Ashley Wells

New York Unveils a Gigantic Group Swing

This art installation seats 42, and comes complete with audio, readings and pigeons.

A Christmas 'Tree' That Projects Videos, Lights, Even Sound

This eco-friendly sculpture re-imagines the classic city square decoration.

A House That Changes Shape Based on the Weather

Finally, a chance to perform home origami based on seasonal, meteorological, and astronomical conditions.

Krista Jahnke

Vancouver Covers Its Sidewalks With Giant Pillows

A city block offered an unusual landscape and a soft place to rest.

AZC

Architects Dream Up an Urban Moon Bounce for Paris

A design for an inflatable bridge at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Geraldo Zamproni

In New York, Buildings 'Sleep' on These Giant Red Pillows

It's part of the city's annual "art in odd places" exhibit.

Courtesy: Skylights: Dumbo

See What NYC's Night Sky Would Look Like Without Light Pollution...in NYC

This public art piece gives viewers a glimpse of the city's complete star map.

Jeroen Musch

Climb This Mountain of Books

Can this flashy library outside Rotterdam combat the town's 10 percent illiteracy rate?

WEEN

The World's Most Luxurious Subway Ride

This Parisian train - inspired by the Palace of Versailles - has reclining seats! And frescoes!

A Skyscraper That Could Clean the Air

This proposed Chicago building doesn't look like much, but it could clean up the air around the city's expressway.

Velepresso

Pedal Your Way to a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Velepresso grinds and heats your morning joe while you ride.

Yumi Tsushima

A Plush Rooftop Garden for Tokyo Shoppers

A new "green island" on top of a mall comes with more than 80 kinds of plants and an air purification system.

Ashley Wells

These Nifty Solar Panels Can Transmit Sunlight Underground to the Lowline

A team shows off its invention, which would make underground parks possible.

Courtesy: SpaceFlavor

This 'Apartment in a Box' Brings Tiny Living to a Whole New Level

Unbelievably, this 8-foot plywood cube fits an office, bed, storage and a meditation space.

Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez

A Massive, Infinitely Reshapable 'Toy' in Trafalgar Square

A new piece of interactive design invites community participation.

Courtesy: Build Up Japan

What Japan Would Look Like if it Were Made of 1.8 Million LEGOs

A group of students recreate the country.

Fill That Vacant Parking Space With a Rent-a-Tree

A designer in Milan creates mobile mini-parks.

A Group Desk That's Part Coat Hanger, Part Skateboard

A new design aims to facilitate flexible interaction in tight spaces.

Daniela Kleint

This Is Probably the Tiniest House Ever Built

An architect designs a one square meter home that you can sit, stand, even sleep in.