Design

Postcard From Hampden

Holiday scenes from Baltimore's zany blue collar neighborhood

Interpreting the World Through the Lens of Tintin

A researcher travels to the sites of Tintin comic adventures to explore their connections and misperceptions

A Tall Building Bible

Author Kate Ascher offers a remarkably plain-language reexamination of modern skyscrapers

Postcard From Bethlehem

A California town recreates the blocks-long Bethlehem, complete with a night market, and other news

A Building Becomes a Pinball Machine

Created for Lyon’s annual Festival of Lights, “Urban Flipper” projects a fully-playable pinball game onto the facade of a neo-classical theater

Why the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale Rejected Sustainability as a Theme

Event curator Terence Riley on the role of architecture in urbanism and the commercialization of green

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Kim Jong-Il’s Vision for the City

What North Korea's urban architecture tells us about the late dictator

Postcard From Bogota

Did the mayor cause the collapse of the city's electric company stock? That and other questions answered in today's news round-up

Photos

Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 

The World's Next 20 Tallest Skyscrapers

The average height of towers is climbing — but how high is too high?

Koolhaas's Defense of Generic Architecture

If you only read the highlights of his widely quoted interview in Der Spiegel, you probably missed the point

Neighborhood Revitalization Tools: Band Saw, Drill Press, Welding Helmet

Empty industrial spaces get a second life as innovative art studios

Postcard From Zanzibar

How a radio ad changed Rukia Shabiby's life, and other news

Advice for Urbanists, Circa 400 B.C.

Fifteen of the most quotable ideas about cities, as told by the likes of Plato, Shakespeare and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Urbanizing the Suburban Street

A community tries some relatively pain-free fixes to make its streets greener and more walkable

Searching for Ostalgie

Berlin's East Germany obsession is easy to find for tourists, but more complicated for locals

Timeline of the Day: Is Siem Reap Asia's Next Gay Mecca?

The city's gay scene is exploding

Postcard From Prague

A city mourns Vaclav Havel and other news

The Burgeoning Field of Security Perimeter Design

As bollards and Jersey barriers become ubiquitous, architects and designers look for ways to make them less hideous