Architecture

Borders are “primitive”: Innovative plan envisions a binational border city between the United States and Mexico

Recently unveiled at the London Design Biennale, the Border City concept by fr*ee re-imagines the concept of border between two countries as a free space where cultures "both clash and blend to create something altogether unique". Conceived by Fernando Romero and his team, this innovative project puts forward the idea of a binational city situated…





This solar-powered pipe could produce 1.5 gallons of drinking water for drought-stricken California

To improve conditions in drought-stricken California, the organizers of this year's Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) recently invited artists, designers and architects to come up with innovative plans for the Santa Monica Pier that could produce energy for electricity as well as clean drinking water, while also being aesthetically pleasing. One of the finalists in…


Architects to build modular house by stacking structures like Tetris blocks

We've all heard of modular kitchens, furniture and even pop-up tents that can be zipped up into larger spaces. As  part of their latest project, the team at Netherlands-based Universe Architecture has brought the convenience of modular designs to the time-consuming process of home construction. The Tretris House, as its name suggests, is an incredibly…



Washington DC building features motion-sensing, audio-playing walls fitted with giant interactive displays

Innovation, be it in science, technology or design, is a constantly-evolving process. Architects, for instance, are continually trying to re-imagine things that are otherwise commonplace and forgettable. As part of a new project, the team at Manhattan-based ESI Design has transfigured boring, white walls into incredibly futuristic displays that can change colors in response to…