Fantastic and frightening, gargoyles have become one of the most distinctive features of Gothic architecture. Likely erected as a defense against demons, the stone statues are rooted in religion and steeped in superstition. While these looming figures can be found on the façades of most Medieval cathedrals, many of the protectors perched atop these buildings are not gargoyles at all—they're grotesques.
Exquisitely crafted and effortlessly ethereal, stained glass windows have been prevalent in places of worship for centuries.
At the turn of the 20th century, a new architectural movement swept through Europe, creating some of the most spectacular...
Keeping sustainability at the forefront, Foster + Partners has revealed their design for the new JP Morgan Chase global headquarters in Manhattan. When completed, the 60-story skyscraper will be New York City's largest all-electric tower with net-zero operational emissions. The state-of-the-art design incorporates outdoor space, a public plaza, and greenery aimed at setting a new standard for employee wellness.
For over 20 years, French artist Olivier Grossetête has been creating what he calls Participative Monumental Constructions.
Thanks to an innovative design that marries the formality of the opera with the informality of island culture, Heatherwick Studio...
Have you ever wished your day at the beach didn't have to end with the sunset? That you could just go to sleep right on the water? Enter Pearlsuites, the futuristic floating hotel suites designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design Studio. The conceptual designs are circular pods that are reminiscent of UFOs, but, instead of hovering in the air, they float on the surface of the water.
Lasting over 1,000 years, the Roman Empire left an enduring legacy on history.
If you’ve never been inside a mosque, you might not realize what spectacular beauty lies within.
What does one do when charged with updating a historic building located in one of the world's most famous squares? This was the challenge that David Chipperfield Architects faced as they tackled work at the Procuratie Vecchie on Venice's St. Mark's Square. Not only were they to restore the 16th-century building, but they were to modernize certain areas that are now open to the public for the first time.
They say that trends are circular and what's old becomes new again. This is true for fashion, music, and art.
Architecture and animals unite in bamboo treehouses along the Mexican coastline.