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Windowless House of Glass: Solid Walls Hide Invisible Floors

In a surreal reversal of modern architectural convention, this Vertical Glass House trades a tradition of solid horizontals and clear verticals for an opaque ...

Stealth Style: Navigate Subways with a Map-Backed Necktie

Putting loose ends to good use, this clever piece of street-smart apparel takes advantage of the usually-hidden flip side of your standard-shaped men’s ...

Swim the Thames: Pair of Pools for London’s Polluted River

Inspired by planned Super Sewer that will reduce pollution in London’s central waterway by 96%, this audacious design aims to take advantage of a future ...

Urban Farm Kit: Modular Chicken Coops, Planters & Benches

A solution for all seasons and regions, the premise is simple: every would-be urban farmer has space, weather and other growing constraints, and yet draws from ...

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 Рthis 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 ...

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