Design

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.

Postcard From Nagoya

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

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.

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.

Videos

David Lynch's Freakish Advertisements: The Rats of New York City

Around the time he was filming Twin Peaks, Lynch was dabbling in some seriously bugged-out ad campaigns.