British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick describes how to bring a human scale and whimsical sensibility to urban life, to create a fabulous future fit for us all.
Supertall buildings have become just another part of the urban scenery. They are, writes science fiction writer Bruce Sterling, “stunningly factual, immediately obvious, impossible to overlook.” But what of the unbuilt towers of the future? What might *they* look like. With his customary lyricism, Sterling describes four classes of future skyscraper.
Plunge into the deep Balinese jungle and you might suddenly find a bamboo building soaring above you. Made from a frankly unlikely building material, the ethereal structures are the brainchildren of designer Elora Hardy and her team. Take a look.
In this gallery of gorgeous photographs, architect Marc Kushner shares his selection of 10 of the most innovative buildings of today and tomorrow, including a reindeer viewing station, an inflatable concert hall, and a very clever housing complex.
Architect Chris Downey on how he readjusted to life in San Francisco — its streets, its sounds, its community — after losing his sight.
Chris Downey, an architect who lost his sight in 2008, shares some of his favorite San Francisco spots — places specific to his sightless experience. Enjoy this gallery of beautiful photos of the City by the Bay. Photos by Marla Aufmuth.