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Beyond the High Line: 9 linear parks that have transformed cities

When aging infrastructure is revamped into public green space<p>The U.S. is full of jaw-dropping parks, from expansive National Parks like the Grand Canyon to carefully cultivated botanical gardens like Portland’s Japanese Garden. But one of the most unique green spaces in cities is the linear …

The Atlanta BeltLine Has a Long Way to Go

Author Mark Pendergrast on why a 22-mile path around the famously sprawling city could be a game changer.<p>In the introduction to his new book, <i>City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future,</i> Mark Pendergrast writes that “Atlanta is on the brink of either tremendous birth or …

Cathedrals of power: Philadelphia's abandoned turbine halls – in pictures

The Philadelphia Electric Company built enormous metropolitan power stations at the turn of the 20th century. Now vacant and decaying, these buildings are a blight in the eyes of some city planners – and a beacon to urban explorers<p>Palazzos of Power by Aaron V Wunsch and Joseph E B Elliott is …

Current Obsessions: Summer Grays

From an indoor/outdoor house in South America to the moody interiors of a San Francisco pizzeria, here’s what we’ve been inspired by this week.<p>Above: …

While Jean-Christophe Aumas designed the gilded table, Warren Platner gets credit for the vintage lounge chair for Knoll. Photo by Christian Schaulin #interior

In the next instalment of our exclusive video series, gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones explains why Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei dug into the ground to create their 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The base of the structure descended beneath the lawn of Kensington Gardens, where the soil had been removed to reveal the imagined foundations of previous pavilions built on the site. Watch the exclusive movie at #architecture #movie

the #interior of disfrutar restaurant in #barcelona by local practice el eqiupo creativo is wrapped in a grid of geometrically patterned ceramic tiles. @elequipocreativo read more about this project and other #restaurantinteriors on #designboom. #architecture #elequipocreativo #disfrutarrestaurant

@openingceremony beams into the future with a collection inspired by the iconic visual artist, #SydMead. (📷: @skiptotheru)