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A Museum Exhibit Based Around the Humble Plastic Bag

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

Cataloging the Olympic Venues

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

Sarajevo: Post-Olympic City and Post-War City

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

A Satellite View of City Growth, in GIFs

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

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.

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.

8 Truly Embarrassing City Souvenirs

From a Lady Liberty comb to 'I Heart London' nail clippers.

A Restaurant With Diners On Display

Designers create a "place to be seen" in Toronto.

A Group Desk That's Part Coat Hanger, Part Skateboard

A new design aims to facilitate flexible interaction in tight spaces.

The Fun Is Real But the Beach Is Not

Urban beaches offer the pleasures of the seaside without the cost of getting there.

Behold, the World's Tallest Concept Building (That Of Course Was Never Built)

There are skyscrapers. And then there are skypenetrators, like the X-Seed 4000.

This Is Probably the Tiniest House Ever Built

An architect designs a one square meter home that you can sit, stand, even sleep in.

New York's Lovely Abandoned Subway Station

Photographs of the phantom City Hall station capture transit charm of yore.

Turning Dublin Into One Big Gymnasium

A street artist has laid impossible-to-complete track and swim lanes all throughout the city.

Demolitions Return to Waterfront Lagos Slum

Stilted homes over the water are being taken down by the government, leaving thousands homeless.

If You Were to X-Ray an Entire Office Building, It Would Look Something Like This

Radioactive photographer Nick Veasey works with dangerous wavelengths to reveal the inner beauty of the city.

The Park at the Forefront of Cincinnati's Revitalization

Recently refurbished Washington Park is grounding an impressive historic preservation movement.

A Cultural Center That Looks a Little Like a Floating Ferris Wheel

The acrobatic structure spirals over an open air performance space in the water.

In Houston, a Fire Station's Second Life

A century-old fire house gets remade, pole and all.