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The World's Most Luxurious Subway Ride

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

Daria Makarenko

Is This Wall Talking To Me?

Russian artist Daria Makarenko slips hidden messages into the cracks of the city.

What Does a City Lose When It Loses Faith in Its Favorite Hobby?

Hockey was once a way of life in this Kazakh city. But times have changed, deflating a once vibrant industry.

Lineposters

The Most Elegant Transit Maps Ever

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

The Architectural Legacy of Spain's Building Boom

In the first decade of the 21st century, Spain was defined by bold building. But the recession has brought the country's architectural ambitious to a halt.

Paolo Cirio

Bringing the 'Ghosts' of Google Street View To Life

An artist recreates the scenes captured by Google's cameras.

Florentijn Hofman

Plastic Bag Creation of the Day: The Slugs of Angers

Move over balloon animals. There's a new game in town.

Obama vs. Romney: Who Has the Better Graffiti?

Predicting the outcome of the 2012 election with a highly scientific analysis of wall doodles.

A Skyscraper That Could Clean the Air

This proposed Chicago building doesn't look like much, but it could clean up the air around the city's expressway.

Kingyobu

Turn Your Old Phone Booths Into Aquariums

A Japanese artist fills an old phone booth with water and goldfish, to the delight of passers-by.

Jonathan Burton

An Optical Illusion Commemorates Nelson Mandela

Is it thorny prison bars or the South African leader's profile? Depends on where you stand.

US National Park Service/ASLA

This Is What a City Guide Should Look Like

A new website offers tours and information on Washington's urbanism.

Campion & Co.

Rent This Boston Townhouse for Only $40,000 a Month

This restored property in Beacon Hill costs as much as renting an average house for a year.

Velepresso

Pedal Your Way to a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Velepresso grinds and heats your morning joe while you ride.

Patrick Baty

A Day in the Life of a Paint Detective

Meet the man who can figure out the birthplace of 200-year-old doors, just by looking at them.

10 Amazing 'Living' Green Roofs

Long popular in Europe, these designs are gaining a foothold in America and beyond.

Thomas Faivre-Duboz/Flickr

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.

Mark Cavagnero Associates

Designs for America's First Standalone Jazz Hall

Architects created a San Francisco performance space that feels more like a community room.

Vinsetta Garage

A Second Life for Detroit's Most Popular Garage

The Vinsetta is transformed into a restaurant.