Charged: Lowline and the Remote Skylight

A closer look at the progressive project's innovative solution to bringing natural light underground

As the most talked about urban planning project in NYC of recent times—alongside the Plus Pool, perhaps—the Lowline continues to capture the attention of the creative community and beyond through its development from concept to construction. In the nearly two years since the project was fully funded via Kickstarter, we’ve seen no shortage of in-depth looks at the inventive design to transform a historic trolley …

Lowline Young Designers Program

Local school kids reveal their vision for an underground park on the Lower East Side

This weekend, at NYC’s Mark Miller Gallery, an enthusiastic and clever bunch of middle-schoolers shared their visions—and plans—for the future of the city. The exhibit, which will run through March 9 and is sponsored by the Lowline’s Young Designers Program, revealed the vision of local school children for an underground park in the Lower East Side, and how such a marriage of technology, geography and …

Dashila(b)

The revitalization of Beijing's oldest corridors

Dashilar is is one of the oldest and most famous “hutongs”, or alleyways, of Beijing, and probably one of the closest to pictures in our imagination of the old city—narrow streets, red lanterns, rickshaws and all kinds of Chinese paraphernalia. Located outside Qianmen Gate, South of Tian’anmen Square, the area became the city’s most vibrant commercial street during the Qing Dynasty. In the last 20 …