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Peter Root

A City of Staples

A miniature megalopolis.

Steed Taylor

The World's Biggest Gay Rights 'Tattoo'

Artist Steed Taylor unravels the story behind Chicago's "Galloon," a tribute to out gays and lesbians in the military.

C. Doersch et. all

Data-Mining a City's Visual Identity

Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.

In Lake Placid, the Olympics Are Still Very Much Alive

The Games infrastructure is woven into the fabric of the city.

Viktor Kölbig

Make a Houseplant Into a Lamp, via German Ingenuity

Lightly stroking your plants can light up the room.

Alberto Garcia

Can the City With the World's Worst Reputation Change People's Minds?

A group of photographers set out to reinvent the image of Ciudad Juarez.

Reuters

Greenland Might Not Be Melting As Fast As We Thought

A new study in Science suggests the ice sheet may be able to slow its melting rate.

K. Scott Kreider

Reimagining an Entire Neighborhood Through Murals

Dutch muralists Haas and Hahn have teamed up to revitalize a blighted section of Philadelphia.

Dumbo Arts Center

Text Yourself Into This Public Art Show

A roving exhibit lets anyone write in.

Inscape Studio

Translating D.C.'s Architectural Future Into Mini Golf

A course in the National Building Museum echoes architects' visions for our nation's capital.

Chris Reynolds/Flickr

Terrify Your Fellow Bikers With This Glowing Anglerfish-Cycle

Who doesn't want to ride around Australia inside a marine predator's gaping maw?

Mike Hewson

Trompe-l'oeil of the Day: Inside a Building Destroyed by an Earthquake

A voyeuristic portrait of life inside as it was lived before the Christchurch earthquake.

Courtesy: Tom Dixon

For Rent: An Apartment in a Water Tower

$3,900 will get you a room in this renovated tower, complete with a fire escape walk-up.

Michael Lio/Gewerbemuseum on Facebook

A Museum Exhibit Based Around the Humble Plastic Bag

Cost of entry to this unusual Swiss show: One plastic sack (seriously).

Courtesy: RIBA

Cataloging the Olympic Venues

A round-up of the buildings in use during the London games.

Jon Pack

Sarajevo: Post-Olympic City and Post-War City

Photographing the complex legacies of the war-torn host of the 1984 Winter Olympics.

NASA

A Satellite View of City Growth, in GIFs

Watch these 11 cities boom over recent decades. From space. In animated GIFs.

Canopy team

A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out of 'Harry Potter'

London designers want to outfit the Tube with a real-time scrolling display showing the sky passing by above.

Michael Labory and Bertrand Shippan

The Volcano as Museum

An architect designs a modern art museum that's a giant mass of granite lit from within by the orange glow of primordial fire.