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Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 23.04.2014 | 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 15.04.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 01.04.2014 | UK
Sir Terry Farrell

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

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 01.04.2014 | 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...

This Epic High-Rise Is The City Of The Future

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

A Belgian architect thinks he's solved the problems of over-crowding and a lack of food in the cities of the future. With this... Meet 'Drag...

WATCH: This Machine Can 3D Print A House

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

Everyone knows there's a housing crisis, and virtually every politician in the land wants to build houses - fast. So if only we had some kind of giant...

POLL: This Office Has A Slide. But Is It Cool Or Smug?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Managers at offices in a seaside town have installed a slide to take workers from one floor to another in just three seconds. The 20ft-long stainle...

The Art of Footwear: Finnish Brand FINSK

Kate Lawson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, Finnish-born Julia Lundsten is known for her experimental and avant-garde creative vision, most commonly associated with her high-end footwear brand, FINSK.

The Paris of Parisians

Marion Bretagne | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marion Bretagne

Parisians usually avoid tourist spots as they much more enjoy to be part of the local life of their neighbourhood and have their habits at the same bakery and cafés. Their ordinary routines are entangled within the traditional clichés of Paris and create this unique and authentic atmosphere.

Skyscraper Cemeteries Proposed In Norway As Graveyard Shortage Hits Crisis

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Tech

What with property prices in most major cities reaching unattainable levels even for people with actual jobs, it's no surprise that the dead are also ...

Build A Stadium In Your Garden For Just £18 Million

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Tech

An architecture firm who worked on London's Olympic Stadium are now offering to make you one of your own. The catch? It costs £18.3 million pounds...

Desmond Rayner: A Maker of Journeys and Experiences

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Desmond Rayner's new show, titled Major Minis, currently held at the Piper Gallery in Fitzrovia, London, is an invitation to loose and to find yourself at the same time exploring his intricate drawings.

Design Your Own City And Win £250,000

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

The best proposal for building a new garden city in Britain could see its author win £250,000, in a competition founded by Next chief executive Lord ...

PICS: This Futuristic 'City On Tracks' Could Actually Be Possible

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Sci-fi visionaries have often wondered what would happen to the modern city in the future: specifically, a future where resources are ever more scarce...

Trend: Ten Cube Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The concept of the cube hotel first emerged in Spain, and has grown in popularity in recent years to spread to many diverse corners of the world, from the Swedish Lapland to the Australian Outback and the coast of Thailand.

Joanna Hogg's 'Exhibition': Architecture, Sex and Anxiety

Ed Cripps | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Of this current golden age of female British directors (Andrea Arnold, Clio Barnard, Lynne Ramsay, Lucy Walker and Sophie Fiennes, to name a few), Joanna Hogg is the Terrence Malick, the understated maverick and perhaps the most intriguing of the lot.

LOOK: 'Skinniest Skyscraper Ever' Planned For New York

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Tech

A new residential tower planned for New York may be able to lay claim to the title of skinniest skyscraper in the world. Despite being 411.5 metres...

Barcelona - A City That Could Teach London a Thing or Two About Access

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I have just returned from a holiday in the city of Barcelona. It is a wonderful holiday destination, and my wife and I love it so much we are looking into possibly relocating there. Part of the attraction for me is the wheelchair access.