Park51, the community center and prayer space that stirred up so much controversy as the "Ground Zero Mosque," has had the curtain pulled back on its insane design. It's 13 stories of crazy, with a spiderweb-like facade that'll let in plenty of natural light.
There's an old stretch of road in Italy that's going to fall out of use in favor of a new highway, and the country turned to designers for ideas on how to recycle the road rather than just leave it derelict. One idea? Build a city of hanging houses under its bridges.
The Horizontal Skyscraper is an absolutely massive structure, clocking in at 1,296,459 square feet. It's like the Empire State Building, only horizontal. And with branching arms.
See that shiny tower right in the middle there? That's the proposed 15 Penn Plaza, a skyscraper that would rival the Empire State Building in height. What's worse, it wants to occupy the same space as the Empire State, which has caused quite a ruckus.
We've all seen the sad remains of animals next to busy highways. So how far would you go to prevent that? Across the pond in Europe, they've gone as far as to erect a bridge that costs over $290,000 and is only for scurrying little mice.
The Multi Mill is Dutch-based NL Architects's attempt to combine a theater and cinema space with a waterfront lounge area. This isn't just any theater though — this one spins round and round as you watch. Perhaps most cool of all is that it may really be built.
French architects Jean Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet of Studio Massaud took a cue from volcano for their new soccer stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, complete with a canopy over the stadium looks like a cartoonish ring of smoke. The stadium's...
Here's a mindbending design for a building: the design for Kazakhstan's new National Library is shaped like a Mobius strip, folding around and in on itself.
Denver already enjoys the presence of a beautiful international airport. Adding a rail station to that is one tall order, then, as you can't just attach any ol' block of a structure to it and call it a day. Architect Santiago Calatrava, coming up with something that really fits.
Love or hate the products, there's no denying that Apple's got something crazy going on with its stores. Fashioned after Apple's "Cube" in Manhattan, the company's new Shanghai location has a big glass cylinder above ground and the rest of the store under. It's so striking, we're tossing in a few more images down below. Shanghaiist, via Gizmodo