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...

How do buildings become places? The newly transformed King's Cross Station offers a few clues into the secret sauce that is required to tap into the ever elusive genius loci that is often captured in successful architectural projects. Here, for example, the Western Concourse of...

The Expo ’98 Portuguese National Pavilion is a monumental piece of architecture, imposing itself like a sculpture of stature on the banks of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal. Designed by Álvaro Siza, and coupled with the engineering ingenuity of artist Cecil Balmond, the pavilion...

The World Trade Centre Transportation Hub may as well be the most important architectural project by Spanish starchitect Santiago Calatrava. The design that was unveiled in January of 2004 brought with it the promise to be a worthy replacement of the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail...

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...

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...

Ken Yeang is one of the most renowned environmentally conscious architects today. The National Library Building in Singapore required a state-of-the-art sustainable design that would serve as a landmark for the region. The requirements from the client needed a facility that would also act as...

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....

Where do people organising a protest meet? In a forlorn church basement? In a student's hall in the wee hours of the night? Around an aggravated member's kitchen island? From the days of Martin Luther Jr. until now, social justice conversations have always occurred in hushed tones. Addressing...

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...