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Micro-Cities: Tiny Buildings Fuel Miniature Urban Renewal

Electrical boxes beware – Evol is back to up to his old tricks, turning urban fixtures and unused walls into tiny cityscapes using a deceptively simple ...

Porta-Park: Mobile Urban Square the Size of a Parking Spot

Compact and portable, this crafty collaborative design-build project is part art installation and part impromptu gathering space. This student-built platform ...

Ghost Architecture: Unconscious Art of Building Demolition

When a free-standing building is razed there is often little left to tell its story, but in places where structures directly abut one another there are ...

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 ...

Human Interest: Homeless Dogs Given Hope-Filled Balloons

In a unique urban intervention, two college students took and attached a series of balloons marked with written phrases to stray canines Santiago, Chile. The ...

Penthouse Mountain: Stone Villa Tops Chinese Condo Tower

Over six years, one dedicated man has constructed his dream house, complete with boulders, trees, gardens, pools and ponds. It is the kind of luxury home you ...

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 ...

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