May 31, 2017, 2pm PDT
City life happens at street level. But some of our most iconic images of cities are focused hundreds, or even thousands, of feet in the air. Our streetscapes are the worse off for it.
March 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Jennifer Bolande has created a series of billboards that perfectly line up with the mountain views they block on a highway in Palm Springs, California.
January 20, 2017, 12pm PST
Paris and New York, seamlessly photoshopped together—that's a cause we can get behind.
October 21, 2016, 9am PDT
An interview with a photographer about his unflattering pictures of train riders in Tokyo's crowded subway.
August 31, 2016, 7am PDT
Photographer Michael DeFilippo captures the striking, ironic, and often depressing ways in which highways cut apart the urban fabric of St. Louis.
April 22, 2016, 5am PDT
Anyone who has traveled long country roads is familiar with the moment when a road makes a sharp turn to deviate from a direct path. Such "grid corrections" provide the subject for a photography project by Gerco de Ruijter.
February 19, 2016, 5am PST
Photographer and architect Lars Mortensen captured the new face of urbanization in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi. The scales involved are unprecedented, and rich and poor live in close proximity.
October 16, 2015, 11am PDT
Hilla Becher passed away earlier this month at the age of 81, leaving behind an influential legacy on the art and practice of architectural photography.
June 9, 2015, 9am PDT
Here's a strange idea that just might work: viewing the planet from afar might offer the perspective necessary to care for and protect our place in the universe.
May 22, 2015, 9am PDT
Someone's done the hard work of finding, sorting, and stitching together millions of photos from the Internet to create animated portraits of the evolution of places.
April 17, 2015, 5am PDT
The work of Marcus Lyons replicates images of already sprawling human development to the breaking point and maybe beyond.
April 9, 2015, 5am PDT
In an inspirational essay about the undeveloped boundaries of the public domain (such as street-ends), Chuck Wolfe urges innovation in city spaces where we "blend the familiar with the edge of the unknown."
March 3, 2015, 11am PST
An exhibit at LA’s Annenberg Space for Photography looks at how different communities are adapting in order to become resilient to the threats of climate change - a review by LA County planner Clement Lau.
February 11, 2015, 8am PST
Chuck Wolfe underscores the importance of a holistic view of urban places, referencing themes of common experience, aesthetics, feelings of happiness, safety, or security—a basic narrative of the city that often goes beyond first impressions.
October 25, 2014, 9am PDT
In the fifth of his "place-decoding" series from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls how we carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.
October 9, 2014, 10am PDT
In his fourth "place-decoding" essay from France, Chuck Wolfe illustrates how a traditional placemaking intervention is especially powerful when underlying urban fundamentals align.
October 7, 2014, 12pm PDT
Bldg Blog shares news of photographer Michael Light's new book "Black Mountain," which documents the "the construction and large-scale terrestrial formatting of a new housing development called Lake Las Vegas."
October 1, 2014, 7am PDT
Greek orators, current solution-based efforts, and 25 photographs remind us of the central role of human opportunity in the urban environment.
September 25, 2014, 5am PDT
In his third "place-decoding" essay from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls all that we can learn from walking between settled places.
August 21, 2014, 12pm PDT
In his latest essay on interpretation of the urban environment, Chuck Wolfe suggests that if we take away context clues cities become matrices -- with blank cells to complete -- where each of us personalizes how space meets time.