Barack and Michelle Obama look at Chicago's skyline. Photo: Pete Souza/Wikimedia Commons
Both national and foreign firms will compete for chance to design the Chicago-based Presidential...read more
According to Architizer, references to the region’s aqueous heritage will be made with fountains and a waterfall. Renderings courtesy of FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise.
Plans for Mexico City’s elevated park include an amphitheatre and al fresco cafés.
Renderings courtesy Ultramoderne
Dubbed Chicago Horizon, the 3,200-sf structure will feature a chin-height rooftop viewing platfor...read more
A 591-foot tube will connect the observation deck on top of the 376-foot sculpture to the ground. Rendering courtesy London Legacy Development Corporation
The city of London recently approved a proposal to add a slide to the Anish Kapoor- and Cecil Bal...read more
Renderings courtesy National Desert Storm War Memorial
The National Desert Storm Memorial Foundation has a $25 million goal for the project.
The base station is only four minutes from Snøhetta's city center, and a cable car ride up to the Virgolo Cliff wil last only a minute. Renderings by Sonaar, courtesy Snøhetta
In Snøhetta’s design, two cylindrical rings embedded into the existing topography, each at differ...read more
Photo: Unveiling of the new Messner Mountain Museum Corones. All photos courtesy Messner Mountain Museum
The museum, dedicated to legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, is embedded within Mount Kronpla...read more
The design, called Theater on the Parade, received 57% of 2,681 votes cast online, beating out Rotterdam-based Ector Hoogstad Architects’ more classical, brick-structured proposal. Renderings courtesy UNStudio
UNStudio’s Theatre on the Parade received nearly three-fifths of votes cast in contest between tw...read more
To create a sense of claustrophobia and imprisonment, the space separating the two structures starts at 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) and narrows to 50 centimeters (1.6 feet). Renderings courtesy SET Architects
The design for the memorial in Bologna, Italy, is dominated by two large metal monolithic structu...read more
The museum was conceived as a formal extension to the breakwater. Renderings courtesy Rojkind Arquitectos
The same way Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim has put Bilbao on the map, architect Michel Rojkind hopes h...read more
Photo: Bin im Garten, Wikimedia Commons
The sphere would more than double the size of the current record holder.
Renderings courtesy Kuanlu Architects
To mimic the Central Asian steppe landscape of the Chinese province Inner Mongolia, Kuanlu Archit...read more
The architect envisions more topography in the otherwise flat capital city of Germany. Renderings courtesy Jakob Tigges
The architect wants to create the world’s largest man-made mountain, at 3,280 feet.
Rendering: Gehry Partners, LLP
Despite the thumbs up, disputes over costs may keep the $142 million work from ever being built....
The new St. Petersburg Pier, The Pier Park. Renderings courtesy ASD/Rogers Partners/Ken Smith
The Pier Park will be a platform for a multitude of smaller and more flexible programs and experi...read more
“The waterfront, park, and nearby urban area all have a dialogue with the loose cluster of pavilions, with people and activities flowing between them,” said jury chair Mark Wigley in a statement. Renderings courtesy Moreau Kusunoki Architectes
The firm’s design concept makes use of the museum’s site, turning it into a bustling, well-connec...read more
The project involves anchoring tankers to the shore as permanent land buildings, designed to accommodate cultural and event spaces, retail, or public parks. Renderings courtesy of Chris Collaris Design.
Four Dutch artists propose transforming tankers into monuments with mixed-use space.
Nature reclaimed the tracks long before the conversion to park started. Photo courtesy the606.org
The 2.7-mile stretch repurposes an abandoned elevated train track that snakes through Humboldt Pa...read more
In addition to the revitalization of existing buildings, a new trail and several landscaped surfaces will be woven throughout the waterfall’s area. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta, Mayer/Reed, and Dialog
As part of the plan, an abandoned paper mill will be repurposed, while landscaping and running tr...read more
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
According to the architects, the building will use sustainable and locally sourced materials and labor. The structural components include mud-fired bricks, which are being made on site. Renderings courtesy Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects
The developers say the center will be an important educational and vocational tool.
Photo © Simon Menges via Fundació Mies van der Rohe
The hall is composed following a Fibonacci sequence whose fragmentation increases with the distan...read more
The planned Seoul Skygarden will be made out of a 40-year-old overpass, which was deemed unsafe for heavier vehicles in 2009. Renderings courtesy MVRDV
The garden will be organized as a library of plants, which will make the park easier to navigate....
A Boston developer is proposing to build an eight-story residential building along the existing wall of a former 19th-Century church, which has been vacant for five years. Rendering courtesy Finegold Alexander Architects
Former churches, many of which are sitting on prime urban real estate, are being converted into l...read more
University Center, The New School, New York City. Image: James Ewing
Seattle's Bullitt Center and the University Center at The New School are among AIA's ...read more
Nouvel accused project managers of cutting corners to save money during the hall’s completion. Photo: Copyleft via Wikimedia Commons
Nouvel boycotted the January opening of the facility and asked for his name to be removed from al...read more
Restrictions on park land mean the building's enclosed space cannot be larger than 2,500 sf. Rendering courtesy Kubala Washatko Architects
The plans also include a built-in wastewater treatment system and rainwater collection.
In each protrusion on the jagged roof is a skylight, bringing in plenty of natural light into the space within. Renderings courtesy Henning Larsen Architects
The new extension will complement Österund’s wooded surroundings
The National September 11 Memorial Museum incorporates evocative artifacts of the destroyed Twin Towers, including the skyscapers’ slurry wall and the “Last Column.” Photos: James Ewing Photography / courtesy Davis Brody Bond
The Building Team for this highly visible project had much more than design, engineering, and con...read more
"While not final, these renderings demonstrate the amazing possibilities as we work to transform this historic building into a center for learning, innovation and engagement for the District," the library said in a statement. Renderings courtesy Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson Architecture
The architects say the modernization aims to improve “Mies in a...read more