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Renovated 1950s apartment glows anew in a London Brutalist icon

We’d live here Well this is nice: Local firm Emulsion Architecture gave this three-level apartment in the English capital’s iconic 1950s the Barbican Estate, a bright, airy revamp, with a deep-green accent wall that helps warm up what could otherwise be a stark interior. Show More Summary

Can Uber’s new data tool change how cities plan transportation?

A new tool named Movement allows anyone to view anonymized information for two billion trips Few companies in the world have gathered as much transportation data over the last decade as Uber, which operates in over 500 cities on six continents. Show More Summary

7 ugly urban underpasses now functioning as public parks

Transforming wasted space into community hot spots When Manhattan’s High Line opened on the west side in 2009, locals and visitors alike flocked to the revitalized railroad trestle to marvel at its transformation into a gorgeous and walkable park. Show More Summary

Costa Rica got 98 percent of its electricity from renewables in 2016

The country’s ambitious energy plans have wiped out nearly all reliance on fossil fuel power While a number of U.S. cities have committed to going 100 percent renewable for their energy sources in the coming years, they could learn a thing or two from Costa Rica. Show More Summary

Homeownership in California lowest since the 1940s, finds report

The state has been adding just 80,000 new homes a year when it needs 180,000 While San Francisco is often portrayed as the epicenter of housing unaffordability on the West Coast, the issue is truly pervasive to California as a whole....Show More Summary

Traffic signals take on a sinister, beguiling light in new photo series

What lurks beyond the light? Who knew that the humble, utilitarian traffic light could look so haunting—and beguiling? As seen through the lens of Lucas Zimmermann, they take on an otherworldly aspect, their red, yellow, and green lights...Show More Summary

Court finds bad street design liable in NYC crash

The decision could change the way cities deploy safety improvements Transportation experts agree that poor street design—and the driver behavior it enables—is responsible for many of the U.S.’s astronomically high number of traffic deaths. Show More Summary

Powder pink hues create ‘ambiguous’ kitchen area in this apartment renovation

BoardGrove architects led this project in Melbourne Do you want to bring a little more pink into your home but are wary of overdoing it? If the idea of painting even a single wall in that on-trend rosy hue scares you, here’s an apartment...Show More Summary

Electric vehicles are new amenity at this Manhattan apartment building

A spinoff of the BMW ReachNow system, this new car share program might be the next green tenant perk The Solaire, an LEED-certified, solar panel-covered apartment building on the southern tip of Manhattan in BatteryPark City, just burnished its green credentials by adding a new amenity. Show More Summary

Is Paris losing residents because of Airbnb?

At least one city official seems to think so Apparently, Paris is losing residents. Between 2009 and 2014, about 13,000 people left the City of Lights and some Paris officials are putting the blame on a perhaps unexpected catalyst: Airbnb. The...Show More Summary

Colorful pavilion, once on exhibit, becomes schoolhouse for 600 kids in Kenya

It’s the work of Spanish studio Selgascano Architecture and art for social impact often makes its way to global art museums. Designers, in their effort to raise awareness about a problem—and their work—will often turn to cultural institutions...Show More Summary

Dreamy private beach cottage in New Zealand is the ultimate romantic escape

Pack your bags It’s no secret that New Zealand is a beautiful country, a fact that lovers of movies like Avatar and the hugely successful The Lord of the Rings franchise know well (at least on a pop culture level). This glass-and-stone...Show More Summary

CES 2017: Lego announces robot-making toolkit for kids

Cool! CES 2017 is on its second day today in Las Vegas, and major companies like Polaroid—alongside less widely known ones like California’s Mayfield Robotics—have been making announcements and showcasing new products. Lego jumped into...Show More Summary

Majestic minimalist mountain house in Telluride asks $6M

It’s British architectural designer John Pawson’s first U.S. residential commission 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...Show More Summary

12 best beige paints

This complex color isn’t a synonym for boring In some camps, beige is something of a bad word. A query to designers and the design-minded yielded responses such as: “First of all, don’t call it beige” and “beige needs a new name.” And...Show More Summary

Park redesigned to harvest massive amount of stormwater in Sydney

The design captures and cleans the equivalent of 340 Olympic-sized pools every year This 108-acre park in central Sydney is much more than a green recreation space, it’s a crucial part of the city’s plan to use recycled water to fulfill 30 percent of its water needs by 2030. Show More Summary

Tiny house doubles as rock climbing gym

For one climbing-obsessed couple, downsizing meant making room for the important things While there’s a grand history of modern homes with climbing walls, this Mississippi tiny house takes the cake. The entire front facade of this 28-foot-long...Show More Summary

Lightweight e-bike makes city commuting a breeze

This foldable bike can even fit in your tiny apartment One of the most frustrating parts about using a bike to commute in the city is the problem of storage. It can be hard to fit a queen-size bed in some urban apartments, much less a full-sized bike. Show More Summary

‘Mini Metros’ illustrates 220 subway and light rail systems from around the world

Metros from Ottawa to Mecca to Bangkok These illustrations of the world’s subway systems by Washington, D.C.-based graphic designer and self-professed transit nerd Peter Dovak are not just marvelous, they’re also eye-opening. CalledShow More Summary

CES 2017: Polaroid unveils compact new instant camera

Get ready to become your neighborhood’s Andy Warhol CES 2017 is lots of things, but few would call it nostalgic. Recent shows, though, have proven there’s room for wistfulness about the tech of yore: At last year’s CES, Kodak unveiled...Show More Summary

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