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Desert Cities: Modular Nodal Network Idea for the Middle East

A combination of contemporary regionalism and sustainable urbanism, this design strategy proposed by an Italian architecture firm involves a series...

Food Futures: Arctic Seed Vault Adds 10,000 New Varieties

Adding to its existing collection of over 800,000 seeds, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has just received a series of 4 deliveries representing species from...

Skinny Portable House for Singles Takes One Day to Build

These narrow, movable, single-person residences provide affordable housing for young people shut out of more conventional options by the housing crisis in...

Candy Carpets and Chocolate Skulls: 13 Edible Designs

Would you walk up to a gallery wall made entirely of sweet-smelling dark chocolate and lick it, Willy Wonka style? These 13 (more!) edible art creations use...

Freedom Fishing: Deserted Mall Full of Fish to be Demolished

Though the circumstances of their liberation seem somewhat more political than practical, the thousands of fish set to be freed into the wild may not care much...

Recycled Skylines: 8 Green Urban Tower Typologies for 2050

Exploring eco-friendly strategies for cities, this series of conceptual ‘Smart Tower’ skyscrapers and mid-rise structure incorporates design...

Dream Rooms: 14 Unreal-Feeling Art Gallery Transformations

You might have to pinch yourself to ensure that you’re still awake as you walk into surreal dreamscapes of billowing clouds, seemingly endless fields of...

Afterglow: Luma Tower, Glasgow’s Shining Art Deco Icon

Rising from the trashes of vandalism and neglect, Glasgow's former Luma Light Bulb Factory has recaptured its Art Deco glory as the residential Luma Tower.

Pixel Performers: Digital Projection Mapping on Live Dancers

Combining choreographed movement and projected abstractions, these works of performed art are visually stunning, creating effects and illusions far beyond the...

Your Neighbor Darth Vader: Doorbells for Fictional Characters

Only particularly perceptive passersby would even notice that they’re standing outside the residences of Marty McFly, Luke Skywalker and the Teenage...

Lost & Found: Underwater Ghost Town Resurfaces 25 Years Later

Like a corroded time capsule, this submerged village has risen from the depths after being flooded decades ago when the local lake broke its banks and left...

Face Hacking: Transformations via 3D Projection Mapping

Actors gain access to thousands of different faces instantaneously as their facial topography is scanned and altered in real-time using 3D projection mapping....

Seaside Stunners: 14 Cliff-Clinging Houses with Crazy Views

Dangling precariously from cliffs, tumbling down hillsides or jutting out over the water, these beautiful seaside homes feature mirage-like rooftop infinity...

Made in China: World’s First 3D-Printed Apartment Complex

The same company known for printing 10 home in less than 24 hours is back with a new record-breaking construction project: a multistory apartment structure...

Open Source Homes: 6 Free Plans Put High-End Design in Reach

Rendering luxury-class house designs accessible to the public is just part of the beauty of Paperhouses, an endeavor to raise the quality of free house plans...

Textscape: 3D-Printed Typography Stretches Up Like City Blocks

Like braille for the seeing, this 3D-printed text raises off the page to add an extra dimension of physicality and meaning to its subject matter, the end...

Retro Style Tech: 10 Modern Gadgets with a Nostalgic Look

If you’re nostalgic for Walkman-equipped jogs, need a desktop computer that fits into a midcentury modern design scheme or just want to gaze lovingly at...

Power Grows on Trees: Wind Energy via Leafy Green Turbines

Addressing noise and visual pollution associated with wind energy generation in urban contexts, these trunk-style towers support suspended leaf-shaped turbine...

Prism Break: China’s Eye-Soothing Rainbow Road Tunnel

A 1,000-foot long rainbow underpass in Zhengzhou, China is designed to help drivers' eyes adjust from daylight to a artificial lighting and back again.

Cool as Ice: 10 Years of Artist-Made Shanties on Frozen Lakes

Over the past decade, over 1,000 artists and 60,000 visitors have taken part in this incredible seasonal arts event, coming together to create an annual...

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