Lamar Anderson

L.A. Wants to Turn Its Concrete 'River' Into a Real River

But bureaucratic snares and funding mishaps have jeopardized the process.

NLÉ

Can Floating Architecture Save This Nigerian Slum?

Architects NLE are putting the finishing touches on a three-story, 2,300-square-foot floating school for 100 students in Lagos.

Providence Arcade, Ben Jacobsen and the Rhode Island Collection

One of America's Oldest Shopping Malls Converts to Micro-Apartments

The Arcade Providence will offer 48 units starting at $550 a month.

Christine Kim/Secret Agent PR

L.A.'s Parklets Have Gotten Quite Fancy

Cardio bikes, swing seats and foosball.

I HAVE CAT

5 Ideas for Keeping Street Cats Warm This Winter

Architects set out to create warm spaces for New York's 10,000 feral cats.

REBAR

San Francisco's Parklet Built Out of a Citroën H Van Might Be Shut Down

The van, in particular, is drawing officials' ire.

Will Venice Finally Get Its First Skyscraper?

And will it look like a giant glass skirt out of the Jetsons?

Forget Subways. Austin Needs Mass Transit Gondolas

Conceived as an enclosed ski lift large enough for bikes, the "Wire" would create shortcuts for pedestrians and cyclists.

Hans van Heeswijk Architects

Behold, the Single Family Tower

A home the grows upward, not out.

This Net-Zero Cottage Takes Tiny Houses to a Whole New Level

With its shiny recycled-metal rain screen and jauntily angled rooftop solar array, the 712-square-foot cottage is charming and sustainable.

Vincent Callebaut

The 8 Most Interesting Ideas to Revolutionize Urban Farms

These vertical spaces could change how we grow.

Noah Christman

Uncover the Secret Oases of San Francisco

An iPhone app that maps downtown’s indoor parks, rooftop terraces, urban gardens, and bamboo forests.

Courtesy of Target

Is This What an Urban 'Big Box Store' Should Look Like?

Target's new Los Angeles space aims for urban chic. Do they miss the mark?

Mark Cavagnero Associates

Designs for America's First Standalone Jazz Hall

Architects created a San Francisco performance space that feels more like a community room.

Interboro Partners

Recycling the Tower in the Park for Retirees

These hulking superblocks were once derided by Jane Jacobs. But the buildings might be perfect for aging populations.