The Best of Failed Architecture
The most popular Failed Architecture articles, as voted by our community.
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Failed Architecture on Architecture
Smart Streetlights are Casting a Long Shadow Over Our Cities
Major cities across the US are introducing smart streetlights with the promise they'll provide safer and more sustainable public spaces. But behind th...
Failed Architecture on Future Cities
The Deceptive Platform Utopianism of Google’s Sidewalk Labs
The company’s “innovative” plan for Toronto’s waterfront puts radical spatial practice, participatory ideals, and romanticism to work for a re...
Failed Architecture on Housing
A Cage by Another Name
Under the guise of housing, LA’s tiny home villages serve to contain and banish unhoused people.
«Tiny home villages masquerade as housing, but are carceral in nature»
Failed Architecture on Iran
The Hidden History of Tehran’s Red-Light District
After a revolutionary mob torched Shahrinaw in 1979, the Iranian authorities erased all traces of the neighbourhood that had served as Tehran’s red-...
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