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Meltdown: 10 Semi-Sweet Abandoned Chocolate Factories

Chocolate factories were once fragrant masters of their delicious domains but many have fallen victim to high costs, cocoa shortages and changing market tastes.

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Speedy Prefab: How a 9-Story Apartment Was Built in 5 Days

We see conceptual modular designs of this kind all of the time, but rarely such exquisite real-world proof of how fast construction can be in the age of ...

Ecological Life Support: Recycle a Bottle, Feed a Stray Dog

Dispose of your empty plastic bottle in this little sidewalk kiosk, and it’ll dispense enough food to feed a stray cat or dog. Aiming to help both the ...

Urban Observatory: TED Co-Founder’s New Civic Data Platform

This new project brings a whole world’s worth of metropolitan data to your fingertips via both an online application and an upcoming installation at the ...

Cargo Canvases: 6 Street Artists Paint 22 Stacked Containers

Towers constructed from shipping container modules formed the blank basis behind this series of incredible giant-sized, site-specific artworks using spray ...

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied-Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Urban sidewalks, sewer grates and dingy underpasses aren’t exactly the most likely places to find beautiful large-scale ornamental lace, but for artist ...

Fairytale Retreats: 15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

Daydream about an ideal fairytale retreat in the forest, and what you envision will likely look a lot like these 14 amazing arboreal creations. There’s ...

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Rich Door, Poor Door: Segregated Entrances Spark Controversy

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has come under attack by critics for approving  building plans in NYC that ...

5,000 Residents Being Evicted from World’s Tallest Vertical Slum

A forced relocation is underway as thousands of squatters are moved by authorities out of their homes and the city of Caracas, some of whom have called the ...

Rotating Rooms: Push a Button, Change Your House Layout

Maybe in the summer, you’d prefer cooler, shadier lodgings, and in the winter, you wish you could extend your living space out into the sun. The lucky ...