Archived Articles: cities

Sand Cities: Geometric Architecture Sculpted from Beaches

A serious step beyond traditional sand castles, these sculptural micro-structures range from simple sets of cubes to miniature buildings and architectural ...

Crowdsourced City: 14 Citizen-Directed Urban Projects

When urban planners and developers want to know what businesses local residents would like in their neighborhoods, where to put new bike lanes, or specific ...

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Point & Click: Street Stencils Show Tourists Where to Shoot

Urban travelers love taking pictures, but ideal angles are not always obvious to visitors – many ultimately either stand in same hard-to-find spot or ...

End of the Line: Exploring Unseen Terminal Subway Stations

Bustling hubs give way to spindly spokes, infrequently taking locals to particularly distant destinations and often entirely unseen by tourists and other ...

SkyCycle: London Concept Takes Biking to New Heights

London could become much more bike-friendly with SkyCycle, an elevated route for bicycles only that runs along the existing rail network and would enable ...

Half Abandoned: Twin Townhouses Tell Two-Sided Stories

Physically conjoined but separately sold upon construction, the lives of paired buildings (ones that share a common wall) can diverge dramatically as this ...

Amphitheater of the Dead: Hong Kong Hillside Cemeteries

This terraced structure is not the remains of some ancient amphitheater, but a metropolis of the dead that’s just as dense as that of the living city of ...

Fine Art of Architecture: B&W Photography by Joel Tjintjelaar

Highly refined yet ever-evolving, the work of this photographer started with portraiture, moved through landscapes and seascapes, and has for a time now ...

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Sky Bridges: 14 Aerial Structures that Span Skyscrapers

Soaring above the city streets, spanning towering skyscrapers or simply providing links between buildings at lower heights, skybridges often host gardens, ...

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Leisure in the Sky: 13 Elevated Railway + Rooftop Parks

In cities where highways and high-rises have taken up virtually every square foot of real estate there is to be had, lush parks, pedestrian walkways and bike ...

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