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British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick describes how to bring a human scale and whimsical sensibility to urban life, to create a fabulous future fit for us all.

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Figuring out how to walk from A to B is easy in the age of online mapping tools. Just plug in two addresses and off you go. But sometimes getting to a place as quickly as possible isn’t the priority. Take a look at a project in which researchers tried to figure out a city’s “happy” routes.

Iwan Baan takes photos of homes born from human ingenuity. See 18 of his intriguing images.