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Designing a City for the Deaf

A university in Washington, D.C., is developing a model for how urban spaces can better serve the deaf or hard of hearing.

Paul Rudolph and the Challenge of Preserving Modern Architecture

A photographer sets out to capture as many of the architect's remaining buildings as he can, before they're gone.

Invisible Urbanite

An artist camouflages himself to look just like what's around him.

The Ultra-Classy Street Furniture of Rotterdam

A Dutch artist created illegal but highly luxurious street signs, a leather-padded bench and a walnut garbage can.

Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.

The Glorious Return of the World's Smallest Street-Legal Car

How would you like to own a car so compact that you could pick it up and carry it into your apartment at night?

Scenes From Above: A Former Steel Plant in Buffalo Goes Green

Decades since Bethlehem Steel shut down, the site sees small bits of new life.

The Cathedral as a Minimalist Bookstore

The new store will preserve many of the 13th century church's most striking features.

Two Big Public Space Makeovers for Chicago

A 2.65-mile elevated park and a massive makeover for Navy Pier are both in the works.

The Streetcar As a City's Moving Symbol

A survey of light rail aesthetics from around the world.

The Politics of Playgrounds, a History

Fights over how kids play have been going strong since the early 1900s.

Tour a Wizard City

For the first time, a scale model of Hogwarts will be on display in London.

The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.

I Can't Stop Looking at Photos of Absurdly Tiny Homes

Why we can't stop looking at photos of absurdly small houses and apartments.

Problematic Festival of the Day: Holi

In Mumbai, the festival of colors has run into some problems.

The Death (and Life?) of Miami's Marine Stadium

The all-concrete stadium has been rotting since the early 1990s. Can it be saved? Should it be?

A Bold Metallic Facelift for a Building in Detroit

University of Michigan students make use of the city’s abundant architectural skeletons, rather than overlooking them.

QR Codes in Truly Strange Places

An interview with Brad Frost, who collects photos of QR code absurdity.

Telling the Story of the Great Recession Through Billboards

A Philadelphia photography project transforms ad spaces with pictures of the working poor.