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View Forward: Driverless London Train Cars Arriving in 2020

Called the New Tube, the next phase in London’s Underground system will feature partially and entirely automated cars, including ones that let passengers ...

Punched Cards: 12 Abandoned, Closed & Boarded-Up Bingo Halls

These 12 closed and abandoned bingo halls couldn't compete with an increasing variety of online gaming options and the gradual spread of gambling casinos.

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Schematic of Structures: 90 Buildings, Prehistory to Present

This stunning blueprint-inspired poster takes you on a visual tour of 90 celebrated structures around the world, highlighting architectural achievements ...

Solar-Powered Art Etched with a Magnifying Glass & the Sun

Magnifying glass clutched in his fist, Jordan Mang-osan uses nothing but focused rays of sunlight to burn detailed drawings onto panels of wood. A native ...

Shape-Shifting Architecture: Material Morphs with Heat & Air

This project asks a question that goes to the heart of how we think of buildings, asking: what if architectural shapes and structures could be more than just ...

Deserted for Decades: Derelict Old Building Houses New School

A remarkable example of architectural rehabilitation, this abandoned structure has been given a second life via a fresh facade wrapping a rundown shell. The ...

Looking Sharp: Blade-Like Bridge Slices Through the Air

Five blade-like beams slice into the sky when this cantilevered footbridge in London’s Merchant Square rises to make way for boats moving along the Grand ...

Urban Subversion: 13 Radical Examples of Guerrilla Housing

Vacant lots, billboards, rooftops and even dumpsters are hacked into inhabitable spaces in these examples of often-illegal guerrilla housing. All manner of ...

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Real Holodeck: 360-Degree Immersive Home Gaming Environment

Using a series of networked camera-and-projector units, this working demonstration turns an entire living room into and interactive gaming environment. Dubbed ...

City Cinemagraphy: Animated Photographs of Urban Motion

With compelling attention to depth, detail and movement, French photographer Julien Douvier uses cinemagraphic techniques to capture everything from fleeting ...

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