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Never a fan of heights, Paris rejects triangle skyscraper

Paris - Wary of a public that has never really forgiven them for blighting their view with a skyscraper 40 years ago, Paris authorities narrowly rejected plans for a 43-storey triangular-shaped building on Monday.

Turkey's Erdogan planning to expand palace with residence

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to expand his already controversial new presidential palace with a 250-room residency building, Ankara's top architect was quoted as saying Thursday.

Erdogan's grand palace: Costly folly or symbol of new Turkey?

Ankara - For critics, it is the latest excess of an authoritarian ruler, a folly comparable to the notorious Palace of the People of deposed Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.Even the Turkish deputy prime minister admits the costs ran a little high.

Erdogan's vast new palace to cost over $600 million

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's grandiose new presidential palace is costing Turkey more than $600 million, nearly twice previous estimates, the country's finance minister said Tuesday.

Photo Essay: Streets of Cusco's historic San Blas neighborhood Special

Cusco - Clinging to the hillside just above the historic center of the city, the San Blas neighborhood is the oldest residential area of Cusco, Peru and a paradise on earth for those that love to walk.

Erdogan unveils Turkey's controversial new presidential palace

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday unveiled a new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara that has been denounced as an environmental blight and evidence of his autocratic tendencies.

Erdogan to unveil Turkey's controversial new presidential palace

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on Wednesday set to unveil his new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara, denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the opposition as new evidence of his autocratic tendencies.

Eiffel Tower dazzles with ultra-modern glass floor

Paris - Visitors at the Eiffel Tower were left giddy Monday as the mayor unveiled a new glass floor on Paris's best-known landmark, offering millions of tourists another perspective on the world's most-visited city.

Colombia implodes high-rise that killed 12 in collapse

Medell - Colombian authorities imploded an upmarket apartment block Tuesday whose partial collapse last year killed 12 people, felling the rest of the six-tower complex in a giant cloud of white dust.

Op-Ed: Building design and fabrication goes virtual

Just like most everything else in our society today, virtual reality has taken over in the fields of architecture, interior design and construction.

Video: Experience North Korea with 'Enter Pyongyang'

Pyongyang - As the capital of North Korea the city sees massive amounts of commerce and activity. "Enter Pyongyang" is trying to give viewers an idea of just what goes on in from day-to-day.

India works on a railway bridge taller than the Eiffel Tower

If the project is successful it will be, by far, the tallest railway bridge ever created. Trains are vital to the economy of India so it makes logical sense that they would begin work on a massive project such as this.

Amsterdam revolts against Libeskind Holocaust memorial

Amsterdam - Amsterdam residents fearing the loss of a popular park have rejected a multi-million-euro Holocaust memorial by famed US architect Daniel Libeskind, forcing officials to rethink the plan.

Op-Ed: Visionary designer Karim Rashid is out to change the world

Industrial designer and architect Karim Rashid marches to the beat of his own drum, and wants to make everything he touches beautiful and unique.

Swiss building provides refuge for the hypersensitive

Adliswil - No smoking, no perfume, no mobile phone use -- the list of rules at a newly opened apartment building on the outskirts of Zurich is long.

Lighting costs Rio's iconic Christ statue tip of thumb

Rio De Janeiro - The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said Friday.

Officials in Beijing suburb build Kremlin copy

Beijing - Local officials in a Beijing suburb have built themselves a white-walled, gold-domed office complex resembling Moscow's Kremlin, state media reported, prompting anger among Chinese who condemned the lavish buildings.

Photo Essay: Amsterdam, tapestry of old and new architecture Special

Amsterdam - Unlike Hongkong, Montreal and a few other cities, Amsterdam does not have an internationally known and recognized skyline. Instead, the Dutch capital is more like a tapestry where sometimes the architecture is very modern, then again charmingly old.

Dutch Architect plans 'endless' house using 3D printer technology

A Dutch architect hopes to use 3D printer technology to ‘print off’ a futuristic 12,000 square feet ‘endless’ house. Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture aims to complete construction of his concept 'Landscape House' in 2014.

Upside down house: A Polish village’s topsy-turvy tourist draw

A house constructed entirely upside down is now a tourist attraction for the tiny village of Szymbark in northern Poland. As well as presenting topsy turvy from the exterior, the house’s internal contradictions proved problematic during construction.

Photo Essay: A architectural treasure — Scarritt-Bennett Center Special

Nashville - The Gothic architectural style of the Scarritt-Bennett Center has intrigued visitors and native Nashvillians for nearly ninety years.

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer dies aged 104

Rio De Janeiro - The modernist Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer perhaps best known for the striking design of many buildings in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, has died aged 104.

Historic Frank Lloyd Wright House faces demolition

Phoenix - A Phoenix home designed by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright faces imminent demolition, if the home is not granted historic designation soon!

Photo Essay: The neoclassical Schermerhorn Symphony Center Special

Nashville - The Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN is as well known for its distinctive architecture, grand chandeliers and amazing acoustics, as it is for the wonderful music.

Denmark to build a mini city just for kids

Copenhagen - Denmark has decided to build a mini city just for kids. The Prinsessegade Kindergarten and Youth Club is expected to be completed by 2014. It will be located in Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city.

Colonia: History and old charm on the shores of Río de la Plata Special

Colonia - The old town of Colonia del Sacramento was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese on the northern bank of the Rio de la Plata and for 150 years was the subject of heated disputes with Spain; today is a lovely attraction for visitors from the entire world.

Vatican restores St. Peter's Square to former glory

Restoration works on the world-famous St. Peter's Square in Vatican City has started and will be completed in 30 months according to news reports from the Holy See.

Architect Edward Stone’s Fulbright Furniture is ‘Ozark Modern’ Special

Fayetteville - After helping design the Museum of Modern Art and Radio City Music Hall in New York City, architect Edward Durell Stone came home to Arkansas to design furniture for his friend J. William Fulbright, and the ‘Ozark Modern’ exhibit showcased that work.

Ludwig Erhard Haus a futuristic building in West Berlin Special

Berlin - The Ludwig Erhard Haus, an unusual and futuristic building in the heart of Berlin, won't be reported on Berlin's tourist guide. It was designed by British architect Nicholas Grimshaw in 1994.

World's Tallest Building to Open in Dubai Monday

On Monday, Burj Dubai Tower will become the world's tallest building as Dubai formally opens its doors to the public amid the State's growing indebtedness and economic slowdown.
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Upside down house in the village of Szymbark  near Gdansk  Northern Poland.
Upside down house in the village of Szymbark, near Gdansk, Northern Poland.
Facebook - Tourisme Durable
A picture of some fine architecture found in Mexico City where the story took place.
A picture of some fine architecture found in Mexico City where the story took place.
Mexico City Fine Arts Palace
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists  Fifty Years runs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through December...
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years runs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through December 31st, 2012. Along with Warhol, the show features work by well-known artists including Jeff Koons, Ai Wei Wei, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Chuck Close, and many more.
Mobius design concept Landscape House bu Universe Architecture
Mobius design concept Landscape House bu Universe Architecture
Universe Architecture
A beautiful view of the Hong Kong skyline. Unfortunately smuggling operations sometimes cross throug...
A beautiful view of the Hong Kong skyline. Unfortunately smuggling operations sometimes cross through this amazing place.
Lichunngai via Wikimedia (CC waived to PD)
Old and new meet at Museum Square: a modern Van Gogh Museum just opposite the venerable Concert Hall...
Old and new meet at Museum Square: a modern Van Gogh Museum just opposite the venerable Concert Hall.
St. Peter Square  Vatican City
St. Peter Square, Vatican City
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Museum of Contemporary Art  Niterói
Museum of Contemporary Art, Niterói
Wikimedia Commons
Examples of Amsterdam s more recent architecture are found in the  Eastern Islands.
Examples of Amsterdam's more recent architecture are found in the 'Eastern Islands.'
Edward Durell Stone s Fulbright Furniture. Fine Arts Center Gallery  University of Arkansas. Fayette...
Edward Durell Stone's Fulbright Furniture. Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark. Feb. 15, 2011.
Edward Durell Stone s Fulbright Furniture. Fine Arts Center  University of Arkansas. Fayetteville  A...
Edward Durell Stone's Fulbright Furniture. Fine Arts Center, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark. Feb. 15, 2011.
Sweeping buildings  construction and industry all helped create an amazing city in architecture. Unf...
Sweeping buildings, construction and industry all helped create an amazing city in architecture. Unfortunately it may also have contributed to high levels of metal in soil.
Ben Grey
The upside down house at Szymbark  near Gdansk  Northern Poland
The upside down house at Szymbark, near Gdansk, Northern Poland
Tourisme Durable, France via Facebook
Walking through the older city center. Dutch gables at the  New Market
Walking through the older city center. Dutch gables at the 'New Market'
New architecture: NEMO  a technology museum in the form of a half sunken vessel.
New architecture: NEMO, a technology museum in the form of a half sunken vessel.
Pretty building in the park now used for wedding receptions and the like
Pretty building in the park now used for wedding receptions and the like
Bench designed by Edward Durell Stone.  Fine Arts Center Gallery  University of Arkansas.  Feb. 15  ...
Bench designed by Edward Durell Stone. Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas. Feb. 15, 2011
Arbitrators at the Supreme Court of Canada have made a powerful ruling in favor of local unions.
Arbitrators at the Supreme Court of Canada have made a powerful ruling in favor of local unions.
Peregrine981
The old town hall at Windsor  with carving adorning the facade.
The old town hall at Windsor, with carving adorning the facade.
Envelope A +D upped the industrial feel of this warehouse setting by demarcating meeting spaces with...
Envelope A +D upped the industrial feel of this warehouse setting by demarcating meeting spaces with atypically institutional-looking green and blue rubber flooring. Glass partitions give the offices a sense of openness.
Cesar Rubio, courtesy Envelope Architecture + Design

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