December 6, 2013, 2pm PST
Illustrative diagrams are one of the primary tools used by architects and planners to explain existing conditions and design concepts. An art project that produces frivolous diagrams reveals the heft that well crafted drawings bring.
May 4, 2013, 9am PDT
The infrastructure necessary to keep a city's systems running can frankly get kind of ugly. See what some cities have done to help disguise unsightly infrastructure.
November 24, 2011, 11am PST
Street artist Cayetano Ferrer likes to take everyday urban objects like street signs or electrical boxes and use paint and stickers to camoflage them so they basically disappear.
November 14, 2011, 9am PST
WebUrbanist tells the curious story of the Gate Tower Building in Osaka, Japan. Property rights battles between the owners and transportation planners resulted in a high-rise tower with a freeway running through the 5th floor.
October 4, 2011, 6am PDT
A group of local artists in Omaha, Nebraska are putting their mark on old grain elevators located right in the heart of the city, making the art pieces an Omaha fixture.
September 13, 2011, 9am PDT
Imagine a future of nomadic life, carting your inflatable nylon home on your back. WebUrbanist has a spread of puff-up architecture for just such an occasion.
March 7, 2011, 1pm PST
Shipping containers are increasingly being used as a readymade, eco-friendly building material. WebUrbanist highlights a handful of such structures, vernacular or professionally designed.
January 3, 2011, 8am PST
The common traffic light isn't normally thought of as a problem. But what if you were colorblind? That's just one aspect of these eight proposals for a rethinking of the traffic light, gathered by WebUrbanist.
October 4, 2010, 6am PDT
WebUrbanist looks at 12 ambitious skyscraper proposals that have stalled out, from a tower planned for Dubai's man-made Palm Islands to a Dublin tower proposed by the band U2.
September 28, 2010, 6am PDT
WebUrbanist looks at 15 sculptures that use the architectural form of stairways to express a deeper meaning.
March 5, 2010, 7am PST
WebUrbanist collects pictures of city miniatures built by planning departments, for tourist attractions, or by obsessives who go into painstaking detail to recreate Chicago, Moscow, or Tokyo.
August 15, 2009, 11am PDT
WebUrbanist features photographs of abandoned spaces in cities that are in decline, from the ramshackle homes of Detroit to the sinking piazzas of Venice.
May 8, 2009, 5am PDT
WebUrbanist gathers an extensive assortment of fantastic, futuristic, pseudo-scientific train designs, including a steamship that rolls out of the ocean on tracks.
January 26, 2009, 5am PST
WebUrbanist brings together fifteen innovative, creative, and absurd experiments in parking, from VW's robot stacker to eco parking to parking meters on gravestones.