Alabama architecture students convert historic bank into library for rural town

A brick bank building in Alabama dating to the early 1900s has been transformed into a community library by Rural Studio, a student design-build programme dedicated to social projects.

The Newbern Library is located in a town of the same name with less than 200 residents, and was converted by ...read more

Footage reveals demolition of Robin Hood Gardens

This exclusive video footage shot by Dezeen shows a huge section of the brutalist Robin Hood Gardens estate being torn apart by a demolition claw.

Destruction of the seminal 1970s estate in east London, designed by architects Alison and Peter Smithson, first began in August 2017. But the ...read more

Soon, Architects Will Be Able to Create 3D Models From Inside Their VR Headset

Courtesy of Redshift

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What's Here Now: Visualization

At a dedicated VR station inside the Los Angeles office of John A. Martin & Associates, where I am a Building Information Modeling (BIM) director, colleagues strap on eye-tracking ...read more

CityLife Shopping District / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Reflective holiday home by Tatiana Bilbao hides among trees in Mexico

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao has used mirrored glass, along with rammed earth and clay bricks, to create a vacation home that blends with its wooded site in Monterrey.

Los Terrenos, or The Terrains, is located on a forested hillside in the northern Mexican city. The residence is near ...read more

Foster + Partners staggers limestone towers to create roof terraces with sea views in...

Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Lebanon, a trio of limestone-clad residential towers in downtown Beirut with views out over the Mediterranean, and a McLaren car showroom in its base.

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Good Design Does Have Economic Value—No Matter What Critics of Contemporary Architecture Say

Yale University Sculpture Building / Kieran Timberlake. Image © Peter Aaron/Esto

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Nevertheless, I'm mostly concerned with D'Aprile's basic argument: If there's a problem with contemporary architecture, “the problem is actually not aesthetic. It is, fundamentally, a ...read more

Sculpture Studio / Modus Studio + El Dorado

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Iwan Baan photographs MAD's Chaoyang Park Plaza in the Beijing haze

These images taken by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan capture the mountainous forms of MAD's new Beijing skyscraper complex against a humid August sky.

Baan's photographs show the 10 rounded structures that make up the 220,000-square-metre Chaoyang Park Plaza – completed by MAD earlier this year – ...read more

The Stories Behind 7 of the Most Iconic Eyeglasses in Architecture

Eyeglasses: the quintessential accessory of the architect. They are mini pieces of architecture you can wear, and an outward expression of your inner persona. Whether they be square, round, or wire-frame, black, white, tortoiseshell, or bright neon tones, they represent our ...read more

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