Archived Articles: 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.
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 Now 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 ...
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.
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.