Design

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.

Maps

Mapping Everywhere Fossils Have Been Found in the U.S.

Explore a world of dead, buried animals with the “United States of Fossiliferousness.”

Art That 'Infests' Natural Spaces With Invasive, Man-Made Species

A Prague-based artist composes sculpture that examines how urban technology spreads like its own life form.

How Prefab Honeycomb Homes Could Help the Affordable Housing Problem

These customizable hexagons from U.K.-based Hivehaus offer the promise of fast, cheap density.

Who Knew a Video Game About Infrastructure Could Look So Cool?

Grab your flashlight and start fixing a dangerous, crumbling mining city in INFRA.

How Black Vernacular Architecture Is Changing Museums

The stoop and the porch are prominent features of two new museum designs.

New York Wants Google Maps to Discourage Left Turns

The safety precaution would fit in with the city’s larger Vision Zero push.

Navigator

This Stained Glass Window Harnesses Solar Energy to Charge Your Devices

But it looks like a cathedral.