What It Takes To Transport 112 Tons of Arctic Ice Over 2,000 Miles

You've seen the pictures. The time lapses of glaciers shrinking into patchworks of white, the videos of ice crumbling into the ocean. But the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson wants you to really see how quickly the ice is melting—and to do so, he and a Greenlandic geologist fished 112 tons of ice out of a Greenland… » 10/25/14 12:00pm 10/25/14 12:00pm

See an Entire Muddy River Bed Transplanted Inside an Art Museum

If you've ever been to the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, you know it's one of the most dramatic museum locations around: Perched on a rocky cliff above Øresund, looking out over the ocean, it's easy to find yourself staring out to sea instead of at the art. Now, Olafur Eliasson has brought the landscape inside the… » 8/21/14 6:16pm 8/21/14 6:16pm

A Small Danish Suburb Is a Lab for the World's Smartest Streetlights

If you happen to drive through Albertslund, Denmark starting next month, you could become part of a massive experiment on the future of street lighting. The Copenhagen suburb is getting hundreds of smart lamps connected to all sorts of sensors. It makes sense this would happen in Albertlunds—a suburb already known for… » 8/11/14 4:29pm 8/11/14 4:29pm

​The Crazy Tech Copenhagen Uses To Make Itself a Biker's Wonderland

Copenhagen has become a place that's globally synonymous with great cycling culture. Yet the city is not coasting on its laurels, it's always introducing new features, from gorgeous new bridges to street-embedded lighting. Here's a video tour of all the city's newest biking innovations. » 8/04/14 4:19pm 8/04/14 4:19pm

A Plan To Turn Your Local Parking Garage Into Your Local Playground

Parking garages may be a necessity for any dense urban center, but that doesn't mean they have to be a necessary eyesore. And if Danish firm JAJA Architects has its way, they could even be serving a dual-purpose soon—by doubling as our leafy, local playgrounds. » 7/31/14 10:16am 7/31/14 10:16am

Why Don't More Cities Have E-Bike Shares?

This week, Madrid became the first European city to launch a fully electric bike share system for its residents. It works just like a regular bike share, but better: An electric motor kicks in to help with pedaling, and most importantly, give you an extra push up hills. Why isn't this standard for bike shares… » 6/24/14 4:40pm 6/24/14 4:40pm

Using Leeches to Track the World's Rarest Animals

The Grizzly Bear, the Snow Leopard, the Orangutan—these animals were once thought to be mere folklore before their existences were proven with hard, biological evidence. Now, one research team wants to harvest the same evidence from the world's wilds using a natural collection network of leeches. » 4/23/12 10:00pm 4/23/12 10:00pm

Airports Are Tracking People by Wi-Fi to Sell, Sell, Sell

Bluetooth marketing has been used in airports before, but not like this. Over in Copenhagen, passengers are being tracked by their phones' Wi-Fi, so the airport can offer them special deals. It's the Groupon effect, you could say. » 3/22/11 5:20am 3/22/11 5:20am

M.I.T. Ushers in Biking 2.0 With Copenhagen Wheel

Today at the COP 15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, M.I.T. students introduced the technologically advanced Copenhagen Wheel. In addition to including various sensors and Bluetooth capability, the tire stores kinetic energy from braking for a later burst of speed. » 12/15/09 6:20pm 12/15/09 6:20pm

Architect Bitchfight: Which Crazy Mega Bridge Tower Will Dominate?

Just like inner-city drug kingpins and high-seas pirates, architects also often find themselves eyeball to eyeball in deadly cutthroat fights. This time around, the Broken Bottle award goes to two firms trying to revamp the mouth of Copenhagen's harbor with a crazy bridge-building. One team wants to make two towers… » 11/25/08 9:20pm 11/25/08 9:20pm

The Copenhagen Gateway Sees Your Dubai and Raises it 65 Meters

Copenhagen threw an international competition to design a bridge that would connect their office buildings and civic spaces. Two towers connect their two pedestrian bridges 65 meters above the sea with an remarkably disjointed style that, frankly, looks a bit scary to walk upon.The Langenlinine tower (left) uses the… » 11/10/08 12:45pm 11/10/08 12:45pm

Sky Village "Pixel Tower" is Sustainable, Adaptable and Really Weird…

Today's crazy building comes to us via the architects at design firms MVRDV and ADEPT. And no, "Sky Village" is not headed for Dubai. Instead, the 380-foot "pixelated" structure will rise above the city of Roskildevej—just east of Copenhagen, Denmark. The building will include apartments, a hotel, retail shops and… » 11/04/08 1:45pm 11/04/08 1:45pm

Architect makes Scale Model of Housing Proposal in Lego

This is a 1:50 scale model of Lego Towers, a proposed housing development for Copenhagen &mdash made of Lego. Designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group, this time-lapse video was shot over five weeks. Photos, plus how many bricks were needed to make the model, are after the jump. » 9/11/07 8:32am 9/11/07 8:32am