Archived Articles from Cities & Urbanism | Page 5
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.
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.
Towers of Trash: Skyscrapers from Urban Garbage to Fuel Cities
Instead of burying our legacy under the Earth's surface, these structures showcase the impact of the millions of tons of trash major cities produce on an annual basis.
Bubbletecture: Poppable Building Made of Soap Bubbles
A Dutch architecture firm creates an interactive exhibit in which visitors raise a temporary pavilion with glass-like bubble walls from mirrored pools of soap.
Migrant Skyscrapers Roll Down City Streets Inside Giant Wheels
Imagine what a truly nomadic urban society might look like, devoid of concerns of safety and ... perhaps some safety concerns or laws of physics.
Conceptual Construction: 14 Improbable Tower Designs
These unlikely skyscraper designs are futuristic, innovative and strange, but all 14 are technically possible, and some are even under construction right now.
Robot Workshop: Contest Winners Envision Futuristic Innovation Space
The three winners of the suckerPUNCH Robot Workshop competition envision a futuristic, creative space in which robotics innovators can convene and work.
Sci-Fi Fortress of Skyscrapers to Surround & Defend Japan
This is a conceptual project with a breathtaking scope: to create a perimeter of citadels surrounding Japan, protecting the island nation above, on and below the ground.
Spatial Gymnastics: Environments for Tomorrow Exhibition
Artists and architects come together to explore the spatial structures that can solve the problems of humanity's future in this exhibition at MOT.
Tower with a Twist: Super Top-Heavy Vancouver Skyscraper
This is what creative design is all about: taking a familiar typology and turning (or twisting) it around ... not merely to show off something new and unique.
Container Urbanism: Temporary, Reclaimed Pop-Up Structures
An architecture firm in Japan couldn't find suitable office space - so they leased a plot of land and built a temporary structure with 7 shipping containers.