Design

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Goodbye, Candlestick Park (Finally)

Demolition has started on a stadium best known for providing consistently unbearable cold and wind.

Videos

The Remarkable Power of Sidewalks

Take a fresh look at the pavement under your feet.

These Oregon Beer Lovers Have Reinvented the Pint Glass

Finally, a beer glass with a 3D Mount Hood at the bottom!

Here Are the Tools to Hack into Your City's Public Advertising

But you probably shouldn't do that, says the artist making them.

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Inside Hong Kong's Public Housing Estates

Photographer Cheuk-ning Chung captures the neighborhood feel of government-owned housing in one of the densest cities in the world.

This Floating Wind Turbine Looks Like a Stubby Shark

Its inventors say it can reach more powerful winds than boring, land-based turbines.

The Promise of the $20,000 House

In Alabama, the Rural Studio design workshop has spent years refining prototypes for a cheap, well-made small house. Soon, they'll start selling the plans.

For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas

New York has the nation's tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design.

In Cuba, Maps Make a Comeback

Old-fashioned navigation is enjoying a renaissance on the island, where Internet access is still scant.

In Johannesburg, a New Bridge Must Also Address Apartheid's Legacy

The city has an ambitious plan to redress historic inequities through mass transit and redevelopment.

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Two Oakland Neighborhoods Connect Through a 'Hole in Space'

Oakland's Rockridge and East 14th neighborhoods are five miles and a world apart. Can a giant video-chat bring them together?

The Bright Future of the Pedestrian Bridge

Top engineer Ted Zoli says the era of shared-use structures has arrived.

More Women Ride Mass Transit Than Men. Shouldn't Transit Agencies Be Catering to Them?

In cities like Philadelphia, a remarkable 64 percent of the people riding public transportation are thought to be women.

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Architecture That's Part Space Opera, Part Science

A new exhibition of projects by the wildly experimental Bjarke Ingels Group shows a commitment to functional sci-fi design.

The Difference Choosing Ugly Vegetables Can Make

A Berlin café called Culinary Misfits makes the most of local food by cooking with cast-off produce.

These Delicious Appetizers Are Also Data Visualizations About the Middle East

Who knew saffron risotto with barberry chutney could say so much about Internet censorship in Iran?

In the 'Workplace of the Future,' We Hang Like Monkeys from Vertical Gardens

This visionary office attaches to existing buildings to fill them with light, hope, and zucchini.

The Case for Preserving 'Historic' Concrete

Here in Britain at least, cement has been deemed to be part of our heritage, too.

On Airpnp, Supply and Demand Heads to the Bathroom

What a peer-to-peer, pay-to-pee service says about the lack of public restrooms in Western cities.