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Building Fragments: 20 Surreal Reconstructed Photographs

At first glance, they are nearly believable, these angled buildings with their curious corners. Closer inspection reveals Escher-esque optical illusions and ...

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Dense City: Photos Show Tightly-Packed Hong Kong Towers

Twice as dense as New York, and four times as crowded as London, Hong Kong is a fascinating mix of natural landscape edged by incredibly dense human ...

Self-Sufficient City: Zero-Waste, Carbon-Neutral & Car-Free

It sounds like a conceptual design or science-fiction fantasy, but it is already under construction. Rising in the desert outside of Abu Dhabi, Masdar City ...

Secret Museum Hidden in an Abandoned Freight Elevator

Unlike all of New York City’s flashy and well-known museums, this particular exhibition space is grungy, quirky and easy to miss. Located in an abandoned ...

Urban Fabric: Stretched, Stitched & Suspended Mobile Home

Imagine rooms that expanded and compressed depending on occupancy, then stretch your mind to conceptualize a whole home that works the same way – it ...

Insanely Ingenious: Longboard Stroller for Daredevil Parents

Insane, ingenious, or both, this design combines an alternative way to commute with your kids, assuming you can get past the skateboarding aspect and feel safe.

Unauthorized Installations: The Fine Art of Urban Subversion

Brad Downey spans the spectrum, with a fine arts degree and gallery exhibitions as well as unsanctioned street art projects and run-ins with authorities.

Cellograff: Wall-Free Graffiti Sprayed on Clear Cellophane

Tagging is typically considered an urban art. At the very least you need walls to write on, right? Not necessarily - there are translucent alternatives, too.

Ground, Up! Curved Green Sky Gardens Wrap Tower Hotel

The best of both worlds: guests at this hotel get to enjoy skyscraper-high views and still experience layers of intensive greenery on virtually all levels.

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.

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