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Modular Record: 3D-Printed Chinese Villa Assembled in 3 Hours

In this latest attempt at one-upmanship in the realm of rapid construction, a company in China has built a two-story villa from six modules, putting the...

‘Death Ray’ Skyscraper Stands Accused of Blowing People Over

Already infamous for its curved facade that ignited fires in adjacent buildings and melted nearby cars basking in its reflected sunlight, the Walkie Talkie...

Past Preserved in Paper: Miniatures Document Gentrification

Today, that charming old brick building on the corner might be a market where you can still grab a six-pack at a decent price; within mere months, it could be...

Inflatable Installations: 18 Fun Projects Full of Hot Air

Inflatables are good for more than just pool toys and camping beds – they also come in the form of giant tentacles springing from open windows, the...

Salt-Powered Lamp: 8 Hours of Light from 1 Glass of Saltwater

Aiming to bring low-cost illumination to residents of the Philippines, a nation of 7,000 oceanic islands, the Salt Lamp uses a free and abundant resource to...

Mustard’s Last Stand: 10 Abandoned Hot Dog Kiosks

Easy come and easy go (just like their product), hot dog stands like these abandoned frankfurter kiosks are the fly-by-night black sheep of the fast food trade.

Junked Ship: Japan Ditches Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium Design

Scheduled to land like an otherworldly spacecraft in Tokyo, the curvaceous, controversial but competition-winning National Stadium designed for the 2020...

Paper People: Hand-Cut Zig-Zag Photorealistic Portraits

Tiny slivers are sliced away from a single, oversized sheet of white paper in a zig-zag pattern to reveal portraits of public figures, from Audrey Hepburn to...

Baroque and Broken: Eerie Paintings in Abandoned Places

Shuffling through ancient paint chips, dead leaves and empty bottles in an abandoned and dilapidated building, you turn a corner and register a human figure...

Red Ink: 10 Closed & Abandoned Tattoo Parlors, Studios & Shops

Tattoos and tattooists have made their mark on society – pun intended – but what happens to your neighborhood tattoo parlor when the ink finally runs dry?

Robot City: Entire Fake Town Built to Test Driverless Vehicles

Opening this week, Mcity is a completely artificial village for self-driving cars, bringing the future of automobiles back to Michigan, the historical home of...

Picturesque Pavilions: 12 Experimental Temporary Structures

Each year, architects around the world design and construct temporary structures for events like the Milan Expo, showing off their skills in a setting that...

Foundation for World’s Tallest Building Converted to Fish Farm

Ambitious plans construct Sky City in China, the highest skyscraper in the world, in just 90 days stalled at the outset over 2 years ago, leading to an unusual...

Art of Interaction: 300 Reasons to Attend INSTINT 2015 in MN

Featuring a combination of workshops, lectures, mixers and parties, INSTINT (from the makers of eyeo) brings together some of the most influential and exciting...

Road Blocks: LEGO-Like Modular Roads & Paths Snap Into Place

New roads could be quickly and easily slotted into place, piece by piece, with a new Lego-like modular plastic system that makes the building process feel more...

Arboreal Architecture: 14 Houses Built Around & Within Trees

Tree houses aren’t just rustic wooden huts slapped together around a living trunk – they also come in the form of elegant modern residences...

Floatel: Modular Floating Hotel Rooms Provide Portable Privacy

Combining centralized shared spaces like a conventional hotel and the mobility of a catamaran, this award-winning hybrid combines elements of community...

Traffic Chop: 8 Dedicated Stenciled Traffic Lanes

Seems everyone wants their own dedicated traffic lane these days... and it seems they're getting them! Is white line fever taking over your neighborhood?

Tree Church: Organic Arbortecture Grown from Living Branches

‘Built’ may not be the right word for this compelling hybrid of architectural and arborsculptural design (or: arbortecture), featuring a complete...

Painted Praise: Street Art Honors Asia with Iconic Imagery

Spanish street artist Pejac both praises and criticizes elements of various Asian cultures in a new series of outdoor paintings making use of iconic...

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