Making Room

Introducing Making Room: a research, design and advocacy project to shape New York’s housing stock to address the changing needs of how we live now.

Gary Hustwit's Urbanized

Gary Hustwit, director of design documentaries Helvetica and Objectified, talks about his latest film, a global exploration of the individuals, projects and forces that shape our cities.

Urban Design Week

IfUD's Anne Guiney tells us what to expect from an upcoming weeklong festival celebrating New York's public realm and showing how design can make it better.

From the Archives: Brooklyn Army Terminal

Since 1919, a former military depot in Sunset Park has seen three million troops, the US Post Office, refugees, biotechnology, Elvis Presley and, later this month, the League's Beaux Arts Ball.

BMW Guggenheim Lab: Confronting Comfort

Six of the minds behind the New York installment of an international traveling laboratory for urban experimentation discuss the theme of comfort in urban space.

BMW Guggenheim Lab: Confronting Comfort | Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman

"It is the ultimate virtue for architecture in an urban context to create or activate the public domain."

BMW Guggenheim Lab: Confronting Comfort | Charles Montgomery

"Comfort is an infinitely relative commodity, and thus a marker of status."

BMW Guggenheim Lab: Confronting Comfort | Maria Nicanor

"We asked for a space in which we could do everything and anything."

BMW Guggenheim Lab: Confronting Comfort | Omar Freilla

"Most of us live in our own little bubbles. We know the world that we walk in every single day."