From the amphitheatre at Arles to London's Wembley, stadiums can be adapted to serve their cities.
It's tempting to blame building certifiers and the fact they are privately employed. But the cracks in the quality of our apartment buildings go deeper and can be fixed.
The Parthenon has been seen as central to the history of Western civilisation. But the building has a troubled past that is somewhat at odds with our ideas of democratic values.
Work to preserve the country's heritage is already happening.
People living with the change and uncertainty of this century need flexible and adaptable housing. Here we look at a couple of examples of what's possible.
Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, but over the last four centuries it has aged and darkened from pollution.
Federation Square may be less than 20 years old, but that doesn't mean it can't be heritage listed. Heritage value depends on many things including cultural significance
Design principles, known as 'crime prevention through environmental design', are used all over the world to make cities safer. But some of these principles can be discriminatory and hostile.
Building regulations will prevent Glasgow School of Art being recreated exactly as it was, so is it time to consign it to history and start over?
Studies show that people's environments influence their mood. The same is true of homeless shelters, which can either help or hurt residents' psychological well-being — and, possibly, their futures.
Mexico City desperately needs a new airport. It also needs more green space. One landscape architect thinks the Mexican capital's new Norman Foster-designed international airport can be both.
A first glimpse of the low-income housing scheme, designed in collaboration with West, raises red flags.
Sixty two countries are represented at this year's International Architecture Exhibition. In the Australian Pavilion, 65 species of grassland plants fill a black cube.
Why not turn the moat of parkland enclosing Parliament House into a new inner-city?
Building features can be analyzed in the same way that facial recognition software works, revealing previously hidden elements of history.
Of the thousands of churches erected to serve the fast-growing communities of post-war Australia, very few are protected. Are we happy to lose buildings that are so much part of our modern heritage?
By expanding our understanding of streets and enhancing their design, every street corner could become a space to socialise, to exercise, to play, or to trade.
Ventilation and natural light are two simple measures which can make buildings better for people to live and work in.
Despite a boom in the construction of trendy buildings and classrooms, the evidence for their link to boosting learning outcomes is limited.
Three innovative projects set to be completed this year are geared toward strengthening communities that have been left out of the economic recovery.