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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.
In The Doghouse Again: 13 Odd Animal-Shaped Buildings
Animal House reboot anyone? This unlucky group of 13 zoomorphic buildings make being sent to the doghouse (cathouse, etc.) a decidedly different experience.
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Architecture for the Apocalypse: NYC as a Heritage Site
As the seas rise, New York City's future is in doubt. This proposal turns it into a heritage site with a large sand barrier and towering concrete wall.
Dystopian Dumpster Living: Trash Bins Turned Tiny Houses
German designer Phillip Stingl envisions a bleak future in which society has collapsed, and a growing population of elderly people live in dumpster houses.
Beyond Domes: 36 Photos of Burning Man Building Types
For one week a year, an entire built environment for tens of thousands of residents emerges out of the flat cracked-sand landscape ... then disappears again.
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Bridge in Paris: Inflatable, Jumpable Urban Playground
This concept for an inflatable bridge over the river Seine in Paris turns an ordinary footbridge into an urban playground with three connected trampolines.
Snowflake-Shaped Ski Dome Over River is World’s Largest
Skidome Denmark is a proposal for the Danish city of Randers, a six-armed indoor ski resort shaped like a snowflake that would be the world's largest if built.
2 Pay-to-Sit Projects: Privately Monetizing Public Amenities
The privatization of public spaces is a contentious issue - suburban malls have turned many main streets into ghost towns. At the same time, there is gray ...
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.