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Fine Art of Architecture: B&W Photography by Joel Tjintjelaar

Highly refined yet ever-evolving, the work of this photographer started with portraiture, moved through landscapes and seascapes, and has for a time now ...

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Sky Bridges: 14 Aerial Structures that Span Skyscrapers

Soaring above the city streets, spanning towering skyscrapers or simply providing links between buildings at lower heights, skybridges often host gardens, ...

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Leisure in the Sky: 13 Elevated Railway + Rooftop Parks

In cities where highways and high-rises have taken up virtually every square foot of real estate there is to be had, lush parks, pedestrian walkways and bike ...

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Book of Cities: Rise & Fall of 10 Places Over 200 Years

We take it for granted that London and New York will grace the pages of books, but would you be surprised to learn that Madrid and Cairo were once as commonly ...

Forgotten Cities: 7 Unbuilt Urban Wonders of the World

Hundreds of outlandish architectural proposals envisioned for cities around the world are rejected every year, but some are notable for their vision, ...

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Crawling Cities: 3D-Printed Shells for Hermit Crabs

Hermit crabs carry crystal-clear cityscapes on their backs, thanks to a series of 3D-printed shells by Aki Inomata. The artist scans the insides of hermit crab ...

City Evolution: Watch Urban Growth in 3D Visualizations

Watch Manhattan multiply and San Francisco soar into the sky in a series of growth animation videos that show the expansion of cities over more than a century. ...

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Musical Urban Design: Rube Goldberg-Style Rain Drains

An interactive and artistic facade features the process of rain drainage prominently instead of hiding it, turning the flow of liquid into music for passers by.

Kite Cameras: Aerial Photography Accessible to Anyone

Towers convey power, and height is both literally and metaphorically connected to broader and better views ... but now, relatively simple kites can too.

Buildings That Don’t Exist: Fake Facades Hide Infrastructure

Is there something strange about the exterior of that building? This Paris facade and others like it around the world are actually hiding ugly infrastructure.

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