The Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan by Zaha Hadid Architects The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 30 buildings in contention for its first global architecture award, The RIBA International Prize.
Two daring Dundonians took having fun in the sun to new heights yesterday by using scaffolding outside a block of flats as a makeshift balcony. The duo decided to make use of the structure at the front of a top-floor Morgan Street flat, three storeys up, by apparently climbing out of the window to b
Prince Albert Memorial Keep 1862 - Copyright courtesy of Historic Environment Scotland An impressive Prince Albert Memorial Keep at Edinburgh Castle and a cylindrical-shaped Sean Connery Filmhouse are amongst a collection of unrealised architectural drawings to have gone on display together for the
https://youtu.be/WFleSzODnBM Architecture firm MVRDV has used a pioneering glass technology 'stronger than concrete' to replace the brick facade of a high-end retail outlet located in a former Amsterdam townhouse.
Planners in London have effectively ruled students don’t require the same levels of daylight as the rest of the population, as The Huffington Post UK reports. Officials from Brent Council say student accommodation is “less sensitive” to light than other residences.
A 168-square-foot house complete with a small grassy garden, granite countertops, a solar panel on the roof to power the door chime and lights, has been constructed using boxes of Huggies. U.S. non-profit organisation HomeAid Orange County held its second annual Builders for Babies event, a campaign
After a long running battle between owners and town planners came to an end, Greenock’s yellow house is being repainted, according to The Scotsman. The property on the Esplanade was the subject of many complaints after owner’s decided to paint their house lemon.
The man formerly responsible for planning Berlin’s much-delayed international airport has claimed the air hub will never open, after a series of failures have left city authorities red faced. Talking to the Berliner Morgenpost, Dieter Faulenbach da Costa, who was responsible for planning the proje
Smartphone addiction is so bad in the German city of Augsburg that youngsters are now so engrossed in their phones that they’re entirely oblivious to pedestrian crossings. After two seriously close escapes during which people stepped into the path of an oncoming tram the city council decided somet
A retired Navy search-and-rescue helicopter is to be turned into a holiday home in Stirlingshire. Farmer Martyn Steedman bought the Sea King helicopter in an online auction for £7,000 and decided turn it into “glamping” accommodation.
A Marks and Spencer delivery lorry has been transformed into a £10,000 home featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The man behind the lorry, which also comes with a bath, sliding patio doors and a lift, has lived in it for two years.
FC Barcelona has unveiled plans to redevelop its stadium and extend its capacity to 105,000, all while hosting a full schedule of games. Presented its new designs yesterday, the club said that the New Camp Nou will be “a stadium for the 21st century that emphasizes the spirit of wanting to be open
Hundreds of homes in Cumbria will be heated using biogas produced from the cheese-making process from next month. A government-backed green energy plant in the area will start producing gas from cheddar manufacturing waste, The Telegraph reports.
Police in northern China say an argument between construction workers escalated into a demolition derby-style clash of heavy machinery that left at least two bulldozers flipped over in a street. In online video taken Saturday, several bulldozers are seen ramming each other while passenger cars scurr
The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is to write an ode to old-fashioned gas and electric meters as they face extinction, the BBC has reported. Glasgow-born Duffy, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009, said she wanted to preserve the place of traditional "whirring" meters in household history.