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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 ...

Ghost Architecture: Unconscious Art of Building Demolition

When a free-standing building is razed there is often little left to tell its story, but in places where structures directly abut one another there are ...

Book of Cities: Rise & Fall of 10 Places Over 200 Years

We take it for granted that London and New York will grace the pages of books, but would you be surprised to learn that Madrid and Cairo were once as commonly ...

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