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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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Surfing Without Waves: Electric Wakeboard Powers Itself

Surfers living inland, or anyone who’s ever eyeballed their city’s river wishing they could use it to get around stalled traffic, could make their ...

Balancing Buildings: 14 Seemingly Gravity-Defying Structures

Heavy structures seem to hover in mid-air, supported only by spindly poles or narrow beams of concrete. Towers lean toward the ground at alarming angles. ...

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Aerial Rugs: Images from Above Converted to Carpet Patterns

Created by an architect and landscape enthusiast, this limited edition series of custom textiles derives its geometries and colors from aerial views shot ...