99% Invisible

24 Jan. 2023
If you live in South Africa, you definitely know someone who runs ultra-marathons, probably lots of someones. Here, ultras are the stuff of a whole country’s new years resolutions and mid-life [...]
17 Jan. 2023
Back in 2017 we ran an episode about the history of Brazil's iconic, yellow national soccer jersey. We were reminded of that story during the recent world cup, and then again on January 8th as a mob [...]
10 Jan. 2023
We’re kicking off the new year at 99pi with a fresh installment of mini-stories, including: what lies at the intersection of a street and a road; the most unlikely of theme parks; and the evolution [...]
21 Dec. 2022
This time of year, right in the middle of the holiday season, there's a beloved, frenzied tradition playing out in Filipino households all around the world, with which reporter Gabrielle Berbey is [...]
14 Dec. 2022
The whole conceit of this show is that if look at the world in the right way, you’ll see stories everywhere. Some of the stories are epic power struggles chronicling the construction of a famous [...]
6 Dec. 2022
If you’ve ever flipped through the radio dial — not satellite, not podcasts, but good old-fashioned AM and FM radio — you may have noticed something. Right wing radio talk is everywhere.But the [...]
29 Nov. 2022
Wildlife and urban development don’t usually go well together. Roads in particular fracture the habitats of wide-ranging animals. It restricts their movements and makes it harder for them to find [...]


31 Jan. 2023
The 14th edition of the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards is here and once again we reach out to you, our community, to evaluate the projects and select the winners. This [...]
31 Jan. 2023
© Joshua Delissen architects: blrm Architekt*innenLocation: Hamburg, GermanyProject Year: 2023Photographs: Joshua DelissenArea: 16600.0 m2 Read more » [...]
31 Jan. 2023
Courtesy of ArchDaily As we dive into 2023 and start the Year of the Rabbit, we share with you a few thoughts of what the past year brought to us, and how we prepare for this [...]
31 Jan. 2023
Mediona 13 House / NUA arquitectures. Image © José Hevia A widely discussed topic lately, the circular economy encompasses a whole production and consumption system which [...]
31 Jan. 2023
© Hiroyuki Oki architects: VTN ArchitectsLocation: 39A Tạ Hiện, Street, Quarter 1, Quận 2, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 71114, VietnamProject Year: 2022Photographs: [...]
31 Jan. 2023
1 De Haro / Perkins&Will. Image Courtesy of Quebec Wood Export Bureau Mass timber is emerging all across North America. Beyond the benefits of natural materials and [...]
31 Jan. 2023
Kazuyo Sejima - Photo by Aiko Suzuki . Image Courtesy of La Biennale Architettura 2021 / Phyllis Lambert. Image © CCA - Phyllis Lambert, Directeur fondateur émérite du CCA, [...]


3 Jan. 2023
There was an article last year in the New York Times about a California start-up called Inversion that wants to “speed delivery of important items by storing them in orbit.” [Image: Collage by [...]
2 Jan. 2023
[Image: “Forest and Sun” (1946) by Max Ernst.] When I first saw this painting—“Forest and Sun” (1946) by Max Ernst, a composition and theme he continually revisited and changed over the [...]
11 Sep. 2022
[Image: Collage by BLDGBLOG of public domain images from NASA and the Library of Congress.] An opportunity to explore the use of muons as a tool for architectural and archaeological imaging came up [...]
24 Aug. 2022
[Image: “Solomon’s Pools & ancient aqueducts…,” via Library of Congress.] There’s a beautiful description over at New Scientist of a hypothetical new form of computing device, a [...]
14 Jun. 2022
[Image: From Kiessling’s Grosser Verkehrs-Plan von Berlin (1920).] It’s funny to be back in Berlin, a city where I once thought I’d spend the rest of my life, first arriving here as a [...]
31 Jan. 2022
I should have included this in A Burglar’s Guide to the City: a magical procedure used “to open every Kind of Lock, without a Key, and without making any noise,” whether you’re dealing with [...]

Cultured Magazine

31 Jan. 2023
In the midst of the tuberculosis pandemic, artists took it upon themselves to give the disease an aesthetic makeover.
30 Jan. 2023
Los Angeles begins Black History Month with a diverse array of art exhibition including Timothy Washington, Alison Saar, Glenn Hardy Jr., and more.
30 Jan. 2023
Artists blend cultural movements of the past with current technological and political advancements in this week's art openings.
27 Jan. 2023
Was Kylie Jenner's Schiaparelli lion head an iconic fashion moment off the runway or a plea for social media attention? Industry insiders weigh in on the current catwalk landscape.
27 Jan. 2023
Awol Erizku reworks his own practice in his new solo show at Ben Brown Fine Arts.
26 Jan. 2023
There are a lot of facts out there. @DepthsofWikipedia has the best ones.
26 Jan. 2023
With a role in the terrifying "Infinity Pool" under her belt, actor Cleopatra Coleman heads to the Sundance Film Festival.


31 Jan. 2023
Promotion: Dezeen has teamed up with watch brand Nomos Glashütte to put together a Valentine's Day gift guide featuring four hand-wound watches "made from the best materials and high-tech production [...]
31 Jan. 2023
Folding glass doors and perforated metal screens allow for the mediation of light, ventilation, and noise at the J House in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, designed by local studio CTA. CTA, short for Creative [...]
31 Jan. 2023
International architecture studios including Adjaye Associates, Morphosis, Studio Fuksas and Coop Himmelb(l)au have been named in a Riyadh exhibition as working on The Line megacity in Saudi [...]
31 Jan. 2023
From a Japanese residence with a cartoonish facade to a pared-back villa in coastal Italy, here are Dezeen's top five houses of the month for January. A tiled home by Mecanoo, a minimalist forest [...]
31 Jan. 2023
This year's CES demonstrated why so-called "Femtech" still has a long way to go to get the recognition it deserves, writes Seymourpowell's Mariel Brown. My first trip to the Consumer Electronics [...]
31 Jan. 2023
Workspace brand NeueHouse has opened a work and social space in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, which is revealed in this video created for the brand by Dezeen. The club is the third community and [...]
31 Jan. 2023
Dezeen Showroom: Lighting brand Zero Lighting and Swedish design firm Note Design Studio have expanded the Sprinkle lighting collection, adding three new formats based on the original lamp. The newly [...]


22 Jan. 2023
Contemporary Spanish painter Carlos Morago depicts realistic interior scenes that are mostly reduced to the bare minimum: light floors and walls and sporadical furniture. Empty corridors and rooms [...]
11 Dec. 2022
The Toghrol Tower is a 20 meters high tower located in the city of Rey in Iran made of bricks and Sarooj, a water-resistant mortar. It was erected in 1063, and according to some sources, it was [...]
7 Nov. 2022
Sandrine Marc is a photographer and artist based in Paris with a specific interest in self-made editions. She investigates urban and suburban territories through slow, long walks immersing herself [...]
23 Oct. 2022
American architect Claude Fayette Bragdon (1866-1946) was also an artist, writer and stage designer. He was based in Rochester, NY where he built his masterpiece, the New York Central Railroad [...]
16 Oct. 2022
The second album by British new wave band XTC did not feature any images. Instead, a written essay about how buyers are attracted by album covers to buy records was used. The paragraph, which [...]
9 Oct. 2022
James Lipnickas is a New Haven-based artist and graphic designer. He creates highly evocative scenes representing small architectural stages in axonometric projection. Suspended stairwells, [...]
2 Oct. 2022
The palace of Charles V in Granada was built starting in 1527 as a summer palace for the emperor. The Renaissance building is located inside the Alhambra, the former Nasrid complex on Sabika hill, a [...]