Hole in the Ground: 5 Ideas to Fill Downtown Chicago Spire Void

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Designed by a world-famous architect, the Chicago Spire was set to be the second-tallest building in the world, but now that plans for its construction have been abandoned local firms are stepping up to suggest novel ways to reuse the voided project's remnant space.

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Sound & Fury: Motorcycle & Instrument Designers Switch Roles

How would someone who designs motorcycles for a living approach creating a kit of drums, and vice versa? Yamaha’s Project AH A MAY explores that question, ...

For the Record: 13 Modern & Conceptual Turntable Designs

As record players enjoy a resurgence in popularity, their designs get sleeker and more modern, incorporating 3D printing, lasers, magnets that levitate the ...

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Mushroom Materials: DIY Kit Grows Custom Compostable Products

Turning agricultural waste and fungal mycelium into construction materials, this do-it-yourself kit lets you grow your own compostable bio-plastic objects, ...

Urban Spock: 20 Fascinating Leonard Nimoy Graffiti Tributes

Mr. Spock, played by the late Leonard Nimoy, was a logically legit pop culture icon. Just ask the many graffiti artists worldwide who have paid him tribute.

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Mini Sky City: 57-Story Chinese Skyscraper Built in 19 Days

The world’s tallest prefab building has just been constructed at a rate of 3 stories per day, showcasing the power of modular design and industrial ...

Light Footed: Smart Shoes Paint with Light As You Dance

Paint with light in real-time with a pair of shoes that not only have 100 LED lights embedded into the sole, but are also fitted with advanced motion tracking ...

Rainworks: Water-Activated Street Art & Games in Rainy Seattle

Rainworks are pieces of street art that only appear when wet, featuring messages, images and interactive games that work great for a city infamous for its ...

Invisible Bicycles: Tokyo’s High-Tech Underground Bike Parking

Sufficiently advanced science has been said to look like magic, like this subterranean cycle storage system – except in this case images and videos give ...

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Spite Houses: 12 Structures Built Just to Annoy People

These houses, apartment buildings and commercial structures weren’t built as they are because the owners really loved the view or particularly wanted a ...