What do 16 million of London’s daily journeys look like? Find out in this a one-minute-time-lapse from Jay Gordon, London’s transportation planner. The animation tracks passengers’ commuting patterns, creating an eye-catching, colorful web in the process.
One result of continued and rapid urban development is that many city dwellers have little access to nature. See how the firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects is bringing trees back into the urban environment in Da Nang, Vietnam with their upcoming “Trees Building” project.
Space, and the lack thereof, is still an enormous problem for most people living in cities. These shocking images of the living conditions in extremely confined apartments in Hong Kong raise awareness of this pressing issue.
We all have our favorite architects, but which are the buildings that inspire them? See some of Ed Tyler’s photographs of architects in the buildings that have made a powerful impact on them.
Get inside some of the world’s best Google Street Views through The Secret Door. This new tool presents an elegant way access to the most interesting and impressive landscapes and places Google Maps has to offer.
In April 2009, in the Italian city of L’Aquila, thousands of buildings were destroyed by an earthquake. Four years later, in an effort to revitalize the music center of the city, Renzo Piano designed a new, wooden and multicolored auditorium that provides a remarkable contrast to the neighboring sixteenth-century Castle of L’Aquila.Have a suggestion for Friday links? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your link, first name, and where you’re from. We’re excited to hear from you!