Author: Andrew Yang

No Rules

At Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile this spring, the conceptualist Swedish product designers of Front exhibited a video game called “The Representation of Things.” They reengineered an existing game to explore qualities of objects that might not be available when…

Building Block

By rendering the most basic urban element vertically, MVRDV gives rise to a distinctive housing model.

Concrete Jungle

Tall trees, lush ferns, leafy canopies—you can see them all in Boska, a windowless restaurant that opened recently in Plaza Escenaria, in Mexico City’s San Jeronimo neighborhood. Local architect Michel Rojkind and industrial designer Hector Esrawe have created a forest…

Takeout: 2025

Putting a futuristic spin on that ubiquitous New York space, Studio Gaia designs a “boutique” deli.

Light Sculpting

Using a series of ingenious curtains, Petra Blaisse remakes a Belgian house, creating interiors of dramatic complexity.

Instant City

Work has begun on a huge project in South Korea. KPF looks to plan and build a $25 billion town of 100,000 people—in ten years.

Crossing Guard

Over the past several years street-crossing signals featuring countdown lights have slowly appeared at intersections in various cities, informing pedestrians how much time they have to cross. In Taipei this idea received a new twist with the addition of a…

The Art of War

A show housed in bunkers on Kinmen Island addresses the legacy of conflict between Taiwan and China.

The Chill Room

To mark its accession to the United Nations, the Swiss government bestowed the organization with a new interior for its famous headquarters.

Design Hits the Toddler Set at NY Store

“I definitely would not have had the idea if my son hadn’t been born,” says Lisa Mahar, owner and founder of Kid-O, a four-month-old toy shop located in Greenwich Village. Trained as an architect, she conceived of the store, which…