This Twisting Mirror Bridge Reflects Every Detail of a Shanghai Street

UNStudio has created a beautifully constructed archway that brightens up the retail sphere of Xintiandi Mall in China. Because it's lined with mirrors, you can track your movements from beginning to end and watch your surroundings skip playfully across the different planes of the mall's entrance. It's like walking down … » 4/20/14 6:00pm Sunday 6:00pm

Stunning photos taken by the two Russian daredevils atop Shanghai Tower

Check out these incredible photos taken by Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, the two Russian daredevils who climbed the second tallest building in the world—the 2132-foot Shanghai Tower. The contrast of the lighted clouds and the sleek towers make it look like a snap from a futuristic Earth. I guess we are living in … » 2/14/14 11:25pm 2/14/14 11:25pm

These Neon Lights Show The Growth Of Shanghai’s Urban DNA

Shanghai is, unfortunately, seeing record levels of smog lately, but there's no sign of dull toxic haze in this neon display by artist Lu Xinjian. "City Light" is a glowing part of I Love Shanghai, an exhibition at the local Art Labor gallery; here, pop stylings and primary colors actually show the real-life urban… » 12/27/13 7:00pm 12/27/13 7:00pm

Smog, Suburbs and Stereotypes: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Choking pollution sweeps through China, new development could eradicate Mexico's emerging wine industry, and Yahoo can tell you everything that's wrong with where you live (congratulations, Memphis, you're apparently a hellhole). All this and more is What's Ruining Our Cities. » 12/06/13 6:20pm 12/06/13 6:20pm

This Stilted Shanghai Office Building is a Bridge Amongst The Trees

China's grim (and growing) air pollution problems cast some pretty dark shadows on the country's urban hubs, which often look like they've been photographed using a "muddy water" filter. That makes these crisp and sunny pics of the Huaxin Business Center in Shanghai's Xuhui District all the more surprising. » 11/20/13 3:00pm 11/20/13 3:00pm

Would You Work In This Viewless Bubble Building?

The curvaceous forms of blobitecture may look like they’re malleable, but the swoops that define the modern style of lady Zaha, Future Systems, and ol’ Frank Gehry aren’t flexible at all. That's not the case with the concept for the “Bubble Building” in Shanghai, an ambitious re-imagining of an existing structure that… » 10/15/13 10:04pm 10/15/13 10:04pm

An Urban Farm In the Most Unlikely Location: A Shanghai Mall

We’re smack dab in the middle of a golden age when anything you could possibly want can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door. Even if you dare venture beyond the sofa to shop, your first stop probably isn't that stifling bastions of oppressive consumerism (and zombie flick backdrop)—the mall! In… » 9/18/13 11:40am 9/18/13 11:40am

Shanghai Apple Store Opens for Business This Weekend

Chinese Apple fan club members have a new meeting place to talk about Apple in, with the Shanghai Apple Store opening this weekend. Fanatics descend from street level through a 40-foot cylinder, then serenely glide in via glass staircase. » 7/08/10 6:20am 7/08/10 6:20am

The Shanghai World Expo 2010 Will be an Amazing Architectural Freak…

How do you top Singapore's pixelated skyscraper, Macau's giant bunny, that twirly Danish Pavilion, and even a corporate building made from used CD cases? If you're Romania, you build a $3.5 million giant green apple designed to encourage healthy lifestyles... » 12/01/09 10:20am 12/01/09 10:20am