Articles tagged Urban Design


What does Sidewalk Labs’ setback mean for the smart city?

Toronto – Once the most hotly anticipated urban development in the world, how should we reflect on Sidewalk Labs’ failure to realize a ‘smart’ future for Toronto with its …


MVRDV makes a provocative case for car parks to become new green parks

Tainan, Taiwan – In Taiwan, MVRDV shows what solutions are possible for disused shopping malls and their car parks, a typology that’s suffering from the negative impact of online …


Key takeaways from the first day of Frame Awards 2020

Amsterdam – Day one of Frame Awards 2020 was jam-packed with insights, innovation-thinking and interpersonal connection – this is our highlight reel.


Why designing for data is key to creating resilient communities

Projects by Space10 and UNStudio show how user-owned data networks can support the creation of innovative and highly adaptive habitation.


Nine ambassadors of innovation shaped the most recent MaterialDistrict exhibition

Rotterdam – MaterialDistrict tapped nine ambassadors, including architect Ben van Berkel and Fashion Council NL founder Liesbeth in 't Hout, to represent six market sectors.


To foster innovation, this lab uses Mexico City’s best active ingredient: its people

Mexico City – The complex emerging metropolis of Mexico City gave rise to Laboratorio para la Ciudad, an experimental lab aimed at helping it future-proof itself.


Through an urban intervention project, a tree grows in Beijing

Beijing – Surrounded by dilapidated residences, an exterior annex near an office building turned youth apartment brings the joy of nature to a tough environment.


Anna Sitnikova soothes workers by taking office plants to the next level

By embedding the soothing power of nature into the world of business, Anna Sitnikova relieves tension among office workers.

Vestre Fjordpark by ADEPT. Photo Rasmus Hjortshoj

The city, the park, and the fjord reconnect through ADEPT’s architecture

AALBORG – ADEPT in collaboration with landscape architects GHB creates a new narrative around the Limfjord – the largest fjord landscape in Denmark.


Mark A-to-Z: U is for Urbanization

Over half the world’s population now lives in urban settlements. Here are five projects that question and highlight urbanization and the issues that arise from it.

CHUM by Neuf Architectes and Cannon Design. Photo Adrien Williams

A new Montreal super-hospital saves the day

MONTREAL – After nearly a decade of work on the project, Montreal hosts a new super-hospital designed by Cannon Design and NEUF architectes.

Pavilion of Reflections by Tom Emerson's ETH students. Photo Studio Tom Emerson

Mark A-to-Z: P is for Pavilion

Intricate temporary structures designed by students to practical extensions produced by starchitects, pavilions never cease to impress us with the broad spectrum of what makes architecture.

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