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Scenes From a Lollipop House

A modest-sized home makes a bold statement in this South Korean neighborhood.

What Would You Pay for a Hotel Room Covered in Graffiti?

Artists turn half a room into a wild wall of street art and leave the other half stark white; the results are incredible.  

Say Goodbye to One of the Most Popular Graffiti Spots Near Paris

One of France's most famous tagging destinations, an old warehouse in Pantin, is scheduled to become just another mixed-use development.

What Cornell's Roosevelt Island Campus Might Look Like

Cornell has chosen six firms to submit designs for its new campus. Here's a look at university projects they've worked on in the past.

Faces of the Rust Belt

Photographer Gregory Halpern captures scenes of despair and surprising strength in his new book, A.

How to Turn a Water Tank Into a Work of Art

Artists across New York will leave their mark on 300 of the city's water tanks.

What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.

The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs

Even the most mundane pieces of infrastructure don't have to be boring.

Using Kaleidoscopic Mirrors to Fight India's Littering Problem

The Cleanoscope, a public trashcan in Mumbai that looks like a kaleidoscope, is meant to make throwing away trash fun.

What We Can Learn From Urban Nostalgia

Artifacts from the past can teach us a lot about walkable, transit-oriented spaces.

Waterproofing New York City

A bold new design retrofits Manhattan, protecting it from climate change's rising sea levels.

Why So Many Romantic Comedies Are Set in Cities

Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.

How to Memorialize the AIDS Crisis

A look at some ideas for a park in New York City.

Strip Malls Like You've Never Seen Before

The American landscape is littered with the decaying corpses of strip malls. Here are a few innovative ways we can turn them to our advantage.

Is Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program Worthy of Hate?

The murals can't be that ugly. Or can they?

How Mussolini Influenced Qaddafi's Vision for Tripoli

In Libya's capital, one dictator's ideas followed the next.

The World’s First Invisible Tower

A tower in Taiwan uses porous walls to allow views of the city to shine through.

The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.