Archived Articles: Architecture

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All Washed Up: 11 Abandoned Coin Laundries & Laundromats

Abandoned coin laundries, laundromats and washaterias (for you Texans) have proliferated as utility costs rise and prices for domestic machines fall.

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The Desertron: World’s Largest Super Collider Lies Abandoned

Designed to break records held by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the Superconducting Super Collider built (and abandoned) in Texas features fourteen miles ...

Rejected Starchitects: 8 Controversial Building Proposals

Even the world’s most famous architects, from Zaha Hadid to Frank Gehry, get rejected sometimes. When Norman Foster’s visionary proposal for a new ...

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Istanbul Demolishing 3 Skyscrapers to Preserve City Skyline

After a huge and lengthy legal battle fought on various fronts by developers, municipalities and the Council of State, the Turkish government has ordered the ...

Post-Olympic Abandonment: Sochi Already on the Road to Ruin

The Olympics have a long history of leaving a mixed legacy in their wake but the story of Sochi is particularly strange – it was never completely ...

Floating Neighborhood for NYC: How to Hover a Whole Megablock

How do you fit an entire new neighborhood for 65,000 people, complete with offices, schools and streets, into the already congested and overdeveloped island of ...

Modular Cities: 13 Expandable Solutions for Urban Growth

As urban populations flourish, cities typically expand outward into suburbia or suffer growing pains with static infrastructure that just can’t keep up. ...

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Bath House: Abandoned Public Restroom Turned Private Home

The ultimate fixer-upper, real estate rarely looks so unpromising as this London dump did – thankfully, one architect saw potential beyond these potties, ...

Big Miss Steak: 10 Eerie Abandoned Meat Packing Plants

As the disconnect between the meat we eat and the places it's processed grows, so does the number of urban and suburban abandoned meat packing plants.

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Extreme Cliff Living: Modular House Dangles Precariously

Only the uppermost portion of this ambitious five-level home is visible when approaching from land, preserving the views for others and making for one dramatic ...

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