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Design change could jeopardize WTC becoming nation's tallest buildingupdated: Thu May 10 2012 19:54:00

A design change to One World Trade Center might jeopardize its plans to become the tallest U.S. building.

Six new spots for architecture loversupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 09:38:00

The Eiffel Tower. The Colosseum. The Taj Majal. The Pyramids.

January on Road to Rio: A Green City Journeyupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 05:16:00

This month Road to Rio: A Green City journey is touching down in the United Arab Emirates. In the wake of an inconclusive United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, CNN's Rima Maktabi, Leone Lakhani and Nick Glass head to Abu Dhabi, soon-to-be host city of the World Future Energy Summit. The capital's conference center will host the likes of Ban Ki Moon from January 16-19, 2012.

Guangzhou's striking opera houseupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 13:40:00

Architect Zaha Hadid's opera house in the Chinese city of Guangzhou hits the high notes of design.

Guangzhou's 'cosmic' opera houseupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 13:40:00

It took more than five years to build, but since its opening last year, the Guangzhou Opera House has become the jewel among the sprawling Chinese megacity's bland urban landscape.

Taking time out in happening Tel Avivupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 10:24:00

Jerusalem may be steeped in thousands of years of history, but the much younger Tel Aviv in Israel is increasingly a draw for culture lovers.

CNNMoney: 9/11 memorial owes elegance to small businessupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 14:35:00

In December 2003, landscape architect Peter Walker was ready for retirement, but a chance to work on the 9/11 Memorial put the brakes on that. Will & Jada Pinkett Smith's Mega Mansion: Go Insideupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 16:11:00

The actress calls their home a "spiritual endeavor" 

Phoenix in five stopsupdated: Wed May 04 2011 08:09:00

"It takes a half hour to get anywhere," said the clerk at the rent-a-car place when I asked him how far from the airport to my uncle's neighborhood in Sun City. He was right. That buzzy restaurant you read about is a half-hour away. The Phoenix Art Museum? Half-hour.

10 top augmented reality travel appsupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 11:06:00

It is the curse of every curious traveler -- you're walking through a new town and you can sense the history, you can smell the restaurant, you can hear the train you're meant to catch, but you have no idea how to get there or discover more.

High-rise living with a twistupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 05:31:00

An eye-catching spiral skyscraper with a garden on every level is being planned for Abu Dhabi.

10 lavish monuments to loveupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 09:53:00

Who said it's the thought that counts? Throughout history, romantics have constructed elaborate monuments to show just how much they cared -- though the love-story endings weren't always so happy.

About icon, CNN International's arts and culture showupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 12:15:00

Icon is a monthly arts series that promises viewers a journey into the worlds of visual arts, architecture, literature, music, photography, dance, opera, fashion and design, accompanied by interviews with their innovators and influencers as diverse as I.M. Pei, Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock.

Fine wine gets a makeover by top architectsupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 04:49:00

The drink of choice for creative types through the ages, wine is now making significant inroads into the realms of contemporary culture.

Canned art draws oooohs and aweupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 09:26:00

What happens when you give thousand of cans of food to really creative people? How about a "canned" tornado or an "uncanny" sculpture of an apple being eaten by ants.

Minsuk Cho's dramatic architectureupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 00:48:00

Contemporary and often abstract, Minsuk Cho's buildings can baffle, delight and dazzle.

Minsuk Cho's abstract architectureupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 00:48:00

Architect Minsuk Cho designed the South Korean pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. Tom Cruise Dangles from World's Tallest Buildingupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 17:48:00

The actor hangs from Dubai's 2,717-foot-high Burj Kahlifa skyscraper while filming the new Mission: Impossible

Architecture's man of the yearupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:37:00

Icon meets the La Biennale man of the year, Rem Koolhaas and looks back at some of his achievements.

Jean Nouvel to build arts complex on derelict island in Seineupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 11:20:00

From derelict car factory to thriving cultural hub: That's the trajectory a tiny island on the River Seine in Paris is set to be transformed into a haven for contemporary art.

A house that you can wear? When fashion meets architectureupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 08:15:00

A dress made out of recycled waste; a collection of clothes composed of fresh flowers; a synthetic outfit that looks like wave of water around the body.

I.M. Pei returns to the Louvreupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 08:44:00

Exclusive: Icon meets architect I.M Pei at the Louvre to talk about his famous pyramid.

At 93, Louvre Pyramid architect I.M. Pei is still going strongupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 08:44:00

It's 27 years since award-winning architect I.M. Pei began work on his glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

How's the environment doing? Ask the buildingsupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 20:14:00

Imagine that you could double the size of your apartment as a reward for saving electricity, water and gas. It's an idea proposed by the Seoul-based design collective Randomwalks and architect Lee Min-soo for the green redevelopment of Incheon, outside the South Korean capital.

Celebrating the Burj Khalifaupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 17:35:00

Fireworks light up Dubai for a celebration of the world's tallest building.

Dubai reaches for the skyupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 17:12:00

Things are looking up in Dubai. Way, way up.

Old meets new in Abu Dhabiupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 09:30:00

IME goes inside Abu Dhabi?s iconic Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyan Mosque and looks at F1 preparations at the new Yas Marina Circuit.

Sexy architecture alive and well in Middle Eastupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 09:30:00

With all the pomp and money befitting its status as the world's richest city, Abu Dhabi will soon unveil its new Formula One track on Yas Island, a spectacular entertainment destination emerging from the turquoise waters off the coast of the Emirati capital.

Reclaiming traditionupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 09:08:00

Architect Kengo Kuma on how his work is dedicated to reclaiming the traditions of Japanese architecture.

Kengo Kuma: The "sushi" architect striving for perfectionupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 09:08:00

"For architects, perfection is necessary," said Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

Dubai aims for tallest buildingupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 07:26:00

South Korea's Samsung Construction is planning to build the tallest building in the world. CNN's Stan Grant reports.

CNNMoney: Tallest building in Boston, 50% offupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 16:48:00

The tallest building in Boston sold for $660.6 million at a foreclosure auction in New York Tuesday -- about half the price it sold for just three years ago.

FSB: Forget green roofs - this whole building livesupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 10:15:00

There aren't many cutting-edge urban architecture firms in Carmel Valley, Calif., a placid expanse of gnarled oak trees and steep, grassy hills about 120 miles south of San Francisco. But this is where you'll find Rana Creek, a 14-year-old, $6.5 million company that converts city buildings into countryscapes.

Sim Van der Ryn - Pioneer of green architectureupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:48:00

Sim Van der Ryn has been a leader in sustainable architecture for over 40 years. As well as creating a portfolio of inspiring green designs -- notably the 1977 Bateson Building in Sacramento -- he is also a teacher and an author. His most recent book "Design for Life" traces his ancestral and ecological design roots. Principal Voices talked to Van der Ryn about the passion which continues to consume his life.

The Spirit of Architectureupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 12:34:00

In November we step inside the world of design as show host Becky Anderson searches for the Spirit of Architecture.

Fortune: Buildings inspired by natureupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 12:59:00

What if the outside of a building worked more like a leaf? China's Tallest Building to Open in Shanghaiupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 11:00:00

China's tallest building, the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Center, will open to the public on Saturday, 14 years after its developer began the project

Central Paris treasure awaits discoveryupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 09:25:00

Tucked away in a corner of the church of Saint-Eustache in Paris is a colorful if not particularly attractive bas-relief dating from 1969. The work of British sculptor Raymond Mason, it depicts a crowd of boisterous market porters bearing fruit and vegetables and pushing laden handcarts. Occasionally, you will catch an older visitor pausing quietly in front of the piece and heaving a little sigh. That is because it captures the moment when the great food market of Les Halles was exiled to the suburbs -- forever.

CNNMoney: Abu Dhabi firm buys stake in Chrysler buildingupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 14:08:00

A 75% stake in the famed Chrysler Building once owned by a German fund has been sold to an Abu Dhabi group, Prudential Financial, Inc. confirmed Wednesday.

Principal Voices: Daniel Libeskindupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 07:27:00

The renowned architect tells CNN about the importance of creating intelligent buildings that are both environmentally and socially sustainable.

Swiss won't miss Olympics, but football takes first placeupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 08:15:00

Yes, we have Roger. Yes, we developed the "Bird's nest" Olympic stadium. But in Switzerland, the 2008 Summer Olympics are still far away -- and not just geographically.

Borrowing from natureupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 14:47:00

The legendary 20th century architect, Frank Lloyd Wright once described his profession as the "mother art". In the 21st century, architects and designers are increasingly turning their attentions to Mother Nature as a source of inspiration for their creations.

Building the futureupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 12:22:00

It's easy to overlook the impact buildings have on greenhouse gas emissions, but the places where we live and work contribute over 30 percent of global greenhouse emissions. Jean Nouvel Wins Architecture Honorupdated: Sun Mar 30 2008 14:00:00

The Pritzker Prize goes to a man whose signature is buildings that grow out of their surroundings

Seven rules for winning exteriorsupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 12:47:00

Bump up your curb appeal with these surefire tips

Money Magazine: Build your dream house nowupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 18:25:00

With home values tumbling and the mortgage market still in crisis, you'd think that Billie and Rodney Wylde would shelve their plans to build their North Carolina dream home - at least until the market stabilizes.

Fortune: Building Shanghai's tower of powerupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 05:53:00

Before following his father into the property business, Minoru Mori dreamed of becoming a novelist. So when he returned from an October 1993 visit to Shanghai talking excitedly of a plan to construct the world's tallest building on the impoverished east side of the city's Huangpu River, rivals in Tokyo snickered that Mori had rekindled his interest in fiction.

The barometerupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 07:27:00

Sometimes you're up, sometimes, you're down. Who has had a good week, and who has had a shocker?

Choose the right colors for your roomsupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 09:19:00

When she hears people express a reluctance to paint their rooms in vivid hues because they believe it is inappropriate to the age or architectural style of their house, designer Susan Sargent waves away their concerns as though swatting flies.

Creating a sceneupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 09:41:00

In a gallery in Dubai this month, local Emirate collectors, passing American tourists and Egyptian expats will mingle to admire the Fez-clad, cigarette-smoking youths in the photographs of London-based but Moroccan-born artist, Hassan Hajjaj.

CNN's 'Countdown Beijing'updated: Tue Aug 07 2007 08:57:00

CNN International airs "Countdown Beijing," a special week of programming running August 4-12.

Q&A: Ken Yeang interviewupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 21:06:00

CNN spoke to Ken Yeang, an architect and ecologist, and the principle of the UK practice of Llweleyn Davis Yeang about his work to combine high rise architecture and environmental awareness. Where Are They Now?: Hakeem Olajuwonupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 02:00:00

This Where Are They Now feature and others like it can be found in the July 2nd issue of Sports Illustrated.

Money Magazine: Take your home outsideupdated: Thu May 17 2007 15:24:00

Pam and Mark Elmore weren't in the market for a home last summer. But when the Bend, Ore. couple happened to stop by a newly built house with a 1,000-square-foot patio, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen - fridge and range included -and a fire pit, they immediately realized they had to have it.

A Quest to buildupdated: Tue Apr 24 2007 10:00:00

This month on Quest... the architects! In the words of the great architect Sir Christopher Wren, "architecture aims at eternity". With this in mind, host Richard Quest tracks down some of the gifted designers who shape our world and visualize the future. It's a Quest to Build!

Tadao Ando Talk Asia Interviewupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 03:09:00

AR: Anjali Rao TA: Tadao Ando

Fortune: The richest city in the worldupdated: Mon Mar 12 2007 11:59:00

Khaldoon Khalifa al Mubarak is a man in a hurry. The 31-year-old, American-educated developer steps on the gas of his silver Audi and zooms past a hole in the ground crawling with construction work...

Fleur de Lilleupdated: Wed Jan 10 2007 13:25:00

Just an hour by train from Paris, the former capital of Flanders marries Gallic traditions with the 21st-century design sensibility of its Low Country neighbors.

Fortune: Building bridges, skyscrapers and Ground Zeroupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 05:57:00

Over the past three decades, Santiago Calatrava has built more than 40 structures, ranging from bridges to train stations to museums. His best work has an emotional resonance rarely found in modern...

Deciding what to do in Paris getting tougherupdated: Tue May 09 2006 11:10:00

Paris was spurned in its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, but you wouldn't know it amid the bustle of construction along the Seine. This spring, the city is positively abloom with museum openings and renovated architectural treasures.

CNNMoney: Greek revival was the "National Style"updated: Fri Apr 28 2006 08:49:00

Driving through nearly any area east of the Mississippi, travelers wouldn't have to go far before they came upon a house that could be plucked up, carried thousands of miles away to a limestone bluff overlooking the Aegean Sea and look like it belonged there.

Q & A: Santiago Calatravaupdated: Thu Mar 09 2006 06:26:00

The Scene meets Santiago Calatrava to hear how the Spanish architect is putting his ideas into practice in his hometown of Valencia.

Santiago Calatravaupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 09:13:00

One of an elite group of architects whose work is an almost instantly recognizable global brand, Santiago Calatrava has been described as a "poet of glass and steel."

CNNMoney: Kitchens growing in size and numberupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 10:43:00

Not only do homeowners want bigger kitchens, they want more of them.

CNNMoney: Life in a saltboxupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 09:22:00

It must be pretty cool to be able to say that you live in a saltbox. It sounds something like living in a shoe. But just what the heck is a saltbox house anyhow?

Top prize for Scottish Parliamentupdated: Mon Oct 17 2005 07:02:00

The Scottish Parliament building, which was completed three years late and 10 times over budget, has won the UK's most prestigious architecture award.

Fortune: Conquer and Divideupdated: Mon Oct 17 2005 00:01:00

It's after midnight in Chicago, and Tom Pritzker looks totally wiped. He spent today running the family's hotel, industrial, finance, and real estate empire, said to be worth more than $15 billion. Tonight he has hosted an awards ceremony and dinner for the Pritzker Prize, the so-called Nobel Prize for architecture. Now it's the afterparty at the bar of one of the family's newest hotels, the Park Hyatt Chicago. The room is narrow, with high ceilings, large windows, and dark wood floors--basically a wide hallway that doubles as a watering hole. Moving from table to table, Tom and his cousin Nick, the family real estate guru, bump into a friend, architect Frank Gehry. "You know, I really have always hated this hotel," Gehry says, only half-jokingly, about the building's design. "When are you going to let me design one of your new hotels?" Tom shakes his hand with a smile and slight chuckle. "Don't worry, Frank," he says. "We'll find you a great project. We're building a lot these days." It's big news to hea

Buildings that lift the spiritupdated: Thu May 12 2005 12:28:00

CNN talks to architectural luminary Will Alsop about modern architecture's expanding horizons.

Money Magazine: Home Is Where the Art Isupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

Thanks to an onslaught of home design magazines, TV shows and coffee-table books, real estate buyers these days are not only savvier about architecture, they'll pay a premium for a house designed b...

'A symbol of an entire country'updated: Fri Feb 25 2005 10:28:00

As an icon of a city, it is as instantly recognizable as the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fortune: The Office Space Raceupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 00:01:00

The skyscraper space race has a new competitor. The foundation has been laid for the Burj Dubai tower, a 2,300-foot-tall, five-million-square-foot spear tip, which upon completion in 2009 will jut ...

Fortune: HIGH FASHION FACTORIESupdated: Mon Oct 04 2004 00:01:00

ARCHITECTURAL BRIO SURE WORKS FOR INSTITUTIONS like New York City's Guggenheim Museum, which reaped heaps of attention for its wavy, titanium-clad outpost in Bilbao, Spain, designed by architect Fr...

CNNMoney: Ultimate teardownsupdated: Thu Aug 05 2004 10:11:00

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer, owns a home in Woodside, Calif. that most people would consider a pretty decent place to live.

CNNMoney: If you build it, they will comeupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 13:32:00

When the Guggenheim Foundation opened a museum here in 1997, it knew the building would be a landmark. But even the project's biggest boosters could not have foreseen how it would transform Bilbao itself.

Health considered in companies' building designs updated: Tue Jul 27 2004 15:29:00

In some ways, Mary Still is a typical weight-loss success story. She changed her eating habits, started working out and dropped 82 pounds in a year.

CNNMoney: Craftsman style: Back in vogueupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 16:59:00

BEND, Ore. (CNN/Money) - Durable, functional and austerely beautiful are three characteristics that may come to mind when you see a Craftsman-style house.

Business 2.0: Prada's High-Tech Misstep The luxury retailer spent millions on IT for its futuristic "epicenter" store. But the flashy technoloupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 00:01:00

When Prada opened its $40 million Manhattan flagship, hotshot architect Rem Koolhaas promised a radically new shopping experience. And he kept the promise--though not quite according to plan. Custo...

Fortune: Tower Struggle It's not unusual for developers, politicians, and architects to clash over real estate projects in New York City.updated: Mon Jan 26 2004 00:01:00

On Dec. 19, New York Governor George Pataki joined developer Larry Silverstein and architects David Childs and Daniel Libeskind at Federal Hall in lower Manhattan to unveil the long-awaited design ...


Even if you're not a design snob, you can look around and see other people in the country leaning that way. Target sells housewares by Michael Graves and Philippe Starck. The new Disney Concert Hal...

Business 2.0: Home-Field Advantage HOK Sport has designed America's most successful new stadiums. Its formula: First make fans updated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

From the game-day blimp, Houston's new Reliant Stadium--home of the Houston Texans, the National Football League's newest franchise--looks positively dangerous. With its retractable roof agape, it ...

Fortune: Nice Building, But The Real Innovation Is In The Processupdated: Mon Jul 10 2000 00:01:00

On his very best day as a hotshot computer programmer, Bill Gates would never, ever have been described as the "Frank Gehry of software." So why does Frank Gehry--the boldly creative architect who'...

Fortune: Web Calendars: A New Way to Keep Track of Your Life--From Anywhereupdated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

If you want a peek at the Next Big Thing in computing, check out Web calendars. Many Internet portals now offer online calendars that keep track of your appointments, reminders, and to-do lists. Li...

Fortune: Silicon Valley Gets Some Style MEET THE ARCHITECTS THE GEEKS NEVER KNEW THEY NEEDEDupdated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

Deep within a Mountain View, Calif., technology park, somewhere inside the headquarters of Silicon Graphics Inc., I encounter a noisy cluster of software engineers drinking champagne. It's 3 P.M. o...

Money Magazine: Absolutely Prefabulous An all-metal mass-produced house just may be America's architectural ideal.updated: Thu Apr 01 1999 00:01:00

My friend Jennifer lives in Oak Park, Ill., a town that happens to have a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright houses. So every time I visit, she sticks me in the car and takes me on a little tour, saying, "L...

Money Magazine: This New House Can people of middle-class means design and build a knockout house on a moderate budget? That was the plan.updated: Fri Jan 01 1999 00:01:00

The pages arrived without fanfare or warning, sliding almost furtively out of our fax machine. Yet here they were: the first drawings of what will ultimately become our family's new house.

Fortune: Digital Secretary, With Attitude Portico is a service that allows you to get your voice mail, E-mail, apupdated: Mon Nov 23 1998 00:01:00

I've always hated voice mail. That's a dislike that baffled me for years, given that I am someone who has always embraced cutting-edge technologies. Recently, however, I figured out the reason--voi...


My object in living is to unite My avocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight. --Robert Frost, "Two Tramps in Mud Time"


Disney on 42nd Street? The mind boggles. In February 1994, when the Walt Disney Co. announced it would be staging theatrical productions on "the Deuce"--the porn-plagued, drug-infested, crime-ridde...


If this spring your fancy is turning to tomato seeds and trowels, join the club. According to a recent Gallup survey, gardening now shares top billing with swimming and walking as one of the three ...

Money Magazine: TOMORROW'S HEIRLOOMS Follow our guidelines, and the furnishings you choose today could turn into your family's prized possessionupdated: Sat May 01 1993 00:01:00

Last year, the typical American family spent about $282 on furniture, though even at that level, sales totaled $26.8 billion. This year, the big drop in interest rates -- almost a point since Elect...

Money Magazine: 2 Eric wants to design buildings. Architectupdated: Thu Mar 11 1993 00:01:00

Eric Hernandez and Jose Luis Hernandez have a lot in common: the same last name (although they are not related), Mexican backgrounds and a love of architecture. Jose Luis owns his own architecture ...

Money Magazine: The Cost of Doing What You Want An Atlanta architect took a one-third pay cut to pursue a more fulfilling career. updated: Sat Feb 15 1992 00:01:00

The turning point in Larry Arney's life came through a chance encounter over breakfast one morning in 1988. At the time, the young architect was heading a group of 10 volunteers who cooked for Atla...

Fortune: DESIGN/A FORTUNE PORTFOLIO ARCHITECTS FOR THE 1990supdated: Mon Jun 22 1987 00:01:00

''This is the generation of American architects,'' proclaims Philip Johnson, at 80 the nation's foremost master builder. Now in their 30s and 40s, all have made their names young in a field where t...

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