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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!).

New Frank Gehry Building So Ugly it Has to Wear a Paper Bag

Featuring over 300,000 custom-designed bricks, the latest work of one of the world’s most famous architects is an impressive feat of engineering, but ...

Scratched Out: Nine Nifty Closed & Abandoned Nail Salons

Once prettily painted, polished and popular, these closed and abandoned nail salons won't be doing any more filing unless it's in bankruptcy court.

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The Under Line: Derelict London Tube Tunnels as Public Paths

Transforming unused sections of the London Underground,  this bold proposal envisions a network of subterranean paths for pedestrians and cyclists as well ...

Rustic Swiss Structure Hides Modern Underground Home

Set into a landscape of grassy hills and deteriorating stone walls, a rustic 200-year-old wood and stone structure hides a wholly unexpected modern residence. ...

London Approves Europe’s First City-Spanning Bike Superhighway

Catering to some of the 170,000 cyclists that ride across London every day, this segregated bicycle lane will stretch from west to east, pass through the heart ...

See Through Stone: 13 Aging Structures with Glass Extensions

The crumbling stone ruins of churches, farmhouses and barns are integrated into new structures that preserve and display their historic character while adding ...

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Groundscrapers: Survivalist Condos in Converted Missile Silos

Located in a converted subterranean silo near Concordia, Kansas, the first complex of these high-end survival accommodations is already sold out and their ...

Chapter 11 File: Eleven Eerie Closed & Abandoned Libraries

Better dead than read? Though the librarians' shushing days are long past, you still won't find many places quieter than these 11 abandoned libraries.

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Desert Cities: Modular Nodal Network Idea for the Middle East

A combination of contemporary regionalism and sustainable urbanism, this design strategy proposed by an Italian architecture firm involves a series ...

Food Futures: Arctic Seed Vault Adds 100,000 New Varieties

Adding to its existing collection of over 800,000 seeds, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has just received a series of 4 deliveries representing species from ...

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