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Extreme Human Habitats: 7 Unexpected Urban World Wonders

Humans have established settlements in the strangest of places, from the base of an extremely lethal volcano in Japan to a platform of oil rigs built on the ...

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LA River Rehab: Dramatic Urban Revitalization Planned

Currently a concrete wasteland along most of its urban length, the Los Angeles River is set to get a dramatic billion-dollar makeover with the backing of the ...

Architecture as Landscape: 15 Terrain-Inspired Buildings

These skyscrapers, homes and city concepts eschew typical architectural silhouettes, taking inspiration from cliffs, mountains and hills to create artificial ...

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Sand Cities: Geometric Architecture Sculpted from Beaches

A serious step beyond traditional sand castles, these sculptural micro-structures range from simple sets of cubes to miniature buildings and architectural ...

Crowdsourced City: 14 Citizen-Directed Urban Projects

When urban planners and developers want to know what businesses local residents would like in their neighborhoods, where to put new bike lanes, or specific ...

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Point & Click: Street Stencils Show Tourists Where to Shoot

Urban travelers love taking pictures, but ideal angles are not always obvious to visitors – many ultimately either stand in same hard-to-find spot or ...

End of the Line: Exploring Unseen Terminal Subway Stations

Bustling hubs give way to spindly spokes, infrequently taking locals to particularly distant destinations and often entirely unseen by tourists and other ...

SkyCycle: London Concept Takes City Biking to New Heights

London could become much more bike-friendly with SkyCycle, an elevated route for bicycles only that runs along the existing rail network and would enable ...

Half Abandoned: Twin Townhouses Tell Two-Sided Stories

Physically conjoined but separately sold upon construction, the lives of paired buildings (ones that share a common wall) can diverge dramatically as this ...

Amphitheater of the Dead: Hong Kong Hillside Cemeteries

This terraced structure is not the remains of some ancient amphitheater, but a metropolis of the dead that’s just as dense as that of the living city of ...

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