Design

Your Laughs May Prevent Qatar's Beautiful World Cup Vagina Stadium from Being Built

Just another headache for the country and its soccer hosting duties.

Tomorrow Lab

A Beautiful Bike-Share Hack That You Can Wear

Would you buy this pendant made of gold-plated stainless steel?

Reuters

Los Angeles Staged an Opera Inside Its Biggest Train Station

The audience wore wireless headphones inside Union Station to experience Invisible Cities.

Videos

A Military-Grade Wheelchair That Could Scale Mountains

The Austrian-made "Ziesel" has tank treads and plows through snow like a nitro-fueled riding mower.

Courtesy Björn Borg

Pyongyang Just Got a Sexy Gift: 150 Pairs of Hot-Pink Underwear

Delivering panties to North Korea requires a covert operation.

When Country Music Turns Its Back on Small-Town Life

New artists have defied country's tradition of celebrating the working class. Instead, they address the harsher realities of modern rural America.

Dan Nguyen/Flickr

RIP to New York Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

Much of the art has been covered in white paint overnight.

Pedal Power

Generate Your Own Electricity by Pedaling This Bicycle Desk

For people who can't stop cycling.

Enrico Natali

The People of Detroit, Circa 1968

Enrico Natali's empathetic look at the residents of the tension-filled city nearly 50 years ago. 

Kanye West Goes to Harvard, Delivers Manifesto on Architecture

"Everything needs to actually be 'architected'," says the hip-hop artist.

Photos

A Gloomy English City Builds an Artificial Sun

It's a faithful, NASA-guided model of our solar system's burning star (just 100 million times smaller).

Did That Fire Hydrant Just Check Me Out?

These trippy urban GIFs give new meaning to the phrase "living, breathing city."

Reuters

Is D.C.'s Height Limit Keeping Virginia Blue? Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Luxigon

An Unusual Proposal to Block Architectural 'Death Rays' in Dallas

It's 400 feet tall, and sunlight-responsive.

Photos
Chris Devers/Flickr

What Boston Can Teach Us About Linked City Parks

The city's "emerald necklace" is a 1,100-acre chain of green spaces connecting the Boston Common to five additional parks and an arboretum.

Photos

An Eerily Beautiful Phone Booth Filled to the Brim With Goldfish

Good luck trying to place a call in this booth-cum-aquarium.

Robbie De Villiers

A City Gets Its Own Font

Chattanooga designers have created a typeface meant to give the town more of a cohesive visual identity.

Flickr/charley1965

In Sweden, Even Buildings Made Entirely of Ice Are Required to Have Fire Alarms

Just in case.

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We Need to Design Parking Garages With a Car-less Future in Mind

Building adaptable structures will save time, money, and material waste.