The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) sort to rejuvenate the lush and evergreen Kereita forest so that it can self-sustain. As it later would be, the forest, deserted but one of the healthiest in the huge span of the Aberdare Ranges, has come to be known...

Frozen glaciers, floating mountains and sailing ships - these are some of the visual metaphors for the new Elbphilharmonie by the Swiss architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron. Located in Hamburg's industrial waterfront, the concert hall is set to become the social and cultural heartthrob of...

The 2010 Pritzker Prize laureates, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, the architects behind SANAA, have been praised for designing buildings that seem deceptively simple. At the core of their work is an architectural vision that views a building as a seamless whole, where the physical presence retreats...

Monumental architecture is a constantly evolving domain. Fresh designs take such incredibly unexpected directions, showcasing great strides in concept exploration. In Doha Corniche, the prominent National Museum of Qatar arises from the ground in a ceremonial fashion that sparks interest: interlocking discs of varying dimensions...

Forming a barrier between the northern and southern parts of Norway is Dovrefjell – a scenic mountain range that holds an indispensable place in Norwegian consciousness. It is here, at Hjerkinn, located within the outskirts of the Dovrefjell National Park; that Snøhetta was commissioned by the...

At the heart of Beijing, four volumes coalesce to create an internal world of flowing open spaces - a reinterpretation of the classic Chinese courtyard that succeeds in imbuing an immersive and enveloping architectural experience. This new office, retail and entertainment complex designed by Zaha Hadid...

The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall is a thing of beauty: a bright, translucent and upstanding object. Located in Poland's city of Szczecin, the building that was designed by the Spanish architectural firm, Barozzi Veiga, is an interesting addition that strikes up a contemporary dialogue with its...

Renzo Piano’s work stretches several countries around the world. From London’s tallest building, The Shard, to the Kimbell Art Museum Extension in Texas and The Auditorium of the Park in Italy, the starchitect is not short of projects spanning humongous magnitudes. His latest venture, the...

The Cloud is a set of two residential towers by MVRDV that will soon grace Seoul's Yongstan District's skyline. The project is part of the new Yongstan Dreamhub Project whose master plan was developed by Studio Libeskind. The Cloud sees MVRDV continue its exploration of vertical urbanism...

Architects have for a long time interrogated the possibility of "a city in the sky." With the continual densification of cities, it won't be long before architects, urban planners and city authorities will consider housing a mini-city in a single building the norm and not...

This year will see a new addition in the top 10 list of the world's tallest buildings. The 555 meter tall Lotte World Tower that is currently under construction in Seoul, is set to reach heights never seen before in South Korea. If the architectural visualisation for...

Great devastations always come with them the opportunities for fresh starts. As the first blossoms of spring breathe in life to the different shades of white that characterize winter - so a new and good building can reinvigorate hope after the despair that disasters leave in their...

Located on Jerusalem's Mount of Remembrance (HaZikaron) is the distillation of Israel's Holocaust history. Yad Vashem was established in 1953 with the task of documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust and perpetuating the memory of Holocaust victims for future generations. 2005...

There are projects that come once in the lifetime of an architect, even great architects - twice or thrice if one’s really lucky. One such project is the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Safdie Architects was approached by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation to develop a competitive...

Kengo Kuma doesn't shy away from incorporating the contextual signature material of a locality into his contemporary designs. For the ArtA Cultural Centre, a competition that featured firms like BIG, SO-IL and NL Architects; he wrapped his proposal with a screen of red clay roof tiles....

Herzog & de Meuron is one of the world's most respected architectural firms. The practice has over the years developed a reputation for conjuring up some of the planet's most original building solutions. In 2006, with Miami seeking to inspire life to the downtown waterfront of...

Not so far from Dallas City's concrete jungle, shimmering lights and labyrinthine expressways is the Trinity River Audubon Centre, located in the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States. Antoine Predock Zanher Designed by 2006 AIA Gold Medalist Antoine Predock and BRW Architects, the center is a...

The Sleuk Rith Institute, a new institute and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library. As a vision of Youk Chhang, a human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer...