Design

Estudio Palma

Every City Needs One of These Water Cathedrals

Santiago's downtown cooling station is an outlandish hive of white fabric that constantly leaks water. Yes, please.

Videos
Ars Electronica

Robot Record of the Day: Glowing Quadrocopters Perform Giant Synchronized Flight Over Danube

Wow.

Wafaa Bilal

Inflate a Giant Viking Head in Britain With Your Keyboard

The Techno Viking meme gets a new breath of life in a Manchester arts festival.

Reuters

The Hidden Wonders of Beijing

The city is filled with art, if you know where to look.

Photos
Photo courtesy of David Griffith

A Recipe for Chic Senior Housing

In San Francisco, low-income housing that is not only senior citizen friendly but also a stylish addition to the neighborhood.

Kaid Benfield

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities

On cities, sustainable placemaking, and the careful use of words.

Henry Grabar

Lessons From the Nation's Biggest Architectural Toy Collection

A 20th century American childhood, all in one room.

Videos
Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

Video of the Day: Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

The Scottish trickster takes his bike crazy moves to the Bay.

Photos
Shawn Clover

San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake Sneaks Into Present-Day Photos

Then and now, all in one image.

Is This the Most Beautiful City Parade?

Mind-blowing costumes, amazing music at the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn.

Interboro Partners

Recycling the Tower in the Park for Retirees

These hulking superblocks were once derided by Jane Jacobs. But the buildings might be perfect for aging populations.

Maps
Melissa Price

Maps of London, Minus London

There's a lot to see when you take away the street grid.

Possible Uses For a $290 Paper Bag In SoHo

It would make great wrapping for this package I need to mail.

Reuters

Labor Day, in Pictures

Scenes from around the country.

Shutterstock

Pit Bulls, the Ultimate Urban Dog

Much like cities, pit bulls were unfairly maligned in this country for decades.

Google/Nate Berg

Your Body Is a Wondermap

The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.

Reuters

Burning Man, in Pictures

Scenes from the desert art festival.

Reuters

The Surprising Bliss of Tour Guiding in Your Own City

When you take the time to show off your hometown, chances are you'll discover something new to love yourself.

Maps
Courtesy of Eric Fischer

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.