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Zombie-Powered Vertical Farm: Post-Apocalyptic Safe House

Strangely sustainable, this towering haven is designed to turn the energy of the undead toward a positive purpose, using zombies to turn a turbine in order to...

Ghosts of the Berlin Wall: 8,000 Glowing Orbs Span 10 Miles

For the 25th anniversary of its fall, this Berlin Wall installation project will illuminate the historical divide between East and West, temporarily recreating...

Not Photoshopped: Distorted Images are Actually 3D Objects

This skull is a three-dimensional object that you can hold in your hand, not an image that has been stretched and distorted in Photoshop. It’s one of...

Touchable Memories: 12 3D-Printed Aids for the Disabled

Increasingly affordable and accessible, 3D printing is enabling the creation of everything from simple straw holders to prosthetic hands for people with...

Variations on Normal: Book of Absurdly Brilliant Inventions

The work of Dominic Wilcox is a wonderful blend of out-of-the-box design inspiration that, finally, you can get shipped to your door (in a box, no less!)....

Transparent Home: Glass Dwelling Puts Urban Life on Display

A beautiful and boldly open design, this see-through structure uses glass to reveal (and staggered layers to conceal) different parts of the everyday lives...

Eye on the City: Visitors Dangle from Urban Art Installation

Take a seat, fasten your seatbelt and allow an usher to wheel you into a giant eyeball dangling outside of a building so you can take in all of the sights...

Apps for Architects: 12 Handy Digital Tools for Home Design

Remodeling your house, decorating a room or designing an entire structure gets a lot easier with a range of mobile apps that let you draw to scale, save...

Micro Metros: Abstract City Models Carved from Wooden Scraps

With the eye of an architect and hand of street artist, James McNabb blends urban inspiration with a fast-paced creation process to make these amazing...

Looking Grave: 12 Spooky & Scary Abandoned Funeral Homes

Funeral homes are mortal, much like their clients. When funeral homes are abandoned, however, they're left to decay, deteriorate and decompose in public.

Hoverboards are Here! Design Floats Above Metal Surfaces

Twenty-five years after ‘Back to the Future’ convinced an entire generation that we’d soon be able to zoom around the city on wheel-less...

Chinese President Calls for End to “Weird Architecture” Trend

After years of both importing famous designers and copying strange structures from abroad, Xi Jinping, the leader of China’s Communist Party has declared...

Banksy Not Arrested: How 1 Man’s Viral Hoax Duped Millions

By now you may know that the world’s most famous street artist has indeed not been detained by police and his identity remains secret, but how much do...

Set Sail on Rail: Quirky Vehicles Explore Abandoned Tracks

Before the abandoned railroad tracks of Paris officially disappear – which is bound to happen, as cities realize the potential for reclamation as High...

Subtle Street Art: 27 Easy-to-Overlook Urban Enhancements

Just knowing that these tiny urban art installations exist – ranging from tiny figures dangling from ATM machines to utility boxes painted to look like...

35 Years in 60 Seconds: Evolution of Modern Computer Desks

Almost everything we once kept at our desks is now packed into our personal computers, but rarely is this phenomena so brilliantly illustrated as in the...

Rounded Market Hall: Huge Digital Mural Wraps 118,000 Sq Ft

A massive mixed use project in Rotterdam by MVRDV, this newly-opened building wraps vertically around an open central space but also features one of the...

Cyclists Wear Car Skeletons to Prove that Bikes Save Space

The absurdity of single drivers taking up so much space on the road was vividly highlighted when a group of Latvian cyclists went for a ride wearing car-sized...

Juice to Go: 13 Ultra-Portable Phone Charger Designs

Tiny phone chargers that you slide onto your keyring, store on your belt buckle or snap onto the spokes of your bike can help feed your addiction to technology...

View Forward: Driverless London Train Cars Arriving in 2020

Called the New Tube, the next phase in London’s Underground system will feature partially and entirely automated cars, including ones that let passengers...

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