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Urban Wraps: Neighborhood Scarfs Make Videos Wearable

Cut. Print it. That’s a wrap.¬†One section (or scene) at a time, these designers are turning areas of Brooklyn into fashionable products that abstract ...

Sucking Smog: Electronic Vacuum Cleaner Clears City Skies

It sounds so preposterous and yet is sufficiently plausible that its designer is now talking to the mayor of Beijing about how to develop for urban use in this ...

Woodhouses: Photos Envision Tiny Urban Life in the Forest

What tiny universes might exist behind the bark of trees deep within the forest? You’re most likely envisioning the grubs, ants, beetles and other ...

Real Life Instagram: Street Views Framed with Colored Filters

Instagram is both broadly adopted and heavily criticized for the faux-vintage filter options provided to users, providing opportunities for aptly-timed and ...

Weightless Space: Ghostly Floating Room Hovers in Midair

A fantastic feat of architectural trickery, this anti-gravity ante-room installation appears to hover in thin air and open up into nothingness. It sports a ...

Dark Tower: Decay Inside Africa’s Tallest Apartment Complex

Before a long descent into darkness, the cylindrical Ponte City Apartments began life as a luxurious tribute to growth and wealth in Johannesburg , filled with ...

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Invisible Skyway: Urban Optical Illusions Conceal & Distort

New Zealand artist, illusionist and urbanist Mark Hewson has a good many tricks up his sleeve involving spatial deception, convincing citizens there is less ...

Explore Everything: Epic Book Shows How to Hack Cities

Combining harrowing first-hand experiences, vivid images and historical context, urban explorer and photographer Bradly L. Garrett takes his readers on a ...

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Urban Niche: Townhouse & Courtyard Fill Thin Lot in Hanoi

In some situations there is simply no way to add windows to the side of a home – this design rises to the challenge, stretching and reshaping a small ...

Fine Art of Architecture: B&W Photography by Joel Tjintjelaar

Highly refined yet ever-evolving, the work of this photographer started with portraiture, moved through landscapes and seascapes, and has for a time now ...

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