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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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Branch Up: Modular Spiral Staircase Wraps Trees for Climbing

Providing an elegant, robust, accessible and tree-friendly alternative to ladders or branches for climbing trunks, this spiral step solution lets you scale ...

Mole Delivery: Automated Pipelines to Ship Goods Underground

In a world obsessed with aerial drones, this new system could fly in under the radar and revolutionize shipping, delivering goods automatically via unmanned ...

Weird Wooden Room: See the Sea From A New Perspective

Two perfect rectangles of sea and sky are framed like paintings within a surreal wooden observation structure, inviting visitors to experience coastal Denmark ...

Urban Playscapes: 14 Interactive Installations in NYC

New York City is essentially one massively oversized playground, with interactive art installations ranging from vibrating inflatable globes stuffed under the ...

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Instant Cities: 3D-Print Your Favorite NYC Blocks on Demand

We are accustomed to being able to click a few buttons and get 2D prints of cities, blocks or buildings, and now a new web app allows you to create your own 3D ...

Imploded: 8 Burned Out & Abandoned Fireworks Factories

Skyrockets red glare and bombs bursting in air were once sweet music to these abandoned fireworks factories, many of which ended with a bang, not a whimper.

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Hilltop Village: Mini Neighborhood Tops a Green-Walled Store

Fittingly enough for a city that’s all about sprawl, this hilltop village concept for Los Angeles combines residential and retail functions in a way that ...