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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Meditation chapel offers peace of mind in a stunning design

The Ecumenical Chapel is a meditation chapel in Mexico that has been designed as a stunning peaceful retreat for those seeking solitude and silence. The chapel was designed by BNKR Arquitectura and allows people to go on a spiritual journey in surroundings that are beautiful. [Image Courtesy of BNKR Arquitectura] The chapel has been designed as a circular building under the ground level and has an up to date modern design with a glass entrance that is beautiful. It was located towards one end of a lawn, with the lawn being above the level of the chapel. [Image Courtesy of […]

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Stylish Mint street housing block is just 12 meters from railway line

A housing block of 7 storeys has been built by Pitman Tozer on a street in east London called Mint street and it offers stylish and modern apartments, along with being efficient, yet they are located just 12 meters from a very busy railway line. The design of the housing has steered clear of the traditional tower blocks that are usually located in dense urban areas. [Image Courtesy of PitmanTozer] The site on which the housing block has been built was originally a car park. The site is a difficult one as it is constricted, sitting between housing, an industrial […]

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London Mayor shows off the future of Heathrow with three interesting proposals

Heathrow Airport in London is getting busier every year and while we have heard of plans that have been focused on building a new runway at the airport, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is considering abandoning the current site of the airport and starting over by building a brand new airport on the Thames Estuary on a floating island. [Image Courtesy of  Gensler] While at the moment it does sound rather ambitious, but if it does come to fruition the old site where Heathrow airport is standing now would be available for redevelopment. Now, the office of the Mayor has […]

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Singapore Sports Hub is largest dome structure in the world

The Singapore Sports Hub has recently been completed and the 55,000 capacity National Stadium has the title of being the largest dome structure in the world. [Image Courtesy of DPArchitects] The Singapore Sports Hub sits on a 35 acre site and its designers were local, DP Architects. The heart of the Hub is the National Stadium with the dome measuring 312m in diameter; it beats the previous title holder of the biggest dome structure, the Texas Cowboys Stadium, by  37m (roughly 10%). [Image Courtesy of DPArchitects] [Image Courtesy of DPArchitects] The stadium was designed with a roof that can be retracted, […]

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The Mall of the World Dubai could be world’s largest mall

The Mall of the World Concept has been described as being a ‘climate controlled city’ and if plans go ahead, it will be the biggest mall in the world. This would fit right in alongside one of Dubai’s well known titles as being home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. [Image Courtesy of DubaiHolding] The Mall of the World project is the idea of Dubai Holding and the project has just been recently revealed by the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. [Image Courtesy of DubaiHolding] At the moment Dubai Holding haven’t […]

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Empty World Cup stadiums in Brazil could be transformed into affordable housing

The World Cup in Brazil has come to end and now that the final whistle has been blown, Brazil are going to be left with a total of 12 stadiums that have been built or modified especially for the World Cup itself. So what is going to happen to the stadiums? Well two architects have come up with a proposal and they want to transform the stadiums into affordable housing. This is something that is desperately needed in Brazil. [Image Courtesy 1week1project] Axel De Stampa along with Sylvain Macaux, have been looking at different issues associated with architecture for the […]