Mark Byrnes

NYC Municipal Archives

Everyone Wants to Look at New York's Municipal Archives Photos

The city has released over 870,000 historic images and made them available online.

The Hit and Miss Architecture of New Courthouses

A tour of emerging trends in courthouse design.

Reuters/Carlos Barria

Two Years After an Earthquake, a Stand-Off Over a Shanty Town

A group of Tibetan earthquake victims in China say they're being threaten with removal to make way for an eco-tourism center.

Mark Byrnes

'If Your Place Needs a Slogan, It Has a Problem': A Conversation with the Creative Director of Manchester

After a career spent designing album covers, Peter Saville talks about his unique role in crafting his hometown's identity.

The Copycat Project

The Irreplaceability of Baltimore's Copycat Building

The former factory is the city's most iconic artists' residence, and a new book will explore its untold history.

J. Mayer H. Architects

Can Georgia Shake Its Post Soviet Past With Bold New Buildings?

The country's 21st century architecture is eye-catching, but it's not doing much to revitalize the economy.

North America's Most Distinctive Theater Marquees

A sampling of some of the most vibrant, colorful signs.

Aedifica Architects

2012's Most Interesting Buildings So Far

Under-the-radar but exciting new buildings.

Ben Kelly Design

The Warehouse That Made It Cool to Be a Warehouse

How an old building's conversion into a nightclub changed Manchester.

C.E. Fudge

The U.K.'s Most Depressing Shopping Centers, When They Were New

An unpolished look back at post-war urban renewal in Great Britain.

Wikimedia Commons

Life In an Abandoned Packard Plant

Allan Hill has been caring for (and inhabiting) a rundown Detroit factory building.

Flickr/rkirchne

Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

Wikimedia Commons

A Single Day On the Moscow Subway, in 2 Minutes

A time-lapse film highlights both the serene and the chaotic nature of the city's famous subway system.

Wikimedia Commons

Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.

Mark Byrnes

The Manifesto for a New Urbanism That Came Before 'New Urbanism'

A 20-year-old's manifesto for the anti-modernist city was written years before the actual New Urbanist movement. Radicalism aside, there are surprising overlaps.

Designhype

Fashion Accessory of the Day: Subway Map Cuff Bracelets

A sleek, sartorial way to show your love for public transportation.

Studio505

Portfolio of the Week: Melbourne's Studio505

An Australian-based architect with a China-heavy portfolio talks about the differences in building trends between the two countries.

Twitter/Alan Bedenko

Meme Extension of the Day: Xzibit on Parking Lots

A blogger gets creative in his opposition to proposed casino parking.

Flickr/leander.canaris

Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.