In western Puerto Rico, families and volunteers are building a low-tech, resilient haven out of earth, tires, and trash.
Much of Broadway Junction’s character derives from its impressive size, maze-like layout, relative isolation, and a design that contains little regard for conventional beauty.
Last week, incoming mayor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo announced a competition to redesign the city’s young logo. The backlash has been swift.
If Volcanoville and Charlie’s Water Mountain aren’t enough for you, what about a boating pond and a skate park?
Embrace pre-fabricated, adaptable homes! Growing inequity, out-of-reach housing prices, and the speed of innovation in energy efficiency and technology demand it.
On the first anniversary of the Mexico City earthquake, an investigation explores how engineers, builders, and politicians failed to follow building codes—with deadly results.
Designers Peter Chermayeff and Tom Geismar talk about how they gave the MBTA an enduring makeover.
An earthquake hit the city in July 1963, killing over 1,000 people and leaving 200,000 homeless. The inventive, vernacular-influenced designs behind the rebuild are worth celebrating.
Weeks after opening near San Diego, a model town for treating dementia is set to be replicated around the U.S.
David Hanson’s work from the 1980s shows industrial damage to the American landscape that may never heal.
How these curbside canvases came to be, according to the men who make them.
Last month, 19 cities signed a declaration to make all new buildings carbon neutral by 2030. So what happens next?
A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape.
No one has expressed Miami’s glamour, boldness, and precarious beauty quite like Arquitectonica.
A historian from the future reminds an audience of city leaders about the past that haunts them.
A data-driven “neighborhood of the future” masterminded by a Google corporate sibling, the Quayside project could be a milestone in digital-age city-building. But after a year of scandal in Silicon Valley, questions about privacy and security remain.
The city is looking to the ubiquitous building type from its Communist past to help solve a housing crunch.
Why do revamped areas remain barren after so much thought and money are put into redesigning them? A case study in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers clues.
Protesters have vandalized several of the city’s new range of eco-urinals for giving men priority over women.
Ink’s ingredients are usually closely held secrets, but one artist shows how you can make it with items found all across the city, from soggy walnuts to rusty bedsprings.