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Omnidirectional Elevators: Maglev Tech to Reshape Skylines

Effectively using the same magnetic levitation technologies employed in high-speed trains, the MULTI elevator system conveys people horizontally as well as ...

Iconic Camouflage: Painted People Disappear into Cityscapes

Unlike some other prominent artists working with more seamless urban camouflage in strange or offbeat settings, this work in NYC by Trina Merry allows for ...

Ghost Creeks: Resurfacing Vanished Waterways on City Streets

Half-forgotten historical urban rivers are set to resurface in San Francisco as part of a civic installation project designed to fill in their historical ...

Modular Micro-Pad: 85 Sq Ft Loft Full of Slide-Out Surprises

Using a system of large sliding doors and functional-filled drawers to transform a maid’s quarters into a whole home, this small-footprint apartment in ...

Vehicular Hives: Envisioning Urban Commutes in Compound Cars

Imagine a future where driverless vehicles transcend their expected role in transit, becoming modular hubs that can link up for meetings, gatherings and ...

Gravesend: Fake Town for Simulating Crimes, Riots & Terrorism

Like the set of a movie or setting of a video game, this surreal suburban facility could easily be mistaken for a real place at first glance – in ...

Urban Dog Tags: Wear City Grids Around Your Neck & The World

Like giant-sized fingerprints, urban grid patterns are unique to each city – this project turns that individuating property into an wearable asset, ...

Flowering Potholes: Lovely Tile Plants Fill Ugly Street Voids

An uniquely elegant solution to a dirty everyday problem, these gorgeous handcrafted tile mosaics are turning unfilled potholes back into functional pieces ...

Guerrilla Signage: Designer Fixes Street Parking Sign Stacks

Anyone who has parked in a major metropolitan area has seen something like this: a vertical array of signs that provide a confusing (sometimes even ...

Transparent Home: Glass Dwelling Puts Urban Life on Display

A beautiful and boldly open design, this see-through structure uses glass to reveal (and staggered layers to conceal) different parts of the everyday lives ...

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