Every twelve years, 100 million people descend upon a temporary city built for the Kumbh Mela festival in India. Architect Rahul Mehrotra says other cities can learn from this ephemeral megacity.
In the heart of urban Brooklyn, a 300-year old farmhouse still stands. Archaeologist Alyssa Loorya explains how artifacts found at the site trace the life cycles of New York City--from 1720 to today.
Thai landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom designed a way to offset flooding in Bangkok by designing a park with underground tanks. She says her design can protect delta cities that are sinking.
Architect Marwa Al-Sabouni says French colonial design segregated Syria's cities and laid the groundwork for division and civil war. The future of the country may depend on how it decides to rebuild.
With increased car and foot traffic, the ground underneath the Tidal Basin — home to memorials to Thomas Jefferson, FDR and MLK Jr. — is sinking. As sea levels rise, the walkways flood daily.
The new project will fund efforts to create new monuments, as well as contextualize or relocate existing ones, to tell a "more inclusive story of our history."
Janna Ireland's photography has focused on Black life in America. Now, she turns her lens to Paul R. Williams, the first Black architect in the American West. He put good design within reach of all.
A new memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be dedicated just off the National Mall on Thursday. It was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry but faced an uphill battle for approval.
Architects are already looking beyond COVID-19 to imagine the office of 2025 and beyond — an office that will keep us safe on the job, whatever pandemic virus strikes next.
"There are two things we worry about when entering a public restroom," an architect's firm says of the jewel-like toilets. "The first is cleanliness, and the second is whether anyone is inside."
Architect Michael Murphy believes that buildings can offer far more than shelter. Considering factors both material and human, he explains how thoughtful design can make us healthier and happier.
In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow...
Without Atlanta legend John Portman, you might never walk into a hotel lobby with a cavernous atrium, an office tower with stacked balconies or a...
As metro Atlanta grows, the population of rural Georgia shrinks. Photographer Brian Brown is documenting the architecture of the country before it...
Rickey Bevington looks at the most interesting debates about life in the South’s most prominent city. She is the Atlanta host for NPR's nationally...