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Endless City: Skyscraper Wraps Upward with Walkable Ramps

An urban pedestrian paradise, this conceptual design proposes to turn cities skyward with a system of flexible open spaces that gradually rise as floor plates ...

Urban Surfing: City Dwellers Catch Radical Artificial Waves

Until recently, anyone who wanted to surf the artificial waves in a river in Munich’s English Garden had to do so under cover of night, with one eye on ...

Offbeat & Off the Grid: 15 Surprisingly Mobile Solar Gadgets

Solar power projects go truly off-the-grid in mobile applications that range from practical if goofy solar panel-equipped Ray Bans to donkeys that stroll ...

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Inverted Zoo: Enclosure-Free Design Puts Animals in the Open

Aiming to change the nature of zoo experiences for species on both sides of the glass, Zootopia radically reverses traditional layouts and changes ...

The Peeling Project: Thinking Outside The Big Box Store

What happened when an edgy architecture firm met an open-minded chain of big box retail stores? The very appealing Peeling Project, that's what.

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City-Sized Artwork: Huge Building Mural Spans 99 Structures

In his most ambitious and large-scale work to date, Felice Varini has created a perspectival piece that wraps around the entire historic core of Hasselt, ...

Bloodswept Lands: Poppies Pour out of the Tower of London

Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red is the appropriately dramatic name for this incredible installation of red ceramic poppies pouring from an upper window into ...

Pocket Tent: Tiny Prefab Home Inflates Itself with Body Heat

A brilliant application of material science toward simple living, this portable self-inflating structure folds up into a manageable miniature package but ...

Tree of 40 Fruit: Single Plant Grown with Dozens of Grafts

Giving the phrase ‘garden variety’ a fresh new meaning for urban gardeners, this amazing hybrid plant makes it possible to raise dozens of ...

Cardboard Ferrari: Urban Art Installations by Benedetto

Ordinary cars become Ferraris with cardboard camouflage, campers stretch high into the sky and disused telephone booths transform into glowing sidewalk ...