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New York Architecture Firm Proposes Floating Housing Complex

eawalls and flood insurance are all well and good, but a New York architecture firm has designed a more ambitious (but probably less practical) solution for...

These Winning Designs Rethink NYC Medians

The medians of Park Avenue, New York, are today characterized by simple rows of tulips and begonias and the occasional sculpture installation. If the recently-announced...

This Rainbow-lit Ice Skating Trail Is True Winter Magic

In a Canadian city where temperatures can dip to -35 degrees Celsius (-31 degrees Fahrenheit), officials and designers have come up with a creative way to...

Ernesto Neto Plans to Transform Zurich’s Busiest Train Station Into a Rainforest

The Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto is creating a spectacular installation that will bring the spirit of the Amazonian rainforest—and possibly some of its inhabitants—to Zurich’s...

Art Industry News: Christo Will Bring a Floating Egyptian Tomb to London + More Must-Read Stories

The conceptual artist Christo will create a Mastaba sculpture for London’s Hyde Park, which will float on the Serpentine lake during the summer, after...

Shifting the ‘Horizon’

Ask Joanne Cheung why she studies the way people conceptualize climate change and she’ll tell you, “I’m a designer. It’s part of the job to...

Miami Art Project Looks at Infrastructure Under Water

Florida Governor Rick Scott may have banned the term “climate change” from official government records, but South Florida is well aware of its watery...

What’s that shower being wheeled around the city? It’s the PST festival for performance art

If you see floating stages on Echo Park Lake this weekend with a vocalist crooning a siren song through ginormous wooden bullhorns as brass...

Damien Hirst Created a Fake Documentary About His Fake Venice Show—and Now You Can See It on Netflix

The exhibition that launched a thousand angry tweets lives on—on Netflix.Earlier this week, the streaming service released a mockumentary, “Treasures from the Wreck of...

The Novelist and the Explorer

What on Earth do a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and a legendary marine biologist have in common? The ocean, for one. That less than...

How a Quirky Art Prize Tied to the DeVos Family Went Political

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Patricia Constantine thought hard about whether to use an image of the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in her entry to...

Waterlogged Texas Museums Assess the Damage Caused by Hurricane Harvey

Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, August 25, large swaths of the state have been battered by torrential downpours,...