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Cyberpunk City: Reframing Tokyo as a Futuristic Wonderland

With a background and interests in skateboarding, anime and architecture, this photographer brings both a youthful imagination and an outsider’s eye to ...

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Checked Out: Ten Permanently Vacant Abandoned Motels

Motels have been in decline for decades – even Norman Bates knew that – and these abandoned motels illustrate a fundamental shift in travel trends.

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Converted Crane: 150-Foot-Tall Dutch Hotel Spins in the Wind

Featuring three suites toward its peak (and a spa pool to top it off), this boutique hotel is situated in one of the tallest and oldest maritime cranes in ...

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New Artificial Lighting Tricks Human Brain into Seeing Sunlight

Access to natural daylight has long been one of the biggest limiting factors in building design – some solutions involve reflecting real daylight from ...

Itty City Blocks: Build Your Own 3D-Printed Physical SimCity

At a scale of 1/1,000, these beautiful little models bring famous buildings to life but can also be fitted into whole blocks or assembled to form ...

Rocky Ruins Reclaimed: 12 Mining Facilities Transformed

Abandoned subterranean pits once used to mine everything from gold to salt have been reclaimed as theme parks, restorative spas for asthmatics, data centers, ...

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New Frank Gehry Building So Ugly it Has to Wear a Paper Bag

Featuring over 300,000 custom-designed bricks, the latest work of one of the world’s most famous architects is an impressive feat of engineering, but ...

Faceted Facade: Crystaline Hotel Shaped Like Amethyst Geode

Grand or gaudy, brilliant or just big, this giant-sized, crystal-styled structure is to be the first in a series of gemstone-inspired hotels in which guest ...

Rustic Swiss Structure Hides Modern Underground Home

Set into a landscape of grassy hills and deteriorating stone walls, a rustic 200-year-old wood and stone structure hides a wholly unexpected modern residence. ...

Exocomet Express: How to Hitch Intersellar Rides on Comets

Gravitationally unbound to any star, resource-rich extrasolar comets could be the key to manned space flight beyond our solar system, providing a way for ...

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