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Holy Skate: Century-Old Church Converted to Colorful Park

A 100-year-old church in Spain is hosting pilgrimages of a new sort now that its interior is lined with skate ramps instead of pews, its soaring cathedral ...

Car-Free Cities: 12 Pedestrian-Only Places from Venice to NYC

It’s funny how the idea of a purpose-built, car-free city where everything you need is easily accessible on foot seems so modern, yet it’s actually a ...

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Save Ferris! 12 Abandoned & Overgrown Ferris Wheels

What goes around comes around, especially for these dozen abandoned Ferris Wheels whose former clockwork precision has spun down to a permanent turn off.

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Tetris House: Modular Structures are Made to be Stacked

Modular living units in a range of sizes can be stacked, spun and cantilevered over each other to create unique custom dwellings with views in every direction. ...

Lego Landmarks: Elegant New ‘Architecture Skyline’ Collection

The phrases ‘adult toys’ and ‘city blocks’ take on a different meaning when applied to architecturally sophisticated LEGO sets like these, ...

Disused 15-Mile Railway to Become Country-Wide Park in Singapore

An ambitious infrastructure conversion project in Singapore will turn 15 miles of a abandoned rail corridor into a continuous mixed-use trail-and-park system ...

Origami Apartment: Instantly Shape-Shifting Micro Interiors

Origami-inspired folding screens stretch and retract in many different ways to transform one 312-square-foot micro apartment for a variety of uses, separating ...

World’s Most Soothing Soaks: 10 Otherworldly Hot Springs

When the weather outside is frightful, there are few things so tempting as calling in sick to work and heading to a natural hot springs spa to soak in warm ...

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World’s Brightest Flashlight: Brilliant 1000-Watt DIY Lantern

Lighting up the night sky like artificial lightning, this incredible homemade lamp boasts a 90,000-lumen output (over 100 times that of a typical Maglite) that ...

Scarchitecture: Aerial Photos Reveal Vanished ‘Ghost Streets’

When thoroughfares are subtracted from city grids, subsequent urban infill is shaped by the voids of these former roadways, streetcar or rail paths, standing ...