04 Jun 2015

Can Visionary Design Renew City Living

By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more

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30 May 2015

What Makes A City Attractive?

Is there an “art of making attractive cities”? London-based alternative education group The School of

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28 May 2015

How To Overhaul A City With Prototypes

Next month, the 250,000 daily travelers along Market Street — San Francisco’s three-mile-long central artery

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27 May 2015

Discover Art That’s Meant To Be Touched

New art installations dot Brooklyn Bridge Park, and they’re designed specifically to be touched or

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26 May 2015

How Ecocapsules Can Become Our Micro Homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who

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21 May 2015

These 10 Sliced Houses Are Residential Architectural Illusions

From suburbs to children’s toys, the iconic image of the simple five-sided section of a

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19 May 2015

The Best Active Designs That Help People Live Healthier Lives

Design influences our health and quality of life, for better or worse and in ways

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18 May 2015

Futuristic Smart City Models of Paris

Inhabitat favorite Vincent Callebaut just unveiled plans to transform Paris into a futuristic “smart” city

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15 May 2015

Are tiny homes the next big thing for cities?

As urban populations swell, as the number of singles increases — and as city officials

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11 May 2015

A Sky Portal From Subway Depths

The centerpiece of New York’s New Fulton Center, the Sky-Reflector Net recalls an era when

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09 May 2015

Design For Our Acoustics

  Design briefs hardly ever include a description of the acoustic experience that should be

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09 May 2015

Urban Design == Service Design

High-speed data and mobile communications technology is allowing us to think differently about how we

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06 May 2015

Better Design Needed For Drinking Fountains

People would rather pay two bucks for a sealed, clean drink than stoop over a

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06 May 2015

What Will A Smart City Look Like In The Future?

By 2050 there will be five billion urbanites, but, with pressure on resources and climate

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04 May 2015

Reflexive Urbanism : A City Alive

For some early twentieth century commentators, the twenty-first century was going to be about electronic

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04 May 2015

Births And Rebirths Of Cities

I’m writing this from Belgrade – a city that, [13+] years ago, was the target of

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02 May 2015

From Hell To Electropolis: How Comics Depict Cities

Delirius, the planet-sized city. William Gull shaking his bloody fists at the NatWest tower. The

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02 May 2015

Projecting City Realities In Comics

Raised in New York, fed by newspapers and nourished by urban life, comics tell the

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02 May 2015

Urban Environment Design And Bad Guys

Whose job is it to prevent crime? The police? The courts? Certainly. However, I’d argue

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30 Apr 2015

Architecture Gets All To Live At The Top

One designer’s solution to class conflict caused by blocked views. The biggest class conflict for

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23 Apr 2015

NYC Underrated Basic Human Right, Public Drinking Water

Water as a liquid has no shape. It acquires definition from its surroundings, providing boundaries

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23 Apr 2015

On The Future Of Architecture – Bjarke Ingels

The puckish Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has built his career on defying convention and distancing

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23 Apr 2015

Architects And Second-Tier Cities, Partners For Progress

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to

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17 Apr 2015

7 Ways Architecture Can Tackle Global Warming

Architecture is one of the key drivers of climate change. Between construction and the energy

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11 Apr 2015

Smart Is As Smart Does. Stupid Just Does Nothing.

There’s community and there’s commuting. Let’s not confuse the two. With the population growing and

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10 Apr 2015

Ikea : 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks about

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26 Mar 2015

Engineers And The Poetics Of Space

Who really designs buildings? Although both engineers and architects regard the mysterious activity we call

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19 Mar 2015

We Need Agile Cities

If we are to make cities work for people in the future, to enable economic

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16 Mar 2015

Making Darkness Visible

“Rather than looking to turn night into day, we should embrace the darkness.” Today’s 24/7

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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

A Top-down Approach To Flood Prevention

Gravity offers a simple and cheap way to attenuate stormwater flows – by storing water

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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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06 Mar 2015

Evolving Cities And Culture

Innovation is critical to economic growth, progress, and the fate of the planet. Although innovation

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28 Feb 2015

Science For Designers: Scaling And Fractals

With apologies to real estate agents, we’d like to say that the three most important

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24 Feb 2015

Science For Designers: The Meaning Of Complexity

Today’s designers seem to love using new ideas coming from science. They embrace them as

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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

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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14 Feb 2015

The Subliminal Power Of City Fonts

Decimated by manufacturing losses, some smaller cities are turning for help to an unlikely group

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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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11 Feb 2015

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live

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06 Feb 2015

Could Redesigned Subway Platforms Save Lives?

Last Sunday, in an apparently random attack, an unknown assailant pushed 61-year-old New Yorker Wai

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30 Jan 2015

The Geometry Of Urban Life

Even a roaming cartophile, looking through an airplane window at night, would be challenged to

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