Model railway enthusiasts and volunteers are being sought for an ambitious plan to lay a model railway track along Scotland's Great Glen. The bid, to be filmed for a TV show, involves laying 74 miles (119km) of track from Fort William to Inverness.
A feast for all LEGO lovers, featuring over fifty LEGO models including the impressive 2x4m St Pancras Station, has opened at Perth Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition aims to appeal to all ages inspiring creativity and an appreciation of architecture and the iconic scenes that make up our cities
The world’s first ship tunnel under a mountain is to be built on the remote western coast of Norway after a national debate lasting more than a century. The Times reports that ministers have given the green light for the Stad tunnel that will be blasted through a mile of rock at a cost of about £
A sheriff has ruled a man living in a tree-house, preventing work starting on the building of a £65 million hotel in Edinburgh's Grassmarket, should be evicted from the site. The BBC has reported that developers Dreamvale Properties Ltd brought the action against Simon Byrom at Edinburgh Sheriff Co
Ukrainian patisserie chef Dinara Kasko is drawing on her background in architecture when cooking complex, geometric desserts. Kasko's desserts have architectural characteristics, which she achieves by using silicone moulds modelled with Autodesk's 3ds Max software. Combining this technique with prec
Almost 160 couples in a village in eastern China have filed for divorce in order to gain more compensation for the demolition of their homes. Residents of Jiangbei village in Nanjing face mass eviction as the Chinese government plans to raze their village to build a new hi-tech zone, Nanjing Morning
The new home of the Minnesota Vikings American football team, which opened last June and cost more than $1bn of mostly taxpayer money, is beautiful, large, glassy – and deadly to birds. A new report from a trio of conservation groups has found that scores of birds are dying due to collisions with
A wealthy property developer who was caught roaming nude across hilltops has been labelled the new “naked rambler”, The Herald has reported. Paul Edney, 56, is known to clients as group managing director of Dollar-based bespoke home builders Hillfoot Homes, which develops and markets properties
Plans for a new restaurant and whisky bar overlooking Dundee’s famous and historic Howff cemetery have been branded “distasteful and, beyond doubt, disrespectful” by a conservation group. Carnoustie-based Brunton Design submitted plans earlier this month to Dundee City Council on behalf of Wes
A Melbourne council is taking a property developer to task because its buildings are too short. Australian news site The Age has reported that The City of Port Philip and government-appointed experts are concerned about the "underdevelopment" of a sprawling block of warehouses in Port Melbourne.
Actress and comedian Sarah Silverman, who has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, found out what it's like to be the punch line after she posted pictures of swastikas on social media that turned out to be nothing more than common markings used by construction teams. Silverman was on her way to
Thousands of new hotel rooms have to be built every year to cater for demand in the UK with London alone needing more than 7,000 in one year. According to PWC, the hotel occupancy rate in the UK’s capital is as much as 84%. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in London that is a lot of bookings, and t
'Mars 2117' is the UAE's ambitious plan to design, build, and populate a colony on Mars in a century. The vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum made the announcement at the World Government Summit and tweeted artistic impressions of the citi
A spoof of an IKEA flat-pack furniture kit shows how to cheaply build Donald Trump's proposed Mexican border wall. The Börder Wåll offers a "practical, ready-made solution" to the US president's plans for a continuous barrier between the two countries, according to satirical news site The Postillo
A property developer who has flouted building rules and constructed an “ugly” block of flats that bears no resemblance to the planning permission he was given has been told he must tear the whole thing down. The developer, who has not been named, was given permission in 2008 to build 12 flats on