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KCA Architects

An Artist Transforms Old Milk Cartons Into Fluffy Clouds

A new exhibit on New York's Governors Island turns trash into funky plastic sculptures.

Alex Bogusky/SRAM

Incredible Sculptures Made From Bike Parts

It's astonishing to see what somebody can conjure from the leavings on a fix-it shop's floor.

Courtesy of Panoramic Interests

Micro-Apartments So Nice You'll Wish Your Place Was This Small

Developer Patrick Kennedy believes tiny dwellings will "get huge" in cities across the country.

Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Designs an Alien Mothership for Tokyo

The famed architect's vision for Tokyo's New National Stadium is gorgeous and a little intimidating.

This Net-Zero Cottage Takes Tiny Houses to a Whole New Level

With its shiny recycled-metal rain screen and jauntily angled rooftop solar array, the 712-square-foot cottage is charming and sustainable.

The Prince's Foundation

How to Balance People and Nature on the Galapagos

There are some significant but realistic planning ideas making the rounds, with acute sensitivity to the islands’ special culture.

Courtesy of Nick Frank

The Architectural Spectacle That Is Munich's Metro

Photographer Nick Frank discusses his sharp, colorful, deserted shots of the stylish system.

MTA Photos/Flickr

Newly Un-Flooded New York Subway Still Looking Pretty Horrible

Pumping out the tunnels under New York has revealed a gnarly landscape of storm damage.

Michael Snyder

Beautiful Chaos at Kolkata's Durga Puja

Think of it as the world’s largest, most popular public art fair.

Cayetano Ferrer

Optical Illusions That Make Street Signs 'Invisible'

This is quite an elaborate way to avoid parking tickets.

Reuters

The Surprisingly Versatile Design of the Voting Booth

Images of the election booth, the world over.

SCI-Arc/PATTERNS

Nerd Alert: Proposed Los Angeles Pavilion Is Batman-Flavored

The ominous, obsidian graduation pavilion is named the "League of Shadows."

Grim Scenes From New York's Flooded Subway System

Huge parts of the train network remain out of service. Here's why.

Shelley Miller

Sugar-Based Graffiti That Confronts the Legacy of Slavery

These cake-frosting murals may look sweet, but their message is bitter. Also, beware of wasps!

Kanner Architects

The World's Least Boring Gas Stations

These gas stations do a better job than most at catching the eye of the weary driver.

AS + GG

A City Where Everything Is a 15 Minute Walk Away

China's proposed car-free city for 80,000 is intended to become a prototype.

Vincent Callebaut

The 8 Most Interesting Ideas to Revolutionize Urban Farms

These vertical spaces could change how we grow.

Phaidon Press

This Atlas of 20th Century Architecture Weighs As Much As a Spare Tire

150 specialists, 750 buildings, 5,500 photographs, 100 years. Plus a crucial carrying case with a handle.

Marlin Peterson

Colossal Arachnids Menace the Space Needle

Artist Marlin Peterson improved the Seattle Center with frighteningly realistic (and large) daddy longlegs.