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Civic structures shape cities - the best examples of institutional architecture stand out from the crowd and declare themselves as objects rather than infill. From sensational schools, colleges and universities to magnificent museums, theaters and opera halls, here are some buildings well worth viewing (and visiting should you ever find yourself in the relevant city!).

Taboo Town: Architecture Designed to Make You Uncomfortable

Grab a cocktail inside an oversized rectum and then take in the unsettling sight of a sculptural red building graphically referencing humankind’s dominion ...

Classic Modern Mix: 13 Striking Additions to Historical Houses

Stretching out of the original structures like alien growths, these modern additions don’t even bother trying to blend in with their traditional ...

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Form Follows Treehouse: Tiny Green Canopy Home Tops Wood Trunk

Wrapped in living greenery, the upper story of this solar-powered, tree-shaped dwelling branches outward, set upon a wooden framework supporting it from below. ...

Sculptural Skyscraper: Ornate NYC Design Redefines Tower Decor

Architect Mark Foster Gage has unveiled stunning plans for this 100-story, skyline-defining structure for Midtown Manhattan with views of Central Park. ...

Sci-Fi Skyscrapers: 14 Futuristic Visions for Vertical Cities

As the global population grows and the world’s largest metropolises evolve into mega-cities, skyscrapers stretching higher than ever before could hold ...

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Social Climbers: 7 Vertical Trailer Parks for Mobile Urbanites

Addressing the combined challenges of mobility and density, this series of design solutions (both conceptual and actual) turn trailer living into a vertical ...

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Out of Surface Space, Island of Singapore Expands Underground

Bound by water on all sides, the city-state of Singapore is pioneering subterranean urban development, starting with storage and transportation systems and ...

Small Footprints: London’s First Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridges

Bucking the trend of extravagant elevated parks, this new walking-and-cycling-only bridge uses tight spirals on either side to minimize land usage with a ...

Muji Huts: Affordable Pop-Up Modern Homes Made for Japan

The same Japanese retail chain selling household supplies like space-saving furniture, bed linens and travel toothbrushes will soon sell pop-up houses, too, so ...

Cities of Tomorrow: Refugee Camps Require Longer-Term Thinking

Former mayor of the world’s second-largest refugee camp, humanitarian Kilian Kleinschmidt notes “the average stay today in a camp is 17 years. ...

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