Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Temple of Bel.
The ongoing destruction of Palmyra is a tragedy, a betrayal of the past and an impoverishment of the future.
London’s sprouting: how plans for 230 new skyscrapers could affect the skyline.
There was a time in the 1970s when the world of building design was taking psychological research findings seriously. It's high time it started paying attention again.
Decaying buildings signify the inevitable process of history, to which we, too, will eventually succumb.
Porn. Few words come with as many pre-loaded connotations and assumptions. So what are we to make of the rise of "ruin porn"? Should photos of urban decay brighten or darken our day?
Metropolis: imagining the cities of the future.
A new form of research is needed to bring us the cities of the future.
Reality is brutal.
With Robin Hood Gardens in danger of being destroyed, it's time to look beyond appearances and recognise its real value.
London’s famous Shard is one big window, but bricks and wood are more efficient.
Air conditioning alone won't make global warming more bearable – architects must reinvent the window.
Every time and MP coughs, a gargoyle dies.
Some wild ideas have been put forward for the UK's seat of power over the years.
Completed in 2009, Citi Field is the home of the New York Mets – and part of a recent wave of new ballparks.
TV ratings are down, but the rebirth of the ballpark could be a reason that the sport still boasts the highest total attendance of any in the world.
In cities like Nashville and Vancouver, home teardowns are on the rise.
'Demolition' via www.shutterstock.com
Home teardowns are often unnecessary and costly, in more ways than one.
Burntwood School is up for the prestigious architectural prize.
© Timothy Soar
A university building and a school are two of the six buildings shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.
Pots, pillars and electric bulb sockets at the Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India.
Giridhar Appaji Nag Y
The country lost two utterly different, and utterly compelling interpreters of India's urban world this month. They left a legacy rich with beauty and meaning.
‘Here I am, the most intelligent robot in the galaxy, welding a bridge.’
3D printing robots are to create a new bridge in Amsterdam - would you walk on it?
Architects should experiment with cues that encourage potential thieves to make unconscious decisions not to steal.
The 34-storey timber tower planned for Stockholm.
Berg | C.F. møller Architects
Until recently, tall wooden towers were an engineering impossibility. Following a breakthrough a few years ago, the sky is increasingly the limit.
A TWA annual report from the early 1960s featured its gleaming new terminal.
With air travel no longer possessing the romantic allure it once did, the structure is slated to become a hotel.
Kathmandu’s Darbar Square was one of the worst affected by the earthquake.
Hundreds of monuments of the Kathmandu Valley’s World Heritage sites were completely destroyed on April 25. Here's the story of a few of them.
Beautifully rendered: rammed earth walls don’t typically need decorating.
Rammed earth has been used for centuries, for buildings that have stood the test of time, including China's Great Wall. It's also cheap and environmentally friendly, so why aren't modern architects embracing it?
The initials ‘ES’ on the parapets are those of Elizabeth Talbot, who built Hardwick Hall.
Women played a far greater role in designing, commissioning and building country houses, gardens and parklands than was once imagined.
Architect and designer Michael Graves in a 1962 photograph. Graves passed away earlier this month.
From his line of Target homeware to his one-of-a-kind buildings, Michael Graves was inspired by the basic needs of everyday people.
Ringing through the changes.
The Palace of Westminster is due to undergo a refurbishment and the original designs for its ventilation system are still relevant today.