Design

Why Every Art Museum Should Launch a Pop-Up Satellite

In Los Angeles, MOCA is modeling how institutions with huge collections should be thinking: Move artworks into underserved communities.

Peeing Is Not a Crime

Don't waste money policing public urinators—invest in public restrooms instead.

Sydney Declutters Parking Signs With E-Ink

The solar-powered signs post different restrictions based on the time of day.

How Slavery Built Charleston

Two historians are trying to memorialize locations in the city where slaves were openly sold and auctioned. And they’re everywhere.

Photos

Meet London's King of Edible Architecture

Carl Warner builds and photographs cityscapes made of produce.

A Green-Thumbed Street Artist Is Making Moss Graffiti

His latest creation is a fuzzy skull-and-crossbones in Grenoble, France.

Understanding Carlos Gómez Gavazzo's 'Development Calculator'

Rediscovered two years ago, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly how the thing works.

Tokyo Scraps Its Intergalactic Olympic Stadium

While Japan is bent on blaming the architect, Zaha Hadid, the dynamic at fault is global and corrupt.

Videos

In Vivid Animation, the Shapes and Sounds of Planet Earth

Crop fields are computer chips and rivers are lightning bolts in this new short film.

Forget Tiny Houses—It's Time for Tiny Artist Studios

It may also be the future of affordable creative workspace in big cities.

Show Your New York Love With a Poster of Every Subway Station

Why? “Because … subway!”

Videos

Watch Chicago's Marina City Emerge From the Ground Up

Fifty years ago, the iconic corn-cob-shaped cement towers were a symbol of optimism for the city. Today, they are close to being designated historic landmarks.

The Vision Zero Message Is Finally Getting Through in New York

A robust turnout at a recent rally indicates progress in terms of public awareness and support.

Photos

Meet New York City's Master of Sand

Calvin Seibert’s astounding sandcastles are made to be destroyed.

Berlin Saves the Communist-Era Buildings of Alexanderplatz

On Monday, the city announced that it was listing some key structures in East Berlin’s central square as historical monuments.

Videos

How Vandals Built a Brick Wall Inside a German Train

You can get away with a lot wearing an official-looking vest.

Denmark Unveils a Surreal 'Infinite Bridge'

The walkable sculpture extends more than 100 feet over a bay.

Photos

The Quiet Grandeur of New York and L.A. From Above

New photographs from Jeffrey Milstein capture both cities from the sky.

CityFixer

5 Anti-Bike Arguments That Should Be Retired

For one, bike lanes are actually really good for the local economy.