Design

Beyond Pretty Pictures: An Unusually Ambitious Design Competition for Sandy Recovery

"There is a desperate need for the best science and information about what climate change will mean to families and communities."

The Thames Riverside Is About to Get a Whole Lot Fancier

London's waterfront has never quite managed the elegance of the Seine, but that's about to change, with the help of a little inspiration from New York.

Can Architects Do For Borders What They've Done For Embassies?

A political boundary can be more than just a barrier.

You Know You Want to Play These Risk-Style Games of 'Urban Domination'

Havoc Boards apply the classic competition for world conquest to ten different cities.

San Antonio Hotel to Guests: If the Spurs Win, Be Prepared for a Riot

Have we resigned ourselves to violence following championship games?

Art Museums Better Hurry Up and Get Ready for the Future of 3D Printing

Rodin, meet Napster.

Beware the Pseudo-Historical Retrofit Craze Sweeping Over Europe

The planning debate that sparked Turkey's recent protests is part of a larger, kind of weird architectural trend.

The Strange, Sad City of Baikonur, the World's Gateway to the Heavens

It is from this remote community in southern Kazakhstan that humans first sent a satellite, an animal, and a person into orbit. But it didn't get an MRI machine until 2011.

Your Bruised Shins Might Hate You For This 'Invisible Furniture'

Let me just walk across the room to get that – OUCH!

A Complete History of Fake Journeys

Oh, the places you'll pretend to go!

Photos

Where New York's Old Telephone Booths Go to Die

A photographer stumbles on a payphone 'graveyard' in West Harlem.

Videos

Copenhagen's Gigantic New Mural Works Like a Flip-Book

The painting covers nearly 900 feet and looks like an animation to people driving by.

Photos

When You Think of Flint, Michigan, Think of ... Experimental Public Art?

Can virtual ball drops and bizarre car sculptures help people see the Rust Belt city in new ways?

Foldable Bike Helmets: Will They Ever Get Off the Ground?

The company behind this "Turtle" helmet, which folds down to half its size, promises it will become part of the urban cyclists’ way of life.

Videos

Mind-Blowing Discovery of the Day: Angkor Wat Was Much Larger Than We Ever Imagined

Archaeologists say the uncovered medieval cityscape is "without parallel in the pre-industrial world."

Hamburg's 'Unwanted' Humans, Caged and on Display

Single mothers, former criminals, homeless people and punks at a "human zoo."

Photos

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.

Europe's Most Famous Fictional Bridges, Brought to Life

How the seven imaginary spans depicted on euro banknotes came to be built in a Rotterdam suburb.

MoMA Pays Tribute to the Terrifying Beauty of Le Corbusier

This summer's sweeping MoMA retrospective is a deep dive on the controversial architect.