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This New Building Was Inspired By Beyoncé's Curves

Architectural Digest | Posted 07.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

Though Beyoncé's persuasion has yet to build a nation, it has inspired the construction of at least one building. The curvaceous new Premier Tower, located in Melbourne, Australia, was modeled after the singer's famous form.

What Is Engineering? Learn About Engineering Through a MOOC

Vicki May | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Vicki May

A desire to help people of all ages, particularly K12 students, better understand engineering led me to develop a massive open online course, or MOOC. MOOCs are online courses offered by universities for free to the public.

The Elephant Is in Los Angeles

Woodrow Clark | Posted 06.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Woodrow Clark

According to Eric Garcetti when he took office as mayor of Los Angeles, L.A. cannot be the "big elephant" in Southern California with all its neighbor...

The Most Bizarre Buildings in All 50 States

Supercompressor | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel
Supercompressor

Every state in the Union lays claim to something special. Those bragging rights extend to their more curious contributions, too. We rounded up funny, fascinating, and architecturally odd structures in every state to prove there's plenty of weird to be found.

Presidential Libraries: Taking Stock as Obama Readies His Own

Paul Gunther | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

With the decision pending in just a couple of weeks on Library #14 for President #44, the binding force of these successive projects is the fact that there is not and never should be a single political narrative. Such shifting values rely instead on the bedrock of freedom to sustain the dynamic bonds of the social contract it upholds.

When Inclusion Is Exclusion: Radical Ecclesiology

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

For many Christians, being inclusive has become synonymous with being a Christian. In fear of losing what they think or claim is church, groups have formed within congregations and denominations to push for full inclusion.

Take A Moment To Admire The Buildings You Pass By Each Day, But Rarely Truly See

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts

You work in them. You live in them. You pass by them everyday. They stretch above us like forest canopies made of metal and steel. They're the buildin...

New York City's 5 Newest Residential Skyscrapers

Architectural Digest | Posted 04.29.2015 | New York
Architectural Digest

A crop of residential and mixed-use skyscrapers mark a new trend populating the New York City skyline.

Oh No, Not Again

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I love having a man who enjoys conversing with me -- someone who actually listens and gives me feedback. But not now -- not with the price of gas so high.

The IRS Challenges Tax Deductions for Facade Conservation Easements

Brad Reid | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Conservation easements preserve ecosystems, open spaces, and appearances. Almost all states have legislation allowing a landowner to donate or sell de...

10 American Cities Will Lead the Nation on Energy Efficiency

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

Our city skylines stand for power and progress. It's only fitting that they also stand for the most valuable power source today -- energy efficiency.

Best Architecture Moments of 2013

Jacob Slevin | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

I'm trained as an architect, not an economist or financier, but as we count down the final hours of this year, there are some obvious observations reg...

LOOK: 5 Recycled Buildings That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 05.26.2013 | Green

From Earth911's Nate Lipka: Raising buildings out of two-by-fours and bricks is so last decade. Okay, okay, we admit that the majority of struct...

Is This the Best Docking Spot Ever?

The GypsyNesters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Traveling by cruise ship is not always our favorite way to explore new places. Nothing against the food, flair, and fun onboard, it's just that when i...

Zaha Hadid: Star-chitect Buildings Copied in China

designboom | Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts
designboom

'Galaxy SOHO' by Zaha Hadid Image © Designboom     In an age in which starchitect buildings have become the norm, how important should artistic au...

Why Buildings Are Smarter Than You Think

Dave Bartlett | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Dave Bartlett

In the U.S., buildings account for around 40 percent of our energy consumption. Yet, they waste 50 percent of that energy. A depressing set of numbers? To me, it's an opportunity.

PHOTOS: The World's Ugliest Skyscrapers

Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel

They spark our wanderlust, they inspire citizens and, occasionally, they stand as monuments to human ingenuity. But oftentimes skyscrapers also proudl...

Rod Sheard on Designing the Olympic Stadium and Sustainability (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Common consensus holds that a building of a certain scale, unless something extreme occurs, tends to be an unchanging landmark. Not so, according to R...

PHOTOS: 10 Blinged Out Buildings Around The World

flavorwire.com | Posted 04.09.2012 | Travel

We love collisions of culture as much as the next guy, but we have to admit to having a soft spot for those involving provocative hip-hop artists and ...

WATCH: The Ultimate '80s Sitcom Intro

Posted 01.05.2012 | Comedy

When you think of an introduction sequence from the '80s, a few things probably come to mind: a cheesy, saxophone-infused theme-song, italicized fonts...

PHOTOS: 11 Best Moments Of Architecture In 2011

Jacob Slevin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

I'm pleased to say that 2011 was an exciting entry into a new decade of architecture, especially given the prologue put forward by the close of the pr...

Frank Gehry In Hong Kong

www.cnngo.com | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

Canadian-American Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry's first building in Hong Kong is almost complete. Dubbed OPUS HONG KONG, the 12-story r...

Is Nostalgia Dead?

Tom Mallory | Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a most galvanizing article by Niklas Maak - a writer and arts editor for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The ...

PHOTOS: 10 Cybernetic Buildings

Tom Mallory | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

As I set about writing on "interactive architecture" this week, I was struck by the semantic challenges and numerous connotations of "interactivity." ...

Top 10 Smartest Green Buildings

Tom Mallory | Posted 07.03.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

Architecture of truly green buildings must incorporate a range of professionals including economists, biologists, chemists, and a range of social-science experts such as demographers, anthropologists and geographers.