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Car-Free City: Hamburg Announces Audacious 20-Year Plan

Germany may be known for its green political party and sustainable energy focus, but this daring plan to eliminate the need for automobiles entirely across the ...

Nomadic Urbanism: Futuristic Walking City Draws on History

The notion of a mobile city is not new, but in this case, the architect has gone to great lengths to construct a vision that could conceivably be built. So ...

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High Security: 150 Creepy Cameras Installed on 1 Blank Wall

If you ever get that feeling you are being watched, well, for once it really is just your imagination – this fleet of surveillance cams is inactive but ...

Color-Coded Cars: Time-Collapse Film Reorders Rush Hour

There is no computer-generated imagery behind this surreal-seeming scenography, but rather a skillful remixing of reality to sort actual automobiles by color. ...

Secret Slums: Ramshackle Rooftop Villages of Hong Kong

These hidden shanty towns, often invisible from the streets below, sprawl like surrealist suburbs across the roofs of one of the most densely-populated and ...

Architectural Kaleidoscopes: Buildings Spun into Fractal Art

Reimagined, repositioned and recomposed, this photo manipulation series turns familiar elements of buildings into abstracted compositions that morph beyond ...

Hopscotch Intersection: 4 Artists Hack 16 Public Crosswalks

Sixteen crosswalks at four intersections in Baltimore are the subject of a street-spanning public art project that re-imagines white-on-black zebra striping, ...

Guerrilla Gardening: Shotgun Shells Filled with Flower Seeds

Seed bombs have long been a (non-violent) weapon of choice for guerrilla gardeners, but Flower Shells now aim to make your 12-gauge shotgun a key part of your ...

Crowdfunded Skyscraper: Record-Breaking Tower in Bogotá

With over $200 million from more than 3,500 supporters, the world’s largest crowdfunding campaign has generated the means to create the highest ...

Half Abandoned: Twin Townhouses Tell Two-Sided Stories

Physically conjoined but separately sold upon construction, the lives of paired buildings (ones that share a common wall) can diverge dramatically as this ...

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