building design

The world's most beautiful streets

Architecture is typically famous for its big, bold statements -- the huge skyscrapers, opera houses, bridges and airports that tower over cityscapes, dwarfing their occupants.

10 tallest buildings in the world

Rising upward more than a century now, skyscrapers have emerged to become the symbol of urban style and might. And what started in the late 1800s continues dynamically into the 21st century as we build higher and higher.

These luxury beach homes are made to cozy up to nature

While Leslie and Clifford Cohen were dreaming up the home they planned to build on a wetland property on the North Fork of Long Island in New York, their architect arrived with an unusual tool for an empty property: a 12-foot ladder.

North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel 'of doom'

In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views.

Architect designs hotel suspended over cliff

Norway's spectacular fjords make a dramatic backdrop for any building, and now a Turkish architectural design studio has proposed a boutique hotel built into one of the nation's famous cliffs.