Photos

Ideas for Cramming 1 Million More People Into New York City

The city's population is expected to mushroom to 9.1 million by 2030. Here's a novel way to accommodate that growth.

Steven Siegel

Mementos of NYC's 'Missing Limb'

Long-time city photographer Steven Siegel recalls one of his favorite subjects, the World Trade Center.

Luc Schuiten

The 'Vegetal' Cities of Luc Schuiten: A Sustainability Fantasy

The visionary architect imagines metropolises built like vast orchards.

Julian Sarthou/Phaidon Press Ltd.

For the Love of Concrete

A new book aims to repair the reputation of the much-maligned composite.

Courtesy: RMJM

Skyscraper or Pair of Pants?

Beijing's $700 million Gate of the East has been attracting attention for its resemblance to a certain sartorial item.

Kevin Chu

What the Heck Is This Thing?

This concept building is being billed as a vertical farm. We'll be the judge of that.

Courtesy: SpaceFlavor

This 'Apartment in a Box' Brings Tiny Living to a Whole New Level

Unbelievably, this 8-foot plywood cube fits an office, bed, storage and a meditation space.

Photo courtesy of David Griffith

A Recipe for Chic Senior Housing

In San Francisco, low-income housing that is not only senior citizen friendly but also a stylish addition to the neighborhood.

Shawn Clover

San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake Sneaks Into Present-Day Photos

Then and now, all in one image.

Julian Charriere / Julius Von Bismarck

Dull, Gray Pigeons in Venice Improved With Spray Paint

It's like a bird mated with a rainbow.

Finding Poetry in London's Concrete Jungle

Photographer David Sopronyi gives a new softness to London’s gritty West Way.

Softwalks

Turn Scaffolding Into a Cozy Seating Area

These chairs, tables and hanging flower pots latch on for easy relaxation.               

A Book Labyrinth Dissolves Back Into a Forest

Over the past two years, the books have molded and mildewed while gigantic orange mushrooms sprout from their pages.

What Your Skyline Says About Your City

The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.

Public Interventions

Parks Weren't Always for Everybody

A new project in London tries to send that message through a playful, interactive installation.

There's a Riddle Hidden Within This Bike Rack

Rearrange the letters to see what you can spell.

Siba Sahabi

The Istanbul Skyline, in Candles

Sticks mimic the city's ancient, curvy skyline.

Shahira Hammad

A Train Station Inspired By Natural Growth and Decay

Credit this architect for building a transportation hub that looks like it'd eat you alive.

Peter Andrew

This Highway Hunter Captures Interchanges From the Sky

Photographer Peter Andrew has been hanging out of planes to take pictures of our concrete ribbons.