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Alley Stack: Brooklyn Home Made of 5 Shipping Containers

A tiny slice of real estate in Brooklyn is now an affordable, low-impact multi-level residence made of five stacked and renovated shipping containers. ...

Conjoined Chopsticks: 2 Redesigns to Keep Utensils Paired

Like socks, or any other paired object of everyday use, it seems the eternal curse of chopsticks to become separated and mismatched over time, at least until ...

Decoding Streets: Secret Symbols of the Urban Underground

Somewhere between city signs and street graffiti lies a surprisingly rich and colorful language of secret messages, all hidden in plain sight on roads and ...

A Tale of Two Londons: Classic Paintings x Modern Photos

London may have changed just a tiny bit since the 17th century, but you’d hardly know it looking at some of these mash-ups of classic paintings ...

Algorithmic Architecture: 14 Complex Math-Based Structures

Mathematics are more integral to architecture than ever before, and as the methods of designing structures grow more complex, so do the calculations. As these ...

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3-Story Floating School in Nigeria Rides on Recycled Barrels

256 plastic barrels support this multistory marvel, which stands up and out even amid a sea of buoyant and stilted architecture in this fishing village ...

Smear Campaign: Guerrilla Artist Remixes Adverts with Acid

Mutating works of public advertising with corrosive acid, this cunning urban interventionist hijacks posters from bus stops and subway stations, then adds his ...

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Pop-Up Parks: Brackets Turn Scaffolding into Free Furniture

Scaffolding is ugly, and steals valuable sidewalk space from city residents – but with a simple kit of parts that fit onto the frame with brackets, it ...

Fallen Starchitects: 7 Failures of Famous Architects

Even the world’s most famous and celebrated architects have their failures, whether due to unforeseen consequences of an extraordinarily complex design ...

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Animating Van Gogh: World’s First Fully-Painted Feature Film

It is a fantastic endeavor and nearly finished – a movie made up of 56,800 stop-motion paintings, all presented in the style and told by the characters ...