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Occupy Parking Spots: 15 Projects Reclaiming the Streets

In the asphalt-covered space that would normally be occupied by a single vehicle could be a bike rack, a dance floor, an outdoor cafe, a kiddie pool or a ...

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NYC Skyway: From Brooklyn to Manhattan in 4 Minutes by Air

Building on the strategy of the Roosevelt Island Tramway (connecting to Manhattan over the East River), this proposal promises record commuting times, ...

Urban Glider: Compact Portable Electric Unicycle for Cities

Light, small and surprisingly fast, this single-wheeled cycle is designed to let you zip around cities, then stop and pick it up like a suitcase when you ...

Roaming Homes: 15 DIY RVs, Converted Buses & Tiny Houses

Japanese tea houses spring from the roofs of ordinary-looking trucks, ornate handcrafted cabins are tacked onto school buses and fire trucks are converted into ...

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What If? Apocalyptic Art Explores Ends of Industrial Worlds

What if we filled the world with nothing but cars, or skyscrapers, or if we simply started building an industrialized mountain (like a modern-day Tower of ...

All Washed Up: 11 Abandoned Coin Laundries & Laundromats

Abandoned coin laundries, laundromats and washaterias (for you Texans) have proliferated as utility costs rise and prices for domestic machines fall.

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Memo Bottle: Slim Paper-Shaped Water Canteen for Laptop Bags

Rectangular, skinny and designed to fit in briefcases or computer bags, this is definitely a bottle with a clear message: it is time to make your preferred ...

By the Silent Line: Watch an Abandoned Railroad Disappear

Among the rusting vestiges of Europe’s Industrial Revolution, this 20-mile relic of a railroad in Paris has been abandoned since 1934, and while it has ...

Mirage Muralist: Street Artist Bends Surfaces Using Illusion

With works often requiring second looks or sanity checks, artist Pejac bends reality in his use of paint and other materials to create sublime art from walls, ...

The Desertron: World’s Largest Super Collider Lies Abandoned

Designed to break records held by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the Superconducting Super Collider built (and abandoned) in Texas features fourteen miles ...