Danish architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) set out to make this a reality with their plan for redesigning Zootopia, a zoo in the city of Givskud.

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Post image for What the New York Skyline Will Look Like in 2020

New York City’s iconic skyline continually changes, even if the most adored landmarks still date from the early part of the 20th century.

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Post image for Rethinking the Billboard as a Home

Billboards are commanding territory all over the world, offering just a blaring message in their occupation. Some designers have been looking at how to better use this advertising infrastructure, with Slovakia’s Designdevelop proposing a use for the space as small-scale residences for the homeless.

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Post image for Art Deco Behemoths Communicate from NYC to the World

Far from being obsolete, New York City’s early 20th century communication infrastructure has been transformed into internet data centers. Two of its most gargantuan structures are the Western Union and AT&T Long Lines buildings in Lower Manhattan, constructed between 1928 and 1932 under the design of architect Ralph Walker.

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Post image for Trying to Save a Doomed Architectural Babel

Perhaps modeling what would be the architectural icon of your country’s capital off the infamous Tower of Babel isn’t the best idea. But it wasn’t superstition that brought down the gargantuan spiral of El Helicoide — or the Helix — in Caracas, Venezuela. It was economics, politics, and the continuing shadow of surveillance and secrecy.

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Post image for The Radical and Contagious Ideas of Lebbeus Woods

The long-awaited exhibition Lebbeus Woods, Architect at the Drawing Center presents works spanning over 35 years of Lebbeus Woods’s radical architecture.

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