UK Architecture

London's Newest Skyscrapers Cast No Shadows

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech

London's skyscrapers had a tricky relationship with light. Some of them use it to burn things. Others just block too much out at once. Well now at ...

Present-Day Berlin Is Building Itself on the Scars of History

Tomo Taka | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tomo Taka

Reminders of World War II present themselves everywhere in Berlin. A brick line twists throughout the city's roads indicating where the Berlin Wall once stood. Checkpoint Charlie, a crossing point between the East and West, remains intact and one of the city's most popular tourist hotspots.

Eco-home design

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

What really constitutes a green home and how can we employ this into the design of our own properties? Let's take a look at some of the latest and greatest design principles and features to help you toward a greener future.

Tips to Create the Perfect Dining Room

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

The dining room is one of those spaces that was once at the height of fashion and a total necessity in a home. Nowadays, unfortunately, it has been downgraded, and is a room that is only considered when there is enough space to play with

Celebrity Style Dressing Rooms - In Your Home!

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

Whatever your needs or objective may be, whether it is to house a growing collection of clothes or for space saving reasons, in this post, I am going to explore five incredible examples of dressing room ideas.

Decorating your bedroom with all white

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

For some, the thought of a white on white colour scheme is frightening. With the looming fear of a space looking sterile and banal, perhaps even hospital-like, decorating with only white may be the last idea on your interior design radar.

7 Wonders Of The Animal World

Frontier | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Frontier

Here we have selected 7 of nature's best architects; from deep down in the sea to nestled up in the trees, animals also know how to build impressive structures.

This House Has Rotating Rooms

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech

This is the Shafri-Ha House. Built in Tehran, Iran it's an enormous luxury house that combines modern technology with traditional Iranian design eleme...

Five Luxury Bathroom Ideas

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

Humans are naturally curious beings; we love ogling over the likes of celebrity homes and mansions. We especially love peering into their bathrooms and closets, where they, too, peel back the layers and become regular people.

Framing the Landscape - Dream Homes With a View

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

Humans are naturally drawn to a view; it is very often one of the most important features listed about a hotel room or a holiday rental. It is also a huge driving factor in the sale price of a house or apartment.

No Stopping on a Chicago Architecture Tour

Mike Gerrard | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

'Beyond the trolley bus you'll see a sign that says No Stopping No Standing. That's where we'll stop and stand.'

Why Are Hospitals Such Depressing Places?

Hannah Partos | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Partos

Being on a cancer ward for the first time can feel a lot like a torture camp. There are screams in the night from neighbouring rooms, sounds of retching; there are unfamiliar figures arriving with sharp instruments and toxic substances.

A Look at the Architecture of Rotterdam

Stuart Forster | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

For many travellers the Netherlands is all about Amsterdam, although plenty of other places in the country warrant a visit. Rotterdam, the nation's second city, is a viable destination for a weekend break and has much to offer, particularly if you're an architecture aficionado.

Something Very Weird Is Happening At Covent Garden Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

A surreal new artwork makes it look as though a 40-foot building in London’s historic Covent Garden Market is floating away. The mind-bending ins...

'Smart Windows' Are Just The Most Beautiful Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech

Everything is 'smart' these days - phones, watches, even water (ahem). So the fact there is such a thing as 'smart windows' might not be that surpr...

The Photography of Edwin Smith: On Capturing the Lyrical Beauty of Places and Landscapes

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joao Paulo Nunes

The task of curating an exhibition of the relatively unknown work of one of Britain's most accomplished and prolific photographers would not be expect...

Louise Ridley

This 'Inept And Oppressive' Tesco Is Officially The Worst Building Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

A Tesco in London's Woolwich town centre has been named the worst new building in Britain this year. Woolwich Central has been awarded the Carbuncl...

We're One Step Closer To Holograms

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech

This sphere is officially known as "A 3D perspective-corrected interactive spherical scalable display." What it really is though is one step closer to...

Almost No One Can Afford This Penthouse

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Tech

What you're looking at is the world's most expensive apartment. It's the top-floor penthouse apartment inside the new Tour Odeon skyscraper being buil...

Apple's Jony Ive Lives In This $17 Mansion. It Is Insane.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

If you're Jony Ive -- a design genius, responsible for literally the majority of the most influential tech products of the last decade, a knight of th...

The Edgy Ambience of US Supermax Prisons

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

In certain London bars I reckon the bare monastic cell look is considered quite cutting edge. By contrast, ADX Florence is beyond cutting edge (unless it's prisoners cutting their wrists in despair). ADX Florence's ambience is an altogether bleaker affair, one which seems designed to crush people and push them right over the edge.

This Couple Live In An Enormous Nazi Bunker

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

Art collectors Karen and Christian Boros live in a very unique home; a Nazi bunker constructed in 1942 at the height of the Second World War. First...

Conserving The Past Must Not Curtail The Future

Mark Boleat | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK
Mark Boleat

Picture the scene: a new bridge is built in London, and the public hate it. An architect comments that "it represents the vice of tawdriness and pretentiousness" and a local paper calls it London's "ugliest public work". What was this architectural monstrosity? None other than London landmark Tower Bridge...

Terrifying Diamond Robot Cuts Through Marble Like Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech

When robots eventually become sentient (and they will) this is the robot we'll need to make sure is well and truly locked away in a giant vault made o...

China Is Building A 1km High 'Living' Skyscraper

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

Plans have been unveiled for what could be the tallest and coolest structure on the planet: the Phoenix Towers in Wuhan, China. These incredible sp...