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A Spongy Portable Cave Perfect for Cuddling

The perfect place to escape from the everyday.

Decker Bullock/Sotheby's

The Bay Area's New Most Expensive House Goes Up for Auction

The $45 million price tag will get you a huge lap pool (with cabana), an art gallery, a movie theater, and a 2,000-bottle wine cellar.

Will Venice Finally Get Its First Skyscraper?

And will it look like a giant glass skirt out of the Jetsons?

New York Unveils a Gigantic Group Swing

This art installation seats 42, and comes complete with audio, readings and pigeons.

Kenneth Murray

Atlanta's Newest Airport Art Celebrates Violent Storms and 'Boobs'

That's pretty much all you could ask for in an artwork, right?

Feargus O'Sullivan

London's 'Make-Do-and-Mend' Transit Revolution

The city is redrawing its transit map without an expensive overhaul. Instead, it stitched together old, underexploited track.

China's Emerging Architectural Style

The country's building boom has given rise to a look that's fresh but also uniquely Chinese.

Brent Toderian

6 Ideas Every City Should Steal From Barcelona

Lessons from one of the world models for vibrant urban living.

Hans van Heeswijk Architects

Behold, the Single Family Tower

A home the grows upward, not out.

How Bruges Transformed a Vacant Soda Factory Into Town Hall

A spiffy refurbishment from Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos.

A\V Studio

A Jungle Gym for City Sidewalks

A knotty lattice of colorful play-tubes is an intriguing use of a public space.

Modern Mechanix

Why Didn't This 1930s Cow-Catcher For Pedestrians Ever Catch On?

This is what passed for road safety 80 years ago.

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.