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This Is How Singapore Keeps Its Cool as the City Heats Up

Building design and technology are becoming increasingly important in the city's fight to bring temperatures down. 

The Empty Spanish Resorts of Covid Summer

In his photo series "Discoteca," photographer Francois Prost captures eerie scenes from Spain's beach towns, built for crowds of tourists that the pandemic kept away. 

Into the Heart of the Atrium Hotel

In the 1970s, new downtown hotels often boasted soaring atrium lobbies, filled with glass elevators, bars and restaurants. What's inside this uniquely American building style? 

The Indoorification of Outdoor Dining

Restaurants are enclosing outdoor spaces with tents and domes ahead of the winter months. At what point does eating outside become no different from eating inside?

There's No Room for Teens in the Pandemic City

With schools remote, sports canceled, and libraries closed, teenagers in many U.S. cities find themselves unwelcome in parks and public spaces. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES

The TikTok Party House Next Door

As social media stars turn rented Los Angeles mansions into content-generating "collab houses," neighbors are getting fed up — and the city is cracking down. 

Your Old Radiator Is a Pandemic-Fighting Weapon

Turn-of-the-century faith in ventilation to combat disease pushed engineers to design steam heating systems that still overheat apartments today. 

 

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