11 May 2016

Amsterdam’s Key To Survival In The Past Among Its Heritage

The immense firepower of modern artillery witnessed during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 caused great

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06 May 2016

When Most Markets Are Smelly & Filthy, Rotterdam’s Is Beautiful

At Rotterdam’s historic Binnenrotte Square, next to Blaak Station, is an eleven-stories-tall arched building that

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05 May 2016

Canberra’s Tug & Pull Between The Ideal & The Mediocre

Chicago pacifist Walter Griffin’s design for Australia’s new capital promised so much – even German

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04 May 2016

Where Citizens Doing DIY Knows It Is Not Built In A Day

Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome’s residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they

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02 May 2016

The Truly Godly Treasures Hidden In Quito Ecuador

The historic city of Quito, Ecuador, is remarkable for its many beautiful churches, especially the

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29 Apr 2016

The Top 10 Grandest American Dams To See

Reservoir creating. Electricity producing. Flood preventing. To tweak a song title from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s

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19 Apr 2016

In Copenhagen, An Art Gallery That Was Once A Cistern Of Hope & Life

Buried beneath Frederiksberg Hill in the heart of Søndermarken Park, in Copenhagen, is a massive

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12 Apr 2016

In Mexico, Turning Art Into Architecture & Architecture Into Art

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), located in downtown Mexico, is the largest university

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12 Apr 2016

Making Your Cities More Beautiful With Living Heritage

Architects, urban planners and government policymakers often aspire to make Australian cities more like Copenhagen.

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31 Mar 2016

Bringing Back Medieval Medicinal Gardens To The Future

It’s full of lush medicinal plants—and no, marijuana is not one of them. While some

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28 Mar 2016

From West To East And Back For Architecture’s Leading Light

Will American cities learn to love China’s best homegrown architect? Ready or not, here he

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14 Mar 2016

Housing For South Texas, Delivered In Shipping Containers

San Antonio, Texas-based firms Development Strategies, Inc and Alamo Architects recently completed the first phase

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11 Mar 2016

At Last, Las Vegas’ Glitz Shines More With Solar & Foot Power

Cities consume a considerable amount of energy per year on lighting. And if that city

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11 Mar 2016

Give London’s Citizen The Freedom To Live Well

A city will struggle if it can no longer house the people who teach, clean,

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07 Mar 2016

Discover How The Future Of Urban Farms Produces More Than Food

Most urban centers have a bad rap for pollution and energy consumption, but the cities

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24 Feb 2016

From Ocean Trash To Designer City Attraction In Singapore

Did you know that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of France?

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10 Feb 2016

The Future Of London’s Garden Bridge Project Going Dry?

Jane Duncan calls for review of procurement process amid claims Thomas Heatherwick design was chosen

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06 Feb 2016

The Best Way To Map Cities We People Can Truly Understand

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the

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05 Feb 2016

A Vision Of Transforming Industrial Bareness To Eco-Villages

A landscape architect proposes exurban shipping districts you’d actually want to visit (or live in).

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29 Jan 2016

Why Your Dutch Holiday May Just Become More Than About Mills & Tulips

The new Waterline Museum near Utrecht reveals another side to the Netherlands’ mastery of waterways

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29 Jan 2016

Rome Was Not Built In A Day, Then & In The Future

The Italian capital has a logistical nightmare: juggling ambitious restoration projects at the Colosseum and

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26 Jan 2016

A Pavilion From Out Of This World Looks Like A Sea Shell

Brooklyn, NYC-based StudioKCA has constructed an interesting pavilion that reflects the trajectory of satellites orbiting

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20 Jan 2016

No Surprise! World Building Of The Year 2015 In Singapore

A vertical village in Singapore has been name the World Building of the Year 2015

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19 Jan 2016

The Force Awakens With Beautiful Architecture In Chicago

Following a lawsuit, a significant redesign, and not a little controversy, the Chicago City Council

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13 Jan 2016

Why Modern Cities Kills Nightingale’s Song

The Commons apartment building in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has won swags of

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13 Jan 2016

BIG’s Cool, Green, Mountainous Apartments Set In National Park

Designing a building to be sympathetic to its surroundings can be tricky, especially when the

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08 Jan 2016

You Will Be Inspired By (Or Envy) This Small & Beautiful Home In Netherlands

Dutch designer and tiny house enthusiast Daniel Venneman, who previously bought us the DIY Hermit

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07 Jan 2016

How To Turn Bland Infra To Something Beautifully Good

Infrastructure can be wielded as a means of promoting the common good or as an

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05 Jan 2016

It Is Obvious! Climate Change Needs Broadest Collaboration

To achieve the kind of environmentally sustainable future we will want our grandchildren to inherit,

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07 Dec 2015

The 10 Best City Gardens Of The World

“City Gardens have environmental benefits. It provides a sense of connectivity and connection to the

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07 Dec 2015

Why We Must Learn From Sunken Cities Or Suffer Their Fate

The British Museum’s Sunken Cities exhibition is a reminder of our future. If we accept

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04 Dec 2015

Why Following The Signs Is Both Quirky & Fun

Civic startup aims to get more people to walk and cities to invest in bike

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20 Nov 2015

The Hidden Secret Adventures Underneath Downtown L.A.

This network of concrete passageways has an eerie past. Downtown Los Angeles is synonymous with

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19 Nov 2015

Why We Should Slow Down Pedestrian Cities Now

Everyone has experienced it. Striding along in a purposeful hurry, your progress is thwarted by

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18 Nov 2015

How Street Art Sold Out & Gentrified Our Cities

Street art – as well as its artistic forebear graffiti – are often thought of

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21 Oct 2015

What A City Would Look Like If It Were Designed For Only Bikes (No Cars Allowed!)

Coasting down from your apartment on your personal bike ramp will be so fun. The

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19 Oct 2015

Why Lego Is For Both Fun Play And Serious Work

MIT wants to make transportation planning more transparent—and a bit more fun. MIT researchers unveiled

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16 Oct 2015

The 10 Most Extravagant Mansions On Earth

For most people, the goals in life boil down to a functional car, a stable

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13 Oct 2015

Halls Of Power : The Laying Of The White House Cornerstone

The cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated capital city of

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02 Oct 2015


Need some travel inspiration? Can’t decide where to go? How about one of the world’s

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11 Sep 2015

The Museum That Majestically Sits Atop A Mountain

The recently inaugurated MMM Corones is a new museum about mountain culture that majestically sits

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07 Sep 2015

The Strange And Beautiful World Of Soviet Bus Stops In Pictures

Behind the iron curtain, the roadside was where architects could really let rip … photographer

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03 Sep 2015

15 Unique Experiences Washington D.C. Offers

Everyone knows we have a magnificent display of cherry blossoms that lasts as long as

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02 Sep 2015

Cruelty Makes Cities Ugly

“Cruelty Makes Cities Uglier Than Problems They Try To Solve” The spikes installed outside Selfridges

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26 Aug 2015

Stay Cool Or Warm With The Best Hotel Pools In The World

In case you hadn’t noticed, hotel pools have moved up a notch from the kinds

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25 Aug 2015

5 Things That Make Norfolk, Virginia A Hidden Gem

Your Uber driver’s demeanor can tell you a lot about a city. If he’s a

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24 Aug 2015

The Top 10 Cities Of The Future

If you think about it, human settlements tend to have their own gravitational pull. Like

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29 Jul 2015

Why Innovation Doesn’t Have To Be Hi-Tech

When you think of innovation in the built environment, what comes to mind? Perhaps you

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28 Jul 2015

Why Are We Not Making The Most Of Buildings In Cities?

Urban residents around the world have different daily routines, but they share something in common

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27 Jul 2015

How American Cities Can Learn From Italian Piazzas

When the paradigm of modernist architecture crumbled, urbanists began a quest for credible alternatives that

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