Design

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The Gayest Crosswalk Ever

Now there's always a rainbow at the intersection of San Vicente and Santa Monica.

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Siba Sahabi

The Istanbul Skyline, in Candles

Sticks mimic the city's ancient, curvy skyline.

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A Church That Looks Like a Giant Underground Labyrinth

Built in the 11th century, these rock stone monasteries are still in use today.

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Preventing Suicide With Architecture

Should designs be altered to dissuade jumpers?

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The Laundromat Litmus Test

If your city makes it difficult for residents to accomplish simple tasks like washing their clothes, you've got a problem.

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Percent of the Day: 2 out of 3 New Yorkers Now Support More Bike Lanes

Citizens are considerably more friendly to bike lanes now than they were last year.

The Trick to Building a Space Elevator

We've got the physics all worked out. The catch is finding a cable that could stretch from the earth's surface into orbit without breaking.

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Shahira Hammad

A Train Station Inspired By Natural Growth and Decay

Credit this architect for building a transportation hub that looks like it'd eat you alive.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

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The 10 Most Compelling Historic Preservation Reads

From helpful guides to digging deeper.

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I Crossed the Border for Candy

An international smuggling mission of juvenile proportions.

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Eid, Around the World

Worshippers packed mosques and partied outside to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

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Home Builder of the Day: CNC Printing Machine

A machine that prints house parts from 3D plans for simple human assembly.

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Peter Andrew

This Highway Hunter Captures Interchanges From the Sky

Photographer Peter Andrew has been hanging out of planes to take pictures of our concrete ribbons.

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Spruce Up Dull Alleys With This Rainbow Machine

Beautifying burnt-out cars, wrecked storefronts and other urban blight with the power of colored paint.

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Cracking Down on Yoga in the Park

Lawmakers in D.C. want a cut from instructors hosting fitness classes in public parks.

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City of Stunts

Photos of urban daredevils, the world over.

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Adam Frampton

Hong Kong, the City Without Ground

Mapping the vast network of above- and below-ground walkways.

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The Geography of Craft Beer

Mapping America's craft brewers state-by-state.