Architectural Gems: 13 Blinged-Out Buildings Cut Like Stones

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Architects hoping their creations will be described as 'gems' could take the literal route and design faceted structures that call to mind diamonds, geodes and other precious stones. Made of glass or mirrored stainless steel, the geometric panels shimmer in the sunlight and give off their own glow after dark.

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Snoozeboxes: Mobile Container Hotels Travel by Truck & Rail

Modular, stackable and robust, these cargo containers may not look like much on the outside but provide surprisingly refined accommodations inside and can be ...

Classy: Abandoned Saint Frances de Sales Catholic School

In search of an earthly savior, Saint Frances de Sales Catholic School in Powhatan, VA served from 1899 to 1970 as a school for young African-American women.

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Iceberg Homes: London Boroughs Curb Luxury ‘Super-Basements’

It is increasingly common to find London properties that have more subterranean interior space thanĀ above-ground square footage, a byproduct of the wealthy ...

Ruins of Crumbling Church Salvaged with Geometric Addition

A faceted glass structure clings to the ruins of a stone church in Santpedor, Spain, filling in a gaping hole that was created with the demolition of an ...

Illegal Skyway: Chinese Homeowner Bridges 2 Highrise Condos

Sky bridges are a common sight in many cities, but are generally used to create a semi-public pathway from one building to the next, not to illicitly join two ...

Hand-Grown Murals: Watch as Plant Paintings Take Over Walls

Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed ...

Residential Rollercoaster: Buyers Ride Through House for Sale

Perhaps ‘roller coaster ride’ isn’t the most desirable term that a seller would want potential buyers using to describe the property ...

Deceptively Reflective: 12 Mirrored Buildings Trick the Eye

Intentionally fooling the eye to either completely disorient you or focus your vision on a certain part of a scene, these mirrored buildings reflect their ...

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Pet Tech: 13 Goofy Gadgets For The Dogs (& Cats)

We’ve all wondered what our pets are thinking, but would you believe a gadget that claimed it could translate their thoughts into human language? Some ...