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Best Typography of 2013

We continue our tradition with a new <i>“Best of”</i> week where we’ll presented a post each day containing the absolute best pieces from our inspiration …

Chess holds the secret to saving our cities

<b>(Carsten Reisinger, Vadim Georgiev via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>What this game of strategy can show us about building the metropolis of the future<p>Henry Grabar<p>December 7, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Pedro Ortiz is on a metropolitan planning mission. Like many urban theorists, he uses metaphors to illustrate his …

PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA

Balconies covered in tropical plants and contoured surfaces based on rock formations surround this Singapore hotel by WOHA, which topped the hotels …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

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Martins’s Riga

<b>Martins Veidemanis</b> has lived in Riga for close to two decades. He fell in love with the city because of the architecture, its unique “vibe,” and the memories he’s shared there with his wife. Here are a few of Martins’s favorite things about the Latvian capital.<p><b>Riga is My City</b><p><b>When someone comes to</b> …

Will we ever... live in underwater cities?

Living below the sea is possible, at least for a short time. So what is stopping us creating colonies to ease over-population, or guard against disasters?<p>Ian Koblick hoped the colourful seaweed samples he brought into class would impress. His marine biology professor at Stanford University …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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x<p>Legal Notice<p>The European Sustainable Cities Platform was launched in 2016, following the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns in …

Tower of Light: When Electricity Was New, People Used It to Mimic the Moon

<i>Before streetlights became the standard way to light cities, town leaders looked to "moonlight towers" to provide mass illumination.</i><p>And so, for a brief and literally shining moment early in the days of human-harnessed electricity, the future of municipal lighting was glowing orbs suspended high …

Dissatisfaction City

<i>image via</i><p><i>The Las Vegas casino is a machine for social control that works not through repression, but disinhibition</i><p>The Las Vegas strip is alien. Its …

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Urban Agriculture in Caracas

<i>by Teresa García Alcaraz</i><p>Green space in and around San Agustín. Source: Metro Cable San Agustín<p>San Agustín, a parish in Caracas, Venezuela, is known …

Moscow’s Protected Landscapes

<i>by Svetlana Samsonova</i><p>My home town, Moscow, has earned its reputation for abandoned industrial zones, flashy business districts and traffic jams. …

Secret Gardens of Greater Paris

<i>by Alex Schafran</i><p>I imagine that most people, when confronted with the end of a two-year sojourn in the City of Lights, would make plans to visit the …

case design studio floats house in fujizakura on one pillar

sep 01, 2013<p><b>case design studio floats ‘house in fujizakura’ on one pillar</b><br>all images courtesy of case design studio<p>wanting to minimally impact the …

Małopolska Garden of Arts by Ingarden & Ewý

Polish studio Ingarden & Ewý has slotted a theatre and library around the nineteenth century structure of a former horse-riding arena in Kraków (+ …

Outside In by Takeshi Hosaka

Glass screens fold across the front of this house in Yamanashi, Japan, to transform a covered garden into an indoor dining room.<p>Japanese architect …