Archived Articles from Cities & Urbanism | Page 4
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.
Shelf Hotel: Revolutionary Approach to Modular Architecture
This remarkable proposal suggests a framework to accommodate present as well as yet-unplanned programs rather than a fixed-use, single-purpose structure.
Grass-Covered Bridge in Amsterdam Doubles as Public Park
This proposal for a pedestrian bridge in Amsterdam doubles as a public park with wildlife, recreation, a cafe and even a sloped roof for sledding in winter.
Bridging Home: House Wedged in an Alleyway by Do Ho Suh
A tiny traditional Korean house is wedged between two more conventional buildings in Liverpool, England, in artist Do Ho Suh's installation 'Bridging Home.'
Popville: Pop-Up Cities Book Perfect for Children
Turn the pages of this sweet little pop-up book one by one and you'll see a busy city sprouting and growing before your eyes.
Plant Paradise: Artificial Pavilion Extends Dutch City into Lake
An artificial pavilion gives the Dutch city of Almere an extra 111 acres to host a horticultural festival and expand for new homes, offices and a university.
Green-Roofed Shelter is Urban Curbside Lounge for Paris
This 'rest station' for a busy Paris street offers chairs with desks and electrical outlets, a touch-screen information center, free wi-fi and a green roof.
Dumpster Drinking! Skips Turned into Miniature Bars
Dutch designers create miniature 'trash villages' in urban locations by transforming dumpsters into bars and restaurants using discarded building materials.
Skateable Architecture: 13 Irresistibly Curvy Structures
Far from prohibiting skaters, these 13 temptingly skateable structures - from house interiors to museum rooftops - were designed with skateboarding in mind.
3Space: Sharing Vacant Spaces with the People
An organization called '3Space' in the United Kingdom matches landlords of vacant properties with groups who need to use them, free of charge.
The Fifth Facade: A Peek Inside NYC's Hidden Rooftop World
Even for difficult-to-surprise native New Yorkers, the hidden NYC that Alex MacLean captured in his new book might be something completely new.