Design

Eviction of the Day: Milan's Occupied Skyscraper

The artists behind the MACAO project have officially been given the boot.

Photos

When a Bubble Becomes a Building

At a new festival in Rotterdam, the world's most fragile and temporary pavilion. 

Havana's International Art Draw

Cuba's capital celebrates its 11th art biennial. 

Just How Bad Is Noise Pollution for Our Health?

At best, noise is distracting. But the distraction can have significant consequences.

Photos

The Midwest's Rebuild Era, in Pictures

A sociologist and an urban historian document the community activism reshaping some of the cities hardest hit by the great recession.

The World's Tallest LEGO Skyscraper, For Now

Seoul is the most recent city to claim the record, broken 30 times in 24 years.

Photos

Why Does This Bench Need an Instruction Sign?

Has the city's public-works department gone rogue?

For Landlocked Revitalization, Railyards in Lieu of Waterfronts

How train tracks helped deliver new life to Birmingham, Alabama.

In D.C., Baseball-Oriented Development Seems, at Last, to Be Working

How Nationals Park, to the surprise of its neighbors, is leading to a better community.

Photos

How Do You Navigate a City With No Street Names?

A photographer documents the way residents of Amman, Jordan, get around.

CityFixer

The Expo As Change Agent

Fifty years after its debut, Seattle’s Jetsons-era World's Fair is still shaping the city, an example of how an ephemeral exposition can have a permanent impact.

Photos

A Mirrored 'Stealth Cap' for Hiding in Crowds

Who doesn't want to enjoy some alone time in a shiny polyhedron from outer space?

Photos

A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.

Videos

Tokyo's Solar-Powered 'Fireflies'

The city's Hotaru festival uses LED bulbs designed to mimic the light of the insects that once “gemmed” the Sumida River. 

Montana Horses' Last Cowboys

In Montana, a way of life comes to an end for one ranch.

The Shipping Container City Boom

More and more, shipping containers are being used to create big, inter-connected work spaces and homes.

In Jerusalem, a Celebration Worthy of a Haircut

Orthodox Jews celebrate Lag Ba-Omer with bonfires and haircuts for three-year-olds boys.

In Renton, a Model for Green Revitalization

An exemplary development with first-class green infrastructure and mixed-income housing.

At the 20th Congress for the New Urbanism, a Movement Feels its Age

They used to be radicals, now they're establishment. Has it changed their approach to development?