Design

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YouTube/Quicken Loans

Is Dan Gilbert Too Tacky to Be Loved By Detroit?

The entrepreneur is almost single-handedly reviving downtown Detroit, but his design choices are under fire.

Courtesy: Michael Green

The Case for Skyscrapers Made of Wood

Wood is cheaper and more energy-efficient than steel. Should we be using it to build skyscrapers?

Reuters

Postcard From Bucharest

A bride with a 1.85-mile train.

Courtesy: BMW Guggenheim Lab

BMW Guggenheim Cancels Its Berlin Exhibition Amid Threats of Violence

Left-wing activists threatened to "derail" the project, arguing it would speed gentrification.

Reuters

Dramatic Skyline Change of the Day: Cape Town May Grow Up

The city's building height restrictions are under review.

Videos
pilpop/Vimeo

Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

A roundup of some of our favorite city-based tilt-shift videos.

Photos
MyModernMet

The Cathedral as a Minimalist Bookstore

The new store will preserve many of the 13th century church's most striking features.

Reuters

Postcard From Colombo

Monks protest a United Nations resolution.

Infographic of the Day: New York City's Design Future

New York is the place to be for design and architecture.

MTA

Let This App Be Your Guide to New York's Subway Art

There's a ton of good art strewn throughout the winding tunnels of the MTA's transit system. This new city-sanctioned app makes finding it easier than ever.

Neulhae Cho

Can Street Furniture Encourage Social Interaction?

That's what one designer hopes to accomplish with his swinging see-saw seat.

Reuters

Postcard From Bissau

An assassination mars a peaceful presidential vote.

Photos
Courtesy: James Corner Field Operations

Two Big Public Space Makeovers for Chicago

A 2.65-mile elevated park and a massive makeover for Navy Pier are both in the works.

Nate Berg

L.A.'s Unofficial Late Night Bike Marathon

Taking advantage of closed streets for a bike ride down carless streets – at 4 a.m.

Visualist Images/Flickr

2012's Hottest Music Cities, According to SXSW

A statistical look at the leading indie rock scenes represented at this year's festival in Austin.

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Wikimedia Commons

The Streetcar As a City's Moving Symbol

A survey of light rail aesthetics from around the world.

Reuters

Postcard From Nagoya

A sister city sibling rivalry and more news from Nagoya, Japan.

Landezine

A Town Gets the Green Carpet Treatment

An art collective rolls out a 1,400-foot path of turf for a small town in France.

Reuters

Dwight Howard Made the Right Decision

Staying put and building a winning team is the key to a long, lucrative professional basketball career, research shows.