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Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex built by Le Corbusier is an interplay of edifices and symbols

The Capitol Complex, completed in 1961, is a glowing example of the genius of Corbusier, the visionary who had a profound impact on modern Indian architecture.

The 37 most beautiful train stations in the world

Take time to enjoy the journey at these awe-inspiring stations.

Independence Day: A look at fascinating Indian architectural sites through the lens of top photographers

We invited ace photographers Raghu Rai, Bharath Ramamrutham, Fabien Charuau, Suleiman Merchant and Avani Rai to share their most favourite shots of Indian landscapes and architectural sites

The dying single-screen theatres of India are taking with them her cultural heritage

Even as the year emerges victorious for box offices, for the country’s single-screen theatres, the pandemic is proving to be the last straw

13 stunning university libraries around the world

From an early 14th-century reading room in the Sorbonne to an ultramodern library at the University of Chicago, AD surveys the most stunning university libraries around the world.

11 stunning homes built into nature

From Albert Frey's house built into a mountain to John Lautner’s iconic Sheats-Goldstein residence in L.A., these structures take the term ‘back to nature’ to another level
Architecture

This insanely designed glasshouse unfolds like a flower in just four minutes

Created by Heatherwick Studios, the structure’s 10 steel “sepals” open up on warm days, letting in sunlight for the plants inside 

Step inside the world’s highest private club, 1,000 feet above New York’s Central Park

The club boasts 360-degree views of New York City and offers luxury amenities like a private ballroom and menus from Michelin-star chefs

12 of the strangest buildings in the world

Shaped like baskets, carpets, and fish, you won’t believe these buildings are real

A brand-new line of bedding in playful motifs star the Asian Paints collection 2022

A brand-new line of bedding and beyond – Asian Paints’ 2022 home decor collection is here to inspire fresh ideas and bold experiments

9 luxe homes that feature totally shocking design

From a Le Corbusier–inspired skylight turned rooftop pool to a hidden arcade beneath a mansion, these architectural masterpieces show the power of creativity
Celebrity Style

How Buckingham Palace has changed during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign

As the monarch celebrates her 70th year on the throne, or Platinum Jubilee, AD examines her impact on the main royal residence.
Architecture

Google’s New Bjarke Ingels– and Thomas Heatherwick–designed HQ shows the future of office spaces

From floor to ceiling, Google’s Bay View campus breaks new ground for sustainability while defying the typical office aesthetic

Editor's Letter: A lesson in patience and persistence

AD Editor, Komal Sharma on Ajmer's iconic Mayo College and its renowned architectural and cultural legacy

Explore the spectacular Indo-Saracenic architecture of Ajmer's iconic Mayo College

As the storied school in Rajasthan restores its old buildings and adds new ones, in a project led by alumnus and AD100 architect Abhimanyu Dalal, AD visits its sprawling 200-acre campus with a remarkably unique culture anchored in history and modernity.

See inside the world's first airport for flying cars

The eco-friendly structure can be built on land or sea

Take an exclusive tour of the all-new Serena Williams Building on Nike’s campus

Designed by the Portland-based firm Skylab, the one-million-square-foot structure is now the largest office building at Nike World Headquarters 
Architecture

Foster + Partners’ new Manhattan skyscraper is powered entirely by renewable energy

The JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s incoming Park Avenue headquarters will be a sustainable marvel

A new exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay celebrates Antoni Gaudí’s work and life

Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí is the subject of his first monograph in French and an exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Both have been produced in collaboration with the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (the National Art Museum of Catalonia) and provide introductions to his fascinating artistic career while also placing him in the context of his time.
Trends

Is the open floor plan really dead?

New demands on our homes have increased the desire for separation, but don’t expect to see connected living spaces disappear anytime soon
Architecture

Zaha Hadid Architects’ new net-zero project took 9 years to complete—but it was worth the wait

Located in the UAE, BEEAH Group’s headquarters fuses technology and sustainability with inimitable design
Architecture

Oscar Niemeyer’s last design finally finds a home in Aix-en-Provence, France

Ten years after his death, the famed Brazilian architect’s final project is unveiled
Architecture

This tropical island is developing into the world’s first Bitcoin economy

In the middle of the South Pacific, Satoshi Island could chart a new path for capitalism—and architecture

In Ahmednagar, residents of a slum design their own homes

This redevelopment project at the Sanjaynagar slum in Ahmednagar could change the way we think about communities and spaces.

AD100 2022: The definitive list of the 100 most influential architects and interior designers in India (part 1)

Find out who made the cut this year, and get to know the most sought after names in the industry
Architecture

Zaha Hadid Architects is building a virtual city for the metaverse

AD has an exclusive talk with ZHA’s principal architect Patrik Schumacher about designing a futuristic cyber-city

An ode to the beauty and craftsmanship of architectural models 

Rahul Mehrotra and Robert Stephens of RMA Architects give AD a glimpse into the importance of architectural models and their role in the process of thinking and making.

6 ‘Arc de Triomphes’ that are not in Paris

The City of Lights may boast one of the most recognizable arches in the world, but there are plenty of others worthy of a visit 

The 2022 Pritzker Prize is awarded to Diébédo Francis Kéré

Born in Burkina Faso, the 56-year-old architect has amassed major awards for his sustainable designs in buildings from Mali to China

Peter Marino reinvents the Dior flagship in Paris

The brand has reopened its historic flagship on Avenue Montaigne following an extensive renovation and expansion