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Urban Ant Farm: Colony Encouraged to Hack City of Glass & Sand

In this Urban Ant City installation, hundreds of Spanish ants were set loose in a scale model of Rotterdam, allowed to navigate the existing street and carve ...

Playable Landscapes: Custom Concrete 3D Puzzles of Cityscapes

Pick any spot in the world and this company can print out a custom mould for a concrete pour, which, when cured, will make a 16- or 32-piece puzzle out of your ...

Story Dispensers: Street Printers Vend Free Short Stories

If your mobile device runs out of batteries on the streets of Grenoble, simply find one of these machines, specify a desired duration, and receive a free ...

Neolithic Modernism: History Museum Appears Carved from Stone

A bold break from traditional closed-box museums, this gorgeous open Museum of Indigenous Knowledge design is as much an interactive rock-hewn landscape as a ...

Reading Railroad: Chicago Rolls Out Mobile Train Car Libraries

A project in Chicago is turning train cars in the city’s elevated rail network into moving libraries, providing free reads for travelers and commuters ...

Guerrilla Grafting: Public Trees Spliced to Bear Edible Fruit

A subversive urban agricultural group in San Francisco is turning ornamental trees into fruit-producing surprises for the local population but while ...

Facade Lift: Abandoned Commercial Building Reborn as Mixed-Use

Finding new life as a combination of retail and housing space, this stunning structure’s new look works with the existing building envelope and floor ...

Farm-to-Desk: Vertical Urban Farm Shares Tokyo Office Space

Two hundred species of edible greens occupy a quarter of this 215,000-square-foot office in Tokyo, Japan, sharing space with thousands of workers who in turn ...

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Silicon Greenery: World’s Largest Green Roof to Span City Blocks

Aiming to turn Cupertino into the green center of Silicon Valley, this expansive green roof design rolls over 30 acres of central urban real estate, capping a ...

Tube Travelators: Replacing London Trains with Moving Walkways

A proposal by an international architecture firm would reduce travel time in the London Underground, not with faster rail cars but by using people movers of ...

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