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Waking, sleeping, recreating, loving and living, we spend so much time at home it seems a shame not to make your place of residence both functional and radical - the dwelling designs featured here will shock, amaze, intrigue and inspire you to rethink your housing situation and improve the spaces you inhabit.

Muji Huts: Affordable Pop-Up Modern Homes Made for Japan

The same Japanese retail chain selling household supplies like space-saving furniture, bed linens and travel toothbrushes will soon sell pop-up houses, too, so ...

Cities of Tomorrow: Refugee Camps Require Longer-Term Thinking

Former mayor of the world’s second-largest refugee camp, humanitarian Kilian Kleinschmidt notes “the average stay today in a camp is 17 years. ...

Blue Lights Out: 10 Closed & Abandoned Kmart Stores

Attention Kmart shoppers... would the last one out the door please turn off the blue lights? These 10 abandoned Kmart stores have rung up their last receipt.

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Lookout Below: 1-Mile Toronto Park to Run Under Elevated Highway

A new urban park in Ontario will take sheltered but unused space below a raised roadway and turn it into a place for walking, cycling and outdoor performances. ...

Building Up Iraq: World’s Tallest Skyscraper Planned for Basra

An ambitious proposal for a country in turmoil, this 3,780-foot building would be not only the tallest in the world but also taller than all structures ...

Dubai Commissions Fleet of Jetpacks to Fight Skyscraper Fires

Well known for its high-tech aspirations as well as architectural exuberance, the city of Dubai has begun ordering jetpacks for use by emergency services ...

Fast Track: New High-Speed Pedestrian Lanes Live in Liverpool

An experimental pedestrian fast lane system deployed in England allows speedy walkers to circumvent gawking tourists and window shoppers. Implemented by ...

Best from Above: Drone Views of 6 Philadelphia Abandonments

Some of the most fascinating parts of certain deserted buildings in Philadelphia cannot even be seen from below, making this drone footage shot by Matt Satell ...

Cruelty of Concrete: Harsh Architecture in Berlin & Beyond

There is an innate coldness and harshness to concrete that lends it a sinister air, as if unsavory practices are carried out within, even if the structure is ...

Stark Suburbs of Paris: Scenes from a Former Utopia

Dull gray concrete volumes stacked in irregular shapes stretch across the landscape just beyond Paris like a set from a dystopian film, dwarfing the mostly ...

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