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5 Rules For Designing Great Cities, From Denmark’s Star Urbanist

Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl has spent decades making sure cities work for people, not the other way around. Here’s how.<p>The web of pedestrian streets, narrow alleys, and picturesque canals in Venice have lured tourists to the Italian port city for hundreds of years. There’s a near …

Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps

The folks at <i>National Geographic</i> just did a solid favor for all the adventurous outdoor photographers out there. They put every US Geological Survey …

Printing

Copenhagen Needs More Jane Jacobs, Says Jan Gehl

When it comes to new construction in his hometown, the veteran urbanist is not impressed.<p>Don’t believe everything you read about the influence of Jane Jacobs. When it comes to constructing new neighborhoods, her ideas are largely being ignored. So says Jan Gehl, the groundbreaking Danish architect, …

THE SIMPSONS Should Consider Moving Into This LEGO Model of Springfield

LEGO bricks and <i>The Simpsons</i> seem to be a match made in Moe’s Tavern. LEGO has released Simpsons minfigs and a detailed set featuring <i>The Simpsons</i> …

A Modernist Gas Station Made From Lego Is Fit For Any Shelf

Our friends over at Lego have been putting out some remarkable, and often rather complex sets for those interested in both modern and vintage …

STAR strategies + architecture · The Room that was Always There

Imagine what it would be like to find a new room in the house where you had been living your entire life… Imagine the possibilities.<p>Instead of …

10 Floor Plans of the Most Famous TV Apartments in the World

We have something special for you today: 10 floor plans of the most famous apartments on TV, which you will probably recognize without us having to …

To Improve Street Safety, San Francisco Bans Cars From Turning

The changes to Market Street traffic come under the city’s Vision Zero plan.<p>There are all sorts of things a city can do in the service of safer streets, from reducing speed limits to making room for bike lanes to handing out gift cards to law-abiding drivers. San Francisco just added another …

Transportation

Incrementalism, height limits and affordable housing

Recently, Charles Marohn from the organization Strongtowns (a pro-urbanist organization that is focused on financially sustainable urbanism, …

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6 Places Where Cars, Bikes, and Pedestrians All Share the Road As Equals

The woonerf, or "shared street," has made its way into U.S. cities.<p>If you aren't a traffic engineer or an urban planner, the word <i>woonerf</i> probably looks like a typo, or maybe the Twitter handle of whoever runs marketing for Nerf (woo!). But you might want to get familiar with the term—Dutch for …

Built Environment

Articles about 7 smart ways hide storage on Dwell.com - Dwell

Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>Staircases and style aren't mutually exclusive, as the following design tactics show.<p>For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first …

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Articles about 8 modern paneled rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood.<p>These various modern homes prove that the driveway is just as important to a piece of architecture as the rest of the design.<p>Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as …

Tackling climate change: Copenhagen's sustainable city design

Global warming poses a real threat to cities but planners in the Danish capital are taking visionary steps to ensure its resilience – and success – as far ahead as 2100<p>Visualise the world in 2050: convex streets that collect water from superstorms and pocket parks that absorb heat and can be turned …

Climate

Watch 10 Years of Public Transit Ridership Growth in This Blobby, Pulsating Map

10 Brilliant Pieces of Bike Infrastructure

An Underwater Spot Lets You Meet in the Middle of a Lake

The visitor walks through the ramp, descending - water level is higher on both sides - and the visitor remains absolutely dry. This intervention, …

Virgin Red Sangria

Summer time is well on its way, which means it’s time to celebrate! And just to make the celebration complete, we’re serving up sangria today. Except …

Victoria Park Public Domain by HASSELL « Landscape Architecture Works

HASSELL: Prior to European development, the Victoria Park site was part of a large wetland and lagoon ecological system known as the Botany Swamp. …

Arkadien Winnenden by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl « Landscape Architecture Works

Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl: Don’t be put off by the cuteness! Arkadien Winnenden is a hardcore industrial regeneration project. A diversity of high …

Haagsche Zwaan / ZZDP Architecten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> De Haagsche Zwaan (The Hague’s Swan) reaches high over the city highway to the TNT building opposite and …