Second Sea calculator predicts damage to global cities from rising seas

In time for the COP27 climate summit, a team of researchers led by architect Adrian Lahoud has developed an app that calculates how much coastal cities are owed in climate reparations to make up for the destruction wrought by rising sea levels. The Second Sea calculator makes use of real-world data from 136 cities from … Read more

4 Ways the Global Challenge Accelerates the Development of Do-it-Together Architectural Practices

4 Ways the Global Challenge Accelerates the Development of Do-it-Together Architectural Practices Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/990382/4-ways-the-global-challenge-accelerates-the-development-of-do-it-together-architectural-practices The Global Challenge is an annual competition organized by A-D that recognizes the most sustainable architectural projects around the world, and helps accelerate their development. In June 2021, we launched our 2nd Global Challenge. … Read more

Questioning the Megalopolis in the Global South

Questioning the Megalopolis in the Global South Urban Cairo. Image © Nassim Wahba via Unsplash Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/989840/questioning-the-megalopolis As of today, over 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and by 2050, this urban population will almost double in size, and 7 of 10 people in the … Read more

Looking to Olmsted in the Era of Global Urbanization – THE DIRT

Riverside Park and Central Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Manhattan, NYC / istockphoto.com, Terraxplorer This year marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, who is considered the founder of the profession of landscape architecture. Do his ideas still matter in today’s rapidly urbanizing world? Jayne Miller, chair of World Urban … Read more

Ubiquitous Energy aims to make solar windows the global standard

US company Ubiquitous Energy has invented a thin coating that turns windows into transparent solar panels, providing other ways to harvest renewable energy in buildings beyond rooftop panels. Ubiquitous Energy describes its technology as being the only transparent photovoltaic glass coating that is “visibly indistinguishable” from traditional windows. Any surface could become a solar panel … Read more

What Role Should Architectural Prototypes Play in the Global South?

What Role Should Architectural Prototypes Play in the Global South? Khudi Bari / Marina Tabassum Architects. Image © Asif Salman Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987727/what-role-should-architectural-prototypes-play-in-the-global-south It’s an essential component of the design process, where spatial ideas are translated into built form – the design of the prototype. Architectural projects, throughout history … Read more

the vanceva world of color awards honors global architectural vibrancy

This year, the top prizes at Eastman’s Vanceva World of Color Awards go to buildings that may not share many formative qualities upon first glance, but are all alike in their distinguished use of vibrant structural elements. (above) The top price in the exterior category of Vanceva’s World of Color Awards went to OMA’s Audrey … Read more

20 Stylish Global Home Decor Brands You Haven’t Discovered Yet

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing. As a home editor, I live for discovering cool, new brands — especially when they’re outside of the US So many amazingly talented people are out there, creating and … Read more

The Global City and the (de)Evolution of the Public Realm

The Global City and the (de)Evolution of the Public Realm The Cenotaph, Martin Place. Image © Dominic Lorimer/Fairfax Syndication Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987489/the-global-city-and-the-de-evolution-of-the-public-realm This article was originally published on Common Edge. In October 2011, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutions, thousands of people in Australia and in many other cities … Read more

Join “Architecture for Fashion” and Work with David Chipperfield Architects and Global Brands

Join “Architecture for Fashion” and Work with David Chipperfield Architects and Global Brands Courtesy of YAC Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983572/join-architecture-for-fashion-and-work-with-david-chipperfield-architects-and-global-brands Architecture is a privileged tool for brands that are characterized by a high-end positioning and that, beyond the quality of their own products, needs to feed an imaginary of prestige, … Read more