Samuel Medina

Artnet

The World's Most Beautiful Building Makes a Really Ugly Coffee Table

Designers flipped a bronze scale model of the Taj Mahal for a table that sells for €36,000.

Courtesy: Reel

A Brilliant DIY Bike Storage Solution

A customizable "basket" that carries everything from patch kits to baguettes.

Courtesy: Sigund Larsen

For the High Density Dweller, a Box For Everything

A box made with the apartment in mind, formed by a patchwork of drawers.

Courtesy: Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

What Should an Apartment for Motorcyclists Look Like?

Here's how one Tokyo designer imagines it.

Reuters

How an Austrian Mountain Village Ended Up in China

Developers unveil a tourist attraction that mimics a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Chicago Loop Alliance

See Chicago Coated in Neon Blues and Greens

The city's largest public art project opened this week.

Photo credit: Robert Banat

Visit This Kaleidoscopic Water Tower

A New York artist has created this glass tapestry of salvaged material, complete with a light show.

Courtesy: Albert Speer & Partners

Building a Sustainable Soccer City

Stadium designs for Qatar's 2022 World Cup will be self-cooling, carbon neutral, and temporary.

Courtesy: DOM Publishers

The Hidden Architecture of Pyongyang

A new book explores the politics behind the city's buildings.

Julie Roth

What's the Difference Between a Parking Lot and a Playground?

Not much, according to one urban hactivist, as long as you've got some white tape and shopping carts.

Courtesy: Chip Kidd

Gotham City, Under Construction

Batman: Death By Design, explores the link between Batman and architecture.

David B. Smith Gallery

Out of Old Typeface, a City Is Born

Amazing pictures of an artist's handcrafted city.

NL Architects

Would You Use This Weird Bike Loop?

A new bike club in China makes creative use of its roof.

OMA/Jim Gourley

Construction Finally Ends at CCTV's Beijing Headquarters

After many setbacks, Rem Koolhaas's  "reinvention of the skyscraper" is nearly ready to open.

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An Object That Domesticates Ivy

The 'Parramyd' provides a framework for your vine-like plants to grow.

Bellboy

A Chair as Adaptive Reuse

A Brooklyn-based woodshop has made a lounger out of a New York City water tower's reclaimed timber.

DUS Architects

When a Bubble Becomes a Building

At a new festival in Rotterdam, the world's most fragile and temporary pavilion. 

Reuters

The World's Tallest LEGO Skyscraper, For Now

Seoul is the most recent city to claim the record, broken 30 times in 24 years.

Tokyo Hotaru Festival

Tokyo's Solar-Powered 'Fireflies'

The city's Hotaru festival uses LED bulbs designed to mimic the light of the insects that once “gemmed” the Sumida River.