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Tree-Inspired Tower: Condo Balconies Unfurl Like Leaves

An iconic new mixed-use development in the heart of Montpellier in southern France, L’Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) grew out of a design concept tied to the ...

Facing Destruction: Entire City to Be Relocated 2 Miles Away

No hoax, it is happening  - 20,000 occupants of Kiruna, Sweden, are being forced to pull up stakes and relocate their entire urban center to avoid having it ...

Cultural Center Carved Out of 42 Grain Silos in South Africa

An amazing hybrid of preservation and transformation, this project involves carving a series stunning spaces inside a huge series of concrete silos set ...

Sand Paintings: Temporary Street Art Will Blow (You) Away

After 650 such works, it is perhaps no wonder that this artist generates each new sand painting spontaneously on the spot, letting the pattern evolve as he ...

Urban Islet: Nordic Nature Retreat Floats in London Canal

Referencing rocky Nordic island sanctuaries, this platform is designed to provide a place to relax and observe local wildlife in the heart of a bustling city. ...

Open-Source Street Store Offers Free Clothes for Homeless

Donated boxes of right-sized clothing can be a boon for those who cannot afford another choice, but this clever approach empowers people in need to choose ...

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 ...

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