A footbridge installed as part of a £3.8 million upgrade at Perth railway station has been nominated for a Carbuncle Award. The structure is in the running for the Pock Mark category, which recognises the worst planning decision.
Ever spared a thought for the children of architects at Christmas? Christmas decorations and minimalism doesn’t quite fit but what happens if Christmas was re-designed? Norwegian-born Montreal animator Torill Kove gives a glimpse of taking design too far.
They’re generally the people that you turn to for creative inspiration, so it’s no surprise if you’re stuck on what to buy the architect in your life. Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a thank you to the poor guy who has redone your house plans three times because you can’t make a dec
A sculptural building which was moved from Orono, Maine to Owatonna, Minnesota in 2008 has to be moved once again. The Frank Gehry designed Winton Guest house was cut into eight pieces, the largest of which weighed 80 tons, when it was moved the first time. Then the sections were hoisted onto trucks
An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by George III during his period of "madness" has been discovered at the British Library, the BBC has reported. It is part of a huge collection of papers put together by the King during his reign from 1760 to 1820.
A construction company has invested more than £1 million to launch a helicopter lifting service based in north Argyll, believing it will prove attractive to a variety of businesses looking to transport goods to remote areas. TSL Contractors said it decided to launch Skyhook Helicopters as it believ
While most bus conversions cover up the existing windows to make the most of the space, architecture student Hank Butitta took a different approach, leaving them open while installing multi-purpose, transforming built-ins for a bright and highly functional interior. Documenting the process on his we
A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing. The unidentified lover in the central town of Ijsselstein rented a crane, planning to descend in front of his girlfriend's bedroom window first thing Saturday morning, play her a song and then pop the question. Instead the cran
Most of the employees choosing to work over the Christmas holiday period are employed in the I.T., charity and construction sectors, a new study has found. Researchers at a UK business insurance website found that almost 40 per cent of construction workers are planning to work on Christmas Day out o
"Less is more" and "form follows beauty" are some of the famous architect quotes reimagined as roadside advertisements in this set of illustrations by Italian graphic designer Federico Babina. Babina’s Archiquote poster series takes 13 quotes from some of the 20th century's most prolific architect
Multi-million pound work to renovate an Aberdeen church has been delayed after the builder’s van was stolen. After three years of fundraising, the congregation of Hebron Evangelical Church was hoping to be in the new building on Aberdeen’s Summer Street by Christmas.
For a while, it looked like a brand new road to nowhere - lanes under construction for South Carolina’s Highway 178 appeared to dead end into a wall of dirt under the newly built overpass for Morning Drive. Engineers say the unique construction method takes advantage of conditions in the area, and
Underwater cities with infrastructure networks spiralling down into the depths of the oceans could be a reality as soon as 2030, according to a Japanese construction company. The conceptual Ocean Spirals could descend by up to 2.5 miles below the oceans' surface to create self-sustaining underwater