Utopian ‘Private City’ Envisioned as Crime-Free Oasis
A private city surrounded by white walls is envisioned as a crime-free paradise away from the realities of homicide-plagued Guatemala City. But is it realistic?
Your Text Here: Messages of Light Displayed on Buildings
An urban light art project in Detroit gave citizens the chance to communicate their thoughts and feelings in giant letters on the side of a downtown building.
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.
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.
Metropolitan Cityscapes: Maps Honor Favorite Places
These papercut city maps are more than just visual representations of cities; the designers got to know each locale intimately to capture its essence.
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.
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.
What the Phonics? Device Pronounces Street Names
An interactive project called 'What the Phonics' installs speakers at Copenhagen intersections, demonstrating how to pronounce difficult street names.
Popville: Pop-Up Cities Book Perfect for Children
Turn the pages of this sweet little pop-up book one by one and you'll see a busy city sprouting and growing before your eyes.
Shwopping: Store Covered in 10,000 Hanging Garments
10,000 garments cover a building in London like shingles to highlight clothing waste in a campaign by UK retailer Marks & Spencer.