If you think buildings are boring then prepare to be proven wrong. Read up on the latest architecture news here and be amazed. From man made islands to unique housing designs, Interesting Engineering has you covered for news on the most impressive and unique structures in the world.

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Australian home inside out extension blurs the outside and inside

Andrew Maynard Architects were given a challenging task when a family in Australia wanted an extension built on to their home. The team rose up to it and designed an inside out extension which was very unusual, one which blurred the fine line between the indoors and outside. [Image Courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects] The extension was designed in different parts with the first of it was beside the main body of the house which has room for the lounge, kitchen and a dining area. This part of the extension was given shelter by way of sliding doors that can be opened […]

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Sweden’s Ice Hotel is now in its 25th year

This year the Ice Hotel in Sweden has been built again and this is the 25th incarnation of the hotel made from ice. The hotel started life as part art project and part place to stay and it has become a major attraction that is visited by people from around the world. [Image Courtesy of Ice Hotel] The Ice Hotel is 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Jukkasjärvi and the hotel spreads out over 5,500 square meters. It features different categories of rooms; including deluxe and super deluxe, plus art suites, Northern Light suites, snow rooms and ice […]

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New Ben Ainslie Racing HQ focuses on solar power and sustainability

Ben Ainslie Racing, aka BAR, is going to build a new HQ that when completed will be awarded the BREEAM Excellent status. This is an award that marks “strong sustainable performance when it comes to design, construction and operation”. BAR is working alongside Low Carbon, the renewable investment firm, to achieve it. [Image Courtesy of Ben Ainslie Racing] Photovoltaic panels will be installed and this will help them to meet the 90% projected MWh per year electricity that is needed. Once energy monitoring has been put in place this figure is going to rise to 100%. Many design factors have […]

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The Alpine Rock cabin blends in with the landscape

There seems to be a trend going on for small houses lately and this one set in the Swiss Alps completely blends in with its environment (No, it’s not too small to see). There is a large boulder in your eye line and this is actually a rock cabin that offers all the basics that you would need to hold you over for a short stay among the mountains. [Image Courtesy of Bureau A] The cabin was designed and made by Bureau A in Switzerland and installed in a sculpture park among the Swiss Alps. The idea for the cabin came […]

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Green home in Melbourne is small on the outside but big on the inside

A small green home has been designed and constructed on a small site that measures 9 metres by 12 metres which is hidden away by neighbours. The home on Beach Avenue in Melbourne, Australia has been challenging to Schulberg Demkiw studios, the architects behind it. They had to make the most of the interior space of the home and make sure that they made the most of what natural light was available, while at the same time making sure that it was private along with being spacious. [Image Courtesy of Schulberg Demkiw Architects] They admitted that designing a project of […]

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At The Top Sky holds record for world’s highest observation deck

The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai holds the record as being the tallest building in the world and recently it took yet another Guinness World Record as it seized the title of having the world’s highest observation deck, the At The Top Sky, which opened in October. [Image Courtesy of Burj Kahalifa] At The Top Sky is located on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa tower which is 555 meters from the ground. A team from the Guinness World Records attended the opening of the observation deck so that they could confirm that it was actually the highest observation deck in […]