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Luxury Retrofit: New 440-Square-Foot Condo Hidden in Old Garage

Boxed in on both sides, this once-homely little garage space is now a cozy high-end condo, its rusted white corrugated metal front replaced with a ...

Street Re-View: Hacking Google with Theatrical Performances

Mons, Belgium might just be the most interesting and artistic-looking city on the entirety of Google Street View, full of seemingly spontaneous dramatic scenes ...

Tiny Apartment Tricks: 13 Ideas for Ultra-Compact Spaces

If you want to live in a tiny apartment without murdering your significant other or feeling like your home is a jail cell, you might want to employ a few of ...

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Fashionably Architectural: 5 Designers Debut 3D-Printed Shoes

Somewhere between architecture, art and fashion, this series of 3D-printed shoes by five famous designers for United Nude pushes the limits of new technologies ...

Devil’s Slide: Deserted Bay Area WWII Bunker Hovers in Midair

Built on Devil’s Peak (along a promontory known as Devil’s Slide), this obsolete base end station was designed to spot, triangulate and radio in ...

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Mesmerizing Motion Capture: Dance as Point Cloud Data

The graceful movements of a professional dancer are rendered as a cloud of flickering metallic dots using inexpensive Xbox Kinect sensors and 3D tools. ...

Wired Wood: 13 Handmade Versions of Electronic Gadgets

Anyone who longs for the days of simpler, longer-lasting gadgets will love these lo-fi wooden versions of modern tech, including a pixel display made of ...

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Commuter Olympics: Indoor Running Tracks Link Japanese Airport

Combining a novel form of wayfinding with a nod to the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, this new airport terminal trades moving walkways for a ...

Wrap It Up! 10 Creative Building Scrims & Scaffolds

These artistic wraps, scrims and scaffolds creatively conceal the ugly truth of building construction, remediation and restoration.

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IKEA to Produce & Ship 10,000 Flat-Pack Emergency Shelters

With 40 test units created and deployed since 2013, IKEA is now ready to begin mass-producing its $1,000-per-unit temporary flat-pack house to destinations in ...