Design

London's Public Art Is Becoming Increasingly Surreal

A car rides an asphalt wave in the city's newest structure.

This Tokyo Marathoner Will Wear a Tomato-Loaded Robo-Backpack

The wearable veggie-bot Tomatan will demonstrate how to fuel up on lycopene while on the go.

CityFixer

The Next Generation of Complete Streets Is Unfolding in New Haven

The city's new approach puts an emphasis on fast, cheap, and lean designs.

There's Something Suspicious About the 'New' Euro Note

Since when does currency show people fleeing buildings in terror?

The Minimalist Art of Airport Runways

The most functional part of airport design gets turned into stark yet elegant art in a new poster series.

How an Audio Booth Changed the Conversation Around a Major S.F. Redevelopment Project

The team reviving a former power plant in Bayview-Hunters Point partnered with StoryCorps, and the community response was pretty incredible.

A Playground Made Entirely of Snow and Ice

Leave it to the Swedes to come up with a brilliant winter weather opportunity.

Videos

Every Year There's a New Viral Video of This Japanese Bike-Parking Robot

It's not hard to see why people love it so much, though.

The Case for Vertical Farming in Small-Town Wyoming

With harsh winters and a remote location, Jackson, Wyoming, has been unusually dependent on food trucked in from far away. Here's how one company hopes to change that.

A Groovy Symbol Appears on a San Francisco Beach

The sandy masterpiece was made by an artist who does huge, intricate earthworks.

Photos

Remembering America's Mall Maestro, Jon Jerde

America has lost a titan of design and planning. It's time that everyone learned his name.

Want Your City to Thrive? Look to Its Trees

Communities like Culver City, California, are focusing on urban forest plans to help protect a major economic and environmental asset: the tree canopy.

Photos

Istanbul's King of Instagram

A local architect uses his camera to showcase the colorful side of one of the world's oldest cities.

Skipping the 13th Floor

Humans assign so much meaning to numbers that superstition affects infrastructure design.

Videos

What the Beltline Really Means to Atlanta

An inside look at this 22-mile pedestrian-friendly corridor, circling downtown and eventually connecting 45 neighborhoods with each other.

Say Goodbye to the Classic White Boxy U.S. Postal Truck

The postal service wants to change over its fleet by 2018.

Why Is America Dotted with Giant, Concrete Arrows?

These old air-mail beacons are visible all over the land (if you know where to look).

Maps

This Century-Old Map of Hershey Headquarters Is Pretty Sweet

In the town of Hershey, the streets are named for chocolate. Watch your step near the gum factory.

Improving Cairo for the Many, Not the Few

The Tadamun project seeks to broaden the discussion about Cairo's future.