Architecture and Design

Steven Holl (Photo by Axel Dupeux)

The Closing: Steven Holl

Famed architect and watercolorist Steven Holl founded his company as a two-person practice in Chelsea in 1977. The firm has since grown to 40 people across two offices, one around the corner from Hudson...

Santiago Calatrava with the Constitution Bridge in Venice and the Oculus (Credit: Getty Images)

It’s not just the leaking Oculus: Santiago Calatrava hit with suit over Venice bridge

A Venice court has fined world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava for going $5 million over budget on a bridge. The...

César Pelli (Credit: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects)

Renowned architect César Pelli dies at 92

Acclaimed architect César Pelli, whose firm designed some of the world’s most distinctive buildings, died Friday. He was 92. La Gaceta, a newspaper in San Miguel de Tucumán, his hometown in northern Argentina, reported...

Architect Stefan Behling (right) and Senior Director for Apple Retail and Design Chris Braithwaite talk about the Board Room part of Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, DC (Credit: Getty Images)

The secret rooms inside Apple stores

Millions of people flock to Apple stores every day, and most are familiar with the stores’ signature layout and aesthetic. What’s lesser known, though, is that many of these stores contain a private “boardroom,”...

I.M. Pei, who designed monuments of culture, dies at 102

I.M. Pei, who designed monuments of culture, dies at 102

I.M. Pei, the architect who began his career designing buildings for William Zeckendorf and went on to bring to...

NYC developers have been using this loophole to build taller. But not for long

NYC developers have been using this loophole to build taller. But not for long

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

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...

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,...

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

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...

“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...

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