UK Architecture

A Look at the Architecture of Rotterdam

Stuart Forster | Posted 20.10.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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...

Czech It Out

Noelle Reno | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

Prague, you vixen, you have enchanted me with your attention to detail. Every time I look up I see some hidden engraving or molding, some change in the colour of the paint that is so subtle yet so thoroughly considered.

Paula Raia Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014/15

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

On a sunny and warm morning in early April 2014 a van carrying me and about a dozen other international journalists arrives at a wide and leafy street in São Paulo's exclusive and affluent neighbourhood of Jardim Europa.

The Coolest Hotels Around the World Right Now

Andrea Magrath | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Is the offer of an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet just not impressing you anymore? These unique properties offer something extraordinary, from infinity pools suspended above the jungle, to a floating suite in the ocean, and a bed 155m deep in a silver mine.

Seven Impressive Buildings That Are Actually Fake

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Things aren't always what they seem. Take this article for instance: despite what it may suggest, all of these buildings are real. They have a real foundation and real bricks and mortar binding them together. In form, they are as real as it gets. In function, however, they are outright fakes.

The Many Future Cities

Ben Barker | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

The future has a lot in store for cities. Before the end of the century planners and architects will have seen some weird briefs land on their desks as we make settlements on the moon, in digital space and roaming settlements that graze the landscape for resources.

We All Must Own the Places We Live In

Sir Terry Farrell | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Sir Terry Farrell

The architecture profession and the planning system must open up to all.

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Victoria Sadler

In this tercentenary of the Hanoverian accession to the throne, the V&A has brought together an extraordinary body of work to celebrate that era's most influential designer and architect - William Kent. Kent is not a man that is spoken about widely but his influence continues to be profound. This fascinating and evocative exhibition goes a long way to redressing that imbalance.

Could Giant Domes Protect Beijing From Air Pollution 'Nuclear Winter'?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Tech

Beijing is a massive, intoxicating metropolis - sadly, often literally. The Chinese megalopolis has fought many notorious recent battles with air p...

This Is The Future. Of Brooklyn.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech

This is one man's vision of Brooklyn, New York a century from now... Have a look at the Terreform ONE project. Founded by Mitchell Joachim it a...

Architects Need to Address Long-Term Climate Change Challenges

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The question of how we can guarantee a building can meet all these demands over decades is not just about designing for our current climate conditions. We need to design buildings which will meet the demands of tomorrow...

These Skyscrapers Are Made Of Scaffold And LEDs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech

An architect is hoping to resurrect the ideas of one of the giants of the avant-garde field with skyscrapers of scaffolding and LEDs. Guillaume Maz...

A Fungus Tower That Builds Itself Will Soon Be Growing In New York

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

Something strange but rather remarkable will be growing in New York this summer - a self-assembling fungus tower. Designed by architect, David Benj...