A.J. Artemel

Hey Middle East: Enough With the Regional Architectural Clichés, Already

We're tired of the Bedouin tents, sand dunes, and oasis motifs.

Garrett Ziegler

The Secret Museum Tucked Into One of New York City's Elevators

Exhibits include objects made by or for U.S. prisoners, fake vomit from around the world, and a series of stolen tip jars.

Visiondivision

Miami's Newest Proposed Tourist Attraction: A Gigantic Fake Sun

The giant artificial orb would sit in the middle of the harbor and change color throughout the day to replicate solar effects.

Be Open

A Box of Sound in Trafalgar Square

Be OPEN reminds us that public art doesn't have to be visual.

Watch a Drawn Time-Lapse of Lower Manhattan Unfold Before Your Eyes

"Empire State of Pen," by Patrick Vale, captures the frenzied movements of creation.

Finding Poetry in London's Concrete Jungle

Photographer David Sopronyi gives a new softness to London’s gritty West Way.

A Book Labyrinth Dissolves Back Into a Forest

Over the past two years, the books have molded and mildewed while gigantic orange mushrooms sprout from their pages.

Siba Sahabi

The Istanbul Skyline, in Candles

Sticks mimic the city's ancient, curvy skyline.

Adi Kalina

A Chair That Lets You Do Your Office Job in a Park

Chairs with umbrellas and desks invite you to hang around.

IKEA's Move Into Urban Development

The retail giant gets into the boutique hotel business.

From an Apartment Full of Cardboard Boxes, a Massive Work of Art

You too, could turn the remnants of your recent move into a cool video art installation.

Bernhard Burkard

A Quasi-Hammock for City Streets

An easy-to-carry lounge chair can be deployed against buildings and trees.

Peter Root

A City of Staples

A miniature megalopolis.

Brickstarter

An Online Planning Platform for Small-Scale Design

Meet Brickstarter, a Kickstarter for urbanism, architecture, and design.

A Wild 'Where's Waldo' Portrait of Tokyo

Find the Kabuki actors, sushi rolls, and emoticons hidden in this massive mural.

Dumbo Arts Center

Text Yourself Into This Public Art Show

A roving exhibit lets anyone write in.

Courtesy: Mayday Mayday Mayday

Metrocards Could Be Pieces of a Gigantic Urban Puzzle

A Brooklyn design firm proposes a clever way to combine advertising and adventuring.

Courtesy: Tom Dixon

For Rent: An Apartment in a Water Tower

$3,900 will get you a room in this renovated tower, complete with a fire escape walk-up.

Courtesy: RIBA

Cataloging the Olympic Venues

A round-up of the buildings in use during the London games.