The Catalonian city has notified landlords that they will fill their empty apartments with tenants if they don't do it themselves.
Small restaurants, cafes and shops deep within our residential neighbourhoods would be great. Too bad they're illegal.
The idea of the "Garage Bar" as a place to have an unlicensed sip with your friends and neighbours just feels right...
Thousands of tiles are moved by the wind, so that when it blows they flap in concert to reveal gusts and air currents in real time.
To food delivery apps, this virus hasn't been a crisis. It's been an opportunity. Local restaurants are already considering alternatives.
Police in Italy and Brazil are employing helicopters to clear beaches that have been closed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
To support its breweries, distilleries, wineries and restaurants, the city should allow people to order booze with their take-out.
Why does a city that celebrates share plates and "family-style" dining have so few of these clever devices?
After a recent stay at the new hotel in Whistler, we're scratching our heads as to why Vancouver doesn't have something similar yet.
The rent-freeze starts in January and is retroactive to June, so landlords can't jack up the rent in one last frenzied orgy of greed.
They could have used any old alarm to warn of fire or accident, but instead they chose the one that terrifies everyone everywhere.
As much as we appreciate the luxury and convenience of the airport's Fairmont Hotel, it wouldn't hurt to give it some direct competition.
There may be no silver bullet to fixing our housing crisis, but if there was a gun full of silver bullets, we'd definitely pull the trigger on this.
If the annual fees were on a scale of accessibility so a dishwasher didn't have to pay as much as a server, this might work...
A pair of thrill-seeking skiers turn Autumn in the Cantal forest of Southern France into their downhill playground.
The GreenBelly Project is a concept that would see boring, windowless urban walls producing all kinds of deliciousness.
This massive architectural model of New York City got us thinking how cool it would be to see Vancouver similarly represented.
Our historical architecture isn't so valued that it can avoid the wrecking balls of development. But what if it could be saved in another way?
If the Danish city of Aarhus can open public baths in their once filthy waterway, why can't we do something similar here?
The museum is the only one of its kind, dedicated entirely to rocks that look like human faces. Surely we should have one of our own!
Austrian artist Erwin Wurm transformed an old VW bus into a bizarre, oddly obese food truck of sorts, and we want it for our sea wall.
Made of concrete strengthened with fibreglass and originally subsidized by the Dutch government, these futuristic homes from 1984 are awesome.
A South African furniture design company has made a 3m x 2m 'New York City Carpet' and we're a little covetous of it.
This female-forward, animal-friendly Silver Lake wine shop would be perfectly suited to Main Street.
With good weather approaching, we saw this 215 sqft island designed for Copenhagen's harbour and got covetous about it.
Portland anarchists decided to radically intercede where their city had failed them, taking direct action to the streets, literally.
This capsule hotel and sauna facility in Tokyo would be nice fit for Vancouver, which could use more diversity of accommodations.
It ticks three Vancouver boxes. 1.) It has good branding. 2.) It's an Instagrammable one-hit wonder. 3.) People line up for it.