Design

Jack Boucher/Library of Congress

Remembering a Pioneer of American Architecture Photography

Jack Boucher spent his life preserving historic buildings with his camera.

Nina Boesch

Recycling Project of the Day: MetroCard Collages

A different kind of subway art.

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Sweatshoppe

Artists Cover Europe With Invisible Graffiti

In Video Painting Europe, Sweatshoppe uses ingenious infrared tracking to smear digital video over concrete surfaces with paint rollers.

Reuters

Turning 100,000 Unwanted Toys Into Art

In Tokyo, an artist creates sculpture with old toys, plastic and wire.

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Courtesy: RMJM

Skyscraper or Pair of Pants?

Beijing's $700 million Gate of the East has been attracting attention for its resemblance to a certain sartorial item.

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Kevin Chu

What the Heck Is This Thing?

This concept building is being billed as a vertical farm. We'll be the judge of that.

Flickr/alex_ford

Teenage Mutant Ninja Ants

Are cities creating new species of animals?

Sam Martin/Exterior Architecture

Is London Serious About Building a Network of Elevated Bike Lanes?

The city is indeed mulling an elaborate plan to hitch bike lanes along elevated rail tracks.

Reuters

The World's Most Beautiful Light Pollution

Striking images of Auroras.

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Courtesy: SpaceFlavor

This 'Apartment in a Box' Brings Tiny Living to a Whole New Level

Unbelievably, this 8-foot plywood cube fits an office, bed, storage and a meditation space.

Courtesy VIctor Dover

Defining a Great Street

What makes some spaces better than others?

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Vimeo/HAWK Hildesheim

Fun at the Crosswalk

Waiting for the walk sign doesn't have to be boring.

Estudio Palma

Every City Needs One of These Water Cathedrals

Santiago's downtown cooling station is an outlandish hive of white fabric that constantly leaks water. Yes, please.

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Ars Electronica

Robot Record of the Day: Glowing Quadrocopters Perform Giant Synchronized Flight Over Danube

Wow.

Wafaa Bilal

Inflate a Giant Viking Head in Britain With Your Keyboard

The Techno Viking meme gets a new breath of life in a Manchester arts festival.

Reuters

The Hidden Wonders of Beijing

The city is filled with art, if you know where to look.

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Photo courtesy of David Griffith

A Recipe for Chic Senior Housing

In San Francisco, low-income housing that is not only senior citizen friendly but also a stylish addition to the neighborhood.

Kaid Benfield

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities

On cities, sustainable placemaking, and the careful use of words.

Henry Grabar

Lessons From the Nation's Biggest Architectural Toy Collection

A 20th century American childhood, all in one room.