Upside down house

Brasilian architect designs his own housesHave you ever seen a house built upside down? If not, hold your breath and go to Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais state in Brazil. There were built two houses designed by Mr.…

Has the red carpet ever been rolled out for you?

A new public living room is created to pass the time and offers space for meetings and relaxing. City lounge in St. Gallen – St. Gallen is with 71.000 inhabitants the seventh largest (university)city in Switzerland. Its main attraction is…

Narrow house

A “tight house” built in the city of Madre Deus (Bahia-Brazil) is 1 meter wide and supports 3 floors.Narrow House A “tight house” built in the city of Madre Deus (Bahia-Brazil) is 1 meter wide and supports 3 floors.…

CN Tower at 5:00, 9:00, 12:00, 16:00, 20:00, 24:00 …

The world’s tallest freestanding structure on land. Here you can watch the sun rise, and go down, on Toronto’s cityscape. Click on the photo and enter Samn Javanrouh’s site with this fantastic picture of Toronto’s cityscape. Move your mouse over…

Found: ecocabs

More and more cities are getting Ecocabs on their streets and they have recently arrived in Dublin courtesy of Ecocabs Ireland Limited. Ecocabs are free bicycle-driven cabs that will take you anywhere in the city centre at no charge.¬† Kind…

Walking in the fast lane

People are walking appr. 10% faster now than 10 years ago. Photo: bricolage.108’s   The Quirkology Pace of Life Project does research on the pace of walking in big cities all over the world. The research shows that people are…

Breathtaking Mexico City, Megalopolis

“I am a helicopter pilot and decided to share what I see from above” says C.O. Ruiz. The result: breathtaking views of Megalopolis. Just in case he adds that all pictures are REAL. Watch & Enjoy: http://homepage.mac.com/helipilot/PhotoAlbum31.html…

Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind in Dublin

Here is a link to an article about an important new place being developed in Dublin’s docklands. It is a collaboration between Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind’s website may be one for the guru section because (a) it is…

Caminito, Buenos Aires

The possibilities of creative urban transformation: Caminito in the barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires. How do you transform a run-down, no-go area of your city into one of its biggest tourist attractions, in the process generating hundreds of jobs…

Music Tiles on Museumplein, Amsterdam

A small but great contribution to the soundscape of the Museum square.One of the ways we at Inspiring Cities found to discover the soul of the city is sound. The¬†citysounds, the soundscapes. We gather all projects, small and…

New Tower of Culture on Manhattan

New York will have a new and distinctive skyscraper. This time no bank or international headquarters. The Museum of Modern Art, at 53rd St near Central Park will expand. It has chosen a 75 story design of French architect Jean…