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Underground Urban Wonders: 7 Stunning Sub-City Spaces

Far below the bustling cities of London, Paris, Montreal, New York and Helsinki are subterranean spaces ranging from dark, dank and dangerous storm drain ...

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Kinetic Facade: Awesome Adaptive Window Shading System

Buildings are forever in tension, being static objects in a dynamic world – light conditions in particular shift predictably yet variably throughout the ...

Shabby Cabbie: 15 Abandoned Taxis & Cab Graveyards

Taxis have a checkered history and few mourn when one or more of the used, abused and disused private transit vehicles reaches the end of the meter.

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Window Sketches: Minimalist Landscapes of Steam & Glass

No smoke-and-mirrors or post-production here, just fleeting vignettes swiftly staged on steamed windows and set against natural outdoor backgrounds. Jim ...

End of the World Cinema Abandoned in the Egyptian Desert

In the middle of Egypt’s inhospitable Sinai Desert, stacked on a rocky hillside overlooking a pile of sticks, row after row of worn wooden movie theater ...

Micropolitan: Mini Model City Cycles 100,000 Cars Per Hour

Even when you can observe it fly by from outside, seemingly above the fray, experiencing rush hour traffic may not be as stress-free as you might imagine it ...

Cultural Center Carved Out of 42 Grain Silos in South Africa

An amazing hybrid of preservation and transformation, this project involves carving a series stunning spaces inside a huge series of concrete silos set ...

The Power of Paint: Mini Spruce-Ups Act as Advertisements

Billboard-sized paint jobs on buildings that have seen better days give passersby a glimpse of how much fresher and brighter the structure could look with a ...

Hack Your City: 12 Creative DIY Urbanism Interventions

If city officials won’t do their part to make public spaces more fun, efficient, useful, comfortable and creative, citizens will take matters into their ...

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Submarine Suite: Private Luxury in Submersible Yacht Hotel

Nemo and his companions on the Nautilus would find themselves quite at home in this self-contained underwater retreat, complete with wraparound views and ...