Cardboard boxes, tape and lots of helpers: that's all Olivier Grossetête needs to build an entire city. Aided by volunteers, the artist erected his largest work to date in the French city of Le Havre.
The new Zoma Museum in Addis Ababa just opened in March. It's not only a space to exhibit African art and architecture. It also comes with a big garden where city dwellers can reconnect with nature.
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how Kenyans are breeding silkworms, try out a new bike made of bamboo and learn how free-range chickens can help Zimbabwe address food security and community empowerment.
Dutch company +31architects specializes in floating houses. This is one way Amsterdam creates new living space. A new floating neighborhood named Schoonschip, or ‘Clean Ship‘, is being built entirely on water.
A new neighborhood of floating houses is being built in Amsterdam. The oil of the Damask rose is the world’s most expensive. And: Poland‘s first star chef.
Global temperatures are soaring, with climate change leading to hotter summers each year. But can design and architecture help people escape the heat and combat the causes of global warming?
The US has new World Heritage sites: eight buildings by star architect Frank Lloyd Wright were chosen by UNESCO. Together, they are the nation's 24th World Heritage sites. They showcase Wright's multifaceted designs.
"Potentially the most beautiful building to come out of the design leadership of the late Professor Gropius," was how one colleague described plans for a German ambassador residence in Buenos Aires that never was.
Paris' iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral has celebrated its first mass exactly two months to the day after a devastating fire. It was a big step in a long process of reconstruction. There's been a flood of architectural renderings reimagining Notre-Dame vying for attention on the internet, but still no confirmed plans on what the restored cathedral will look like. Jake Cigainero reports from Paris.
Building with wood is trendy, and Norway has shown the material is good for more than cabins and weekend cottages. The world’s tallest wooden high-rise has now gone up about 100 kilometers north of Oslo.
This week we look at how food is produced sustainably in Berlin, why birds are important for the ecosystems in cities and hear from a pioneering architect in India.
Up to 3000 day trippers visit the island every day during the season. It may be small, but there is plenty to see - architecture, geology, flora, fauna, sea and sky, and Nazi-era ruins.
In March 2019 the Zoma Museum opened in Addis Abeba. It’s not only a space to exhibit African art and architecture, it also comes with a big garden where city dwellers can reconnect with nature.
Houses, bridges and prosthetics: 3D printers can produce spectacular things - plus they‘re fast, cheap and save resources. But 3D printers can also be used to manufacture firearms at home. 3D printing - an opportunity or a threat?
The Federal Republic of Germany's former capital still features many landmarks that witnessed the early days of post-war democracy. As the Basic Law, Germany's constitution, turns 70, DW visits these historic sites.
Mansions built by aristocrats from a bygone age dot India's Rajasthan province. In its heyday as a trading hub, the city of Bikaner had around 1,000 such havelis. But these architectural masterpieces may soon disappear.
Weimar in Thuringia is associated with poets Goethe and Schiller; the Bauhaus school of architecture is also part of its cultural heritage. A new museum opened in 2019 to mark the 100th anniversary of its foundation.
How do you plan a city that has to contend with a steady river of newcomers? At the African Design Centre, Christian Benimana teaches young designers and urban planners to come up with sustainable solutions for both housing and infrastructure.
While Parisians mourn their beloved Notre Dame Cathedral, President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with ministers to discuss an ambitious plan to rebuild the landmark, badly damaged by fire on April 15. One idea is a competition to design a new spire.
French president Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild Notre Dame within five years. Lisa Reilly, a historian of medieval architecture, says it is difficult to know whether that deadline is realistic when the true extent of the damage to the cathedral is still unknown.
Paris' Cathedral Notre Dame, or "Our Lady," is an iconic landmark of the French capital and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. But the building has made a mark in literature, art and music too.
Singapore is one of the world's most densely populated cities, and is tightly packed with skyscrapers. Researchers at the Future Cities Lab are looking into how the architecture there affects climate and quality of life.
Bridges create paths over waterways. They often represent power and influence; they're marketplaces, architectural marvels and tourist attractions. Here's a selection of beautiful historical bridges.
Building with wood is trendy. And Norway has shown that it’s good for more than cabins and weekend cottages. The world’s tallest wooden high-rise is now standing about 100 kilometers north of Oslo.
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