Design

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A Peep at 10 of the World's Most Popular Red Light Districts

Where urban morals, margins, and mainstream converge — under cover of a neon glow.

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Building Supertall, Superfast

Chinese megabuilding would rise nearly 10 meters a day, way faster than other skyscrapers.

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The Forever Brides of Krasnoyarsk

In this Russian city, one opportunity to wear a wedding gown is just not enough.

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The Hotel as Neighborhood

What if a resort incorporated local coffee shops, restaurants, and stores into its very essence? Three architects in Vienna give it a go.

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America's Gayest Neighborhoods

Where are the largest concentrations of gay couples?

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Travel Advice of the Day: Head to Las Vegas, or Hanoi

Trip Advisor ranks the cheapest and most expensive vacation cities for Americans this summer.

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The Toughest Re-Use: Grain Elevators

Not easy to convert, some cities still manage to find new ways to bring life to their abandoned grain elevators.

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Put a Green Roof On It

A new tool visualizes green roofs on any building, and the water and energy they could save.

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Africa's High-Fashion City

Dakar's fashion scene is a powerful economic driver. Scenes from Fashion Week.

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Lynette Jackson

An Artist Reinvents Architectural Photography via iPhone

An Atlanta-based telecommunications professional creates stunning design pieces using only her phone.

Videos

What the Arts Add to Our Communities

A short video on new projects to liven up neighborhoods across the country.

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Freaky Furniture of the Day: Human Hair Chairs

Thanks to Swedish designer Ola Giertz, the stuff that sprouts from your head now can be a place to rest your butt.

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For the High Density Dweller, a Box For Everything

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

Americans Want More City Planning

According to an American Planning Association poll, Americans want sidewalks, transit, and locally owned businesses.

New Orleans Hornets

In New Orleans, High Hopes for the Perfect NBA Team Name

The new owner of the Hornets wants to change the team's name. But in a city obsessed with its own authenticity, finding the right one will be no easy task.

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Woohoo! NYC's Downtown Now Boasts a Zip Line

New Yorkers can fly through the air as part of the city's summer celebration of livable streets.

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A Jacket That Lets Introverts Hide in a Cloud of Fog

This weather-producing coat out of Cambridge is perfect for city-dwellers who want privacy.

Bloomberg Offers $5 Million Prize for City Innovation

The "Mayors Challenge" will award "breakthrough solutions" to urban problems.

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Courtesy: Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

What Should an Apartment for Motorcyclists Look Like?

Here's how one Tokyo designer imagines it.