Trend

Trends

Hotels Become Apartments

COVID—19 Cities

Hotels Around the World Turn Into Apartment Buildings

China Countryside

Leaving the City

How China Is Reimagining Its Countryside in Architecture

Proxemy Bubble

COVID—19 Cities

Wearable Helps You Maintain Social Distancing

IKEA Home of Tomorrow

Future Urban Living

IKEA Envisions the Home of Tomorrow — Including Spirulina and Aquaponic Farms

China Countryside

Leaving the City

How China Is Reimagining Its Countryside in Pop Culture

City Navigation During COVID-19

COVID—19 Cities

These Tools Help You to Navigate Cities in Safe Social Distance

Tenino Community Currency

COVID—19 Cities

Small Town Creates Local Currency to Weather COVID-19 Impacts

Paris 15-Minute City

Localhood

Paris Will Provide Citizens Everything They Need Within a 15-Minute Radius

H&M Graduate Show

COVID—19 Cities

H&M Showcases Graphic Design Graduates’ Posters on London Shop Windows

LEGO Grandma

Senior Cities

‘LEGO Grandma’ Makes Urban Spaces More Accessible for Wheelchairs

&C Office

Hybrid Space

&C’s Colourful Amsterdam Office Combines Concept Store, Cafe and Workspace

COVID-19 Parklets Rotterdam

COVID—19 Cities

Rotterdam Offers Free Parklets to Help Local Businesses Turn Parking Spots Into Terraces

Rice Terrace Rooftop

Rooftop Futures

Asia’s Largest Rooftop Farm Is a Rice Terrace on Top of a University

VoiceOver

Localhood

Tune in to Your Neighbourhood Radio With VoiceOver

Architecture China

Localhood

China Bans Supertall Skyscrapers and Copycat Architecture

Generations Block Helsinki

Future Urban Living

The Latest Trend in Co-Living: Multiple Generations Under One Roof

Hidden Trax Edinburgh

Localhood

Podcasts Are the New Travel Guides

Serres Séparées

COVID—19 Cities

This Dining Experience Is a Creative Take on Social Distancing

Belfort Bruges

COVID—19 Cities

Museum Becomes a Study Hall for Belgian Students

Hand Sanitiser Paris

COVID—19 Cities

Stay Safe and Sanitise Your Hands for Free All Over Paris

Red Bull Vietnam

Brand Urbanism

Red Bull Brightens up Community Spaces in Ho Chi Minh City

Social Distancing Parks

COVID—19 Cities

Three Ways to Socialise in Parks With Safe Distancing

Funan Mall

Rooftop Futures

Urban Farming in Singapore Is Reaching New Heights

Salatiga Wet Market

COVID—19 Cities

Traditional Market in Indonesia Now Runs With Social Distancing

Kin Family Co-Living

Future Urban Living

With Kin, Even Families Are Turning to Co-Living

Airbnb Lost & Found

Localhood

Airbnb’s Cultural Heritage Campaign Highlights Potential of Domestic Tourism

Micromarket

COVID—19 Cities

Micromarkets Offer a Safe Solution for Grocery Shopping in Your Neighbourhood

Rolls-Royce Honey

COVID—19 Cities

Luxury Car-Manufacturer Rolls-Royce Produces Honey During Production Stop

Parc de la Distance

Urban Calm

Maze-Like Park Is a Calm Place in the Middle of the City

Faroe Islands Remote Tourism

COVID—19 Cities

Explore the Faroe Islands Virtually Through the Eyes of a Local

Senior Playgrounds

Senior Cities

How Cities Are Keeping the Elderly Happy and Healthy With Senior Playgrounds

Balcony Art Gallery

COVID—19 Cities

Berlin Creatives Turn Balconies Into Art Galleries

Car-Free Cities

COVID—19 Cities

Car Culture Has Run out of Fuel — the Post-Pandemic City Will Be Car-Free

Exoskeletons

Senior Cities

Exoskeletons Are Giving Japanese Senior Workers a Lift

Tainan Spring

Urban Calm

Derelict Taiwanese Shopping Mall Becomes an Urban Lagoon

COVID—19 Cities

This Summer’s Holiday Destination Are Our Streets

Noiascape

Future Urban Living

Noiascape Creates Urban Spaces With Multi-Use Renting in Mind

Hope for Health

COVID—19 Cities

Boarded-Up Storefronts in Austin Become Canvasses for Artists

Slowear18

Hybrid Space

Fashion Store by Day, Cocktail Bar by Night

Goat 2 Meeting

COVID—19 Cities

Invite a Farm Animal to Your Next Conference Call

Robynhood

Future Urban Living

Can Pod Living Fix the Urban Housing Crisis?

Vivahouse

Future Urban Living

Plugin Housing Turns Empty Shopping Mall Into Co-Living Space

Streetify

COVID—19 Cities

Streetify Lets You Shop the High Street Virtually

Nohga Hotel Ueno

Localhood

Glocal Tokyo Hotel Connects Guests to Craftsmen in the Neighbourhood

Storage Neighbour

Localhood

Running out of Space? Store Your Belongings at the Neighbours

Outside Society

Leaving the City

Outside Society Takes the Office Into the Wilderness

Cura

COVID—19 Cities

Intensive Care Unit for COVID-19 Patients Built Using Shipping Containers

Karavaan

Hybrid Space

Amsterdam Café Turns Into Cocktail Bar After Dark

Je m'appelle Brabant

Leaving the City

Find Your Focus in This Countryside Co-Living Community

Sen̓áḵw Lands

Localhood

New Housing Project Brings Vancouver’s Native Community Back Home

HomeSuiteHome

COVID—19 Cities

World’s First Online Hotel Opens Amidst the Pandemic

UNKNWN

Hybrid Space

Retail Store Meets Basketball Court in Miami

Top Manta

COVID—19 Cities

Barcelona’s Street Vendors Produce Face Masks for Local Hospitals

LATA 65

Senior Cities

Graffiti Grandmas Spice up Urban Space With Colourful Street Art

New Ground

Senior Cities

First Senior Co-Housing For Women Only Is the Future of Independent Ageing

Lawn

Urban Calm

Giant Indoor Lawn Creates a Space for Daydreaming and Playing

Human Hotel

Localhood

Human Hotel Takes Home-Sharing to the Next Level

Swedish Design Museum

Localhood

Visit Sweden Lets You Explore The Country’s Design Culture Anywhere

Tokyo Basecamp

Future Urban Living

A Home Away From Home for Tokyo’s Long Commuters

Aer

Urban Calm

Put Yourself on Airplane Mode With This Puffer Jacket

Dillon617

Future Urban Living

LOHA Designs High-Density Housing With Outdoor Community Space

Mitigation of Shock

Future Urban Living

Is This the Climate Change-Ravaged Future of Urban Living?

Welcome to Winona

Leaving the City

Welcome to Winona: Squarespace Celebrates Small Town in Superbowl Ad

Scotland Regional Flags

Localhood

Scotland’s Regions Brand Themselves With Their Very Own Flags

Posti Box

Hybrid Space

Self-Service Postal Store Is the New Hybrid Space of Online Shopping

G-LAB

Hybrid Space

Family Home in Bruges Is a Shared Space for Neighbours

Re:store

Hybrid Space

Hybrid Retail Store Brings Online-Only Brands Back to the Shelves

Cloud Citadel

Leaving the City

This Retreat in the French Alps Brings Co-Working to the Clouds

Rooftop Sheep

Rooftop Futures

This Building’s Rooftop Is Home to Eight Sheep

Woven City

Brand Urbanism

Toyota Is Building a Prototype City of the Future

Tense

Future Urban Living

Feel at Home Anywhere With This Nomadic Furniture

Venn

Future Urban Living

Venn Reinvents Co-Living at the Neighbourhood Level

National Park City

Brand Urbanism

Become a Ranger in London, the First National Park City

Codi

Hybrid Space

Codi Lets You Co-Work From Your Neighbour’s Living Room

Micro-Neighbourhood Brussels

Future Urban Living

Footbridges Connect Residents in This Micro-Neighbourhood

Copenhill

Rooftop Futures

You Can Ski Without Snow on This Power Plant’s Rooftop

INOX

Hybrid Space

Artists Skip the White Cube to Exhibit in Supermarkets and Fridges

MapItOut

Leaving the City

Conquering the Housing Crisis, Amsterdam Now Promotes Suburban Living

ARCH+

Hybrid Space

Hybrid Berlin Apartment Transforms from Home, to Office, to Home

Posh Club

Senior Cities

At The Posh Club, Nobody Is Ever Too Old to Party

IKEA Greenwich

Brand Urbanism

IKEA Now Moves Into Your Neighbourhood

Peugeot

Urban Calm

Peugeot Wants to Power Electric Cars With Urban Noise

Cutwork

Future Urban Living

This Furniture Is Bending the Rules of Shared Spaces

Leaving the City

Danish Farm Becomes a Playground for Urban Creatives

Rooftop FuturesUrban Calm

Red Rooftop Provides Calm Space for Reflection

Brand Urbanism

H&M Opens Hybrid Neighborhood Store in Berlin

Leaving the City

City Quitters: Creative Pioneers Pursuing Post-Urban Life

Leaving the City

Berlin’s Mothership of Co-Working St. Oberholz Opens Rural Satellite

Brand Urbanism

Uber Is Taking Ride-Sharing to the Sky

Future Urban Living

The Future of Urban Living May Be Robotic

Brand Urbanism

Beehives in McDonald’s Billboards

Future Urban Living

The Urban Village Project: At the Forefront of the Housing Crisis

Brand Urbanism

Everywhere INC. Wants to Become the IKEA for Homes

Leaving the City

Western Europe’s Tallest Skyscraper to Be Built in the Danish Countryside

Leaving the City

Are Mid-Sized Cities the Ultimate Urban Refuge?

Rooftop Futures

Using Rooftops to Turn Rain Into Beer

Senior Cities

Urban Elevators and the Rise of the Grannyscape

Leaving the City

Winery-Amphitheater Breathes New Life Into Czech Countryside

Colu

Future Urban Professions

How a Digital City Currency Strengthens Community

Rooftop Futures

This Pavilion Brings Leisure and Green to a Carpark Rooftop

Future Urban Professions

SPACE10’s Mission for a Mindful Urban Future

Rooftop Futures

This Rooftop Pioneer Lives on Top of a Converted Train Line

Rooftop Futures

Dunes on an Urban Rooftop — Why Not?

Leaving the City

Greenhouse Hotel Shows a Glimpse of the Future of Food Production Landscapes

Rooftop Futures

Urban Rooftops May Well Become the New Airports

Rooftop Futures

Turning Empty Rooftops Into Cinemas

Brand Urbanism

Nike Upgrades Moscow’s Gorky Park With Multifunctional Sports Hub

Leaving the City

Go Back to the Roots With Farmlife

Brand Urbanism

Mobile Parklet Turns One Parking Spot Into Space for 8 Bikes

Hybrid Space

Startup Turns London’s Empty Restaurant Tables Into Co-Working Desks

Future Urban Professions

Get Ready to Become an Urban Change Manager

Brand Urbanism

These Digital Billboards Show Directions to the Nearest Homeless Shelter

Future Urban Professions

Connecting People and Town Halls Through Urban Innovators

Leaving the City

Camp Anywhere With Campspace

Future Urban Professions

How Urban Planning Turns into Interaction Planning

Leaving the City

Barbershop Terrace Encouraging Encounters in Rural Japan

Brand Urbanism

Airbnb: The New Architect on the Block

Leaving the City

Are Small Towns the New Breeding Ground for Gentrification?

Leaving the City

Repopulating Rural Japan With (Almost) Free Housing

Hush City

Urban Calm

Find Peace And Quiet In The Hectic Urban Life With Hush City

Trends

How The Millennial Obsession With ‘Starting Over’ Affects Urban Trends

Trends

These Town Squares Bring Elderly Right Back to 1950s America

Kamiyama

Leaving the City

Craft Beer Is Creating Life in Japan’s Countryside

Future Urban Professions

Architecture and Neuroscience Collide to Design Conscious Cities

Brand Urbanism

Chicago Church Becomes Basketball Sanctuary For The Masses

Brand Urbanism

This Bright Blue Sports Court Turns Dull Lot Into Vibrant Community Space

Trends

Mobile Mosques: Coming To A Sporting Event Near You

Trends

LA Influencers Compete Over Exclusive Urban Space

Leaving the City

Escape City Life In A Secret Cabin Near You

Hybrid Space

University Lecture Hall Turns Into a Cinema at Night

Future Urban Living

Can Tube Homes Solve Hong Kong’s Housing Crisis?

Future Urban Living

MINI Goes Into Co-Living

Brand Urbanism

Reebok Reimagines Gas Stations as Fitness Hubs

Future Urban Living

3D-Printing Manhattan’s Single Households

Leaving the City

What’s The Future Of Dutch Cauliflower Neighbor­hoods?

Trends

Memphis-Style Graphic Design Pops Up In The Streets

Leaving the City

World’s First Livestream Store Explores The Future Of Shopping

Future Urban Living

The Shed Project Turns Vacant Buildings Into Livable Spaces

Future Urban Living

Creative Compact Living For Marginalized Urbanites

Leaving the City

The New Nomads: Temporary Spaces And A Life On The Move

Future Urban Living

Small Homes, Grand Living: Interior Design For Compact Spaces

Brand Urbanism

The Brand Is In Your Court

Future Urban Living

A Home For Days Or Decades?

Future Urban Living

Small Living In The Big City

Leaving the City

Sweden’s Entire Countryside Is Now On Airbnb

Leaving the City

Shopping Street In An Empty Cow Shed

Brand Urbanism

Toyota’s New Billboard Campaign Cleans The Air

Trends

Copenhagen Wants Its Tourists To Become Locals

Future Urban Living

Next Level Spaces For Urban Nomads

Trends

An Age Of Convenience

Leaving the City

Rural Japanese Houses Transformed Into Satellite Offices For Tech Start-Ups

Future Urban Living

Co-Living For New York’s Creative Innovators

Future Urban Living

Roam the World Through Co-Living

Brand Urbanism

Virtual Downtown Running, Sponsored By Nike

Future Urban Living

MINI Rethinks Urban Living

Future Urban Living

Get Cozy in Amsterdam’s New Global Living Room

Future Urban Living

Robotic Furniture For Tiny Homes

Future Urban Living

Why Aren’t We Embracing The Cosmo­politan Tribe?

Future Urban Living

Can Co-Living Solve London’s Housing Crisis?

Future Urban Living

May The Student In You Never Die

Future Urban Living

IKEA Is Taking On Micro-Living In A Big Way

Hybrid Space

Spacious Turns New York’s Empty Restaurants Into Co-Working Spaces

Future Urban Living

Micro-Metropolitan Living In Amsterdam West

Trends

Pop-Up Stores For Cities

Future Urban Living

Shared Living, Reinvented

Brand Urbanism

Portland Becomes Biketown With The Help Of Nike

Future Urban Living

Co-Living: A New Metropolitan Way Of Life

Leaving the City

Gentrification Of The Woods

Leaving the City

Our Next Office Is in the Woods

Leaving the City

A Hide-Out In The Woods For $500

Trends

Cell Phone Storage Van For Brooklyn High Schoolers

Trends

Wanted: Coolhunters For A Future Brabant

Leaving the City

Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

Brand Urbanism

Fly Over London In An Emirates-Sponsored Cable Car

Brand Urbanism

Nike Launches On-Demand Laser Beam Street Football Pitch

Brand Urbanism

Candy Bar Explains It Once Again: Bucharest Is Not Budapest!

Brand Urbanism

Smart Billboards Double As Urban Furniture

Brand Urbanism

Sidewalk Billboards Double As Furnished Walls For Houses

Trends

Trend 1: Spotify The City

Trends

Trend 2: Secret Urbanism And New Exclusivity

Trends

Trend 3: The Reinvention Of The Post Box

Trends

Trend 4: The Factory Moves Back Into Our Houses

Trends

Trend 5: Local Urban Culture Goes Global

Trends

Trend 6: Online Stores Revitalize Shopping Streets

Trends

Trend 7: DIY Currencies For DIY Communities

Trends

Trend 8: Urban Farming Becomes Serious Business

Trends

Trend 9: Want To Claim Your City? There’s An App For That

Trends

Trend 10: The Rise Of Indie Architecture

Trends

10 Trends For 2013

Trends

Best Of 2012

Brand Urbanism

Belgian Brewery Provides Night Buses in Ghent

Brand Urbanism

Coca-Cola Launches Pop-Up Dining Room

Brand Urbanism

Buy Your City A Landmark

Trends

We, The Tiny House People

Brand Urbanism

Trade Your Dog’s Poo For Free Wi-Fi

Trends

Trend 1: Crowd-Funded Urbanism

Trends

Trend 2: The Rise Of Social Selling

Trends

Trend 3: Paint The City!

Trends

Trend 4: Brands Love Future Cities

Trends

Trend 5: Modular Hospitality

Trends

Trend 6: The City As An Interface

Trends

Trend 7: Design For Animals

Trends

Trend 8: The Peer-To-Peer Economy

Trends

Trend 9: The Revival Of Psychogeography

Trends

Trend 10: Urbanism Made To Like

Trends

Top 10 Trends For 2012

Brand Urbanism

Smurbanism Works!

Brand Urbanism

Let’s Paint The World’s Ugliest City

Brand Urbanism

AOL’s Rainbow City

Trends

How The Facebook Generation Starts A Design Office

Trends

Top 10 Trends For 2011

Trends

Trend 1: Marketing Is Urbanism

Trends

Trend 2: Bloggers Are The New City-Branders

Trends

Trend 3: Do Good, Earn A Badge

Trends

Trend 4: Pop-Up Everywhere

Trends

Trend 5: From Digital To Real

Trends

Trend 6: Everything Is A Coffee Bar

Trends

Trend 7: The Reinvention Of The Wheel

Trends

Trend 8: Location, Location, Location!

Trends

Trend 9: The Reinvention Of The Co-Op

Trends

Trend 10: Food In The Cloud

Brand Urbanism

London’s Cycle Super Highways Get Barclays Blue

Trends

Nano Inside: The Supermarket Of The Future

Brand Urbanism

Puma's Flex City

Trends

Things Get Micro

Trends

The Emergence Of Coworking, Part 2

Trends

The Emergence Of Coworking

Trends

The Future Of Postal Administration, Part 2

Trends

The Future Of Postal Administration

Trends

Are Coffeeshops The New Offices?

Trends

Carl Rohde On Working Nomads And The Flexible City

We explore the ideas that shape the city of the future