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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!).

Photocatalytic Concrete: Air-Cleaning Building Absorbs Smog

Featuring 100,000 square feet of smog-filtering surface area, this structural facade will break down harmful oxides in sunlight to improve air quality all ...

Cabins in the Canopy: 13 Modern Tree Houses by Baumraum

Ranging from minimalist elevated meditation cabins to complex climate-controlled company meeting spaces, the many treehouse creations of German company ...

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SCADpads: Parking Garage Turned Tiny House Village

Just how livable can a 135-square-foot micro-house really be? That’s what an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty and alumni at Savannah College ...

Subway Cars to Churches: 15 Creatively Converted Offices

Anything from a graffiti-covered subway car to a Route 66 gas station can become the setting for creative modern offices. Architects and intrepid homeowners ...

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No Sweat: 10 Abandoned Gyms & Deserted Fitness Centers

Gotta be at the gym in 26 minutes? Don't get bent outta shape but no amount of blood, sweat or tears can rejuvenate these abandoned gyms & fitness centers.

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Fossilized Retreat: Log Cabin Remnants Recast in Concrete

Using the existing logs from a previous cabin structure as formwork, this retreat manages to retain the scale and textures of its predecessor in a ...

Casa Futebol: Design to Deploy Housing in World Cup Stadiums

Imagine converting the circumferential spaces of sports stadiums into a plug-and-play system of modular residential units, leaving their open centers for use ...

Stay on the Go: 13 Stackable, Movable Modular Hotel Designs

These hotel rooms can be stacked on top of each other, swapped out for easy renovation and easily transported from one place to the next thanks to their ...

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Permanent Parklets: São Paulo Turns Street Parking to Parks

In a bold bid to change its urban landscape for good, Brazil’s biggest city has given a green light to citizen proposals to transform car parking spots ...

Abandoned Alien Homestead: Forsaken UFO House in Florida

Painted pink and encrusted with graffiti, the abandoned UFO House in Homestead, Florida, has a backstory as mysterious as its otherworldly architecture.

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