Archived Articles: 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.
Abandoned Power Station Transformed into a Roller Coaster
London's iconic Battersea Power Station, which has been abandoned since the 1980s, could turn into a theme park and museum in this wild rollercoaster concept.
Vertical Landfill: Monument to Civilization Honors Our Trash
This skyscraper proposal isn't just a functioning urban landfill tower that can also help power the city with gas; it's a commentary on our wastefulness.
Slam Drunk: 12 Weird, Wild & Wacky Basketball Courts
These 12 jaw-dropping basketball courts stretch the limits of Dr. James Naismith's original vision far beyond the prescient gym teacher's wildest hoop dreams.
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Car-Free City: China Builds Dense Metropolis from Scratch
Planned for a rural area outside Chengdu, 'Great City' will be entirely car-free, organized around central vertical housing with green spaces easily accessible.
Trap Streets & Rooms: Cartographic Errors Catch Copycats
It started with trap streets and phantom settlements, introduced to through off the maps of copycats - but what about trap rooms and other indoor spaces.
Recycled Cargo Container Bridge Spans Environmental Gap
Old shipping containers form a unique bridge in an environmental park in Israel, spanning the gap between new and old in a beautiful way.
Instant Abandonment: Faux Desert City Built to be Bombed
Normally, urban design is done with death and destruction in mind - but prevention, rather than facilitation, is the focus. This unique mini-city was made to ...
City Camouflage: Ugly Public Buildings in Disguise
Scruffy 1970s public buildings like electricity substations virtually disappear into their environments when covered with photo prints and pixelated mosaics.
Incredible Shrinking Building: Top-Down Demolition in Style
A remarkably subtle and deferential structure-destroying process with many levels of conscientious thought behind it (not to mention a brilliant visual effect).
Penny Wise: 12 Cool Copper-Clad Buildings
Urban designers far and wide have warmed to copper's practical beauty, employing it to clad buildings of all sizes and why not: it makes perfect cents.
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