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How architects rebuilt post-war Japan

A close harmony with nature combined with acute awareness of its dangers has cultivated a special approach to building in Japan.

Zaha Hadid's artistic prowess

A new show in Hong Kong provides a revealing look at the early experimental paintings, calligraphic drawings and sketches of the late architect Zaha Hadid.

Should China move its historic monuments?

In China, historic buildings are picked up and moved when they're in the way of urban development.

The Pritzker Prize, the highest in architecture, awarded to Catalan trio

The 2017 Pritzker Prize -- architecture's equivalent of the Nobel prize -- has been awarded to Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta.

Tilted towers: Why do buildings lean?

Although most famous leaning towers are historical structures, even modern buildings can start to list -- and it's a difficult problem to fix.

The end of air conditioning? Asia architects use green solutions to cool buildings

Spend five minutes in humid Ho Chi Minh City and you'll probably be running for cover into the nearest air-conditioned refuge.

Are rotating homes the future of architecture?

Imagine living in a house that follows the direction of the sun when it's hot.

Will the world's next megacity come out of a 3D printer?

Imagine a world where huge cities could be created with the click of a button.

The most expensive city to live in in 2017 is...

They may be in opposite corners of the globe, but Hong Kong, Sydney and Vancouver are the 3 most expensive housing markets in 2017, a new report finds.

These six utopian cities of the future will help you re-imagine life on Earth

Alan Marshall's Ecotopia 2121 project predicts the futures of 100 real cities around the world, if they manage to become super eco-friendly.

Are global crises making our cities better?

Over the last eight years, while the world has experienced one crisis after the next, we have witnessed a period of significant innovation in our approach to public spaces; one that will have long-lasting impacts on our everyday lives.

The carbon-eating tower is rising in the East

As Asian cities continue to battle air pollution, eco-friendly solutions are on the rise -- and this twisted skyscraper is one of them.

THIS will actually be built

Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) is breaking conventions by building into the earth, rather than above it.

Are these the most beautiful places to pray?

While many religious buildings have historically been opulent and grand, the most moving and attractive new places of worship are notably modest.

London's abandoned lavatories

Would you like to eat dinner, drink a cocktail or even go to bed in a toilet cubicle?

Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour joins race to be world's tallest building

The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising mega-towers in the Middle East battling to become the world's tallest.

Rise of the glass giants: how modern cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve

Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world. But the high-rises of the future are departing from tradition.

How to set up home at the edge of the world

If you're looking to hole up in the middle of nowhere, there's a hut in a box for that.

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