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Cliff Diving: Dramatic Concrete Home & Pool Cut into Precipice

File this dramatic cliff-hanging, swimming-pool-topped home called Casa Brutale under ‘fit for a villain in every possible way.’ Practically begging to be ...

Surprises in Storage: 14 Clever Compartments & Organizers

Rejecting the idea that storage furniture needs to be hyper-functional above all, these innovative bookcases, credenzas, wardrobes, tables and shelves put the ...

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Baked In: Laser-Etched Rolling Pins Imprint Edible Patterns

Laser engraving wraps all the way around these clever and customizable pins, creating anything from robots and dinosaurs to mazes and words to liven up your ...

Unread: 12 Abandoned Inner City Newsstands

Once vital fixtures of the urban milieu, these inner city newsstands were abandoned by an information society evolving away from portable print media.

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Malls of America: The Death & Life of Indoor Shopping Centers

The inventor of the suburban American mall as we know it came to hate the effects of his creations, evolving from the creator of this building typology to its ...

Light Lines: Stunning String Installation Inside Abandoned Church

What seems at first to be narrow rays of turquoise light streaming in through the stained glass windows of a vacant Gothic Revival church turn out to be over ...

Triangle Tower Approved: First New Paris Skyscraper in 42 Years

At nearly 600 feet (180 meters) tall, this structure was narrowly granted permission to be the first skyscraper to grace the Parisian skyline in nearly half a ...

Portable & Potable: Water-Purifying Sculpture Cleans East River

Combining practical water purification and the fun of watching hidden processes come to life, this gigantic structure installed at MOMA PS1 in New York City ...

Mind Mining: Subterranean Library Descends Into Darkness

A fragile layer of glass is all that prevents you from falling, Alice-in-Wonderland-style, into a tunnel of books that seems to descend deep below the surface ...

Fairytale Photography: 50 Images With a Moody Narrative Style

Each of these moody, dreamlike images feels like a moment from some larger story that remains a mystery to the viewer, forcing us to become active participants ...

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