Mark Byrnes

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.

'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 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.

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.

2012's Most Interesting Buildings So Far

Under-the-radar but exciting new buildings.

The Warehouse That Made It Cool to Be a Warehouse

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

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

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

Life In an Abandoned Packard Plant

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fashion Accessory of the Day: Subway Map Cuff Bracelets

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

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.

Meme Extension of the Day: Xzibit on Parking Lots

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

Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

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

Scenes From Above: A Former Steel Plant in Buffalo Goes Green

Decades since Bethlehem Steel shut down, the site sees small bits of new life.

Is Dan Gilbert Too Tacky to Be Loved By Detroit?

The entrepreneur is almost single-handedly reviving downtown Detroit, but his design choices are under fire.