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Paris Adorns an Iconic Building In Condoms

The Pompidou Centre tunnel-like staircase is decked out to raise awareness of AIDS.

English Russia

In Kazakhstan, A Beautiful, Futuristic New Subway System

Almaty's new system, 23 years in the making, is only Central Asia's second.

A View of Detroit As Captured Beneath a Photographer's Dangling Feet

Dennis Maitland shoots the city from its highest perches, all while conquering his fear of heights

Courtesy: Robert Hofer

A Swiss Village Becomes an Experiment in Modern Art

What happens when a town offers its public spaces to artists to do what they want

Courtesy: Cameron Booth

Translating the American Highway System Into a Subway Map

Graphic designer Cameron Booth gives a London Tube map treatment to America's roadways

Landscape Absurdism: An Urban Prairie in St. Louis

What happens to a neighborhood when demolition becomes the official urban policy

HubSOMA (Courtesy 5M)

Collaborative Workspaces: Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

It's high time for some backlash against open office designs

Reuters

Great and Not-So-Great Subway Logos

A look at the best and worst designs from around the world

Reuters

Dubai's Enormous Man-Made Archipelago 'City'

The first of 300 islands, designed for the uber-rich, is set to open

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The Case for Saving Ugly Buildings

Unattractive, Brutalist architecture should be preserved because it's unique, not because it's pretty

Barbosa & Guimarães

9 Fantastic Office Buildings

Places that would make you love where you work

Courtesy: Matthew Christopher

The Psychology of Ruin Porn

Why we can't take our eyes off images of old buildings and decrepit interiors

The City as Urban Whirlpool

A new Google map hack lets you create wild, trippy images of your favorite city streets 

Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos

2011's Most Interesting Cultural Buildings

Striking libraries, museums and community facilities

Una Arquitetos

12 Eye-Catching Storefronts

A dozen facades that are sure to attract curious shoppers

Reuters

Kim Jong-Il’s Vision for the City

What North Korea's urban architecture tells us about the late dictator

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Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 

Reuters

Oddity of the Day: Nativity Scene Starring Hugo Chavez

A collection of some strange Christmas scenes from cities around the world

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11 New Buildings to Visit in 2012

You might have missed these new buildings, but they're definitely worth checking out in 2012