Design

Ray Bradbury's Vision of the Dystopian City

As early as 1951, the late author feared America's cities would become places where someone taking a simple walk down the street would be greeted with suspicion.

Visit This Kaleidoscopic Water Tower

A New York artist has created this glass tapestry of salvaged material, complete with a light show.

How the Olympics Will Reflect London's Changing Food Scene

The Games will offer spectators a distinctly familiar roster of dishes, distinguished from what’s available at the average airport mainly by even higher prices.

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What Pittsburgh Looked Like When It Decided It Had a Pollution Problem

Photographs from the 1940s of the Steel City as it began to address its notoriously smoky air.

Madrid Icon May Not Return to Skyline

The beloved Tío Pepe sign – Madrid's Eiffel Tower – could be doomed.

In Fort Worth, Creating a Coherent Neighborhood

A new development plan weaves 11 new structures into the existing urban fabric.

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Building a Sustainable Soccer City

Stadium designs for Qatar's 2022 World Cup will be self-cooling, carbon neutral, and temporary.

How Dogs Saved a Los Angeles Neighborhood

Pet-friendly policies created a livelier, more vibrant downtown.

Surprise of the Day: Is That Tree Smiling At Me?

Love to be around nature? In Dresden, the nature loves to be around you!

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The Hidden Architecture of Pyongyang

A new book explores the politics behind the city's buildings.

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Watch the Sydney Opera House Disintegrate Before Your Eyes

The famed arts venue's sails appear to ripple before collapsing in this new public art installation.

An Atlas of Suburbanisms

Not every suburb is completely suburban, nor is every city completely urban, as a resource-rich new website helps show.

God Save the Queen

Scenes from the London-wide Jubilee celebration.

The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts

Lessons from Miami’s bold Design District experiment.

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Would You Live In This Loft In the Clouds?

Polish architects have designed a swanky apartment building perched on the chimneys of an old factory.

Chicago's Downtown Goes All 1980s With Immense, Fluorescent Art

Installation artist Jessica Stockholder wants pedestrians to feel like they're "walking through an animated film."

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The City as Lifesize Monopoly Board

An artist in Chicago takes the game to the streets.

Pee Into This Sao Paulo Urinal To Make Lovely Music

A toilet fixture in Brazil lets you shred on the guitar with the force of your urine.

Contest of the Day: Design L.A.'s Official Condom Wrapper

A city branding effort people might actually care about.