Architecture and Design

City targets building loophole used by Billionaires’ Row developers

City targets building loophole used by Billionaires’ Row developers

Manhattan developers for years have boosted the heights of their towers by using a loophole in the city’s zoning...

City targets building loophole used by Billionaires’ Row developers
A new competition asks what would houses on Mars look like (Credit: Getty Images, Pixabay)

Architecture’s final frontier: Here’s what houses on Mars might look like

The most Earth-like planet in the solar system, Mars has always looked like an obvious choice for future human...

Architecture’s final frontier: Here’s what houses on Mars might look like
There’s a literal shadow sweeping through SoCal’s luxury resi market

There’s a literal shadow sweeping through SoCal’s luxury resi market

A stark, dark style of home design is trending for both the interior and exterior of houses in Southern...

There’s a literal shadow sweeping through SoCal’s luxury resi market
Notre-Dame fire calls attention to other historic properties that could be in jeopardy

Notre-Dame fire calls attention to other historic properties that could be in jeopardy

The fire that ravaged the more than 850-year-old Notre-Dame Cathedral could put a spotlight on other historic structures around...

Notre-Dame fire calls attention to other historic properties that could be in jeopardy
France unveils international design competition for Notre Dame spire

France unveils international design competition for Notre Dame spire

France plans to hold an international competition to come up with a replacement design for Notre Dame Cathedral’s spire,...

France unveils international design competition for Notre Dame spire
Officials at rally say construction tax fraud and fatalities are linked

Officials at rally say construction tax fraud and fatalities are linked

Following a string of construction-related deaths last week, city and state officials on Monday said there’s a connection between...

Officials at rally say construction tax fraud and fatalities are linked
Bestseller Tower designed by architect Dorte Mandrup (Credit: Dorte Mandrup)

Why a tiny Danish town is building the tallest tower in Western Europe

The tallest building in Western Europe may rise in a location few would have guessed: a rural village in...

Why a tiny Danish town is building the tallest tower in Western Europe
MAP: These architecture firms are designing NYC’s skyline

MAP: These architecture firms are designing NYC’s skyline

Want to keep up with projects being completed in New York City? Check out The Real Deal’s interactive architecture...

MAP: These architecture firms are designing NYC’s skyline
Architect Karl Fischer dead at 70

Architect Karl Fischer dead at 70

Prolific architect Karl Fischer, known for his ubiquitous though sometimes critically panned designs in Brooklyn, died last week. He was 70. Fischer opened his first architecture firm in 1984 in Montreal, eventually expanding to...

Architect Karl Fischer dead at 70
Everlasting listing? Odd design to promote eternal life keeps Hamptons home on the market

Everlasting listing? Odd design to promote eternal life keeps Hamptons home on the market

Real estate is often a hot commodity in the Hamptons area of Long Island, New York. But an oddly...

Everlasting listing? Odd design to promote eternal life keeps Hamptons home on the market
“The beautiful señorita”: Architect David Childs talks inspiration at 35 Hudson Yards

“The beautiful señorita”: Architect David Childs talks inspiration at 35 Hudson Yards

It’s not all angular glass and steel rising above the old rail yards on the Far West Side. While the office buildings and vertical...

“The beautiful señorita”: Architect David Childs talks inspiration at 35 Hudson Yards
The Observation Deck at Hudson Yards (Credit: Adam Pogoff)

Views from 1,100 feet: A tour of Related’s “the edge,” the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere

 Related Companies is celebrating the grand opening of Hudson Yards on March 15, 2019. But the megadevelopment’s observation deck, resting 1,100 feet above...

Views from 1,100 feet: A tour of Related’s “the edge,” the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere
Snapshot: These are the top architecture firms in each borough

Snapshot: These are the top architecture firms in each borough

The Real Deal ranked the top performing architects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx by square footage of...

Snapshot: These are the top architecture firms in each borough
These are the most prolific design shops in New York City

These are the most prolific design shops in New York City

Last year, residents began moving into TF Cornerstone’s massive new rental tower at 606 West 57th Street in Hell’s...

These are the most prolific design shops in New York City
WATCH: At topped-out 125 Greenwich, architect Rafael Viñoly talks evolution of luxury development

WATCH: At topped-out 125 Greenwich, architect Rafael Viñoly talks evolution of luxury development

Just south of the Oculus and One World Trade Center stands 125 Greenwich, the Rafael Viñoly-designed condominium tower also known as Lower Manhattan’s answer...

WATCH: At topped-out 125 Greenwich, architect Rafael Viñoly talks evolution of luxury development
Playing this video game taught a generation of planners how to design cities

Playing this video game taught a generation of planners how to design cities

When the city-building game “Sim City” was released in 1989, video games were largely considered a leisure activity at...

Playing this video game taught a generation of planners how to design cities
Pritzker Prize goes to “emperor of Japanese Architecture”

Pritzker Prize goes to “emperor of Japanese Architecture”

Arata Isozaki, once called the “emperor of Japanese architecture,” was crowned with the industry’s highest honor: the 2019 Pritzker...

Pritzker Prize goes to “emperor of Japanese Architecture”
Modular construction makes a comeback in Brooklyn

Modular construction makes a comeback
in Brooklyn

Even though modular construction at the Pacific Park megaproject didn’t succeed, the city government will use the construction method...

Modular construction makes a comeback
in Brooklyn
Busted: A group of New York architects were caught cheating on a certification exam

Busted: A group of New York architects were caught cheating on a certification exam

A group of architects from the prestigious firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have been busted for cheating on a...

Busted: A group of New York architects were caught cheating on a certification exam
The Real Deal’s March issue is now available to all subscribers

The Real Deal’s March issue is now available to all subscribers

The Real Deal’s March issue is now live, and digital subscribers to TRD are getting the first look at what’s...

The Real Deal’s March issue is now available to all subscribers
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