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Faceted Facade: Crystaline Hotel Shaped Like Amethyst Geode

Grand or gaudy, brilliant or just big, this giant-sized, crystal-styled structure is to be the first in a series of gemstone-inspired hotels in which guest ...

World’s First Public Streetlight Network Powered by Sun & Wind

Unveiled in Spain and planned for the streets of several towns and cities in 2015 and beyond, these grid-free street lighting units are completely ...

Rustic Swiss Structure Hides Modern Underground Home

Set into a landscape of grassy hills and deteriorating stone walls, a rustic 200-year-old wood and stone structure hides a wholly unexpected modern residence. ...

Classical Art in Modern Contexts: 25 Clever Artistic Remixes

Renaissance angels cling to each other in front of a graffitied wall, hellish medieval imagery is splashed across a pair of Doc Marten boots and God has met ...

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Exocomet Express: How to Hitch Intersellar Rides on Comets

Gravitationally unbound to any star, resource-rich extrasolar comets could be the key to manned space flight beyond our solar system, providing a way for ...

London Approves Europe’s First City-Spanning Bike Superhighway

Catering to some of the 170,000 cyclists that ride across London every day, this segregated bicycle lane will stretch from west to east, pass through the heart ...

Kinetic Desk Rises to Nudge You Into a Standing Position

Ready or not, it’s time to stand up when this kinetic desk starts to rise on its own, ensuring that you don’t spend too much time in an unhealthy ...

See Through Stone: 13 Aging Structures with Glass Extensions

The crumbling stone ruins of churches, farmhouses and barns are integrated into new structures that preserve and display their historic character while adding ...

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Groundscrapers: Survivalist Condos in Converted Missile Silos

Located in a converted subterranean silo near Concordia, Kansas, the first complex of these high-end survival accommodations is already sold out and their ...

Chapter 11 File: Eleven Eerie Closed & Abandoned Libraries

Better dead than read? Though the librarians' shushing days are long past, you still won't find many places quieter than these 11 abandoned libraries.

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