Cities: ideas and insights on the cities we live in

Community room with a view in Asakusa

Kengo Kuma’s office has recently completed a project in the Asakusa district of Tokyo that acts as a gathering space for both tourists and local people interested in the culture of this unique district. More

The LAB

Part cultural exhibition, part architectural experiment, part community center, part gathering space, part public forum, part urban think tank and part traveling corporate advertising campaign. More

‘The City as Hacker’

Another phrase pulled from Saskia Sassen’s lecture that I think is worth deeper thinking despite its outwardly hipster tone is ‘the city as hacker’. More

What’s a vertical gym?

“We cannot stop the purchasing, selling, and firing of bullets. But we can create novel spaces, nurturing values such as fair play, tolerance, and civic community…” More