At the Art Basel spectacle in Miami last week, heavy rains swamped the parties, forcing fairgoers to prance through the streets in soggy stilettos. It wasn’t a freak occurrence. It was a peek at the future.
Manhattan’s rails-to-trails High Line sparked a global trend of turning old transit infrastructure into parks. But a new breed of public spaces aren’t waiting for the transportation around them to stop running—they’re transforming the ground below the still-active elevated tracks.
From a bridge that makes walking an adventure to a cost-effective way to revitalize an aging port, Architizer’s A+ Awards announced yesterday include smart and simple architecture for everyday life. Here are a few public structures that make grand statements about our changing cities or solve a universal problem in a…
Miami's building a new science museum, and it seems hell bent on making the construction process as interesting as possible.
By 2025, the biggest cities in the world will not only be bigger, but exceptionally denser. According to a new study, Hong Kong will be the densest megacity on the planet, almost twice as crowded as the runner up. And here in the U.S.—and this might be a real shocker—Los Angeles may be more dense than New York City.
So it's Valentine's Day (again) and you're single (again). Even though you've been right-swiping your heart out on Tinder, you've failed to find love nearby. So what can you do? Try a new activity? Maybe meet some new people? Nah. Just move to another city where your chances are better.
Moby wants you to join his perpetual pool party in Los Angeles, and a group of scientists wants China to use "spatial economics" to design more walkable cities. Plus: informal transit in Nairobi, a failed utopia in California, radical ideas for the Vegas of 2034, and a significant prehistoric site that's currently…
Now that we know it was an eight-inch steel pipe that brought the world's largest-diameter tunneling machine to a halt up in Seattle, we can no longer fantasize about Bertha unearthing a five-story-tall buried locomotive. But we can look at something almost as fascinating: The other giant holes that are currently…
If you follow anyone who was down in Miami for the art fairs earlier this month, you might have seen their photographs of the Miami Marine Stadium, a decaying, dilapidated oceanfront venue for powerboat racing that turns 50 years old next week. Condemned in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew, it's since been plagued by…
I love architecture from the future, but this new apartment tower by Porsche Design—equipped with car elevators that allow owners to park their Bentleys and Bugattis right next to their living rooms—doesn't come from the future. It's just a gimmicky cylinder.
For those of us stuck in the slushy northern reaches of the country, the first weeks of December are always painful—for the internet (and Instagram, and Twitter) is full of interesting art on view at Design Miami/ and Art Untiled. Here's some of the best of what we're missing out on (or, if you hate Miami, narrowly…
Miami's starchitect magnet, "Super Zips" for the rich, the real story behind our city-dwelling squirrels, and why Americans are driving less. Plus, a chilling portrait of homelessness in gentrified New York City—all in today's urban reads.
John McAfee's been deported from Guatemala, and has arrived back in the US. An American Airlines commercial jet carrying McAfee landed in Miami last night.
Burn your calendar, throw your planner out the window. There's a GIF fest in Miami on Friday, and nothing else matters.
Jackson Pollock is one of my favorite artists—the depth and delicateness of his paint dribblings is simply sublime. Argentinian art collective Mondongo carries on his artistic legacy but without paint. Instead, they use Plasticine—melted modelling clay.
I know, fall seems like when you think about raking leaves and shopping for platform boots (just me?). But a nasty hurricane could still strike, so don't let down your guard.
It was a red letter day for the TSA last Thursday. The security officials at Miami International Airport managed to apprehend a man trying to sneak seven snakes and three tortoises in his pants on a plane heading to Brazil.
After a horrific shootout on the streets of Miami, Narces Benoit and his girlfriend witnessed the finale: police firing a barrage of rounds into a man's car. Narces recorded it. The police smashed his phone. But first? Hidden SD card.
Need proof of Twitter's power? This heart-warming story is it. Of course, old school companies' values such as KLM airline's willingness to help—and the Guinness book of world records' keenness to always be where the action is were the deciding factors in today's lovely little tale of the world's highest-altitude…
The top floor, offering stunning city and ocean views, hosts weddings and yoga classes. Above that is the owner's private penthouse apartment. The floors below showcase Rolls Royces, Ferraris and Bentleys. Welcome to Miami's new $65 million public parking garage.