Where will the first Hyperloop be? So far there are plans to use the tubular transportation system to move passengers in Slovakia and freight in Switzerland. But a proposed application for the Hyperloop announced today could solve a transportation conundrum that has been challenging planners for centuries: Connecting…
Airports and cities don’t get along for a few specific reasons—namely, air pollution, noise pollution, and plain old risk. As such, some designers think that a future of increased urban density could be an opportunity to mix things up. This concept for a new airport in downtown Stockholm is simply mixed up.
Ever since he left his post as the ban-happy mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg has been very busy taking his urban revitalization show on the road. Today, his philanthropy announced the winners of his annual Mayors Challenge, with five bright ideas for cities addressing issues from aging to civic engagement.
There are few cities in the world as beautiful and full of beautiful people as Stockholm. This time-lapse video by Enrique Pacheco shows it in all its splendor.
Alexander Dragunov is an architectural photographer, but his real passion is capturing images of subways. In this video, he gives a guided tour of his favorite metro system in Stockholm—and reveals that it is indeed stunningly beautiful.
British architect David Chipperfield was chosen to build Stockholm's Nobelhuset today, more than a year after a competition to design it got underway. This 275,000-square-foot complex will house a museum and administrative center for the Nobel Prize, along with a cafe and a library. Wonder how long before TED will…
I want to spend a summer in this simple glass, stone and metal home outside of Stockholm. Villa Överby—by John Robert Nilsson Nilsson Arkitektkontor—is a perfect example of my favorite architectural style: the When You Have a Beautiful Landscape, Just Give Me Goddamn Huge Windows style. Very Farnsworthian or Mies van…
Looking for an alternative to turbines for capturing wind energy, Belatchew Arkitekter has proposed adding a hairy addition to Stockholm's Söder Torn. It would serve as more than an architectural toupee, capturing energy through the movement of all those tiny straws.
Airbnb—the service that allows you to get some easy money by renting your place to strangers—has risks. You know your things can get stolen, your place can get trashed, your sofa can get infested by someone else's pubic hair—and now, your apartment can get turned into a brothel.
io9 reader Richard Turner was on a walk in southeast Stockholm when he and his friend made a startling discovery on the side of the road — a small mass of what appeared to be organic matter, roughly the size of a tennis ball and crawling with tentacle-like projections.