These Visions of a Self-Driving Vehicle Future Are Incredibly Convincing

Autonomous cars are coming, and with them comes the promise of a future that’s safer and healthier for all. These are the most compelling visual arguments for that future that I’ve seen yet. Read More >>

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How Shops are Cleverly Designed to Make You Spend More Money

We’re all fools who get easily convinced by marketing and store design tricks because we can’t save ourselves from ourselves. Here is a short video from Wendover Productions detailing some clever layout design grocery stores use to get us to spend more money. Read More >>

How Should We Design Cities to Make the Most of Urban Ecosystems?

Back in 1839, public health expert J F Murray published his article The Lungs of London, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine. Even then, city dwellers appreciated the advantages of open, green spaces. Murray described the benefits of the parks of London as “great vehicles of exercise, fresh air, health, and life to the myriads that congregate in the great metropolis.” Read More >>

Are Rooftop Farms the Future of London?

Architects paid to have a good think on work time have come up with some ideas about the future of the world's cities, with one of the suggestions being a network of rooftop farms to meet the capital's spiralling demand for all the types of poncy modern salad leaves. Read More >>

Six Ways the World’s Mega-Cities Could Deal With Explosive Growth

People are moving into cities at an astounding rate—so fast, not even the cities themselves will be able to keep up. A new show at the New York Museum of Modern Art opens this week to examine how that explosive growth will affect six cities globally: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, and New York City. Read More >>

London’s Car-Nuking Deathray Skyscraper Getting Aluminium Fins to Absorb Sunlight

The unfortunate Walkie Scorchie, or the London tower with the ability to harness the Sun's power and melt parked cars on the street below, is set for a redesign. Its owners have applied for permission to install aluminium fins on it to dissipate the deadly heat-ray. Read More >>

Abu Dhabi’s New Airport Terminal Will Be Bigger Than the Pentagon

A new airport terminal is taking shape in Abu Dhabi, where roughly 12,000 construction workers are on site daily to finish the massive structure, whose floor area will outsize the Pentagon's. According to UAE paper The National, it will take 84,000 tons of steel to build the structure's dramatic arches, designed by New York based KPF. Read More >>

These Genius Photoshops Are Perfect Because They Were Well Planned

These images by Martín De Pasquale are so surreal that, obviously, you know they aren't actual photos. But they are perfectly executed. And the reason for that is not awesome Photoshop skills as much as good planning. If you want to make perfect photo composites, it's not that hard if you plan in advance. Martín's examples will show you how to do it. Read More >>