Another Green Appearance
Architectural adaptations create space for prayer for New York City's growing Muslim communities, transforming townhouses and apartments into more sacred precincts.
From video-enabled visual interpretation to 3D audio effects, smartphone wayfinding apps have a lot to offer Blind users. But these new features are no substitute for public infrastructure — digital or otherwise — that accounts for nonvisual navigation of the built environment.
Signs of the Times
From small and ubiquitous markers to massive bespoke steel numerals, this longstanding Greenpoint signage company helps New Yorkers navigate the city.
Retrofit for Fairness
The city oversees an experiment: Can new signage and instructions improve experiences in New York’s busiest criminal courthouse?
Mall-terations on Allen Street
On Allen Street, "mall-terations” attest to the way an art intervention can foster a sense of transformative possibility and community involvement in the design and programming of public space.
Make a Difference in Two Days
Bryan Bell, founder of Design Corps, invites young designers to design and build a project in the public interest, from found materials, in two days.