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Behr Taps Neutral for 2021 Color Pick

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company unveiled its 2021 Color of the Year, highlighting a landscape-inspired neutral that delivers on what the company says everyone needs this year: elevated...


Dunn-Edwards Unveils 2021 Color Pick

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards has announced its 2021 Color of the Year, a few months after releasing its 2021 Color + Design Report that included five color palettes in a set entit...


Polychem Releases 2021-22 Color Trends Palettes

IFS Coatings’ Polychem Coatings brand has launched its 2021-22 powder coating color trend palettes.


Company Combats 'Bottleneck' Demand for Black Pigment

Lanxess, a German specialty chemicals company, recently announced that it is increasing its black pigment capacity. The company says that it’s responding to a bottleneck cause by a demand fo...


Pantone Releases 2021 Color(s) of the Year

Global color and design company Pantone released its Color of the Year last week—except for 2021, the aesthetic giant picked two colors.


Clariant Unveils 2021 Palette, Color Pick

Paints and coatings company Clariant recently announced its “New Freedom” Decorative Color Trends 2021 palette and color pick, which the company says is full of creative colors aimed at capt...


Sherwin-Williams Unveils Metal Color Trends

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced its Fluropon Metal Trends Color Collection, which features eight color families that mimic the aesthetic of natural and a...


Construction Begins on $2.3B NYC Office Tower

Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has decreased the demand for office space across the country, specifically reducing the occupancy of Manhattan office towers by 85%, developers...


Work on TX Soccer Stadium Progresses

Although attendance restrictions for the approaching Major League Soccer season remain unclear amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Andy Loughnane, President of Austin FC, reports that con...


National Museum of US Army Opens

In celebrating Veteran’s Day last week, the National Museum of the United States Army officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. According to NMUSA, the museum is the firs...


Behr Releases Winter Color Palettes

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company released a small palette of winter color trends in light of the changing seasons.


Bjarke Ingels Launches Masterplanet Proposal

Last week, Bjarke Ingels—founder of architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group—told reporters that he had begun drawing up plans for a more sustainable way of living for the world.


Glidden Announces 2021 Accent Color

PPG’s Glidden paint brand announced earlier this week its 2021 Accent Color of the Year in an effort to once again tweak the standard color of the year trends among paints and coatings compa...


Baltimore Penn Station Plans Redevelopment

Despite dips in ridership revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak has since announced it will be moving forward with the renovation of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station and recently ...


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2021 Trend Palettes

Paints and coatings company Dunn-Edwards released its 2021 Color + Design Report last week entitled, “An Exhibition of Color.”


Benjamin Moore Unveils 2021 Color Picks

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore revealed its 2021 Color of the Year last week, with color that it says aims to create “natural harmony and invites us to reflect and reset.”


Valspar Releases Palette of 2021 Color Picks

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, has announced its 2021 Colors of the Year with 12 shades that the brand says seek “to empower co...


Heatherwick Proposes Design for 'Floating' Park

Earlier this month, London-based Heatherwick Studio revealed design plans for a proposed flood-resistant ecological park in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood.


Sico Unveils 2021 Color, Palette Picks

Paint brand Sico by coatings company PPG has released its 2021 Color of the Year that aims to bring a sense of optimism and comfort.


Diamond Vogel Releases 2021 Color Pick, Trends

Coatings firm Diamond Vogel recently announced its 2021 Color of the Year, a hue billed as a soft blue-green that offers a “relaxed, meditative feel.”


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2021 Color Pick

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has unveiled its 2021 Color of the Year.


Axalta Unveils 2021 Wood Coatings Palettes

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta launched earlier this week its 2021 edition of wood coatings and color trends.


Winners Announced for Brooklyn Bridge Project

Winners have been chosen for the “Reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge” project, launched by New York City Council, along with urban-design nonprofit the Van Alen Institute.


AkzoNobel Releases 2021 Color Pick, Palettes

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 Color of the Year Tuesday (Sept. 8), highlighting a hue that the company calls “a warm and grounding neutral shade that gives us the coura...


PPG Announces 2021 Color Palette

Coatings company PPG has announced its 2021 Palette of the Year—entitled “Be Well,” the collection of three hues aims to invoke simple, nostalgic comforts.


Largest Canvas Painting is Using AkzoNobel Products

An attempt of creating the largest canvas painting ever by artist Sacha Jafri is using AkzoNobel’s Dulux products, the company confirmed in a press release Wednesday (Aug. 26).


Behr Unveils 2021 Color Trends Palette

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company unveiled its Behr Color Trends 2021 Palette, a collection of 21 shades that the company says span “from essential neutrals to lavish bolds, together ena...


NYC Releases RFPs for Inspirational Design

The New York City Department of Design and Construction released two Requests for Proposals last week to identify up to 30 firms to provide architectural and technical design services for wh...


Sherwin-Williams Unveils 2021 Colormix Forecast

On Monday (Aug. 3) The Sherwin-Williams Company revealed its annual Colormix Forecast and theme for 2021. The collection, named Rhythm of Color, is designed to find a “balance between fast a...


Reimagined Brooklyn Bridge Designs Announced

The New York City Council, along with urban-design nonprofit the Van Alen Institute, recently held a context for designs aiming to improve the experience for pedestrians and cyclists on the ...


Firms Create Porcelain Church in Norway

Architect Espen Surnevik and firm Trodahl Architects collaborated to design a porcelain-covered church in the city of Porsgrunn, Norway.


YInMn Blue Available for Commercial Use

High-performance pigment manufacturer The Shepherd Color Company announced last week that the pigment known as “YInMn Blue” has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic...


Venice Biennale Postponed to Next Year

Venice’s Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, has been officially postponed to 2021. The 17th International Architecture Exhibition entitled “How Will We Live Together?” is ...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Student Design Winners

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the winners of its 10th Annual Student Design Challenge, a competition that “recognizes the growing talent of design stud...


Design Plans Revealed for Manchester Arena

For its first project located outside of the United States, sports and live entertainment company Oak View Group (Los Angeles), has recently revealed plans for a new 23,500-seat multi-purpos...


AECOM Launches Virtual Meeting Tool

Earlier this month, design firm AECOM launched an interactive web-based tool that allows clients to engage and consult with stakeholders on projects from their computer or mobile device.


World’s Largest Soccer Stadium Breaks Ground

Guanzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C., a Chinese football club, recently broke ground on a $1.7 billion soccer stadium in Guanzhou, China.


Artist Teams Up with Lego for Installation

French designer Camille Walala recently teamed up with Lego for the launch of Lego Dots, the company’s new toy product.


Twisting Frank Gehry Tower Nears Completion

The Luma Arles Tower, located in Arles, France, is nearly complete and features a unique Frank Gehry-designed twisting facade.


CIN Releases 2020 Color, Palettes

Portugal-based paint company CIN has released its Color Revelation 2020 Update, a collection of four chromatic ranges and its color of the year pick.


Belgium Store Features Plastic-Based Terrazzo

Amsterdam-based eyewear company Ace & Tate recently opened a new shop in Antwerp with a specific goal for the retail store’s interior: it’s clad with terrazzo made with chips of recycled pla...


Sherwin-Williams Student Competition Now Open

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced that its 10th annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Competition is now open for entries.


Firm Tapped for Serpentine Pavilion 2020

Officials have announced that Johannesburg, South Africa-based Counterspace has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2020, which will sit in London’s Kensington Gardens.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Market Palettes

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released earlier this month its 2020 color collections for new residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, education, multifamily and ...


Pratt & Lambert Releases 2020 Color of the Year

Coatings company Pratt & Lambert recently released its 2020 Color of the Year, what it deems a “vibrant mint shade speaks to the increasing desire to imbue natural colors with energy.”


Polychem Announces 2020 Color Trends

Powder coatings company Polychem, a division of IFS Coatings, Inc., announced on Tuesday (Jan. 14) the launch of its Powder Coating Color Trends 2020-21.


Pantone Releases Color of the Year 2020

Color company Pantone announced last week its Color of the Year 2020, a tone that it calls “a timeless and enduring huge elegant in its implicity.


AkzoNobel Releases Specialty, Powder Palettes

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that it has launched two color collections for its Powder Coatings and Automotive and Specialty Coatings businesses.


Dunn-Edwards Announces Color Partnership

Coatings manufacturer Dunn-Edwards (Los Angeles) is branching out with a partnership involving its color trends palettes.


Oscar Niemeyer Structure Almost Complete

Since his passing in 2012, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer still has some final projects nearing completion. Most recently, it was announced that construction on the “Niemeyer Sphere,” in...


$1B New Orleans Terminal Opens

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced the official opening of a new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) last month. ...


London Development Features 'Living Wall'

Architecture and interior design firm Sheppard Robson (London) released renderings last month of what will become the mixed-use Citicape House.


Museum Acquires Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Currier Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it has acquired a second Usonian-style Frank Lloyd Wright house to its permanent collection.


Amazon HQ2 Will Aim to Reach LEED Platinum

Almost a year to the date when Arlington, Virginia, was selected to be home to a new Amazon Headquarters (HQ2), Arlington officials are now requesting that the facility go beyond its intende...


Zaha Hadid Firm Reveals Rail Terminal, Bridge

After winning first place in a design competition launched by Rail Baltic Estonia, Zaha Hadid Architects (United Kingdom) has revealed renderings of the new terminal intended for the Rail Ba...


Renderings for Obama Presidential Center Revealed

New renderings of what will become the Obama Presidential Center were revealed by The Obama Foundation during the third annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.


Residential Tower Features Swimming Pool Balconies

Paris-based architecture firm Hamonic + Masson and Associés have released renderings of a residential tower slated to be built in the southern coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus—an Eastern Med...


Skybridges to Connect Buenos Aires Towers

Earlier this month, Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP released renderings for a Buenos Aires-based waterfront office building, Catalinas Rio.


Pavilion Design Aims to Twist Digital Perception

In an attempt to bend the perception of using advanced technology in building designs, the pavilion that won the Huts and Habitats award at this year’s Tallinn Architecture Biennale, in Esto...


Benjamin Moore Releases 2020 Color Pick, Palette

Coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced its Color of the Year 2020 along with its Color Trends 2020 palette.


Valspar Releases 2020 Colors of the Year

Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Valspar paint brand announced its 2020 Colors of the Year—12 hues that the company says are nature-inspired and invite serenity.


Japan Auditorium Gets 1,000-Color Makeover

An auditorium in Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, has gotten a pop of color.


Beijing’s Daxing International Airport Opens

Just days before celebrating China’s 70th National Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping led the official inauguration of the Zaha Hadid-designed Daxing International Airport.


Sico Announces 2020 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG’s Sico paint brand has released its 2020 Color of the Year with a shade that it says takes a journey “back to ancient times.”


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2020 Color of the Year

Los Angeles-based Dunn-Edwards Paints released its 2020 Color of the Year on Tuesday (Oct. 1), saying the hue “reflects the optimistic spirit of entering a new decade of fresh starts.”


Proposals Shared for Poland-Based Airport

In developing plans for a new Poland-based airport, slated to be known as “Centralny Port Komunikacyjny” or the “Solidarity Transport Hub,” airport planners have solicited nine architecture ...


Diamond Vogul Announces 2020 Color, Palettes

Coatings company Diamond Vogel released last week its 2020 Color of the Year and Color Trend Report, centered around “Silence is Golden,” billed as a “relaxing gold honoring authentic workma...


Travel Company to Launch North Pole Igloos

A Finnish luxury travel company is taking igloos to the next level with a new experience for travelers at the North Pole.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2020 Color Pick

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced earlier this week its 2020 Color of the Year: Naval SW 6233, a navy hue that the company says “strikes a balance between calm and confident” and is whe...


North America’s Tallest Wood Building Gets Taller

For what is slated to become the tallest wood building in North America, the city of Milwaukee Plan Commission and the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee have unanimously approv...


Gehry-Designed PA Art Museum Entrance Revealed

Just two years after the groundbreaking of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Core Project, doors of the new Frank Gehry-designed entrance have finally been opened.


UMA Proposes Plastic Bottle Facade

Swedish architecture practice Ulf Mejergren Architects recently participated in an abstract project titled “New Wave,” where the company used recycled plastic bottles to create a facade on t...


Kanye West Home Prototypes Demolished

After failing to secure proper Los Angeles County Department of Public Works building permits, rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West’s affordable Yeezy Home prototypes have been demolished.


Austin FC Stadium Breaks Ground

Last Monday, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at Austin FC, marking a major milestone in the project’s steps towards completion.


AkzoNobel Releases 2020 Color of the Year Pick

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2020 Color of the Year earlier this week, promoting a shade that mixes light green, blue and gray.


Glidden Goes Rogue, 'Doesn't' Release 2020 Color

Late last week, PPG’s Glidden paint brand did something a little out of the norm: It didn’t announce a 2020 Color of the Year.


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Dunn-Edwards Releases 2020 Color Trends Forecast

Dunn-Edwards (Los Angeles) recently released its 2020 Color and Design Trends Report entitled “Optimistic Endeavors: Tales of Tomorrow,” which features five palettes of bright, deep colors.


PPG's Dulux Paints Picks 2020 Colors

Global coatings company PPG’s Dulux Paints recently not only released its 2020 Color of the Year pick, but has also released for the first time a Color of the Year for stain.


Seattle's Rainier Square Tower Tops Out

Just ten months after the project began, the 850-square-foot Rainier Square Tower in Seattle has reportedly topped out, thanks to its radical composite steel framing system, otherwise known ...


Behr Releases 2020 Color of the Year Pick

Manufacturer Behr Paint Company (Santa Anna, California) announced its 2020 Color of the Year last week via pop-up display in Napa Valley, California.


$1.4B Chase Center Completed on Schedule

Earlier this month, joint venture Mortenson and Clark Construction Group announced the substantial competition of the $1.4 billion San Francisco Chase Center in a press release.


Notre Dame People's Design Winners Announced

Just this week, GoArchitect announced the winners of The People’s Notre-Dame Design Competition. The competition received 226 entries from 56 countries since its launch in May.


Virginia Tech Announces $1B ‘Innovation Campus’

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—more commonly known as Virginia Tech—has recently announced its partnership with data-driven real estate investment firm Lionstone Investm...


Renderings Reveal NBA Clippers’ $1B Arena

The National Basketball Association has recently revealed renderings of the new Los Angeles Clippers’ Inglewood, California-based arena through an official release.


Serpentine Pavilion Arrives in Los Angeles

Traveling from Europe to the United States, the SelgasCano-designed Second Home Serpentine Pavilion is coming to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.


Carbon-Neutral Museum Slated for Sweden

As a part of an international competition, Danish architecture firm COBE has been awarded for a new science center, planned to be built in the Swedish university city of Lund.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2020 Colormix Forecast

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently revealed its annual Colormix Forecast—a collection of 45 colors that are grouped into five collections entitled Alive, Mantra, Play, Haven and Heart.


Hamburger Water Tower Project Progresses

The Hamburg, New York, water tower repainting project is on a roll: The Hamburger Water Tower Committee was recently granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. According to a local news station, ...


Hadid-Designed FL Skyscraper Now Complete

The first and only residential skyscraper in the United States designed by architect Zaha Hadid, Miami's “One Thousand Museum,” has recently reached completion, according to officials.


HI Complex to Receive $679M Overhaul

International architecture firm Snøhetta has recently revealed project renderings of O’ahu Island-based premier arts and cultural complex, Neal S. Blaisdell Center.


2019 Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled

The latest Serpentine Pavilion structure—a project erected each summer in London’s Hyde Park—has been unveiled by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami.


TX Soccer Stadium Renderings Revealed

Professional soccer franchise Austin FC—a club backed by Anthony Precourt‘s Precourt Sports Ventures—has released digital renderings of a new soccer stadium that is slated to be built at McK...


Designs Revealed for Uber Skyports

At Uber’s third Elevate Summit—an annual immersive event which convenes leaders from across academia, industry, government, policy and technology—16 designs from eight different architecture...


PPG Reveals 2020 Color of the Year, Trends

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) has announced its 2020 Color of the Year, which it says offers “escapism in today’s technologically driven society.”


2019 eVolo Skyscraper Winners Announced

The winners of eVolo Magazine’s 2019 Skyscraper Competition have been announced. The jury—formed by Melike Altinisik, founder and design principal of Melike Altinisik Archtects; Vincent Call...


Behr Unveils 2020 Color Trends Palette

Manufacturer Behr Paint Company (Santa Ana, California) earlier this week unveiled in an emailed press release its 2020 Color Trends palette, which is calls “a balanced mix of grounding shad...


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Axalta Wood Releases 2019 Vibes Collection

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta has announced its new edition of industrial wood coatings trends for its Axalta Wood Coatings business (High Point, North Carolina).


85-Foot Graffiti Sculpture Set Ablaze for Festival

Artist duo Pichi and Avo—otherwise known as PichiAvo—known for their work that combines classical art with graffiti, recently created an 85-foot sculpture for Valencia’s Fallas Festival.


NY Firm Reveals Mirrored Necklace Design

New York City-based architecture firm REX has released the final design for its mirrored Necklace Residence project.


Firm Tapped for $2.2B Piece of O'Hare Project

The architecture team that will be responsible for leading the design of the bulk of O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion program has been named.


Flintstone House Owner Sued for Prehistoric Eyesores

The town of Hillsborough, California, just outside of San Francisco, is suing one of its residents who has made some landscaping changes to what is colloquially known as the “Flintstone Hous...


Rust-Oleum Announces Color Watch 2019

Coatings company Rust-Oleum (Vernon Hills, Illinois) announced Tuesday that it has released its Color Watch 2019 collection of spray paint colors.


German Arena Design Reveals Green Roof

3XN Architects (Copenhagen, Denmark) has revealed its design for a new multipurpose arena in München, Germany, a plan that includes a green roof over the 673,000-square-foot structure.


Call for Applications: 2020 Venice Biennale

The U.S. Department of State and the National Endowment for the Arts Design Programs have announced a call for applications for U.S. representation at the 17th International Architecture Exh...


China's Horizontal Skyscraper Set to Open

China’s highly anticipated Raffles City Chongqing project is reportedly nearing completion, as the last topping out has recently taken place. The $3.8 billion structure is on pace to open la...


Gehry Designs Concert Hall for Wimbledon

Renowned architect Frank Gehry is reportedly on the path to designing another concert venue—this time in Wimbledon.


Artist Coats Pieces in Silver Nitrate for Chrome Finish

Designer Pablo Limón has produced a set of metallic furniture pieces by coating them in silver nitrate, allowing for a chrome, rainbow-like finish.


Parks Authority Officially Objects to Holocaust Memorial

The run-around surrounding David Adjaye’s Holocaust Memorial plans continues as London’s Royal Parks authority, the charity that manages the Parks, has officially objected to the Adjaye Asso...


Sherwin-Williams Now Accepting Student Designs

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) officially opened up submissions for its Student Design Challenge last week. The annual competition challenges students to create interior design pro...


Waves to Crash on Moscow Development

A crest of art is slated to adorn a high-rise complex in Moscow currently under construction, and along with it, several city skylines.


Polychem Releases 2019 Color Trends

Polychem Coatings, part of powder coatings company IFS Coatings, recently launched its 2019-20 powder coating color trends.


Pavilion to Feature User-Controlled Facade

A pavilion proposal for the Expo 2020 Dubai will give the masses a hand in the structure’s facade.


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Sherwin-Williams Unveils Commercial Palettes

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) this week again expanded its collection of 2019 color trends with a batch of new palettes aimed at helping professionals transfo...


Pantone Releases 2019 Color of the Year

Color company Pantone announced late last week its Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral, a shade the company calls “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone.”


NY Water Tower to Receive Delicious Redesign

A water tower is in Hamburg, New York, is getting a delicious redesign: Residents have been lobbying to get the rusty structure repainted, and late last month, a new design was chosen to hel...


Latvia Anniversary Celebrated with Unique Livery

In celebration of Latvia’s 100th anniversary, airBaltic recently changed the livery of one of its new A220-300 aircraft to a color scheme that honored the country’s flag, using aerospace coa...


New 3D Formwork Technology Unveiled

A double-curved concrete-shelled pavilion is now on display at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, showing off a new 3D-knitted formwork developed by Zaha Hadid Archit...


CA Tower Lights Up for Halloween

A group of San Francisco citizens successfully turned a petition into reality on Halloween night as the city’s Salesforce tower transformed into the Eye of Sauron, the infamous antagonist sy...


India Opens $430M World's Tallest Statue

On Oct. 31 India unveiled its newest statute—the tallest statue in the world. Named the Statue of Unity, the 597-foot bronze giant depicts India’s first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabh...


Kelly-Moore Reveals 2019 Color Pick, Forecast

Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carolos, Califronia) recently announced the results of its Color of the Year 2019 designer survey, a measure that’s sent to a group of 15,000 interior professionals c...


Students Create Art for PA Plows

With winter weather rolling in across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the Crawford County regional winner of Paint the Plow, a contest that encour...


Pratt & Lambert Releases 2019 Color

Cleveland-based Pratt & Lambert Paints has released its 2019 Color of the Year pick, as well as a forecast of four complementary palettes to this year’s hue.


Lecture Halls Made from Bubble-Wrapped Concrete

An installation at the Karolinska Institutet in Stolkhom, Sweden, is making some noise with its innovative translucent panels—composed of concrete and bubble wrap.


AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Wood Coatings Trends

In addition to recently announcing its 2019 Color of the Year, Spiced Honey, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) also presented its predictions for top wood coatings trends at the ...


Benjamin Moore Drops 2019 Color, Palette

New Jersey-based paints and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore unveiled late last week its 2019 Color of the Year and color trends forecast, producing a cool, calm and collected palette of...


Diamond Vogel Selects 2019 Color Pick

Paint and coatings manufacturer Diamond Vogel (Orange County) has announced its 2019 Color of the Year.


Artist Paints Illusions on Buildings, Tanks

Street artist David Louf—more commonly known as Mr. June—has recently finished a number of urban projects showcasing his 3D-style murals on various pieces of infrastructure and cityscape.


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Dunn-Edwards Releases 2019 Color Pick

Coatings manufacturer Dunn-Edwards released its 2019 Color of the Year, which it says makes a bold statement that aims at providing a genuine connection.


FL Town Debates Arena Paint Job

The Design Review Board of Estero, Florida, convened last week to hear residents’ concerns over the imminent paint job of the newly named Hertz Arena.


Firm Building Museum Inside Sand Dune

OPEN Architecture, working in collaboration with the UCCA, China’s leading independent institution of contemporary art, recently revealed progress on a new museum made of concrete that will ...


VR Gives Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Home

Efforts to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s work have reached a new level: The architect’s winter home and studio, Taliesin West, has been scanned and logged in a way that allows anyone with ac...


Studio Proposes Design for Hyperloop Stations

To account for transportation of the future, architecture firm UNStudio recently presented plans for a series of hyperloop stations that can be adapted and rolled out quickly to a variety of...


Sherwin-Williams Reveals 2019 Color of the Year

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced its 2019 Color of the Year as Cavern Clay, a warm, earthy tone that nods both to mid-century modern style and the American Southwest.


Airplane Maker Paints Tiger, Shark Planes

With the true eye of the tiger, aircraft maker Embraer recently collaborated with AkzoNobel’s aerospace coatings business to develop new livery for three of Embraer’s latest line of E2 busin...


Facebook Expands with Gehry-Designed Building

Facebook’s presence in Menlo Park, California, recently expanded with the completion of MPK 21, a Frank Gehry-designed building that was built in only 18 months, topped with a 3.6-acre roof ...


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Island Building Doubles as Bridge

Continuing a Faroese tradition of blending architecture with the landscape, architecture firm Henning Larsen designed the Eysturkommuna town hall, located in Nordragota in the Faroe Islands,...


AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Color of the Year

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel has revealed its Color of the Year for 2019, pulling from a “new sense of optimism” from consumers.


Behr Releases 2019 Color of the Year Pick, Palettes

Behr Paint Company (New York, New York) is hoping to guide owners in updating their interiors with its 2019 Color of the year: Blueprint.


BIG Unveils Google Campus Plans

Bjarke Ingels Group, working in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio, is designing Google’s new 1.04-million-square-foot campus, located in Sunnyvale, California, composed of two buildings ...


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Museum Goer Falls in Hole that Looks Like Painting

On Aug. 13, a visitor to artist Anish Kapoor’s “Descent Into Limbo” exhibit took the name to a literal level when he fell into the installation, an eight-foot-deep hole painted black in such...


PPG's Dulux Releases 2019 Color Picks

PPG’s Toronto-based Dulux Paints line is taking note from the Emerald Isle with its Colors of the Year for 2019.


Aluminum, Wood Complement in Envelope Design

The three-story la Licorne office building, located in Laval, France, seems to emit a golden glow thanks to its ornate facade, which is composed of sections of perforated golden- and silver-...


Psychedelic Mexican Snake Complex Comes Alive

A giant serpent coils in the hills north of Mexico City, jaws agape, ready to spring to life—and now you can rent a room in its belly through Airbnb if you’re looking for an absolutely mythi...


Apartments Designed to Recall Gasholders

Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo recently converted a former gasworks in Hilversum, located in the Netherlands, into a residential area that features cylindrical apartment buildings reminisce...


Town Set to Vote on Burger Water Tank

The proponents of a yearslong campaign to get one town's water tower painted like a giant hamburger are cooking with gas now, as a collection of design renderings are up for a public vote.


Researchers Use 3D Sand Printing for Concrete

In the latest addition to the DFAB House, a structure largely made with the use of digital technologies, located in Switzerland, researchers have developed the “Smart Slab”—a concrete slab t...


OMA Reveals '24/7' Vertical City Design

Dutch architecture firm OMA recently revealed its own proposal for the Southbank by Beulah competition—a tower that would function as a round-the-clock vertical city, the second largest buil...


UNStudio Proposes 'Green Spine' Skyscrapers

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio recently revealed its entry for a competition to build a new skyscraper in Melbourne, Australia. UNStudio’s proposal revolves around a pair of towers that ae...


Salt Lake City International Airport Reaches Halfway Mark

The new Salt Lake City International Airport is 50 percent complete as of last week, ushering in a new phase of work that will become increasingly visible to residents as construction contin...


Company Builds Waterfall on Skyscraper

Sometimes architects do go chasing waterfalls: The 397-foot-tall Liebian International Building, located in Guiyang, China, now features a 350-foot-tall waterfall, the water itself being mov...


CRSI Announces 2018 Honors

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute recently announced the winners of its biennial CRSI Honors Design and Construction Awards program, with 19 projects being selected for recognition.


Theater Design Stretches PTFE Over Concrete

The theater Teatro Regional del Bíobío, located near the river in Concepción, Chile, once stood as an exposed concrete grid, but now, thanks to the winning design created by three architects...


Bridge Held Up by Giant Hands

Tourists visiting the mountains of Da Nang, Vietnam, will be uplifted by the Golden Bridge, a structure that takes the shape of two hands supporting a 150-meter-long (492-foot-long) golden s...


Biologist Works to Merge Science, Architecture

University of California, Los Angeles biologist and researcher Noa Pinter-Wollman has started inquiring into the impact spaces—both built and natural—has on behavior, launching a new field o...


Discussions Continue on Air Force One Redesign

President Donald J. Trump recently confirmed changes are in store for Air Force One, noting that the presidential plane will be completely updated, which includes a new paint scheme.


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Apple Unveils Facade at New Macau Store

A new Apple flagship store has been unveiled in Macau, with architects from Foster + Partners boasting a facade that the team calls a “first of its kind.”


Airbus Gets a Whale of a Paint Job

In late June, Airbus made a splash with the unveiling of the new design for the BelugaXL (Airbus A330-700L), a new mega-transport aircraft painted to look like its namesake—the Beluga whale.


Olson Kundig Reveals Plans for Bob Dylan Center

Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig recently revealed a proposal for the new Bob Dylan Center, to be located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in association with an archive of the musician’s bel...


AkzoNobel Completes Van Gogh Recreation

Earlier this month, AkzoNobel color experts completed a digital color recreation that reconstructed the original color scheme world-renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh used in his painting “Fi...


Super-Skinny Triangle Skyscraper Proposed

DeciBel Architecture recently revealed plans for what could potentially become Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper—a 330-meter-tall (1,082-foot-tall) tower that would stand in a triangular plot r...


Three World Trade Center Opens in NYC

Three World Trade Center, now New York City’s fifth-tallest building, had its grand opening last week as the exterior construction from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has officially finishe...


Firm Aims to Free Building Design via Elevators

A London architecture firm is researching ways to bend the rules when it comes to the structure of a skyscraper. The piece of the puzzle keeping innovation flatlined? Elevators.


Serpentine Pavilion Complete, Opens Friday

Architect Frida Escobedo has completed her take on the Serpentine Pavilion, which opens to the public on Friday (June 15).


PPG Paints Releases 2019 Color of the Year

PPG Paints has announced its 2019 Color of the Year, pulling from the “healing power of nature.”


Sherwin-Williams Reveals 2019 Color Forecast

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) has released its 10th annual Colormix Color Forecast, announcing in a press release a 42-color palette that the company expects to see in 2019.


Netherlands to Build 3D-Printed Houses

A new 3D-printed housing project, known as Project Milestone, is currently underway in the Netherlands, with some of the units going on the market as early as mid-2019.


Harvard Student Talks Rearrangeable Building

With the changing demands of architecture in mind, Harvard Graduate School of Design student Stanislas Chaillou proposed that today’s technology could help innovate spaces that adapt to need...


Designer Posts First Glimpse of Yeezy Home

A colleague of Kanye West has released renderings of a low-income housing scheme, which could be the first hint of what to expect from Yeezy Home, West’s intended dive into the architecture ...


Uber Reveals Skyport Proposals

In order to plan for the future demands of transportation infrastructure, Uber recently revealed six Skyport proposals at its second annual Elevate conference. These selections were reported...


IL to Offer Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

In honor of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Illinois Office of Tourism has designated a trail that connects 13 structures designed by the architect, running as far north as ...


3D-Printed Cabin Made from Living Tiles

The Cabin of 3D Printed Curiosities, located in Oakland, California, and developed by 3D printing research studio Emerging Objects, features an exterior populated with 4,500 of two types—one...


Woven Goat Hair Pavilion Provides Water, Shelter

To provide both shelter and a source of water in deserts of Jordan, architects Dina Haddadin and Rasaem Kamal developed a pavilion design concept reminiscent of a Bedouin tent, framed with C...


WGSN Forecasts 'Neo Mint' as 2020 Color

Market trends firm WGSN recently released its color trend prediction for 2020, dubbing “Neo Mint” the upcoming color to watch.


Kanye West to Dive into Home Design?

Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West took to Twitter last weekend to announce a new venture for his Yeezy company: architecture.


LEED-Certified Bookstore Houses More Than Books

The Williams College bookstore, located in Massachusetts, is more than just a space for books—with structure and furnishing design provided by architects CambridgeSeven, the LEED Platinum-ce...


Arctic Energy Neutral Hotel Set for Construction

Architecture design firm Snohetta recently released plans for an energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle, a ring-shaped structure that consumes 85 percent less energy than other contempor...


David Bowie Installation Takes Over Subway Station

Images of iconic musician David Bowie have taken over a New York City subway station, acting as an extension of the exhibit “David Bowie Is,” currently being hosted at the Brooklyn Museum.


Sherwin-Williams Updates App with AR

Paints and coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently unveiled an update to its ColorSnap Visualizer app, which will now allow customers to view their color choices via...


Chicago Boasts Frank Lloyd Wright-Themed Bar

For those looking for a strong drink and a way to commemorate Frank Lloyd Wright, they need look no further than the Prairie School bar in Chicago, which features a mixture of designs and el...


$1B Twin Tower Development Coming to Hollywood

Developer MP Los Angeles recently released plans to construct a $1 billion, twin tower complex for downtown Hollywood, marking the largest on-site affordable housing of any development in th...


Collapsible Skyscraper Wins Design Competition

The design for a collapsible skyscraper that could bring relief to disaster zones was recently announced as the winner of the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, an annual award presented by archi...


Progress Made on World's Tallest Statue

Construction is well underway for what will turn out to be the world’s tallest statue, located in India. As of last month, the Statue of Unity’s infrastructure has started taking its final s...


Artist Studio Takes Viewers Inside Painting

An art studio, in collaboration with photographers, filmmakers and visual effects artists, hasmade a film that takes viewers “inside” a painting.


Historic Architecture Restored with 3-D Printing

Sweeping glass facades have replaced much of the once extensively detailed and ornamented buildings in urban areas, but EDG Architecture and Engingeering has come up with a cost-effective wa...


Vatican Enters Venice's Architecture Biennale

The Vatican recently released details of the Holy See Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Vatican’s first entry into the architecture fest...


Lufthansa to Repaint Newly Repainted Planes

Germany-based Lufthansa Group has had to reverse the recent changes made to its livery due to the new dark blue being too dark, especially in adverse weather conditions.


Southwest Airlines Honors Louisiana with Pelican Plane

To celebrate Louisiana and 39 years of service to the region, Southwest Airlines released the company’s latest state-dedicated aircraft—Louisiana One—a Boeing 737-700 painted with both the f...


Waterfalls, Forests Proposed for Park Avenue in NYC

Architects recently went to work re-imagining the center strips along New York City’s Park Avenue, with some pitching ideas for a waterfall, a route for kayaking commuters and an underground...


LEGO to Launch Sugar Cane Bricks

Toy manufacturer LEGO recently announced that production of a new line of botanical-themed building bricks has begun, and emulating the renewable nature of their plant cousins, the toy block...


Designer Creates Brutalism-Inspired Candy

Kia Utzon-Frank, trained goldsmith and descendant of architects, recently designed a series of sweets inspired by the Barbican Centre’s Brutalist architecture.


Norway Campus Features Seawater-Durable Panels

In a recently finished project, Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta consolidated six previously separate academic buildings for the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD), University o...


Prefab Backyard Pavilion Mimics Dragonfly Wings

For one insect-sensitive client looking to create a space for outdoor living and dining, New York-based CDR Studio Architects designed a prefabricated pavilion that let in light and ventilat...


Washington, D.C. Hosts Inaugural Architecture Film Festival

The inaugural Architecture & Design Film Festival kicked off in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday (Feb. 22), marking the commencement of the nation’s largest festival geared toward the creative...


Sherwin-Williams Opens Student Design Contest

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently detailed this year’s Student Design Challenge and opened the contest to submissions.


Donut-Shaped Apartment Building Opens

A former Domino sugar site in New York has been made all the sweeter with the completion of a donut-shaped apartment building, the first structure to open at the 325 Kent location. Leasing i...


Philly Welcomes Back Famed 'LOVE' Statue with Parade

The city of Philadelphia is celebrating love this week, and it’s not just because of Valentine’s Day.


Lufthansa Unveils New Airline Livery

Germany-based Lufthansa Group recently unveiled new livery for its airline, which was part of a redesign to mark the 100th anniversary of the airline’s iconic crane. The reveal also featured...


Frida Escobedo Tapped for 2018 Serpentine Pavilion

This year’s prestigious Serpentine Pavilion will be designed by Mexico City-based architect Frida Escobedo. The announcement, made late last week, noted that Escobedo is the youngest designe...


Darkest Building on Earth Opens at Olympics

London-based architect Asif Khan has unveiled his latest creation: the darkest building on Earth. The “Hyundai Pavilion,” designed for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea, is...


'A House to Die In' Creates Norwegian Controversy

A behind-the-scenes look at a controversial building proposal in Norway was recently put on display as plans for the project face an uphill battle to approval.


Scotland House Uses Range of Material, Spatial Style

In the latest project by London-based architecture firm Hanson Architects, a traditional home was essentially flipped, setting bedrooms on the ground floor and the living room on the first, ...


Harvard to Run Free Architecture Course Again

The Harvard Graduate School of Design recently announced that it will be again providing a free online course on the fundamentals of architecture in 2018. The start date, however, has yet to...


Taipei Skyscraper Inspired by Bamboo Shoots

The skyline of Taipei will see something new sprout—a mixed-use skyscraper designed to look like a bamboo shoot, with elements of Western influence mixed in.


3-D Printed Heart to be Opened in Times Square

Love lives in Times Square, and it’s taken the shape of the world’s largest Fresnel lens, a public installation that was made to look like a heart to celebrate Valentine’s Day.


Cape Town Firm Adds Skate Bowl to Interior Design

An architecture firm in South Africa has created what it calls “the ultimate man cave.”


Brutalist Wallpaper Brings Concrete Landmarks Inside

For those looking to add a Brutalist element to their home, British company Murals Wallpaper recently released a wallpaper collection that features details from five well-known Brutalist bui...


Storytelling Igloo Teaches Children About Architecture

Aberrant Architecture recently collaborated with five north London schools and local arts center Artsdepot to create an igloo-shaped installation that served as both a way to get young peopl...


Play-Doh-Like Substance Offers Adhesive Alternative

For those who loved Play-Doh as a kid, a London designer has made a more adult-friendly version—one that doubles as an adhesive that can bond parts of furniture together.


PPG's Dulux Announces 2018 Color Picks

Though the majority of PPG’s paint lines released 2018 colors of the year in June, Toronto-based Dulux Paints followed suit last week with a color trends announcement of its own.


Polychem Powder Coatings Launch 2018-19 Color Palettes

Powder coatings company Polychem Coatings (Gainesville, Texas) has launched four color palettes for 2018-19.


Designer Puts (Literal) Twist on PA Addition

When New York-based designer Tom Givone was approached about an extension on an old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania, he had a unique request on his hands.


Glass Christmas Tree Designed for Hotel

Hong Kong’s Upper House Hotel is celebrating the holiday season with a unique installation—a glass Christmas tree composed of handmade elements and brass fittings.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Commercial Palettes for 2018

In addition to its 2018 Colormix Forecast and its 2018 Color of the Year, The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently added palettes for commercial and professional spaces heading into...


Artist Uses Refrigerator Doors as Canvasses

A Pennsylvania painter uses more than just canvases for personal expression—he uses refrigerator doors. David Berkner produces works of art on the unusual surfaces in an attempt to connect t...


London's New US Embassy Nears Opening Date

The new United States embassy in London, designed with governmental principles and sustainability in mind, is set to open to the public mid-January, and officials are getting ready for the o...


Pantone Releases 2018 Color of the Year Pick

Late last week color company Pantone announced its 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet.


Hudson Yards' Vessel Structure Tops Out In NYC

The center piece of New York City’s Hudson Yards construction topped out last week, eight months after construction began in April.


CIN Releases 2018 Palette, Color of the Year

Portugal-based paints and varnish company CIN has released its 2018 Color of the year, along with 11 other Color Trend shades, in its new “Color Revelation” catalogue.


Pavilion Made With 30,000 Chocolates

Italian architecture firm Carlo Ratti Associati has taken a cue from Willy Wonka—by building a pavilion composed entirely of chocolate.


Florida Hard Rock Hotel Will Be Giant Guitar

With the traditional ritual of smashing a few guitars, Seminole Tribe leaders and Hard Rock International representatives marked the unveiling of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole H...


Architects Create Pavilion of Old Bedsprings

A temporary pavilion made of old bedsprings was raised to act as an art installation and a home for other works, which are all part of the Dubai Design Week program.


Olympic Park Design Will Include Blackest Black

A designer working on the Olympic park for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has said that he will be using Vantablack—the world's blackest black—to emulate the night sky for visitors ...


Kelly-Moore Announces 2018 Color Pick

Kelly-Moore Paints recently announced the result of its Color of the Year 2018 designer survey, a color that the company says works well in any season.


Olympics to Feature World's Darkest Material

Vantablack, the world’s blackest material, is set to take the stage at the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, and will be used in an architectural design meant to emulate the night sky.


China Center Becomes Crustacean Station

In a province in eastern China, a three-story structure in the shape of a crab acts as an homage to local industry, while also providing a space for ecological studies.


PA Students Proffer Plow Art

With winter weather rolling in across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has invited students to participate in a contest to paint local district snow plows with messag...


Diamond Vogel Releases 2018 Color Pick

Diamond Vogel Paint (Orange City, Iowa) just released its 2018 Color of the Year: a light, lavender-infused blue pulled from its ColorEssentials Collection.


LEGO Releases Massive Taj Mahal Kit

LEGO has announced the rerelease of its Taj Mahal building block set, which features one more block than the original and continues to hold its place as the second largest LEGO set of all ti...


Festival Uses 7,000 Pumpkins for Art Installation

An annual Halloween art installation festival is celebrating its 13th season with bigger and better pieces, constructed of more than 7,000 pumpkins.


Man Builds Diagon Alley Replica in His Driveway

To celebrate Halloween, a man in Seattle has constructed a replica of Diagon Alley—the fictitious shopping area of Harry Potter fame—in his driveway, much to the appreciation of his kids as ...


Plans Revealed for Europe's First Underwater Restaurant

Europe will be getting its first underwater restaurant, slated to be featured in southern Norway and doing double duty as both fine dining and a research opportunity.


Pratt & Lambert Releases Color of the Year

Cleveland-based Pratt & Lambert Paints has revealed its 2018 Color of the Year, a midnight blue hue that leads a color forecast entitled, “Beyond,” that the company says is influenced by fas...


American Concrete Institute Announces Awards

The American Concrete Institute recently announced the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, with the highest honor being presented to R·torso·C, located in Tokyo.


LEGO Bricks Save Crumbling Buildings

A new project using LEGO bricks to repair masonry in public spaces has ignited the imaginations of people across the globe, and it all began with a single artist.


Australian Home Features Zinc Fireproofing

In 2006, prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt was commissioned to design a house for a family with three children; now, the house is up for sale, promising both privacy and unobstructed acc...


Benjamin Moore Releases 2018 Color of the Year Pick

Paint company Benjamin Moore released its pick for its Color of the Year 2018 on Wednesday, becoming only the second company so far to choose a warm color for its annual prediction.


New Blue Pigment Cleared for Industrial Use

A new blue pigment with infrared-reflective properties is EPA-approved for use in industrial coatings, and is ready for commercial sale, according to the pigment supplier marketing the produ...


Bucket Installation Makes Waves into Canada

One Bucket at a Time, the flexible, temporary pavilion that drew attention at Mexico’s architecture event Mextropoli 2017, has since moved to Canada, where the design team breathed some new ...


YInMn Blue Pigment Released to Market

The Shepherd Color Company recently announced that a completely new shade of shade of blue, known as YInMn Blue, is ready for commercial sale.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2018 Color of the Year

Paints and coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2018 Color of the Year pick on Tuesday (Oct. 3), noting that the shade is inspired by wanderlust.


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2018 Color of the Year

Paint company Dunn-Edwards (Los Angeles) released its Color of the Year for 2018 on Monday (Oct. 3), adding that a portion of the hue’s sales will go to support artists and community mural p...


Architecture Festival Unveils 99-Domed Mosque

In the west end of Sydney, a new mosque has shouldered its way into the skyline, a structure that includes both brutalist and religious elements in its design.


Manhole Designs Leave an Impression

A Berlin-based artist is elevating the lowly manhole cover to new levels as a hip piece of apparel that allows the wearer to rep a favorite city or neighborhood (or sewer authority).


Design Plan Unveiled for New Rangers Field

The saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas” will ring true once again with the construction of the Texas Rangers new home, Globe Life Field.


Heatherwick Turns Silo into Museum

Last Friday marked the opening of Africa’s largest home for modern art, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, a project in which designer Thomas Heatherwick had his work cut out for h...


'Pirate Printers' Turn City Surfaces into Stamps

Manhole covers are becoming T-shirt art thanks to a printmaker based in Berlin who uses the common, everyday elements of the cityscape in a dynamic, wearable format.


AkzoNobel Releases 2018 Color of the Year

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel has released its 2018 Color of the Year—a shade it calls 'grown-up' pink.


Boston Taps Frank Gehry for New Museum

Legendary architect Frank Gehry has signed on to help design a new museum of architecture and railroads in Boston, but the plans are not yet set in stone.


Architect Wins Design Contest with Looping Towers

With the inclusion of a running track and a pool, Milan-based architect Peter Pichler’s design for an apartment complex in the Netherlands will act as both a hub for health and social activi...


Pavilion of Buckets Crests in Mexico City

A wave of buckets crested in Mexico City earlier this year, acting as a temporary installation to inspire residents to reclaim public spaces.


LEGO House Gears Up for Sept. Opening

Denmark’s new immersive LEGO experience is slated to open Sept. 28, and workers are down to the finishing touches as shown by new drone footage released by the company.


Riverside Pavilion Lights Up Leisure

For just a matter of weeks, two-color pavilion highlights the shore of the River Thames, providing a space for dining and entertainment that brings lively socializing back into an industry-d...


'Cloud' Terminal Dots Japanese Island

The passenger ship terminal for a Japanese island looks as if it’s about to float away, built to look like a cloud, but it’s grounded in reality with a wooden support system and fiber-reinfo...


Chicago Architecture Biennial Programming Announced

Programming for the second Chicago Architecture Biennial was announced this week, focusing on making new history and exploring issues associated with the urban experience.


Artist Turns Garage into Giant Painting

Argentinian artist Elian Chali has turned a French parking lot into one giant anamorphic spatial painting.


Glass Sphere Built for Expo Posed Challenge

A sphere of glass on the skyline of Astana acts as a beacon for Kazakhstan’s Future Energy expo, epitomizing the aesthetic of innovative days ahead.


Floating Bridge Design Sets Sail

A futuristic floating bridge may sail the local waters of the Mongolian city of Ordos, according to plans recently revealed by architect Margot Krasojevic.


Earthworm-Inspired Pavilion Created for Festival

The earthworm isn't often associated with a concert venue, but an architecture firm was challenged to bring that connection to life for a festival in Latvia.


Thailand Sports Hall Made Entirely of Bamboo

The new sports arena for Thailand's Panyaden International school needed to combine architecture with the school's core principles and appreciation of nature.


Pantone Releases Purple Shade in Memory of Prince

A new color from Pantone will honor the iconic Prince, as a result of working with his family’s estate.


Behr Announces 2018 Color of the Year

Behr Paint's first ever Color of the Year is a reprieve from the unceasing world of plugged-in living, according to the company.


Dissolving Church Plays on Sight Lines

A church made of steel dissolves from sight, and the secret lies in its construction.


MA Firm Introduces New Superblack Coating

A Massachusetts nanotechnology company has developed a carbon nanotube paint that absorbs nearly all of the light that hits it—and it's finding uses from outer space to the art studio.


Lab Introduces World's New Blackest Black

Singularity Black is the world’s new blackest black coating, and this time, it will be available for all artists to use.


Shed to Expand on NYC's Skyline

New York City will be the home of a new center for artistic expression and invention.


Artists Use Graffiti to Erase Objects

A team of Russian graffiti artists have visually deleted a car and a dumpster using paint and light.


Color-Changing Paint Comes with One Caveat

The ongoing war sparked by the world's blackest black paint has seen another volley, as British artist Stuart Semple has released a new color-changing paint available to anyone—except Anish ...


KPN Tower To Be Expanded

A Dutch telecom company is moving its headquarters to Rotterdam's leaning South Tower, and renovations to the iconic structure are in the works.


Artist Banned From Using Color-Changing Paint

A famous artist has been banned from using certain color-changing paints—the latest installment in an ongoing color war.


World's Favorite Color Announced

The world’s favorite color was announced, and its cool hue is connected to nature.


National Building Museum Hosts Hive Installation

A structure of silver and magenta tubes is being hosted in Washington, D.C.


Robotic Woven Canopy Envelops Courtyard

An installation of knitted light is on display at the Museum of Modern Art.


Dunn-Edwards Reveals 5 Color Trends for 2018

Dunn-Edwards Paints recently released its 2018 Color and Design Trends Report, which features five color palettes.


Sherwin-Williams Unveils 2018 Colormix Forecast

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) has unveiled its 2018 Colormix Color Forecast, which exhibits three palettes of 12 different shades that the company maintains draw from emerging glo...


Build the Guggenheim Museum with Legos

Those who love the Guggenheim Museum can build their own replica of the iconic building at home, thanks to Lego.


World's Tallest Waterfall to Hit Singapore Airport

Singapore’s Jewel Changi airport extension will soon be home to the world’s largest indoor waterfall.


PPG Says 'Paint It Black' With 2018 Color Forecasts

Dubbed the “most misunderstood neutral,” the “forgotten neutral” and the “new neutral,” one thing is for certain: PPG’s 2018 Colors of the Year picks are out, and the coatings company is tel...


PPG Reveals Wright-Inspired Color Palette

PPG Paints and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have teamed up to release a color palette inspired by the famed architect and designer, whose 150th birthday was June 8.


AkzoNobel Teams Up With Starbucks for Murals

Starbucks stores in Malaysia recently got dressed up in AkzoNobel’s Dulux paint for the “Show Your Flavor Campaign.”


Italian Artist Suspends Lake Inside Pavilion

Italian artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò’s installation at the Venice Art Biennale has made the world go topsy-turvy for art and construction enthusiasts.


Vivid Makeover Lures Tourists to Former Slum

A plan to apply fresh coats of colorful paint on houses in an Indonesian village has transformed a slum into a tourist mecca.


Market Brewing for New Shade of Blue

The first new shade of blue in more than 200 years—discovered via happenstance by a team of college scientists—soon will be introduced to the coatings market.


Electric Wallpaper Lights Up Design Fair

Two entities in the interior design world joined forces for the Collective Design fair in New York, where they turned guests on to a new form of interactive wallpaper.


New Line of Bamboo, Cork Flooring Released

Green building and flooring manufacturer Cali Bamboo has released its newest collection of Eco-Engineered bamboo flooring.


Exterior Panel Developer Unveils, Expands Line

Netherlands-based laminate plate manufacturer Trespa International BV announced a new product on April 20, and also disclosed the expansion in its line of cladding panels.


First Gaudí-designed House to Open as Museum in Barcelona

Beginning this fall, Barcelona's Casa Vicens will be open to the public in museum form. The building was, until recently, a residential or private space for over 100 years, and is notable fo...


Interior Design App Innovation Released

Architect-founded software development company Morpholio has unveiled a new tool for its Board Pro App that to help interior designers.


Elevation Awards to Honor Coating Success

A new awards series from PaintSquare sister publication Durability + Design will honor the best of commercial and architectural coatings work from the past year.


Deadline Approaching: D+D Elevation Awards

Durability + Design is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to enter the Elevation Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony at CONSTRUCT...


New Color-Matching Tool Revealed for Professionals

Datacolor has unveiled its new ColorReaderPRO, a device the company says will provide paint companies with a comprehensive color-selection tool.


Brutal: Architects Plea for DC Paint Project's End

A white paint job at an historic, brutalist metro vault in Washington D.C. is causing some to see red.


Museum Renovators Uncover Hidden Murals

Workers at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Museum Building in St. Louis have recently discovered historic murals hidden in the barrel-vaulted ceilings, reports relate.


Seattle Underpass to get Color Splash

The concrete forest under Interstate 5 between Seattle’s Cherry and James streets is about to get much more visually appealing.


Contest Challenges Design Students

The Sherwin-Williams Company has launched a contest that aims to show its commitment to the next generation of residential and commercial designers.


New Wood Finish Launched for Weathered Look

Rust-Oleum has launched a new wood finish product designed to achieve the “weathered” wood look.


Soft Touch Matte Paint Revealed

Benjamin Moore has unveiled a new, luxury line of interior paint that boasts “a new dimension” of tactile experience.


Artist Banksy Behind New Hotel

The street artist known as Banksy is using a primely placed piece of real estate to display some new art with the goal of sparking some new conversations.


Architect Turns Cement Factory into Castle

Architect Ricardo Bofill’s first encounter with the cement factory was in 1973, when he set out to make the abandoned structure his home.


Call for Entries: D+D Elevation Awards

Durability + Design is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to enter the Elevation Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony at CONSTRUCT, the C...


Streets to Silos, Artists Magnify Impact

Although street artists have long held the goal of making a lasting impression with their designs, murals have recently gotten much bigger, more connected to the communities where they appea...


Color App Made for Powder Coaters

Axalta Coating Systems has launched a color matching mobile app for powder coating professionals.


Delicious Design: Architects or Pastry Chefs?

It’s becoming more and more common for architects to add pastries to their portfolios, particularly in the form of cakes. And chocolate. Japanese design house Nendo, architects Dinara Kasko ...


Air Canada Unveils New Livery

In step with the airline’s 80th year and Canada’s 150th anniversary year, Air Canada unveiled its new livery on Thursday (Feb. 9) at three simultaneous events held in Toronto, Montreal and V...


Flooring Designed for Healthcare, Education

A new low-maintenance flooring option features high scratch, stain and scuff resistance, according to its manufacturer.


Architect Floats Wing for Roof

Buckle up! A mansion incorporating the 2,500-square-foot wing of a Boeing 747 in California has been deemed one of “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes,” by a BBC television show by the sam...


‘World’s Pinkest Pink’ Comes with a Caveat

A British artist has created what he calls the pinkest paint ever developed, and you can get your hands on it—unless you’re artist Anish Kapoor.


Largest U.S. Wood Tower Opens

Minneapolis is now home to the largest mass timber building in the United States.


Pantone Taps Nature for 2017 Color Choice

What color will we paint our walls in the coming year? Well, according to the Pantone Color Institute, the answer is green—more specifically, "Greenery.”


Artists’ Paint-Mixing Videos Go Viral

We’ve all heard something that’s less than thrilling compared to “watching paint dry,” but a contingent of social media users seems to be getting a kick out of another part of the process: w...


Murals Show Transformative Effect

Murals in urban spaces often serve to uplift the surrounding community, and add some color to what might otherwise be a drab locale. But some go beyond that, truly changing everything about ...


Powder Coating Offers Antique Hues

Polychem Powder Coatings, a division of IFS Coatings, has introduced a new color line with 10 hues, inspired by “antique” items.


Chicago’s ‘Finest Painted Ladies’ Revealed

Five Chicago-area homes have been honored as 2016’s “Finest Painted Ladies,” in an annual contest sponsored by the Chicago Paint & Coatings Association.


Hotel Gets Giant Ouija Board on Roof

An old hotel in southwestern Pennsylvania already had a reputation for being haunted, but now its owners have taken it to another level: They claim to have painted the world’s largest Ouija ...


Dunn-Edwards Reveals Top Hue

The buzz in the coming year will be all about Honey Glow, a paint color described as a “warm, golden yellow with brown undertones,” according to Dunn-Edwards.


Benjamin Moore Crowns 'Shadow' for 2017

According to paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore (Montvale, NJ), dark and mysterious will pervade in 2017, as the company has declared a dark amethyst called Shadow to be its color of the year...


Valspar Unveils 2017 Colors of the Year

Paint manufacturer Valspar (Minneapolis, MN) has selected a dozen hues to help define what 2017 will bring.


Music Inspires this Painting Robot

Those who don’t care for abstract painting often argue that a 4-year-old could produce the same type of art. But what about a music-listening robot?


Midcentury Sites on Endangered List

Two bastions of midcentury modern architecture and design are among the 11 most endangered historic places in the U.S. as recently declared by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


RIBA Names Gold Medal Winner

Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha has won the coveted 2017 Royal Gold Medal for architecture, the Royal Institute of British Architects announced.


HGTV Star’s Paint Line Expands

Fans of the HGTV hit Fixer Upper are getting a bigger fix of their new favorite paint, as Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines expands its palette.


Painting to Help Banish Stigma

Murals are at the center of a new mental health awareness program being launched in New York City, and the city is currently seeking proposals from artists who are interested in taking part.


Go Taupe in 2017, Says Sherwin-Williams

Paints and coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company has unveiled its Color of the Year for 2017, and the company’s color experts say it’s indicative of a slight warming trend.


Paint Job Reflects Area’s Rail History

As part of its infrastructure improvements program, Chicago’s commuter rail system plans to use paint to pay homage to the area’s historic contributions to the railroad industry.


A Jewel that Was Once an Architect

The story of Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s legacy was strange enough already; after his death, his entire body of work was bought and seemingly squirreled away by a Swiss couple, who put...


Artist Clouds Graffitists’ Tags

Many people wish the graffiti that covers some city walls and bridges would just disappear completely, but those who are more realistic might just wish the tags were at least somewhat legibl...


Flooring System Takes New Shapes

A new collection from Karndean Designflooring takes some colors and patterns that were already available and puts a geometric spin on them, creating novel formats that the company says can b...


Hotel, Resort Town Reach Facade Accord

After clashes over appearance, an Ocean City, MD, developer and that city’s planning commission have come to an agreement on a paint job that will make a new hotel there look a little more r...


Color Clash: Is this World’s Ugliest Hue?

So much is written about the best and trendiest colors for use in our homes and workplaces—but what about the opposite? What’s the ugliest color possible?


Dunn-Edwards Reveals 2017 Colors

Reds and yellows get top billing in the 2017 color trend forecast from paint manufacturer Dunn-Edwards.


Vote to Preserve a Park

Twenty national historic sites and structures are in the running to receive $2 million in grants for preservation and restoration projects.


PPG Reveals 2017 Top Hue

Though 2016 is only half over, paint manufacturers are looking ahead to 2017, and according to PPG, "Violet Verbena" will be the go-to hue.


Sherwin-Williams: Earthy Trends for 2017

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced its 2017 color forecast, Colormix 2017, touting forthcoming trends like “noir,” “holistic” and “intrepid” for residential and commercial spaces.


Colorants Made for Roof Coatings

New colorants designed for onsite tinting of silicone roof coatings aim to provide owners and contractors with more options.


Student Winners Design Future Workplace

The office hasn’t always been known as a beacon of great design (think fluorescent-lit cube farms), but if the winning entries in this year’s Workplace of the Future Scholarship Contest are ...


Design Demand ‘Modest,’ AIA Says

As thousands of architects, designers, business leaders and representatives converge this week in Philadelphia for the annual American Institute of Architects’ convention, the organization r...


Architects: UK Schools Miss the Mark

British architects say that school buildings in the U.K. are poorly built and maintained, and it's affecting how teachers teach and how students learn, according to a new report.


Design Star Unveils Interior Paint Line

HGTV star designer Joanna Gaines has teamed up with the KILZ brand to offer a premium paint collection for interiors, cabinetry and furniture.


Obituary: Zaha Hadid, Architectural Icon

The architectural community would not be the same without the award-winning work and dedication of the late Dame Zaha Hadid.


BIG’s Stadium Design Features Moat

The future home of the Washington Redskins football team may have a moat. Well, that is if architect Bjarke Ingels’


Giving Planes Coats of Many Colors

Just how much work goes into painting a brand-new jumbo jet? One U.S. airline decided to give online video viewers a little taste of what the process is like.


Architect Alejandro Aravena Receives Pritzker

A Chilean architect whose global body of work addresses key challenges humanity faces in 21st century has been selected as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.


Dunn-Edwards Names 2016 Color Trends

A Dunn-Edwards color expert has predicted shades of pink and rose will be hot choices in 2016.


Powder Coating Offers ‘Hint’ of Color

Polychem, a division of IFS Coatings, has introduced a powder coatings line that the company says offers a subtle color option for a variety of substrate needs.


Pantone Picks 2 Colors for 2016

For 2016, Pantone has veered from tradition and selected not one, but two colors deemed worthy of its coveted “Color of the Year” title.


NEWT to Bring Architecture to Life

Have you ever wondered what color sounds like?


PPG 2016 Colors: An ‘Odyssey’ of Life

With a record-holding cardstacker on hand to build a “City of Cards” coated with swatches of its color line, PPG Industries ceremoniously launched its 2016 Color Palette last week in the pla...


‘Flintstone House’ Listed at $4.2M

If you have $4.2 million to spare and dream to call a piece of Bedrock your home, the Flintstone House can be yours.


‘Talkie’ Tops UK List of Ugly Designs

A building that has been blamed for melting cars, knocking over people on the ground with its downdraughts and chided with nicknames such as “Walkie Scorchie” is also Britain’s ugliest build...


Artists, Town Target Blight with Color

How do you get a blighted town and a group of graffiti artists to work together?


Study: White Roofs Keep the Temp Down

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology have discovered that a certain reflective, white coating can decrease a building’s inside temperature when it’s applied to the roof.


PPG Pledges $10M for Projects

PITTSBURGH--From a children's hospital in Italy to a charter school in Pennsylvania, more than 14 projects worldwide will get a boost this year from a program designed to provide paint and v...


Paint Makers Roll Out New Wonders

MINNEAPOLIS—Do your dazzling design dreams have you abandoning hand-cramping painting for glue-and-go wallcoverings?


Hue Knew? Concrete Protected with Color

A European family of colorful elastomerics for above-grade concrete and masonry is making its debut in the Americas.


Protection Beyond 50 Shades of Gray

Like Henry Ford's black Model Ts, protective coatings users could always have any color they wanted, as long as it was battleship gray. But that may be about to change—and not just for reaso...


Bringing Color to 300M People

A new technology partnership and awareness campaign by Valspar Corp. aims to color the gray worlds of millions of people with colorblindness.


Furious Yellow: Paint Proves a Scream

Among the tens of thousands of paint colors out there, a few would undoubtedly make anyone scream. For artist Kim Beom, it's yellow.


Valspar Rolls Out ‘Color for All’

A global paint company is on a mission to bring color to the colorblind and to remind those who can see color, to appreciate it.


Super Fan's Super House Gets its Day

Ashtin Fitzwater doesn't just bleed Seahawks navy and neon green. He paints it.


 
 
   

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