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Decoding Streets: Secret Symbols of the Urban Underground

Somewhere between city signs and street graffiti lies a surprisingly rich and colorful language of secret messages, all hidden in plain sight on roads and ...

Smear Campaign: Guerrilla Artist Remixes Adverts with Acid

Mutating works of public advertising with corrosive acid, this cunning urban interventionist hijacks posters from bus stops and subway stations, then adds his ...

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Deep Roots: Underground Farm in London Air-Raid Tunnels

100 feet beneath the surface, below even the level of the London Underground, there is another layer of World War Two shelters where something amazing is ...

Civic Secrets: Urban Patterns Revealed in Street-Side Snow

Ingenious and contagious, the idea is spreading: after it snows, document where cars do not go, then use that to understand where sidewalks and other public ...

Juxtapositions: Luxury Skyscrapers in Seas of Blue Shanties

In some cities the slums run vertical while the rich build mansions on the precious ground, but in Mumbai, India, high-rise housing is considered premium real ...

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 ...

Windowless House of Glass: Solid Walls Hide Invisible Floors

In a surreal reversal of modern architectural convention, this Vertical Glass House trades a tradition of solid horizontals and clear verticals for an opaque ...

Stealth Style: Navigate Subways with a Map-Backed Necktie

Putting loose ends to good use, this clever piece of street-smart apparel takes advantage of the usually-hidden flip side of your standard-shaped men’s ...

Swim the Thames: Pair of Pools for London’s Polluted River

Inspired by planned Super Sewer that will reduce pollution in London’s central waterway by 96%, this audacious design aims to take advantage of a future ...

Urban Farm Kit: Modular Chicken Coops, Planters & Benches

A solution for all seasons and regions, the premise is simple: every would-be urban farmer has space, weather and other growing constraints, and yet draws from ...

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