With the help of Buzzfeed, Zaha Hadid's design for Qatar's new Al-Wakrah sports stadium - which happens to bear a resemblance to "lady parts" - went viral this week. Philip Kennicott examines Qatar's "awkward moment".
Nov 22, 2013 The Washington Post
Steve Jobs's final product got the go-ahead from an enthusiastic Cupertino City Council yesterday. The company's controversial new headquarters, dubbed the "spaceship campus", forgoes the tech trend towards urban offices for a pastoral setting.
Nov 20, 2013 San Jose Mercury News
It's back to the future for global cities, now that we've realized what a mess the 20th century was.
Nov 20, 2013 Future Cities
Amendments to Vancouver's building code adopted in September will require lever handles on all doors in newly built housing beginning next March. Could such code changes soon be adopted far and wide?
Nov 19, 2013 The Vancouver Sun
Musician and aspiring designer Kanye West stopped by Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a surprise visit Sunday evening and delivered what Jenny Xie calls a manifesto on architecture.
Nov 18, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
The social media company Pinterest has a new home, in a converted 45,000-square-foot warehouse in San Francisco.
Nov 17, 2013 Dezeen
Sure, reusing an existing building is probably the most sustainable method of construction, but a new neighborhood on Bainbridge Island, Washington sets an enviable standard for environmental responsibility in every aspect of its design.
Nov 15, 2013 Fast Company Co.Exist
The trend towards less driving and auto ownership is causing designers to rethink the future of America's ever-growing supply of parking garages. Eric Jaffe explores what it means to design a garage with an eye towards a less car-dependent future.
Nov 14, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
If two Ohio state senators get their way, the Buckeye State will be the latest on the anti-LEED bandwagon.
Nov 11, 2013 Ecobuilding Pulse
Facebook has a thing for Frank Gehry—and the feeling, apparently, is mutual.
Nov 11, 2013 Los Angeles Times