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Secret Graffiti: Railings Reveal Art Only at the Right Angle

Railings, shutters, sun shades and other surfaces with separate-but-repeating elements are all potential canvasses for this unique semi-secretive approach to ...

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Baroque Parking Garage Challenges Blind Civic Historicism

Challenged with designing something to fit a historic city-center context in “baroque, classic, neo-classical, romantic and neo-romantic style” is ...

NeverWet Graffiti: Invisible-Ink Street Art Shows Up in Rain

NeverWet has been making headlines as the silicon-based spray that repels liquids from clothes and electronics, but this off-book use shows another fascinating ...

Reconstructed Destruction: Flyover of Bombed WWII Warsaw

It took 1 year, over 1000 photographs and extensive archival research to construct The City of Ruins, a digital stereoscopic reconstruction of Warsaw, Poland ...

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Chaos Reborn: Kowloon Walled City Rebuilt as Arcade

Kowloon Walled City, the lawless metropolis just outside Hong Kong, was evacuated and destroyed – but there is still one place in the world where it can ...

Street Art, Decades Apart: 40 Then & Now Graffiti Photos

We tend to notice as buildings come and go, skylines change and grow with planning and oversight, but what about the spray-painted wall art the adorns the ...

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Live Between Buildings: Narrow Micro-Homes Fill City Gaps

Playful yet thought-provoking, this project asks: what do we do with small leftover spaces in cities … particularly in urban areas where even a few ...

Leisure in the Sky: 13 Elevated Railway + Rooftop Parks

In cities where highways and high-rises have taken up virtually every square foot of real estate there is to be had, lush parks, pedestrian walkways and bike ...

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Micro-Cities: Tiny Buildings Fuel Miniature Urban Renewal

Electrical boxes beware – Evol is back to up to his old tricks, turning urban fixtures and unused walls into tiny cityscapes using a deceptively simple ...

Porta-Park: Mobile Urban Square the Size of a Parking Spot

Compact and portable, this crafty collaborative design-build project is part art installation and part impromptu gathering space. This student-built platform ...

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