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Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

No doubt these abandoned billiard parlors & snooker halls are in trouble... trouble with a capital "T" and that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!

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Blacking Out BLU: World-Famous Berlin Mural Erased in Protest

A huge multi-building work of art has been painted over in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin, reportedly at the behest of the artist BLU himself as a ...

Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Until recently, this indoor swimming pool on the vacant ground floor of a 1970s apartment building in Tokyo was just an empty space, dry and disused for years. ...

Last Stop: Photo Book Documents 150 Vanishing US Rest Stops

For the last five years, this photographer has been traveling around the United States and capturing an eclectic but dying breed of roadside architecture: the ...

Vertical City Farming: Undulating Mixed-Use Urban Community

Designed to provide a spaces for public gardening as well as senior living, this hybrid complex has a rich array of green roofs, terraces and facades allowing ...

Future Materials: Lightweight Carbon Fiber Architecture

The buildings of the future might just look as lightweight as a spiderweb, seeming as if they could blow away at any moment, while actually being incredibly ...

Grottos to Game of Thrones: 16 Jaw-Dropping Restaurants

You’ll have a hard time chewing with your mouth closed as you dine at these incredible jaw-dropping establishments around the world, from a hanging ...

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Making Faces: Huge Military Warehouse Mural Spans 48 Windows

Covering two sides of a three-story building in Rome, this ground-to-roof artwork is massive, even by the standards of a big-thinking street artist like BLU ...

4D Printing: Programmable Robotic Self-Assembling Materials

Imagine a shelter that unfolds itself in the rain, flat-pack furniture that deploys without instructions or tools when exposed to water or a ...

Street Pong: Play with Fellow Pedestrians at Traffic Lights

You might not be too concerned about how many light cycles go by before you actually get to cross the street if you’re too busy playing pong with the ...