Design

Columbia University's Low Library

Rediscover the Gilded Age’s Most Famous Architects

McKim, Mead & White, Selected Works 1879-1915 highlights the nation’s defining classical structures from the late 19th century.

A renovated art deco movie theater in Puerto Rico with a new marquee promoting the bakery that moved in last year.

A Neglected Art Deco Gem in Puerto Rico Becomes a Community Staple

Just after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, a historic movie theater in Ponce was restored and reopened as a family-run bakery.

A photo of a resident of Community First Village, a tiny-home community for people who were once living in homelessness, outside of Austin, Texas.!

Austin's Fix for Homelessness: Tiny Houses, and Lots of Neighbors

Community First! Village’s model for ending homelessness emphasizes the stabilizing power of social connections.

Stairs from the Eiffel Tower, to be auctioned in Paris.

For Sale: A Piece of the Eiffel Tower

A section of the tower’s original staircase is up for auction in Paris this month.

A pair of black, London Underground-themed Adidas sneakers with red and blue trim.

The London Underground Now Has Its Own Sneaker Line

The lines around the block to buy them aren’t because of their design or inevitable collector’s item status. It’s because they’re basically free for straphangers.

A light rail train pass through the new, Snøhetta-designed Calgary Central Library at dusk.

Calgary’s New Public Library Opens with Ambition and Style

Snøhetta’s library design is best contemplated as a public space and a bridge—between the city’s affluent downtown and the less prosperous space to the east.

The Unconventional Beauty of Montreal’s New Bonaventure Expressway

After years of political wrangling, planning, and construction, the new $141.7-million (CDN) Projet Bonaventure is actually pleasant, as far as expressways go.

A photograph of a visitor to the Kungstradgarden ice rink in downtown Stockholm, Sweden.

Stockholm Isn’t Buying This Apple Store

The Swedish capital has rebuffed the tech giant’s scheme to build a new Apple Store in the Kungsträdgården, the city’s central square.

A general view of Old City Jerusalem, which may have a cable car system by 2021.

Israel’s Divisive Plan for a Cable Car in Jerusalem

Architects, preservationists, and tour guides oppose the Israeli government’s scheme while Palestinian residents say they’ve been entirely marginalized in the process.

A curvy, one-story white building from the 1960s with glass walls and teal trim located in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

An Ultimate Architectural Road Trip of East Coast Mid-Century Modernism

Architecture writer Sam Lubell and photographer Darren Bradley reveal the hidden gems and greatest hits of postwar design along the Eastern Seaboard.

A photo of a group of monks paying their respects at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

After the Tree of Life Attack, Synagogues Seek Balance Between Safety and Openness

With anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise, security fears are a growing part of synagogue design.

Children playing on a beach in Mogadishu surrounded by small fishing boats and historic ruins.

Making 3-D Models to Recreate Somalia’s Architectural History

One architecture student’s “bedroom project” has become a multimedia quest to understand the war-torn nation’s architectural history.

Two residents of a Phoenix apartment building designed for people with autism hang out in the building's pool.

Autism-Friendly Apartments Open in Phoenix

The 55-unit First Place complex was designed specifically for adults with autism and neurodiversities.

The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, U.K., is a work of Modernist architecture not unlike TB facilities of the same era.

How the Tuberculosis Epidemic Influenced Modernist Architecture

Light, air, and hygiene were not just aesthetic preoccupations of the early Modernists: They were the best treatment for tuberculosis at the time.

An illustration with people at Mount Royal Park overlooking the Montreal skyline.

How Montreal’s Largest Park Tackled Its Raccoon Problem

“When tourists arrive with food that is often very high in calories and in fat, they’re going to very quickly lose their fear of humans.”

A Storm-Resilient Park in Queens

By replacing Long Island City’s industrial waterfront with native grasses, Hunters Point South Park stands ready to withstand any storm surge.

Lisbon’s Beautiful, Dangerous Sidewalks

The artistic and slippery “Portuguese pavement” has become Lisbon’s calling card. City Hall wants to replace a few stretches of them with concrete—a seemingly sensible decision that has sparked outrage.

London’s Latest Bit of Rail Infrastructure Is a Very Old Street

After a revamp, a tunneled Victorian thoroughfare has become part of London Bridge Station.

The Face Behind Pittsburgh’s Modernism

Tasso Katselas was prolific in his home city for the second half of the 20th century, but his work remains underappreciated.

The interior of Grand Central Station

The Price of Saving Grand Central Station

The Supreme Court ruling that rescued the icon also opened the door for other, more controversial preservation cases.

White House to Protesters: ‘Get Off My Lawn!’

Closing the sidewalk in front of the President’s home would mean demolishing the country’s most vital public forum—and another norm shattered by the Trump administration.