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Sunny Disposition: Computer-Aided Skyscraper Casts No Shadow

With downtown densification usually comes a lack of light in surrounding spaces, leading one architecture firm to develop the world’s first ...

16 Fun Kids Room Ideas Will Make You Want to Shrink Yourself

Why don’t rooms for adults come with cool tent-shaped beds, oversized Legos, slides, tree houses and secret compartments? These fun and imaginative kids ...

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Cantilevered Conversion: Sleek Modern Cargo Container Office

While many intermodal freight crate transformations turn steel boxes into comfortable spaces, this project goes a step further both by taking maximum advantage ...

Stopping Shopping: Eleven Eerie Abandoned Supermarkets

Aisle be back... NOT! These closed and abandoned supermarkets give us a preview of the coming apocalypse – zombie or otherwise – when shopping simply stops.

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UP for Auction: Bids Fail to Save World-Famous Holdout House

In the esoteric realm of ‘nail houses’ – properties whose owners refuse to sell them to developers at any cost – Edith ...

Ski Jump Penthouse: Win a Night at Cool Sky-High B&B Chalet

‘Please do not apply if you’re scared of heights,’ warns AirBnB about this private sky-high chalet located at the very top of the ...

Megablock Microclimate: Urban Treehouse Apartment Complex

Shrouded in 150 trees that absorb 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide per hour, this massive five-story, block-spanning residential building occupies its own ...

Forgotten Heritage: Exploring Europe’s Largest Deserted Places

For the past three years, this bold and big-thinking photographer has located and explored some of the world’s most vast abandoned spaces, from power ...

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Put a Miniature Diorama On It: Amazing Tiny Ring Box Art

A vendor at a market in Paris handed artist Talwst an antique ring box and said, ‘I want to see you do something with this.’ From that chance ...

Adaptive Architecture: 12 Transforming & Convertible Buildings

The exterior walls of homes slide back to reveal transparent volumes, the facade of a parking garage ripples like the surface of a nearby river and individual ...

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