Archived Articles: urban

Scaffolding Staircase: Huge Steps to Rise from Rotterdam Plaza

A temporary installation to commemorate the rebuilding of the city after the second world war, this massive staircase made from scaffolding will lead visitors ...

Nothing to Hide: Open Glass Islamic Culture Center for NYC

Designed to dispel fears surrounding Muslim culture, practices and traditions, a new wide-open skyscraper design for New York City invites people of all ...

Using Bullet Holes in Beirut’s Brutalist ‘Egg’ as Camera Obscuras

An abandoned concrete building in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon (known as The Egg) has been everything from a movie theater to a bomb shelter to a water tank, ...

Wearable Skylines: Architectural Rings Wrap Up Global Cities

Jewelry for urbanists has taken a new turn with these silver, gold and platinum cityscapes, each featuring iconic buildings, monuments and landmarks from major ...

Veggie Factory: World’s First Vertical Farm Run Entirely By Robots

Taking vertical urban indoor farming efficiency to the next level, a new automated plant coming to Japan will be staffed entirely by robots and produce 30,000 ...

Full of Hot Air: Clever Urban Monuments Conceal Exhaust Shafts

Fenced off or set back from streets and sidewalks and often raised on platforms as well, civic monuments are oddly ideal candidates for concealing a peculiar ...

So Long, Suckers: 11 Closed & Abandoned Candy Stores

When it comes to abandoned candy stores like these 11 examples, sweet has turned to sour quicker than toothache sufferers turn to their dentists.

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Skywalking Stockholm: Bridged Green-Roof Parks to Span Downtown

Fusing height, light, density and greenery with regional vernacular architecture, this ambitious urban Sky Walk plan aims to turn the tops of downtown ...

Scarchitecture: Aerial Photos Reveal Vanished ‘Ghost Streets’

When thoroughfares are subtracted from city grids, subsequent urban infill is shaped by the voids of these former roadways, streetcar or rail paths, standing ...

Geometry + Humanity: Beirut Shutterbug Abstracts Everyday Life

Photographing real people in actual places, Serge Najjar manages to make the mundane seem strange and fantastical, highlighting the intersection of humans and ...

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