Ruchika Lodha

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This week, Gehry continued his dominance of LA's architecture boom

Frank Gehry unveiled plans for a development of five buildings along Los Angeles' Sunset Strip this week, adding to the architect's list of projects …

Architecture

Walk this way: In Buenos Aires, pedestrian streets are the way of the future

If you spend enough time on pedestrian-only streets in North America, you will eventually experience the eerie emptiness that ensues when the pedestrians for whom cars were banned fail to show up. It happened to me recently on a stretch of Montreal’s Saint Catherine Street, part of which is closed …

The traffic gridlock in urban India

India’s big cities are asphyxiating with traffic congestion that is fast acquiring the contours of a permanent gridlock. The disappearance of the …

Roads

Civil unrest is already happening in America and it could get a lot worse in 2016

Earlier this month marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014.<p>It happened in Taylor, Michigan over an unexpected shortage of Section 8 housing vouchers in 2013.<p>It happened in New York City over the death of Eric Garner in July 2014.<p>And just …

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Mondrian cake at the rooftop coffee bar of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. bauhaus-movement.com

Tiny homes: A revolutionary design craze

With space at a premium and affordable housing scarce, some architects are thinking small when designing domestic space. Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore sizes them up.<p>Imagine a house in which – at the flick of a button – your bed descends from the ceiling, your dining table pops out from the floor …

Spotlight: Jean Nouvel

The winner of the Wolf Prize in 2005 and the Pritzker of 2008, French architect Jean Nouvel has attempted to design each of his projects without any …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

11 Documentaries You Need to Watch on Netflix Right Now

If you're not already addicted to the incredible, eye-opening documentaries on Netflix, let us be the first to tell you: you're seriously missing out. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've put together our favorite documentaries streaming on Netflix right now, from deep dives into the lives of …

Entertainment

Urban Profile: The Impossible Project

Take a picture, delete, retake, upload, edit, post to a social media website, then done. In this modern day of digital photography and instant …

Where Does The Glass For The New Supertall Skyscrapers Come From?

Hint: it involves nanotechnology<p>We don’t think much about glass; by its nature, it’s meant to be seen through, not seen. And yet the high-tech, high-strength glazing that covers today’s supertall buildings – skyscrapers over 1,200 feet, like One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai – …

Cities Safer by Design | World Resources Institute

Key Findings<p>More than 1.3 million people are killed in traffic crashes worldwide, making traffic fatalities one of the leading causes of death in …

7 Rules for Designing Safer Cities

As a part of its EMBARQ Sustainable Urban Mobility initiative, the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities has created a global reference guide called …

Meticulously Wrapped Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park | Colossal

<p>Korean artist Seung Mo Park (previously) continues to amaze with his astonishingly crafted figurative sculptures made with tightly wrapped layers of …

A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88-Year-Old Grandmother | Colossal

<p>Temari balls are a form of folk art that originated in China and were introduced to Japan in the 7th century. The carefully hand-embroidered balls …

New Murals from Blu on the Streets of Italy | Colossal

<p>Over the last year artist Blu has dropped a number of killer murals in several Italian cities, most recently in Niscemi (top) where he created a …

Lionel Messi Is Impossible

In their Group F World Cup match late last month, Argentina and Iran were still deadlocked after 90 minutes. With the game in stoppage time and the …

The Fantastic Imagination of Illustrator Simón Prades | Colossal

<p>Freelance illustrator and graphic designer Simón Prades says that he prefers to work with analog mediums such ink, pencil and watercolor to help …

Inside the Psychedelic Skyscraper City of the Future

“Speculative architect” and Russian futurist Egor Orlov tells The Creators Project about his modular, hallucinatory future city.<p>If a science fiction author, a comic book illustrator, and an architect cross-bred the mesmerizing cityscapes found in Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius’ <i>The Incal</i> with the …

7 Top Pocket Parks: Small Spaces With a Huge Impact

<b>We take a closer look at 7 top pocket parks that have a lot to offer.</b> Pocket parks (also called mini-parks) are small oases in urban settings that …

Landscaping

A Startling Portrait of African Cities—And How China is Building Them

An exhibition at New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture explores the many questions prompted by Africa's developing cities.<p>If a continent's …

New York City

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Béatrice Coron- Cut Stories

Italo Calvino wrote <i>Invisible Cities</i> in 1972. In his book, some cities are made out of garbage, others are constantly in construction. Nearly forty …

carl lostritto's computing drawing space research

This is the database of "Computing/Drawing With a Vintage Pen Plotter," a project by Carl Lostritto. Drawings are organized by method, series, and …

Tempest: a theatre for the Aegean Archipelago

Follow<p>Tempest: a theatre for the Aegean Archipelago<p>We rely on the belief that the Aegean Sea is a dispersed city to which we offer a communication …

20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green<p>Nothing could be more fulfilling, exhilarating, or reassuring than …

Don't Forget to Look Up | Untapped Cities

10/10/2013<p>The final stretch of Fifth Avenue above Central Park takes us through East Harlem, with its mix of row houses and public housing, ending at …