Design

The Emotional Impact of New Skyscrapers

When you love a city, every change in its skyline is a sign of how it has aged with you.

Videos

Survival Lessons From an Ancient Failed City

Suburbanization and poorly planned infrastructure led to Angkor Wat's metropolitan collapse. Its demise offers an important lesson for today’s cities.

Confirmed Stereotype of the Day: Brazilians Love to Dance

The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.

The High Cost of Beijing's Empty Bird's Nest

The celebrated venue costs $11 million a year to maintain.

Photos

Text Yourself Into This Public Art Show

A roving exhibit lets anyone write in.

Maps

The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

Videos

Timelapse of the Day: A Trip Around Paris

Mayeul Akpovi's cameras travel as they shoot, sliding through the freeze-framed city.

Death for the World's Largest Eco-Bathroom

All the bathroom news that's fit to print.

Introducing the Concrete Watch

Wear the sidewalk on your wrist.

Unravel Your Home's History

10 tricks for figuring out your home's back story.

Metrocards Could Be Pieces of a Gigantic Urban Puzzle

A Brooklyn design firm proposes a clever way to combine advertising and adventuring.

Photos

Translating D.C.'s Architectural Future Into Mini Golf

A course in the National Building Museum echoes architects' visions for our nation's capital.

Photos

Terrify Your Fellow Bikers With This Glowing Anglerfish-Cycle

Who doesn't want to ride around Australia inside a marine predator's gaping maw?

Photos

Trompe-l'oeil of the Day: Inside a Building Destroyed by an Earthquake

A voyeuristic portrait of life inside as it was lived before the Christchurch earthquake.

The Habitable Bridge, Resurrected

Meet the new bridge, same as the old bridge.

Berlin's Holi, a Few Months Late

The city celebrates the festival of colors.

Photos

For Rent: An Apartment in a Water Tower

$3,900 will get you a room in this renovated tower, complete with a fire escape walk-up.

Can We Quantify a Good Walk?

The factors that make some strolls much more appealing than others.

Maps

The Coolest New Maps of London

From an infographic of Olympic venues to street-by-street damage inflicted by the Blitz.