Think Penn Station is bad? Let’s go into the crumbling, disaster-prone tunnels that lie beneath.
The city of Tianducheng — also known as Sky City — is a luxury real estate development that was built in 2007 and has a fake Eiffel Tower, 11 square miles of Parisian-style buildings, and an expansive park modeled after Versailles.
The idea of packing people into close self-contained quarters or interconnected structures is not strictly dystopian — indeed, many visionaries have imagined hyperdense projects along similar lines but with more utopian outcomes in mind.
In the imaginary world of "Ready Player One," a shared cyberspace is the only escape from "the Stacks." But visions of vertical mobile housing weren't always so dystopian.
A few dozen of New York’s passenger elevators are still manually operated, forming a hidden museum of obsolete technology and anachronistic employment.
Nestled into the steep slope of a mountain, this remarkable thousand-year-old village in northern Iran has evolved an unusual approach to open space: its rooftops double as public lanes and gathering places.
You'll never be able to look at your city the same way again.
It's accessible *and* earthquake-safe.
A new book from Taschen explores the enduring appeal of the mobile home; from revamped vintage campervans to extravagant, under-water houseboats.
Eye tracking hardware and software — which has been used in many other industries like advertising, automotive design, and healthcare — hasn't been applied to architecture yet.
Make airports somewhere again.
The forgotten history of Quebec's geodesic domes.
In the 20th century, porches couldn't compete with TV and air conditioning. Now this classic feature of American homes is staging a comeback as something more stylish and image-conscious than ever before.
New projects in the shells of former Sears warehouses reveal much about America’s urban history—and its future.
How a popular meme about neoliberal capitalism and fast-casual architecture owned itself.
Research shows people don't understand how to use high-performance buildings. Does architecture need a UX breakthrough?
New York City's elevated park boasts a seductive collection of public art, with a striking message about urban displacement.
You've gotta have a lot of dough on hand if you want to build a new house, and if you then choose to live in a hurricane zone you've gotta accept the risk. If you want to be smart about it, ditch the corners.
This tantalizing finding opens more questions than it answers.
A disastrous flood in 1953 spurred the construction of the Dutch Delta Works. Here's how the system works.
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