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Off-Grid & Self-Sufficient: ReGen Villages with Vertical

Presented at the 2016 Venice Architecture Bienalle, these new communities are designed to be entirely self-reliant, recycling their own waste, genera...
23-05-2016 21:46

Superblocks to the Rescue! Barcelona Reclaims Its Streets

Could ?superblocks? help Barcelona return to its late-19th-century vision of urban utopia, clearing out the snarled streets so mini neighborhood bloc...
19-05-2016 21:41

Pipe Dreams: 15 Totally Tubular Scaffolding Creations

Though typically seen as eyesores obscuring architecture and blocking sidewalks, scaffolding is more than its most basic function, with its modular n...
18-05-2016 21:37

1/4 World Trade Center: Tulsa?s Half-Sized, Untwinned Tower

The BOK Tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma, looks uncannily like the vanished Twin Towers of the New York City skyline and this is neither accidental nor coinc...
10-05-2016 21:44

Oh Snap! 15 Abandoned & Shuttered Fotomat Film Kiosks

Rendered obsolete by technology, hundreds of abandoned Fotomat drive-thru photo development kiosks still stand in suburban shopping center parking lo...
08-05-2016 21:38

Modest Modernism: Concrete Block House in Brazil Wins Award

An understated but award-winning Modernist dwelling design in São Paulo, Brazil, has turned a narrow lot into a lovely and low-cost habitat suited to...
07-05-2016 21:50

Dynamic Architecture: 13 Buildings with Moving Parts

Entire Italian villas spin in circles on wheels, solar-powered shades follow the sun, rooms zoom up into the air on telescopic stilts and windowless ...
04-05-2016 21:40

Silk & Sadden: 15 Closed & Abandoned Lingerie Shops

The thrill is gone and so are the thongs! These 15 closed & abandoned lingerie shops have nobody else to blame for their sagging level of support. ...
01-05-2016 21:38

Shunned Shine State: 10 More Abandoned Wonders Of Florida

Florida may be America’s Sunshine State but these odd abandoned wonders reveal a darker side to the land of oranges, alligators and retirement comm...
24-04-2016 21:37

Stronger than Concrete: New Glass Bricks Support Dutch Facad

A new type of see-through glass brick used in this Dutch building facade aims to bridge traditional brick with transparency; the assembled bricks hav...
22-04-2016 21:41

Blue Light Special: Colored Streetlamps Precede Decline in C

In the early 2000s, the city of Glasgow, Scotland, changed over to blue street lighting in an effort to improve the appearance of the city, but areas...
19-04-2016 21:43

Scaffolding Staircase: Huge Steps to Rise from Rotterdam Pla

A temporary installation to commemorate the rebuilding of the city after the second world war, this massive staircase made from scaffolding will lead...
18-04-2016 21:42

Fruitless: 10 Abandoned Roadside Fruit & Produce Stands

Once vital threads in the fabric of Americana, these abandoned fruit & produce stands no longer entice hungry travelers into making roadside pit stop...
17-04-2016 21:47

World’s Tallest Wood-Framed Skyscraper Proposed for Lo

An angular affair of wood and glass, this proposed skyscraper is designed to reach nearly 1,000 feet in the air and, if it goes forward, will be the ...
15-04-2016 21:46

World?s Tallest Tower: Dubai Superstructure by Santiago Cala

Edging out the record-holding Burj Khalifa by just a hair, the world?s tallest tower is set to rise into the Dubai skies by 2020 as the crown jewel o...
14-04-2016 21:44

Pinned Down: 10 More Abandoned Bowling Alleys

Abandoned bowling alleys lie scattered across the landscape as if the gods of recreational sports had laid ’em low with a single thunderous strike....
10-04-2016 21:40

Signal-Free Intersections: Future Streets for Self-Driving C

All of our automotive infrastructure is designed around the needs of human drivers, but in a world of driverless cars, a crossroads need not slow any...
09-04-2016 21:46

Dr. Seuss Tower: Get a Look Inside Precariously Stacked Cabi

The mysterious eight-story stacked cabin house spotted among the trees in a remote area of Alaska is even cooler than previously thought, now that fi...
08-04-2016 21:43

Urban Jungle: Dizzying Drone Photos of Hong Kong from Above

Hong Kong has inspired so many iconic images of urban density shot from the ground or horizontally across buildings, but seeing it from above via dro...
07-04-2016 21:43

Modern Hobbit Houses: 12 Updates on Earth-Sheltered Architec

Merging modern aesthetics with architectural traditions that are as old as humanity itself, these contemporary earth-sheltered homes are like hobbit ...
06-04-2016 22:33

Honoring Zaha Hadid: 5 of the Starchitect?s Greatest Project

The world lost a star architect this week, trailblazing Iraqi-born Zaha Hadid, who was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Arch...
01-04-2016 21:40

Vertical Micro-Farms: Fresh Produce Grown in Berlin Grocerie

Taking farm-to-table approaches to new heights, a company in Berlin is putting small ...
31-03-2016 21:42

Marine Miracle: Walk on Water at This Sunken Seaside Pavilio

Walk right out onto the surface of the sea or follow a path that takes you into a tranquil space beneath the waves at the ?Thematic Pavilion,? a most...
29-03-2016 21:42

Sunken Central Park: ‘Sidescraper’ Wraps Excavat

Conceived of as a hybrid, multi-functional work of landscape architecture, this award-winning design proposes digging down to the bedrock beneath Cen...
28-03-2016 21:46

Future NYC: 12 Design Proposals to Reshape the Big Apple

A half century or into the future, will New York City even still exist as it stands today, or will these fanciful and sometimes bizarre proposals get...
28-03-2016 21:46

Nothing to Hide: Open Glass Islamic Culture Center for NYC

Designed to dispel fears surrounding Muslim culture, practices and traditions, a new wide-open skyscraper design for New York City invites people of ...
26-03-2016 21:42

Ghost Loos: Visible Remains of London’s Underground Ba

Tentatively titled “Toilets at Dawn,” this photo series documents the strange phenomena of underground public bathrooms of urban London, now dese...
22-03-2016 21:42

Fractal Architecture: 14 Intricate Ceilings of Historical Ir

Sharing his findings via Instagram, an architectural photographer in Iran has begun documenting schools, mosques and cultural centers around the coun...
17-03-2016 21:43

Ribbon of Light: Replacing LA’s Most Iconic Historical

Quite possibly the most filmed and photographed bridge in the world, the Sixth Street Viaduct, spanning the Los Angeles River, is a challenging icon ...
16-03-2016 21:45

Midcentury Grain Silo to Modern Home: Incredibly Cozy Conver

With an entirely custom-built interior, a nine-foot-wide sliding glass door and a warm modern aesthetic, this grain silo converted to a compact home ...
16-03-2016 21:45

Laser Precision: 3D Site Scan Enables Architectural Interven

Incredibly accurate laser-scanning technology, precise down to a hundredth of a millimeter, has helped British architects not only plan a new structu...
08-03-2016 21:52

Sky Slide: L.A. Tower Adds Exterior Glass Chute 1,000 Feet U

A new amusement offering on the 70th floor of the highest skyscraper on the West Coast is stepping up the game, going beyond glass viewing platforms,...
07-03-2016 21:48

Amazing Apartment Makeovers: 15 Brilliant & Beautiful Re

Sometimes it’s hard to see the potential hidden behind a mess of drop ceilings, darkening partition walls and hideously dated kitchens, but the bon...
07-03-2016 21:48

Outside The Blocks: 12 Coldly Abandoned Ice Factories

Ice ain’t all it’s cracked up to be and neither are these obsolete & abandoned factories that once made it, as these 12 examples coldly show. ...
06-03-2016 21:48

Mobile Cabins: Go Off Grid in These 12 Rustic Modern Designs

Load up a prefab cabin on a truck and drop it virtually anywhere you want to be. Rustic lodgings in remote locations aren’t what they used to be no...
02-03-2016 21:46

Modular Skyline: Pixelated Skyscraper Takes Shape in Bangkok

A joint project of Büro Ole Scheeren and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, this skyscraper nearing completion in Bangkok, Thailand, features ...
01-03-2016 21:47

Out Cold: 12 Closed & Abandoned Dairy Queen Stores

Chill out, soft-serve ice cream fans, these 12 abandoned Dairy Queen stores aren’t typical of the 75-year-old chain’s 4,000+ locations worldwide....
28-02-2016 21:46

Intelligent Design" 14 Strikingly Modern Places of Wors

Dramatic and sculptural, monolithic as a stone monument or light as a bridal veil, these churches, chapels and meditation rooms eschew conventional a...
24-02-2016 22:04

Underline: 10-Mile Park to Trace Path of Elevated Rail in Mi

Following in the footsteps of the High Line (and Low Line) of New York City, the Underline project aims to take the underutilized space below Miamiâ€...
23-02-2016 21:46

Takeout Shakeout: 10 Abandoned Chinese Food Restaurants

What’s on the menu at these abandoned chinese restaurants" Stereotypical architecture and signs displaying near-racist ?oriental? fonts, for starte...
21-02-2016 21:47
 



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