Tag: architecture

Even before Covid struck, Modi’s $1.8B architectural revamp divided opinions

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overhaul of New Delhi’s historic center was always going to be controversial — even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Since...

The new buildings set to shape the world in 2021

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN The pandemic may have brought work to a halt on projects around the world, but next year is nonetheless set...

Trump executive order seeks to define beautiful architecture — and, in Washington, D.C., to insist on it

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday decreeing that only classical styles be employed in the architecture of federal buildings in the nation’s capital. “New...

Torch Tower: New Tokyo skyscraper to become Japan’s tallest building

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Contributors Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN A 390-meter-high (1,279 feet) skyscraper inspired by a flaming torch is set to become Japan’s tallest...

Was building China’s Three Gorges Dam worth it?

Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydropower project ever built. When construction began in 1994, it was designed not only to generate electricity to propel...

Hong Kong’s vast $3.8 billion rain-tunnel network

Below the mountains that overlook Hong Kong’s financial district, drainage engineer Alex Lau is ankle-deep in water flowing into a giant tunnel almost twice the...

Sustainable engineers Kenoteq are reinventing the brick

Written by Rebecca Cairns, CNN Although we’re surrounded by millions of them every day, most of us don’t think about bricks too often. For thousands...

How Different Roofing Materials Impact Home Temperatures

  Ever been the cat on a hot tin roof? Roofs of all types can get pretty hot on a sunny day. The resulting heat...

Australian bushfire architecture: Designing homes to withstand flames

It wasn’t that long ago that Australia was mired in what many assumed would be the country’s worst crisis of 2020. Lightning strikes ignited fires...