Today at War, Tomorrow in Stores

The incredible rate of production for the war effort during the 1940s meant that Americans had to make certain sacrifices. The government instituted a rationing program for products like gasoline, meat, butter and rubber, and citizens were encouraged to plant "victory gardens" to grow their own food. It was common for… » 8/29/14 4:09pm 8/29/14 4:09pm

Architect Zaha Hadid Says 500 Worker Deaths Are Not Her Problem

Qatar's overtly yonic soccer stadium, a global architectural symbol of the forthcoming 2022 World Cup, has seen its share of the nation's staggering number of construction deaths: more than 500 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar since January 2012. This week, the stadium's architect—Zaha Hadid—said, well, it's… » 2/26/14 6:40pm 2/26/14 6:40pm

Mobile Star City Is China's Plan to Take Over the World

We love MAD architects-creators of crazy buildings and giant killer wasps skyscrapers » 9/18/08 10:00am 9/18/08 10:00am-because they are truly mad, like their latest concept. Presented as a gigantic model at the 11th Venice Biennale, the Super Star City is a "mobile China Town" that can be deployed all over the planet to "inject the energy of China to…