Travel

These two Italian lakes are now populated with virtual monsters and fantasy creatures

Scotland might be the country with the most famous lake monster in the world, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the only one. This summer, two...

This is the trait we want in travel companions, according to a new survey

When searching for a travel buddy, you may want to find someone who is experienced, laid-back, or even the life of the party. But one trait...

The most expensive hotel suites around the world for 2018

From bulletproof glass, Picasso paintings and private beaches, the most opulent hotel rooms around the world offer some pretty incredible amenities – but all those...

If you’re looking for the real Jurassic Park, you might want to try Portugal

Despite what Hollywood would like you to believe, it turns out that the real Jurassic Park is not in Costa Rica, as per Steven Spielberg canon, but in Portugal instead....

Why India has been ordered to save the Taj Mahal

If you’ve visited the Taj Mahal in India recently and have been dismayed by its worrying colour discolouration, rest assured that you’re not alone. The Indian Supreme Court is...

Best of Arhitecture

Matthew Wood adds seven-square-metre extension to his small London home

The founder of MW Architects used black-blue engineering bricks to add an extension of just seven square metres to his renovated London home. Previously, the central hall of Matt Wood’s...

Studio B creates skinny backyard dwelling for landscape architect in Colorado

Long, narrow shotgun homes influenced the design of this backyard structure in Boulder by Studio B, which features a concrete base and an upper level wrapped...

Steel chain curtains cover skinny Osaka house by FujiwaraMuro Architects

Metal curtains can be drawn across the windows of this three-and-a-half-metre-wide house in Osaka by FujiwaraMuro Architects, which features a split-level layout with multiple staircases. The local architects were commissioned to design...

Pivoting louvres conceal windows set into brick facade of mews house by Belsize Architects

A light well, a glass staircase and large windows set behind wooden louvres help to bring natural light into this four-bedroom house, which Belsize Architects squeezed onto...

Studio Ben Allen adds pair of brick vaults to terraced house in York

Two arches made from handmade bricks form an extension at the rear of this Victorian terraced house in York by London practice Studio Ben Allen. Studio Ben Allen used locally made bricks...

OJT creates compact “starter home” for skinny site in New Orleans

Architecture firm Office of Jonathan Tate has designed a tall, narrow dwelling in Louisiana that offers a new approach towards entry-level homes in America. The project – Starter...