Design

Postcard From Sanabis

An armchair barricade, and more news.

The Convoluted Path to Ending Los Angeles's Mural Ban

Lawsuits and questions about the true nature of murals have confounded L.A. for a decade.

Image of the Day: Grand Central's New Look

One of America's most famous train stations gets a new logo.

Videos

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.

The Case for Skyscrapers Made of Wood

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

Postcard From Bucharest

A bride with a 1.85-mile train.

BMW Guggenheim Cancels Its Berlin Exhibition Amid Threats of Violence

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

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

The city's building height restrictions are under review.

Videos

Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

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

Photos

The Cathedral as a Minimalist Bookstore

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

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.

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.

Can Street Furniture Encourage Social Interaction?

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

Postcard From Bissau

An assassination mars a peaceful presidential vote.

Photos

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.

L.A.'s Unofficial Late Night Bike Marathon

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

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.

Photos

The Streetcar As a City's Moving Symbol

A survey of light rail aesthetics from around the world.