The smart city is, to many urban thinkers, just a buzzphrase that has outlived its usefulness: ‘the wrong idea pitched in the wrong way to the wrong people’. So why did that happen – and what’s coming in its place, asks Steven Poole
Take one voguish designer, one national treasure and one icon-hungry mayor and what do you get? A floating forest across the Thames. But can anyone actually say what the £175m garden bridge is for? By Oliver Wainwright
Archinect Winners announced for the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Awards Archinect Winning at the New Zealand Architecture Awards -- the country's most prestigious architectural competition -- must feel like winning the lottery.
This Local Startup is Harnessing the Sun to Create Original Urban Art BostInno As Boston enjoys its civic innovation renaissance, fueled by the likes of Sistine Solar as well as municipal department like the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics,...
Equally versatile in medium, canvas, and subject matter, Spanish artist Pejac seems comfortable working on the smallest drawing to the largest outdoor mural. While his ideas and motivations are often crystal clear, it is his ...
Street artist Urban X Stitch adorns Lyon, France with whimsical characters and illustrations by weaving colorful cloth into fences around the city. The artist has more art on their Facebook photo stream.
Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list practice a special technique that makes their artist even more eye-catching and playful – they tailor their art to its surroundings so that their (usually) 2D paintings seem to interact with their 3D surroundings. Oak Oak, Banksy, and Ernestas Zacharevičius are just a few examples of artists who regularly create awesome “interactive” street art.
Wall Street Journal Fighting Urban Blight With Art Wall Street Journal One hardly thinks of the folks at Amtrak as modern-day Medicis, but the government-subsidized company aspires to be more than just a passenger rail line.
Life is cheap at the dirty end of architecture and not just in the UK. The number of fatalities of largely migrant workers from the Indian subcontinent imported to implement Qatar's architectural ambitions, notably the stadiums for ...
Jana & JS are a street art duo currently based in Austria who specialize in detailed stencil work, frequently depicting people with cameras or couples sharing intimate moments. Shown here are a few pieces from recent stops in the German countryside and Brookyln, see much more on thei
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