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Curbed Chicago: Chicago's Mayor Talks Favorite Buildings and New Parks

It's only been four years since Rahm Emanuel took over the top spot at City Hall, but the city's streetscape and skyline has been undergoing steady change ever since. There's been a number of exciting projects in the works...

Games Before the Games: Zaha Hadid Doubles Down on Tokyo Stadium in New Video

Zaha Hadid Architects argue their design is not only ready for construction, but also fits in with the landscape. Image via Zaha Hadid Architects. Zaha Hadid Architects released a 23-minute video last night that restates the firm's case for...

Curbed Cape Cod: This 1980s Beach Pad Near Cape Cod Could Be Yours

According to the listing for this West Yarmouth five-bedroom, five-bath, the waterfront contemporary has "mesmerizing views." We'll co-sign that assessment and add that we think the backyard is also rather enchanting with its lush greenery, "private deep water dock...

Urban Planning: City's New No-Car Zones Lead to Rad Urban Planning Improv

Photos courtesy of Gentse Leefstraten Imagine a car-free zone in your neighborhood. Now put your patio furniture in the freed-up space, a Ping-Pong table, maybe, or a trampoline. Make a picnic, mingle with the neighbors—even the ones you don't...

Curbed NOLA: This Colorful Greek Revival Gem in NOLA Wants $519.9K

Photo via Realtor.com This tropical Irish Channel Greek Revival has seen a series of price cuts since it hit the market in June. It was listed at $579,900, and after at third price cut it's now asking $519,900. The...

There Are Scarier Things Than Flesh-Eating Insects at Burning Man

The plague of insects that infested Burning Man last week has reportedly vanished as mysteriously as it arrived. But there are scarier things than flesh-eating insects in the Nevada desert—namely, the things that are actually planned for Burning Man....

No Trees Were Harmed in the Making of This Gorgeous Retreat

All photos by Armando DelVecchio via Contemporist. While it might be tempting to build on a tabula rasa, real architectural ingenuity begins when architects engage fully with a challenging site. And ProjectCR+D showed just how to do that with...

Imagine the Capture The Flag Games You Could Have on Your Own Private Danish Island

Unlike most private island listings, this island, called Flakfortet, off the coast of Copenhagen is a) manmade, and b) set up for tourists, with a guest center and 200-seat restaurant (which means that this listing, unlike the other 1,000,000,000,000...

Curbed Chicago: Viñoly-Designed Tower May Come to Chicago's South Loop

On a subsection of developer Crescent Heights' website, an image has appeared on a page labeled Michigan & Roosevelt, promoting an upcoming development for what is currently a vacant lot. Although the rendering, which only shows the lower floors...

21 First Drafts: 21 First Drafts: Alvar Aalto's Alajärvi Youth Center

First Drafts is a series exploring the early work of our architectural icons, examining their careers through the lens of their debut projects. Occasionally unexpected but always insightful, these undertakings represent their initial, finished buildings as solo practitioners. While anecdotes...

House of the Day: For $1M, Nab an 18th-Century Farmhouse With An Architectural Twist

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. All photos via Charlotteville Realty Location:...

Great Escapes: This Adorable 96-Sq.-Ft. Cabin Cost Just $10.5K to Build

Photos via Inhabitat. In the race to create ever-smaller spaces for living, writing, guitar-strumming, and just flat-out relaxing, we've seen designers craft an impressive array of micro homes. Now, from Finnish architect Robin Falck, comes this angular, timber-clad pad,...

Curbed Seattle: Step Inside a Former Starbucks CEO's Seattle Mansion

Jim Donald joined Starbucks in 2002, eventually working his way up to CEO by 2005 before moving on to become CEO of Haggen Food & Pharmacy and then Extended Stay Hotels. When he started with the Seattle coffee giant,...

Home Tour: Tour an Energy-Efficient Modern Cabin Masquerading as Traditional Texas Ranch House

Today Curbed is taking readers on a visit to a Texas ranch house that conceals a modern heart: energy-efficient, with flexible space and a strong connection to the outdoors. We're always looking for more homes to tour, so email us.....

Attention Party Animals: 'Sick Vegas Party House' Available For $12.5M

The listing website for CAVU Las Vegas, a $12.5 million megamansion in the Las Vegas desert, was sent to us anonymously in an email, which read, in its entirety, "saw this sick vegas party house for sale." Regardless of...

Printed Page: Thumb Through Bau, the Edgy Architecture Zine of the Late '60s

Collage of Bau Magazine covers. Published by Zentralvereinigung der Architekten Österrreichs (Central Association of Austrian Architects); Courtesy the artists and estates The late '60s was a golden era for print design, when legends such as Art Paul (Playboy), George Lois...

Curbed NY: Why NYC's Most Magnificent Cathedral Is Not Landmarked

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, ranks as one of the most impressive cathedrals not just in New York City, but in the world. The elaborate facade towers over Amsterdam Avenue and the building extends...

Preservation Watch: Images of the Ancient City of Palmyra, the "Pearl of the Desert" ISIS is Destroying

The Monumental Arch at Palmyra, Syria; Creative Commons image by yeowatzup Archeologists and researchers have called it an "irreversible loss," and Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria's director general of antiquities, has told The New York Times that he's the "saddest director general...

Curbed Ski: Jackson Contemporary Stunner is a Shining Beacon on a Hill

That's not a figure of speech. This 8,600 square-foot home occupying a 5-acre hilltop in Jackson has so many windows that it's basically a sieve of light. On the market for almost $5.5 million, this six-bedroom, seven-bath contemporary home...

Monday Decor Rant: The Edison Bulb: Illuminating Trend Or Overexposed Lighting?

An Edison Bulb chandelier. Creative Commons Photo via Ned Palmero. Before mason jar glasses, before old-time fonts creeped onto menus, before the heady early days of reclaimed wood, our forefathers in nostalgic design lit the way, like a mustachieod Prometheus...

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