Barns are practical buildings, designed to safeguard farm animals and equipment. Why are so many of them painted to stand out from the landscape?
After Fidel Castro took power, government plans to build new housing, schools and factories were hindered by sanctions and supply chain issues, forcing architects to come up with creative solutions.
One-tenth of global emissions result from the production and supply of building materials – and the construction process itself.
Roof slopes in traditional Chinese architecture reflect snowfall patterns over a millennium.
Day 4 of our Understanding Islam series. Knowing the historical contributions of Islam and its influence on other faiths can help counter many assumptions about the religion today.
Australia’s love and rediscovery of terrazzo floors form the foundation for a new exhibition.
Structures are built to withstand a normal range of conditions. But what’s ‘normal’ is changing rapidly.
Generic urban landscape design is damaging for people and nature: an ecomimicry approach instead encourages nature to flourish even in cities.
We can do better than building a village of glorified dongas. Smart quarantine can be much higher-tech, and more adaptable for future uses once the pandemic is over.
New barium sulphate-based paint could help reduce effects of climate change.
At the beginning of 2020, author John Willsteed had plans to revisit Barcelona’s towering Gaudí cathedral. He’s still planning and dreaming of its scale and detail.
All symmetrical lines and strict proportions, Enlightenment architecture believed that nature got in the way of reason.
A queen with a reputation for scandal, Marie Antoinette enjoyed her private spaces with a small circle of friends. A mirrored room kept the judgments of the outside world at bay.
What the famous physician of ancient Greece, Hippocrates, can teach us about post-pandemic architecture.
An architect and a therapist share tips for improving your home without sacrificing your relationship.
The Chichu Art Museum, on the Japanese island of Naoshima, is a breathtaking place to rethink the relationship between nature and people.
Remaking aged care in Australia starts with embracing people-centred design. Instead of the institutional model with its focus on restraint, we need to understand and design for people’s needs.
With the construction industry a major source of pollution and waste, rethinking how we use the built environment we have has never been more important. This French architect duo is showing the way
The British-Iraqi architect left behind a trail of extraordinary buildings. More than her built legacy, though, it is her maverick problem solving – and her determination – that continues to inspire
African city planners need to promote inclusive cities where residents are not captive walkers but walk because it is accessible, safe and pleasurable to do so.