Architizer

Famous Subway Maps, Reimagined as Vintage Super Mario Brothers Games

Yup, it's all there, from the 8-bit landscapes of toadstools and Koopa Troopas to Peach's Castle.

David McNew via boston.com

Can Architects Do For Borders What They've Done For Embassies?

A political boundary can be more than just a barrier.

Oiio Architecture Office

Imagine One of New York's Most Famous Buildings, 13 Stories Higher

Architects propose a massive expansion as a cheeky critique of the preciousness of iconic buildings.

10 Buildings That Mimic the Complexity of Origami

Technology like 3D modeling have made it possible for architecture to mimic the elegant art of paper folding.

A Painstakingly Carved City Skyline the Size of a Coffee Table

"Sketching with a band saw" is how artist James McNabb describes his process for making his micro-lumber-cityscapes.

Christina Lihan

Iconic City Landmarks, Right Out of the Land of Lilliput

Paper sculptures of architectural landmarks.

Mark Lascelles Thornton

Imagining the World's Iconic Buildings All in One Skyline

An artist's impossible city borrows landmarks from eight major cities, including New York, Chicago, London, Shanghai, and Taipei.

1 WTC; The Port Authority and the Durst Organization

2013's Architecture to Watch

The buildings (and controversies) that will define this year.

Thierry Cohen

What City Skies Would Look Like Without Light Pollution

In this haunting series, Thierry Cohen rids urban areas of their electric lights to reveal luminous celestial vistas.

The Most Talked About Buildings of 2012

From residences to gardens to installations, a look at the most compelling works of the year.

An App That Tries to Predict the Future of Cities

Harvard's new ecological urbanism app explores current practices, emerging trends, and opportunities for new initiatives.

Reuters

The Surprisingly Versatile Design of the Voting Booth

Images of the election booth, the world over.

AS + GG

A City Where Everything Is a 15 Minute Walk Away

China's proposed car-free city for 80,000 is intended to become a prototype.

BIG

Travel to More Than 60 Countries Without Leaving This Park

A new park in Copenhagen incorporates pop artifacts and cultural mementos from the area’s inhabitants.

RAFAA

Bikeshare Stations Don't Have to Be Clunky

A Swiss design firm imagines elegant docking systems that blend into the urban mold.

10 Amazing 'Living' Green Roofs

Long popular in Europe, these designs are gaining a foothold in America and beyond.

Courtesy: RMJM

Skyscraper or Pair of Pants?

Beijing's $700 million Gate of the East has been attracting attention for its resemblance to a certain sartorial item.

Photo courtesy of David Griffith

A Recipe for Chic Senior Housing

In San Francisco, low-income housing that is not only senior citizen friendly but also a stylish addition to the neighborhood.

Softwalks

Turn Scaffolding Into a Cozy Seating Area

These chairs, tables and hanging flower pots latch on for easy relaxation.