Mark Byrnes

Andrew Lynch

What a Geographically Accurate New York City Subway Map Looks Like

One cartographer has done the heavy lifting, and rail fans are pumped.

Dan Johnson/YouTube

A Dream Of Good Housing In Moscow

An early ‘60s film captures the allure of the Soviet-style apartment living. More than 50 years later, these same housing complexes are facing deterioration and demolition.

Camilo Jose Vergara

Tracking 25 Years of Rebirth and Ruin in Detroit

Camilo Jose Vergara reflects on what he’s learned from photographing the city since the early ‘90s.

Peter Chermayeff/YouTube

A Look Back at Expo 67's U.S. Pavilion

Bold on the outside, campy on the inside—the Buckminster Fuller and Cambridge Seven Associates project showed visitors that the world’s superpower could have fun, too.

Standards Manual, CGH

The EPA's 40-Year-Old Design Manual Is Being Reissued

New audiences can relive Chermayeff and Geismar’s visual standards made for the agency in 1977.

Courtesy of IFC Films

Why the Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses Battle Still Matters

A Q&A with Matt Tyrnauer, director of Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.

Jamie Ben Hamid/YouTube

Let's Watch Spanish Pop Singers Serenade Everyone at Expo '70

“Osaka Show” shows off the surprisingly progressive (and fun) side of state television under Francisco Franco.

TTC, National Ballet of Canada

The World's Most Elegant Public Transit Campaign

The Toronto Transit Commission and the National Ballet of Canada have the antidote to the depressing “If You See Something, Say Something.”

YouTube

Dallas, According to an '80s Rock Band From France

[Extremely French voice] “Dallas.”

Altimeter Films

Seeing the Light With Jean Nouvel

A short documentary on the 2008 Pritzker Prize winner doesn’t show his eccentric creative process—just the fruits of it.

Mark Byrnes

Nelson Rockefeller's Big Ideas

University campuses, affordable housing, and absurdly grand state building complexes define the liberal legacy of the former New York Republican.

AP

Don't Forget About Ed Logue

Lurking in the background of today’s Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses stories is a man who had a little bit of both in his soul.

AP Photo/Novosti

The Disappearing Mass Housing of the Soviet Union

The grim prefab Khrushchyovka helped solve the USSR’s housing crisis after World War II. Now, Moscow plans to demolish 8,000 of them, displacing more than 1.5 million people. Should any be preserved for posterity?

YouTube

An Animated Soviet Guide to Building Block Housing

A cartoon from a romcom uses humor to criticize formulaic apartment construction under Brezhnev.

The Hague

The Hague's City Hall Has Been Mondrian'd

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the De Stijl movement, Richard Meier’s only project in the Netherlands is getting an extremely Dutch treatment.

SoundTransit

The Cartoon Animals Teaching Etiquette to Seattle Straphangers

SoundTransit’s campaign uses disarming creatures to help riders in the famously passive-aggressive city learn how to coexist.

Fonds Zehrfuss. Académie d'architecture / Cité de l'architecture ...

Why Marcel Breuer Was 2016's Unlikeliest Starchitect

The author of a new book on the Brutalist architect explains why his buildings are both admired and imperiled today.

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Humans of the Third Avenue El

A short film looks at the personal side of the much-maligned service, the same year it shut down for good.