Paris

A Paris Park Morphs Into a Forest of Screaming Gargoyles

Now these are some trees with personality.

Architects Dream Up an Urban Moon Bounce for Paris

A design for an inflatable bridge at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

For the Discerning Brutalist, Here's Some Concrete Furniture

Note to movers: Lift from the knees.

Romeo Meets Juliet: A Parisian Love Story Executed in Graffiti

"Partir" is a stop-motion tale of passion, separation, and white chalk.

How Should We Celebrate Our Architects?

We may not think of architects as cultural heroes. But those who have made breakthroughs in how we live deserve recognition.

The World's Most Luxurious Subway Ride

This Parisian train - inspired by the Palace of Versailles - has reclining seats! And frescoes!

The Most Elegant Transit Maps Ever

The Brooklyn couple behind Lineposters discuss their creative process and inspiration.

Paris Commemmorates Its 2006 World Cup Defeat, in Bronze

"This statue goes against the tradition of making statues to honor victories," a museum official explained. "It is an ode to defeat."

Housing Shortage in Paris? Blame the Foreigners!

At least that's the popular attitude. But the truth is much more complicated.

A Balancing Act for France's Muslims

Keeping belief alive in a country with a strong tradition of secularism.

For a Weekend, Paris Lets the Masses Invade its Grandest Buildings

Over 300 sites, most of them off-limits the rest of the year, were open last weekend for the city's annual architectural open house.

Europe's Great Untapped Revenue Source: Property Taxes

But will they take advantage of it?

When Building Demolitions Go Wrong

Cough, cough.

Artists Cover Europe With Invisible Graffiti

In Video Painting Europe, Sweatshoppe uses ingenious infrared tracking to smear digital video over concrete surfaces with paint rollers.

The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

Defining a Great Street

What makes some spaces better than others?

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

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

Apartment Garden of the Day: Hanging Out the Window

It's a garden, it's a blind, it's something we should have thought of years ago.

What Your Skyline Says About Your City

The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.