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Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei
OMA/Chris Stowers

The transformative buildings set to shape the world in 2021

The pandemic may have brought work to a halt on projects around the world, but next year is nonetheless set to welcome an exciting array of new buildings.

Floating Music Hub, São Vincente
Courtesy NLÉ/photo by Kriolscope

Commissioned and designed years ago, these structures are unlikely to reflect the new design priorities that will emerge from Covid-19. more


New Architecture Home Trends

Home automation and smart homes

The architectural trends for 2020 and 2021 have one thing in common: the commitment to sustainable development and sustainable architecture. Society in general is evolving towards environmental commitment and architectural trends, as a social manifestation, too.The use of recyclable materials, buildings that are self-sufficient and installations of all kinds that respect the planet are becoming more frequent. more

Industrial style in the housing architecture


Cities and Rivers

Frank Gehry is working to revitalize a three-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River’s concrete channel into scenic parkland. It could be the architect’s most ambitious—and riskiest—project ever. more

L.A. County supervisor Hilda Solis, architect Frank Gehry, and then–lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom (from left) visit the L.A. River in South Gate in 2018.

Why landscape architecture? At the forefront of shaping resilient urban environments, landscape architects are often challenged to translate complex site... more

Resilient Design, Wuhan Yangtze Riverfront Park. Image: Sasaki

New Product Showcase

AS Hanging Systems
AS Hanging Systems - Hang with the Best™

ATI Laminates
ATI Decorative Laminates is a leading manufacturer of decorative laminates.

A leading North American manufacturer and marketer of home closet organization, and garage storage...
Coverall Stone
Coverall Stone specializes in unique and distinctive stone.
Decorative Films
We design and manufacture 500+ Unique Window Films.

Over sixty years of experience manufacturing and marketing Stone Coated Metal Roofing.
Designed Security
Offers a complete line of Turnstiles, Tailgate/ Piggybacking Detection Systems and Door Alarm...

Creates core and tailored solutions for commercial, architectural, education, and residential...
Nation’s leading manufacturer of superior quality mailboxes and accessories for centralized...

Hager offers over 6,000 products within 12 product lines of quality door hardware under one brand name.  

Infinity Canopy                        
Infinity Canopy is the most dynamic and versatile retractable canopy in the world!

Key Resin                        
Our flooring solutions include epoxy terrazzo, mortars, sealers, and even residential garage floor…

Maglin Site Furniture is a leading designer and manufac- turer of public site furniture.

McNear Brick
We manufacture bricks of all kinds: crisp colors and edges of our Commercial Series…

ODL offers decorative door glass, privacy glass, clear door glass and Retractable Screens.

Stairlab - Rintal
Leader in the business of interior & exterior design stairs throughout the world for quality and innovation.

Sunburst Shutters
Sunburst Shutters is the leading manufacturer of custom premium grade window treatments in the US.
Tiger Foam
Tiger Foam Insulation™ quick curing, recyclable, insulation.

Uni-Group USA is the top resource for pavers, hardscapes.

Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass is North America's largest glass producer.

Winandy Greenhouse Co.
Designing, Manufacturing, and Installing Greenhouses since 1919.

Innovators - A Look Back


Paige Rense   
1929 - 2021
“I preferred to speak of style, which is really a way of seeing and living creatively in the world.”


A powerful and highly influential voice in architectural journalism. Paige Rense, editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest magazine from 1975 to... more


Carol Johnson
1929- 2021
“May the Bugle Never Play Taps.”


Carol Johnson, who transformed derelict sites into striking civic parks as the founder of what would become one of the country’s largest landscape architecture firms owned by a

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