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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!).

Sunken Ruins of Alexandria to be World’s First Underwater Museum

The Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt is planning to turn submerged ruins of ancient Alexandria into an underwater museum, allowing tourists access to 2,500 ...

Ugly Architecture: 15 of the World’s Most Hideous Buildings

Some buildings are so ugly, the only thing that could possibly improve them is a wrecking ball. It’s even worse when the structures are high-profile and ...

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Beach Read: Monumental Concrete Library on the Edge of a Bay

If you’ve ever gotten bored with the book you’re reading on the beach and wished you could just run into a seaside library for a new one, here’s the ...

Neolithic Modernism: History Museum Appears Carved from Stone

A bold break from traditional closed-box museums, this gorgeous open Museum of Indigenous Knowledge design is as much an interactive rock-hewn landscape as a ...

Floating Forest: Trees Rise From Corpse of Abandoned Ship

Rusted and half-sunken yet still somehow afloat on the waters of Sydney’s Homebush Bay, the remains of a century-old ship have become fertile ground for a ...

Plug & Play Homes: Mobile Modules Slot into Urban Frameworks

Coming to Austin next year, this mobile housing strategy takes portable living out of trailer parks, plugging you straight into the city grid and allowing you ...

Ruins to Art: Timber Addition Transforms Abandoned Building

An abandoned traditional building on the coast of Madalena, Portugal has come back to life with a sculptural wooden extension that emerges from the back like a ...

Concrete Wonders: 13 Brutalist Buildings in the USA & Britain

While the most theatrical Brutalist buildings remain in the former USSR, there are plenty more of these controversial concrete complexes around the world, and ...

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Baker’s Doesn’t: 13 Sweet Abandoned Donut Shops

Sorry Homer (and countless men in blue), these closed and abandoned donut shops have served their last sprinkled, frosted and/or creme-filled delicacy. DOH!

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Light House: Translucent Dwellings in an Abandoned Parking Garage

With their cavernous abandoned spaces, the hundreds of stalled skyscraper projects throughout tropical Asia could serve a purpose by hosting low-budget ...

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