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Civic structures shape cities - the best examples of institutional architecture stand out from the crowd and declare themselves as objects rather than infill. From sensational schools, colleges and universities to magnificent museums, theaters and opera halls, here are some buildings well worth viewing (and visiting should you ever find yourself in the relevant city!).

Junked Ship: Japan Ditches Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium Design

Scheduled to land like an otherworldly spacecraft in Tokyo, the curvaceous, controversial but competition-winning National Stadium designed for the 2020 ...

Red Ink: 10 Closed & Abandoned Tattoo Parlors, Studios & Shops

Tattoos and tattooists have made their mark on society – pun intended – but what happens to your neighborhood tattoo parlor when the ink finally runs dry?

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Foundation for World’s Tallest Building Converted to Fish Farm

Ambitious plans construct Sky City in China, designed to be the highest skyscraper in the world and built in just 90 days, stalled at the outset over 2 years ...

Arboreal Architecture: 14 Houses Built Around & Within Trees

Tree houses aren’t just rustic wooden huts slapped together around a living trunk – they also come in the form of elegant modern residences ...

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Traffic Chop: 8 Creative Stencils for Dedicated Traffic Lanes

Seems everyone wants their own dedicated traffic lane these days... and it seems they're getting them! Is white line fever taking over your neighborhood?

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Tree Church: Organic Arbortecture Grown from Living Branches

‘Built’ may not be the right word for this compelling hybrid of architectural and arborsculptural design (or: arbortecture), featuring a complete ...

Raised Runways: Airplane Paths Lifted Above Downtown Streets

Airports take up vast amounts of valuable real estate in and around urban areas, but what if we could get to and from planes faster, make takeoffs and landings ...

Tiny in Tokyo: Ultra-Narrow House Slotted into an Alley

At just six feet wide, this incredibly narrow residence inserted into an alley in dense urban Tokyo is the latest example of Japanese architects thinking way ...

Open Swim in MN: Nation’s First Naturally Filtered Public Pool

After years of design and development, the first naturally filtered public swimming pool in the United States is set to open later this month in Minneapolis, ...

Abandoned McBarge: Floating Fast Food Restaurant in Ruins

Built in 1986 in the hopes of enticing diners who were gravitating toward more high-end fare, this now-abandoned floating McDonalds might just be the ...

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