New Chinese skyscraper is a wheel of fortune

An unusual new building shaped like a ferris wheel has recently been completed beside the Pearl River in Guangzhou, where it will form the landmark headquarters for two Chinese companies.

The circular skyscraper, designed by (more…)

Bullitt Center in Seattle hailed as world’s most sustainable building

At the end of 2013, World Architecture News announced that the winner of its annual competition to choose the world’s most sustainable building was the Bullitt Center in Seattle – the only U.S. entrant in the (more…)

Three shining lights of modern architecture in North Wales

From the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay to the summit of Mount Snowdon, from scenic railway journeys to historic castles, North Wales is steeped in heritage, and a rich, unspoilt natural beauty. Yet, despite the overarching sense of a (more…)

Futuristic Apple HQ almost ready for take-off

IT giant Apple has recently released the latest plans for its new California headquarters, which will resemble an enormous, sleek UFO constructed around a central garden. Steve Jobs is said to have added many of his own ideas to the building’s design before his death and the architect, Norman Foster, was challenged to produce a (more…)

How modern architecture is shaping Chester

Chester, situated in North-West England on the River Dee and close to the Welsh border, is most closely associated with its remarkable heritage. From its Roman city walls to its (more…)

A staircase with a living balustrade breathes life into a Soho office

Designer Paul Cocksedge has recently unveiled the plans for an unusual ‘living’ staircase intended to link the floors of a Soho office space.

The spiral wooden structure is unusual in that the central supporting column has (more…)

America’s best sustainable buildings named for 2013

The year’s 10 best sustainable building projects have recently been chosen by the American Institute of Architects. The competition, which is known as the ‘Top 10 (more…)