Archived Articles from Cities & Urbanism | Page 3
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.
Super Skyscrapers! 20 Concept Towers That Reach Sky High
Architects are all dreamers and looking at their design concepts is a great way to see the future of architecture.
Cities on Rails: Mobile Master Plan Turns Trains into Towns
Modular thinking is brilliant and infectious, expanding and spreading from industrial-revolution technologies to three-dimensional printing to ... cities?!
Urban LEGOs: Conceptual Cure for Civic Blight Blindness
Fantasy structures made of colorful LEGO blocks call attention to disused, blighted urban spaces in a conceptual architecture project by Espai MGR in Valencia.
Shanghai Bomb Shelter Becomes Bustling Underground Night Club
An old bomb shelter beneath Shanghai has become a night club called The Shelter, one of many businesses that are taking to the city's abandoned underground.
Train Station Infiltrated by the Spontaneous Order of Nature
This concept for a Vienna train station introduces the seemingly chaotic forces of nature into an orderly urban environment.
Black Buildings: 15 Examples of Monochromatic Architecture
These 15 buildings are brave and bold in solid black, from modern private residences to museums and offices.
Herb & Renewal: Smokin' Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
High, there! Medical marijuana dispensaries exhibit a wide range of architectural storefront styles reflecting the confusing legal status of marijuana itself.
Ghost Architecture: Building Demolition Photo Composites
These pictures highlight a dark new perspective on the processes of urban deconstruction, showing before, during and after images of once-proud civic structures.
Futuristic Floating Airport for London Features Underwater Tunnels
London could get a new floating airport in the Thames River with underwater tunnels connecting passengers to European rail service, in this proposal by Gensler.
Skyscraper Squatters: Lessons from Ad Hoc Vertical Slums
Recipe: an abandoned office tower without occupants while people all around sleeping on the streets. Result: 45 floors now inhabited by over 3000 people.