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An Opera Depicting Jane Jacobs’ Biggest Street Battle

An Opera Depicting Jane Jacobs’ Biggest Street Battle

A Marvelous Order, staged one March night in New York, presented the operatic battle for neighbourhoods between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses.

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22 days ago

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Tiny Landmarks: La Kagü in Tokyo

Tiny Landmarks: La Kagü in Tokyo

For the Japanese lifestyle emporium La Kagü, Kengo Kuma and Associates creates a staircase promenade open to the public. It’s part of Tiny Landmarks, our look at six projects modest in size and budget but immeasurable in impact.

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April 15, 2016

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Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog-Eating Tower

Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog-Eating Tower

With the world’s largest smog vacuum, the Dutch designer delivers an in-your-face reminder of the threat from pollution.

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March 29, 2016

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Foster + Partners’ Electric Vision for the Future

Foster + Partners’ Electric Vision for the Future

Working with Nissan, the London architecture firm has debuted a concept that would transform the city and everything in it – from streets and buildings to cars – into fuel cells that power each other with renewable energy.

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March 7, 2016

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A Multimedia Light Post and Community Hub in London

A Multimedia Light Post and Community Hub in London

Designed by Lotto Lab and Samuel Wilkinson, this new, crystal-topped meeting point combines nocturnal illumination with a Wi-Fi hub for East Enders.

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February 26, 2016

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Olafur Eliasson’s Fishing Boat-Inspired Bridge in Copenhagen

Olafur Eliasson’s Fishing Boat-Inspired Bridge in Copenhagen

The Icelandic artist expands the Danish capital’s pedestrian circuit with his Circle Bridge.

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December 22, 2015

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UNStudio’s Arnhem Train Station is Stunning

UNStudio’s Arnhem Train Station is Stunning

Twenty years in the making, UNStudio’s master plan for the Arnhem Central Station is completed – and it is a feat of high-tech engineering and fluid design.

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November 26, 2015

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Under Gardiner: Toronto’s Big Park Plan

Under Gardiner: Toronto’s Big Park Plan

Today, Mayor John Tory made a major announcement by unveiling plans for Under Gardiner, a massive initiative that will see a new multipurpose public space built underneath the Gardiner Expressway.

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November 17, 2015

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One Parking Sign to Rule Them All

One Parking Sign to Rule Them All

Graphic designer Nicole Sylianteng has come up with a single street sign that puts all parking restrictions in one place, and is legible to all – even people with colour-blindness.

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November 5, 2015

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Tours Us Through The Broad

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Tours Us Through The Broad

The New York firm’s honeycomb-veiled art museum in Los Angeles, which displays the collection of Eli and Edythe Broad, holds its own among formidable neighbours.

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November 2, 2015

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