Mark Byrnes

Loki Films

'Detropia' Offers a Bleak Vision of Detroit

The new documentary forces viewers to confront the city's rapid decline.

Flickr/rahimageworks

The Uncertain Legacy of America's Pedestrian Malls

A look at some of America's most (and least) successful designs.

Deep Ocean Technology

Dubai Project of the Day: An Underwater Hotel

Is Dubai ready for wild real estate again? It seems like it.

REUTERS

A Sneak Peek at Berlin's New Airport

Germany's newest airport gets a test run before its June 3 opening.

Joe Freedman

Portland Product of the Day: An Artisan .GIF Maker

An artist wants to bring animated GIFs to life the old-fashioned way.

REUTERS/Susana Vera

What the Recession Looks Like in Spain

Images tell the story of the country's struggle to get its economy back in order.

REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

May Day Around the World

A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.

AIA courtesy Prelinger Archive

'No Time for Ugliness': A 1965 Case for Better Cities

Even 47 years ago, American architects saw the perils of sprawl and car-oriented development.

REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Estonia's Capital Pursues Free Public Transit

Tallinn's mayor wants it to be the flagship of Europe's green movement. 

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.