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The IRS Challenges Tax Deductions for Facade Conservation Easements

Brad Reid | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 06.27.2014 | 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.

Top 10 Computer-Designed Buildings

Adel Zakout | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Adel Zakout

The advent of the industrial revolution, mass production and large-scale manufacturing industries during the last two centuries has had a revolutionar...

Was Frank Lloyd Wright's Visionary Architecture Sustainable?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Over the seven decades of his long career, Frank Lloyd Wright created some of the most innovative buildings of the 20th century. But advances in build...

Few Second Acts at U.Va.

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Pity the architects who've tried for almost 200 years to follow the genius of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia.

WATCH: Photographing Communist, Soviet-Era Architecture

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

90 buildings, scattered around 14 ex-soviet states, without trend, without a common 'school.' Is this evidence...

Great Buildings Of Eastern Europe: From Slovenia To Bulgaria

Adel Zakout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Adel Zakout

We begin the year with a new addition to the Huffington Post Design Thursdays. The last Thursday of each month will bring a selection of buildings aro...

10 Best Architecture Moments of 2001-2010

Jacob Slevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

I contend that architecture of the decade is best described by the following thesis: Bull, Bubble, and Bear.

PHOTOS: 13 Buildings That Tell LA's Architectural Story

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

While LA's downtown lacks the kind of in-your-face skyscraping architectural monuments you'll find in towns like Chicago or NYC, a bit of urban spelun...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Stunning Skyscrapers

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From the record-breaking spires of Dubai's Burj Khalifa to the unusual shape of Spain's Torre Agbar, the world's skyscrapers are not only wonders of d...

Humanity's Fear of Buildings Continues

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

The debate over the mosque near Ground Zero adds to the ever increasing history of humanity's fear of buildings. How long has this fear endured? Well, I'm glad I pretended you asked that.