Student designer Alexander Vittouris won a design award for his bicycle made out of bamboo. What's so special about that? Vittouris shaped the frame as it grew so it needed no assembly.
Jul 23, 2011 Grist
New playground designs are shaking up public parks around the world. So long, slides, hello interpretive playscapes.
Jul 12, 2011 Dwell
A new report focusing on design professionals and architects in New York finds that these industries are on a strong growth path and create a significant impact on the local economy.
Jun 10, 2011 Urban Omnibus
Architectural historian and urban planner Steven Fleming is expanding the study of cities and mobility by looking at how designers are reacting to bicycling and how bicycles are set to transform the way cities work.
Jun 1, 2011 Bike Portland
A growing number of nations are instituting design standards and architecture policies to help make good design a part of the national strategy.
May 16, 2011 Architect
An increasing amount of architecture projects in the U.S. are taking regional concerns like water and energy production into consideration.
May 14, 2011 Architect
The 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition turned up some unusual and futuristic designs for future skyscrapers and other structures, from a reimagined Hoover Dam to a Ferris Wheel-shaped wind turbine.
Apr 24, 2011 Popular Science
As funding falters in the private sector, some privately- or university-driven design centers are still pursuing new ideas is urban design and development. <em>Places</em> profiles one at the University of Arkansas.
Apr 16, 2011 Places
This episode of <em>99% Invisible</em> explores public spaces and their role in political change, and how over hundreds of years, riots have defined New York's Tompkins Square Park -- despite efforts to design unrest out.
Apr 9, 2011 99% Invisible
Water shortages are on the rise, and effective management of this dwindling resource is becoming increasingly important to cities. How architects and planners visualize water in the landscape plays a big role in how it is understood and managed.
Apr 3, 2011 Places