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Could Rising Seas Force The Bay Area To Solve Its Housing Crisis?

In a new speculative design called “Mega Margin,” they map out how neighborhoods bordering the waterfront could retreat from rising water, with new …

Water Sensitive Urban Design

Infographic: Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City

It has been twenty years since the demolition of the Kowloon Walled City. To mark this, the South China Morning Post has created an info-graphic that …

Five urban design mistakes that create unhealthy and inactive communities

Photograph: Clare Stephenson/Guardian<p>Developers are keen on gates and fences for security reasons, but they often discourage walking and …

Greenspace

Five Ways to Save Lives with Urban Design | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Cities Safer by Design, a report by the World Resources Institute / WRI</i><p>Globally, 1.24 million people are killed in traffic accidents every year, with …

What are Urban Design and Master Planning? | Smart Cities Dive

<i>I was asked to define Urban Design and Master-planning in under 250 words each. The definitions will be used in an online application developed for</i> …

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

Blitzed, rebuilt and built again: what became of London's bomb sites?

I recently came across a photograph of a family eating a meal outside the broken shell of Sayer Street School, which was bombed during the blitz. It stood out, because Sayer Street no longer exists. This was once a long road of shops – a fishmonger, cat-meat dealer, grocer, saddler, bookbinder – …

Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa

Storefront for Art and Architecture hosts Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa, an exhibition by journalist Michiel Hulshof (Tertium, Amsterdam) …

COOKFOX Begins Construction on the Neeson Cripps Academy in Cambodia

COOKFOX Architects has recently begun construction on The Neeson Cripps Academy, a high-tech and sustainable school to be built in Phnom Penh, …

NGOs

Chateau Margaux Winery / Foster + Partners

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Following a strategic masterplan, the practice has completed the first new visible building on the …

Weddle Gilmore, West 8 and Colwell Shelor Selected to Redesign Arizona's Mesa City Center

Weddle Gilmore black rock studio, West 8 and Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture have been selected to transform 19 acres surrounding Arizona's …

How Brisbane's Translational Research Institute Revolutionizes Medicine Through Architecture

<i>In Brisbane, the largest research institute for medicine south of the equator, the Translational Research Institute (TRI), is transforming the world</i> …

Santa Catarina House / Ludens

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in Coyoacán, in the Santa Catarina neighborhood, the project is proposed as an introverted and …

“Hypotopia”: Architecture as a Vehicle for Political Action

In the wake of the global financial crisis, banking scandals and government bailouts have made countless news headlines around the world. With such …

Idealism

2015 YAP Istanbul Modern Shortlist

Istanbul Modern has announced five finalists to compete in the 2015 Young Architects Program (YAP). Now in it’s 2nd edition, the competition will …

Istanbul

Mariposa Land Port of Entry / Jones Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Mariposa Land Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona is one of the busiest land ports in the United …

Case Study: The Unspoken Rules of Favela Construction

"Building a house takes time and money,“ said Marcio, a local resident of Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro’s numerous <i>favelas</i>, as he showed …

Solar Philéas: Modular Apartment Upgrade for 120-Year-Old French Building Wins Energy Efficiency Prize at Solar Decathlon Europe

The 20 teams of students in this year's Solar Decathlon Europe have been anxiously awaiting the results of the Energy Efficiency contest - and the …

Urban Eco-Village Planned for Canada's Capital

Imagine a place where homes open onto gardens fed by streams from the rainwater flowing off nearby rooftops. Narrow cobblestone streets lead past …

Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities

<i>In Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities (2nd Edition), by Lance Jay Brown, David Dixon,</i> …

Why Small Homes Make Better Homes

The traditional dream of a large and spacious home may be becoming a thing of the past. Smaller homes are rising in popularity as more and more …

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 …

Jordi

Tempelhof Airport Plans Denied by Berlin Voters

A plan to build 4,700 homes on the site of Berlin's Tempelhof Airport was blocked by voters this weekend. The airport, which was built in the 1920s …

Voting

Weddle Gilmore and !melk Redesign Phoenix's Hance Park

Within a decade, the city of Phoenix, Arizona will transform a 32-acre downtown urban park into a vibrant cultural hub. Spanning over one half mile …

VIDEO: 2000 Years of Preservation in London

Produced by The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, this somewhat hypnotic video charts the development of London from its origins as the …

Bridging the Divide: chadbourne + doss’ Scheme “Stitches” Portland Communities with Rec Center Overpasses

We’ve all traveled along an interstate overpass. In most cases they are constructed of bleak concrete, tattooed in graffiti, and built with the sole …