Seoul

Cigarette Butts: Fodder for the Future's Green Tech?

Korean researchers may have uncovered an innovative use for tar-stained filters.

Is This Office the Future of Government Work?

Seoul's "smart work centers" give overworked public-sector employees an alternative to long commutes.

The South Korea Ferry Disaster Can Be Seen From Space

The massive response to the deadly accident is so bright that it shines like a little city.

It Takes $290,000 in Cash to Rent an Apartment in Seoul

No other country in the world rents housing the way South Korea does.

When It Comes to Streetcars and Economic Development, There's So Much We Don't Know

Both BRT and streetcars are championed as tools for development. But only one has evidence to back that up.

How to Make a 1,476-Foot Tall Tower Disappear

A high-tech camouflage system will allow Seoul's City Tower to seamlessly blend in with its background.

Got a Complaint With the Government? Yell It Into This 8-Foot Ear

A hulking sculpture outside City Hall preserves popular citizen complaints and transforms unpopular ones into harmless music.

Worthwhile Distraction of the Day: A Mind-Blowing Projection of Motion in South Korea

Let's think about something beautiful, just for a second.

Behold, the 'Dog House Sofa'

It's supposed to strengthen the emotional bond between master and pet.

Hotel Allows Bathroom Users to Flash New York City

Also, a flatulent doll teaches South Koreans to poop and dinosaur commodes rumble into New Zealand.

Citywide Indoor Navigation Is Closer Than You Think

A new app launching in Seoul this fall will allow users to navigate from a street corner down into the subway and even to a particular shop or café in an underground mall.

The Ritzy Seoul Neighborhood at the Heart of South Korea's Music Video Sensation

The song is a sly send-up of Gangnam's self-importance and ostentatious wealth.

Bus Riders and Invasive Advertising

How futuristic novelty ads unfairly target and take advantage of commuters who can't escape.

Advertising That's Squirted Into Your Nose on Your Morning Commute

A Dunkin' Donuts ad secretes delicious coffee smells whenever their radio ad comes on.

An Intriguing But Flawed Attack on Smart Growth

A new study claims to "contradict" the premise that density discourages driving — but does it?

The Rise of the Eco Expo

Not only do expos bring together sustainable themes and ideas for an urban future, they often remake their host cities into leaner, greener spaces.

The World's Tallest LEGO Skyscraper, For Now

Seoul is the most recent city to claim the record, broken 30 times in 24 years.

Coming Soon to Seoul, a Hashtag-Inspired Building

BIG's newest project condenses a neighborhood into a tic tac toe board.

Seoul's Muted Election Day

Fliers, fliers everywhere.