10 Facts About the Kingdom Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in…

Construction is set to begin on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world: The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, will stand 3,280 feet, and was designed byAdrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture of Chicago. It is part of the larger development, Kingdom City, and will be the first structure in the world to… » 4/22/14 4:59pm 4/22/14 4:59pm

World's Most Beautiful Public Bathroom Sits On Faraway Island

What do you think of when you hear the words "public toilet?" Off-white tiles that were selected to minimize costs? Damp floors that never seem to dry? The subtle smell of Lysol? Stalin-era toilet paper? Whatever disturbing images these words may trigger, most will agree that public restrooms are cringe-worthy — and… » 4/03/14 10:42am 4/03/14 10:42am

Step Back into the Real World of Mad Men

Everyone's favorite period drama about the advertising industry—Mad Men—returns on April 13th for its final season. In anticipation, Time has collected a series of photos taken in the 1960s, when the real scions of advertising populated New York City's Time-Life Building. It is a privileged glimpse into the real world… » 3/27/14 5:49pm 3/27/14 5:49pm

Not Just Amtrak! 7 Residencies for Architects and Designers

Ever thought about writing on a train for a few days? Me neither. But Amtrak is offering writers a chance to take the long trip of their choice in a private sleeper cabin, with space to make whatever they choose. #AmtrakResidency has a rolling admission process that lasts until March 31, 2015, but there is no reason… » 3/24/14 11:04am 3/24/14 11:04am

Vote for Kick-Ass Design Projects Over at Architizer

The Architizer A+ Awards are open for public voting, and it's well worth the time to click through and choose your favorites. There are some really great projects—and a few duds—but certainly a wide range of spaces, materials, and building types for just about anyone, from strangely gorgeous parking garages to… » 3/05/14 7:21am 3/05/14 7:21am