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Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers

By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours.<p>He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace to avoid losing days of work to the fall …

In Croatia, Old Shipyard Cranes Become Glowing Sculptures

The city of Pula puts a permanent spotlight on its industrial heritage.<p>When 19th-century industrialization leaves clunky remnants like giant shipyard cranes by the harbor, you can either try to hide them or, as the Croatian port city of Pula has decided, turn them into a work of art.<p>Built in 1856, …

Funeral for a Philadelphia Rowhouse

On the eve of its demolition, a memorial service remembers the life of one of the last homes on a single block in the Mantua neighborhood.<p>The voices of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church choir echoed off the buildings on Saturday along the 3700 block of West Philadelphia’s Melon Street.<p>Their usual pulpit …

How One City Forgot Who Was Changing the Light Bulbs

Inside Edmonton's pedways, you'll find a confounding mix of public, private, and semi-private space.<p>Back in 2012, Mack Male, an entrepreneur known for pop-up restaurants, proposed to open one such temporary eatery on a pedway bridge in downtown Edmonton. That's when the tragedy of Edmonton's pedway …

A Parking Garage That Makes You Want to Keep Hunting for a Space

In Detroit, park your car in 'The Z' and you'll find yourself in a drive-thru art gallery.<p>In a city known for its stellar street art scene, some of Detroit's most recently painted walls are inside a downtown parking garage.<p>Since it opened in January, drivers entering The Z, a 10-floor parking …

Why We Need Infographics (and How to Make Them Great)

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Post, Film School Rejects, and more. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with</i> …

Environmental Recovery of the Llobregat River / Battle I Roig Arquitectes

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The purpose of the proposal was to identify the principal conditioning factors for the environmental …

If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

Local produce just tastes better, right? That perception is part of what's driving the rush of new farming ventures to supply cities with food grown nearby.<p>Some urban farmers are even experimenting with growing food a few blocks away from or even inside the grocery store. Call it <i>über-</i>local …

New Orleans’ Dazzling Post-Katrina Parks Boom

New Orleans’ broad, 3.1-mile Lafitte Greenway, currently under construction, is but one of many green spaces roaring back after being decimated by …

Being Poor Makes You Sick

Some patients are being "prescribed" bicycles and groceries as doctors attempt to treat the lifestyle consequences of poverty.<p>When poor teenagers arrive at their appointments with Alan Meyers, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, he performs a standard examination and prescribes whatever …

Classic Architecture with a Social Agenda (1960-Today)

<i>“Ninety-five percent of the world’s designers focus all of their efforts on developing products and services for the richest 10% of the world’s</i> …

Architecture for Humanity Toronto Launches Lecture Series: "Incremental Strategies for Vertical Neighborhoods"

According to the most recent national census in Canada, almost half of Toronto residents are immigrants, one-third of whom arrived in the past ten …

Browsing an Incredible New 'Social Atlas of London'

With Londonmapper, we can visualize anything from knife crime to hedgehog sightings in the British capital.<p>City map geeks should approach Londonmapper with caution. Before you get halfway through this new London mapping site, launched last weekend, the bulk of your morning might be gone. Dubbed “a …

VIDEO: Inside A Data Center, The Architecture Of The Cloud

Have you ever wondered where your information goes when you save it to "The Cloud"? The answer is within giant data centers. According to reports, …

BUS:STOP Unveils 7 Unusual Bus Shelters by World Class Architects

A year in the making, Krumbach in Austria has unveiled seven eye-catching bus shelters which have turned the world's gaze on the tiny village. …

Big Ideas, Small Buildings: Some of Architecture's Best, Tiny Projects

<i>This post was originally published in The Architectural Review as "Size Doesn't Matter: Big Ideas for Small Buildings."</i><p>Taschen’s latest volume draws …

katharina grosse colorizes railway landscape for train riders

<b>katharina grosse colorizes railway landscape for train riders</b><br>all photos by steve weinik for the city of philadelphia mural arts program<p><b>berlin-based</b> …

coca-cola mini kiosks by ogilvy & mather berlin promote tiny coke cans

jan 10, 2018<p>after expectant mothers relieve themselves onto the ad, the paper doubles as a pregnancy test, revealing a new 50% off price tag.<p>after …

1,600 papier-mache pandas to pop-up at hong kong landmarks

may 05, 2014<p><b>1,600 papier-mache pandas to pop-up at hong kong landmarks</b><br>(above) image courtesy of allrightsreserved<br>all other images courtesy of 1600 …

Nomadic Designer Makes Cool Furniture From Trash

A Dutch designer creates complete interiors in just one week using discarded materials found on city streets.<p>In 2013, designer Francois Duquesnoy moved from Eindhoven, where he was a student at Design Academy Eindhoven, to Berlin, and then to Normandy. As anyone who’s changed homes knows, moving …

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Hydraulic Stilts Considered to Protect Farnsworth House

In recent years, Mies van der Rohe's famous glass-walled Farnsworth House has been under a grave threat from flooding by the Fox River which runs …

Artist Fujiko Nakaya Shrouds Philip Johnson's Glass House in Fog

Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House, artist Fujiko Nakaya has created the building's first ever site-specific art …

CLOG : PRISONS Launch Event at Spitzer School of Architecture

<i>From CLOG.</i> In many countries, architects assume that designing to meet the local building code assures that their buildings are safe for the public. …