Is Timber the Future of Urban Construction?
A celebrated architect goes out on a limb with a bold new take on building tall
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Makes Its Grand Re-Opening in New York City
The old and the new crash into each other beautifully in the former Carnegie mansion
The Architecture of the Hunger Games' Horns of Plenty
What inspired the architectural object at the center of the Hunger Games arena?
Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture
Going green is good, but could architects be doing more for two segments of our population?
Architects and Designers Make Money for Norway
Literally, that is. Two firms have been selected to design Norway’s new currency.
Rebuilding a Frank Lloyd Wright Classic With 3-D Printed Blocks
A 70-year-old chapel on the campus of a Florida university is being restored thanks to new, innovative technology
10 Architectural Schemes That Could Help Us Adapt To Rising Seas
From a floating house to a mobile city shaped like a giant lilypad, designers offer up some wild solutions for a wetter future
The People’s Design Award Promises a Very Cyborg Future
This year's nominees focus on wearable technology
The Pay Phone's Journey From Patent to Urban Relic
The history of the device that is well on its way to becoming, well, history
Designers Remake Our Oldest Tool Using Our Newest Tool
More than a million years old, the hand axe is over due for an update
To Redesign a Design Museum Start with the Typeface
The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum is renovating and rebranding with a tailor-made typeface
These Smart Bricks Mean the Time Has Finally Arrived: Adults Have Legos of Their Own
A construction company aims to build more efficiently with modular connecting bricks
The Failed Attempt to Design a Memorial for Franklin Roosevelt
The debacle of the Eisenhower memorial is only the most recent entry in a grand D.C. tradition of fraught monuments
The Universal Typeface Project Averages the World's Handwriting to Produce an Incredibly Average Font
With your help, ballpoint pioneer BIC aims to create a font as common as their pens
Who Invented the Yellow Card?
Penalty cards are a surprisingly recent creation that were, perhaps unsurprisingly, inspired by traffic lights
Forget Vinyl. Forget the Cloud. In the Future We'll Listen to Music on UV-Cured 3D-Printed Resin
Musicians, developers, and inventors prove that there's more to records than vinyl
From Turrets to Toilets: A Partial History of the Throne Room
For centuries the humble bathroom has been shaping the space we live and work
The Medieval Origin Story of the Balcony
Architect/historian Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc suggested that the balcony was forged in the heat of battle.
The Cartographer Who Mapped Out Gotham City
Batman has been guarding Gotham for 75 years, but its city limits weren't defined until 1998
Pioneering Social Reformer Jacob Riis Revealed "How The Other Half Lives" in America
How innovations in photography helped this 19th century journalist improve life for many of his fellow immigrants