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From classic ideas of city construction to suburban sprawl and urban renewal, these articles cover everything from landscape and new urbanism to forms not yet fully defined - click through to see the cities of our past, present and future.

Facing Destruction: Entire City to Be Relocated 2 Miles Away

No hoax, it is happening  - 20,000 occupants of Kiruna, Sweden, are being forced to pull up stakes and relocate their entire urban center to avoid having it ...

Surrealist Disaster-Proof Structures for Dangerous Locations

Some spots are such beautiful potential locations for a home, yet repeated natural disasters make them inhospitable for all but the strongest and most durable ...

Cultural Center Carved Out of 42 Grain Silos in South Africa

An amazing hybrid of preservation and transformation, this project involves carving a series stunning spaces inside a huge series of concrete silos set ...

Urban Islet: Nordic Nature Retreat Floats in London Canal

Referencing rocky Nordic island sanctuaries, this platform is designed to provide a place to relax and observe local wildlife in the heart of a bustling city. ...

Crowdsourced City: 14 Citizen-Directed Urban Projects

When urban planners and developers want to know what businesses local residents would like in their neighborhoods, where to put new bike lanes, or specific ...

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5 Preservation Puzzles: Famous Architecture Facing Threats

This year alone we have learned that a Frank Lloyd Wright house must be moved 1,000 miles to protect it from floodwater, a Le Corbusier chapel has been ...

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Home Ice: 12 International Antarctic Research Stations

Constructing a research station in Antarctica means thinking outside the box-like building but not TOO far outside... Great Scott it's COLD out there!

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Alley Stack: Brooklyn Home Made of 5 Shipping Containers

A tiny slice of real estate in Brooklyn is now an affordable, low-impact multi-level residence made of five stacked and renovated shipping containers. ...

Algorithmic Architecture: 14 Complex Math-Based Structures

Mathematics are more integral to architecture than ever before, and as the methods of designing structures grow more complex, so do the calculations. As these ...

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3-Story Floating School in Nigeria Rides on Recycled Barrels

256 plastic barrels support this multistory marvel, which stands up and out even amid a sea of buoyant and stilted architecture in this fishing village ...

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