Archived Articles: buildings

Taking Their Lumps: 12 Bitter Sweet Abandoned Sugar Mills

Obesity epidemic notwithstanding, the world boasts more abandoned sugar mills than you can shake a peppermint stick at.

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Fresh Faces: Clever Artist Gives Russian Buildings a New Look

Artist Nikita Nomerz is giving abandoned buildings and structures in Russian cities a new look... and the eerily expressive edifices are looking back!

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2 Tons of LEGO: 10 Architects Construct Interactive Micro-City

Using a staggering volume of LEGO bricks, a series of ten famous architecture firms has constructed a series of miniature built environments, deploying them on ...

Wrap It Up! 10 Creative Building Scrims & Scaffolds

These artistic wraps, scrims and scaffolds creatively conceal the ugly truth of building construction, remediation and restoration.

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Unconstructed: 25 Visionary Works by World-Famous Architects

Some were conceived of as storytelling devices or futuristic concepts, while others were intended for actual construction before the plans were scrapped, but ...

Beware of Colour: Activists Highlight Decay with Pink Paint

Splashed with bright buckets of paint from roofs and windows, the colorfully defaced buildings of downtown Johannesburg have evoked different reactions from ...

1 Building Per Day: Crafting Paperholm, a Working Micro-City

The individual structures are impressive as is the fact that they have moving parts, but their rate of construction is particularly compelling: the man behind ...

Wax On, Wax Off: 12 Closed & Deserted Drive-Thru Car Washes

Abandoned car washes are oddly abundant - you'd think they invented the self-cleaning car! Here are 12 more car-less washes left high, dry and brushed-off.

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Blocked Out: 10 Closed & Abandoned Hat-Making Factories

The golden age of hats – what George Costanza called a “bald paradise” - has long passed and along with it, so have hundreds of huge hat-making factories.

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Schematic of Structures: 90 Buildings, Prehistory to Present

This stunning blueprint-inspired poster takes you on a visual tour of 90 celebrated structures around the world, highlighting architectural achievements ...

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