25 Mar 2015

Bridging Nations : Redesigning Border Crossings

Crossing international borders is rarely an experience of breathtaking architectural significance. Driving through one of

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13 Mar 2015

Floating On The Dock Of The Bay : A Waterfront Revival

The small-scale, DIY nature of Izmir’s modular docks won the project a silver medal in

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12 Mar 2015

New York’s New Endangered Resource

‘Supertall’ buildings are sprouting like beanstalks in central New York, costing its citizens precious sunshine

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06 Mar 2015

How Are Women Changing Our Cities?

‘Urbanistas’ explores the work of women innovators in architecture and urban design. Curator Lucy Bullivant

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05 Mar 2015

If Women Built Cities, What Would Our Urban Landscape Look Like?

The number of women in UK architecture firms is falling, and many urbanists are worried

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05 Mar 2015

Designing For Daylight

Embracing daylight is critical to sustainable urban development. In our increasingly urbanised world, planning regulations

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04 Mar 2015

For The Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head To Dallas

New York has the nation’s tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city

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26 Feb 2015

The Unlikely Ascent Of Palestine’s Green Architects

One of the first thoughts Danna Masad had about the importance of architecture occurred to

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24 Feb 2015

How To Build A Fairer City

Four leading academics propose the ‘grounded city’ – where sustainable transport, accessible broadband and modest

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23 Feb 2015

What Goes Up Does Not Come Down

We all know what architecture critic Banksy thinks about 1 World Trade Center. He infamously

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23 Feb 2015

What Washington, D.C., Would Look Like With Skyscrapers

Washington, D.C., has a height problem. For almost its entire history, builders in the nation’s

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23 Feb 2015

Rethinking High-Rise Living In New York City

Behind every great apartment building is a structural system, and in cities, it’s usually steel

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21 Feb 2015

The Next-Generation Airport Is A Destination In Its Own Right

Why the new Indianapolis terminal will be a model for others to come. INDIANAPOLIS—Robert Chicas

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20 Feb 2015

The Network City

“Only connect,” the writer E. M. Forster said famously — and modern scientists working with

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20 Feb 2015

The Next Frontier In Urban Design Will Send You Underground

Twenty feet under Delancey Street in Manhattan is a trolley terminal that hasn’t been used

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17 Feb 2015

Concrete Building Material May Not Be As Concrete As We Think

Climate change may cause reinforced concrete structures to deteriorate quicker than expected, a new study

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17 Feb 2015

James Kunstler: How Bad Architecture Wrecked Cities

In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centres of civic life and

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16 Feb 2015

“We Have Designed Cities To Make People Ill”

“We are all suffering from the bad design in the world,” Thomas Fisher, an architecture

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16 Feb 2015

Alastair Parvin: Architecture For The People By The People

Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating

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13 Feb 2015

Weapons, Bribes, And Dictators: Where Architects Draw The Line

Zaha Hadid says it’s not her job to pay attention to how many migrant workers

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12 Feb 2015

Kent Larson: Brilliant Designs To Fit More People In Every City

How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding

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10 Feb 2015

Amanda Burden: How Public Spaces Make Cities Work

More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What

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04 Feb 2015

Has the Time Come for Floating Cities?

From schools at sea to a city that perpetually sails the oceans, is climate change

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31 Jan 2015

China’s Obsession With Vertical Cities

By the end of next year one-in-three of the world’s 100m+ skyscrapers will be in

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31 Jan 2015

Green Walls For Cooling Buildings

There’s a reason that green walls show up most often in high-end office buildings and

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30 Jan 2015

Our Urban Past, Present and Future

We are bombarded with statistics about the future of cities these days, as fast as

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29 Jan 2015

The Micro-Dwellings of Hong Kong

Designers are working to make the city’s tiniest spaces liveable. Gary Chang, is a Hong Kong architect

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28 Jan 2015

World’s Best Cities for Architecture Lovers

Florence, Barcelona, Dubai, Seattle—these and ten other cities contain some of the world’s best examples

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28 Jan 2015

What Makes a City a City?

In the dizzying world of tech cities, garden cities and smart cities, perhaps it’s time

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