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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.

Yumi Tsushima

A Plush Rooftop Garden for Tokyo Shoppers

A new "green island" on top of a mall comes with more than 80 kinds of plants and an air purification system.

Luzinterruptus

Impromptu Library Of the Day: A River of Luminous Books in Melbourne

Thousands of books flood Federation Square in "Literature vs. Traffic."

Isaac Cordal

Legions of Tiny Men Infiltrate Croatia

Is it a Leprechaun attack?

Ashley Wells

These Nifty Solar Panels Can Transmit Sunlight Underground to the Lowline

A team shows off its invention, which would make underground parks possible.

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.