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Lights Out: Hong Kong Bans Iconic Neon Signs from City Streets

In an effort criticized by local businesses as well as global visitors, Hong Kong has deemed neon signage illegal and is ramping up its systematic removal of...

Pink Marble Public Pissoir: Open-Air Urinal in Urban Zurich

This giant hunk of pink marble in the middle of a Zurich car park isn’t a sculpture, exactly; it’s a place to relieve yourself in the open air so you...

Future of Fenestration is Here: Every Window Can Generate Power

Better, cheaper and easier than solar windows, this newly-patented flexible coating can be applied to existing glass and plastic surfaces, turning any aperture...

City Lab: World’s Largest Urban Simulator Spans 26 Square Miles

It will be a brand-new, from-scratch American city like any other, with urban, suburban, exurban and rural zones dotted with houses, malls, power plants,...

Kiss Lid: Do You Love Coffee Enough to Make Out With It?

Do you love coffee enough to make out with it every time you take a sip? You kind of have to if you’re willing to use the ‘Kiss Lid’ by Korean designer...

Crossing the Divide: 10 Totally Atypical Bridge Designs

Bridges aren’t just a means of passing from one place to another along a linear path; they might offer a place for strangers to converge, provide a...

Waveless Surfing: Electric Boards Power Through Calm Waters

Leaving those stand-up paddleboarders in the proverbial dust, these new battery-powered boards will let you cruise lakes, rivers, cannals and other bodies of...

Sky Swimming: Transparent Pool Bridges Two 10-Story Buildings

Designed to span over 80 feet and connect a pair of apartment structures in London, this remarkable see-through glass pool will give swimmers the ultimate...

Alien Architecture: Surreal Cities for Future Worlds

Will the architecture of the distant future be recognizable to us based on what we have built up to this point in human history, or beyond what we’re able to...

Reflection Perception: 12 More Mirrored Art Installations

Mirrors can disrupt our perception of our environment, especially when they’re positioned to blur the lines between land and sky, up and down, reality...

Escape Artist: Giant Ball Rolls Down Streets, ‘Round Corners

Wind and rain conspired to set loose a gigantic inflatable piece of installation art, turning it into a kind of impromptu performance piece for drivers and...

Artist Nikita Nomerz Gives Russian Buildings A New Look

Artist Nikita Nomerz is giving abandoned buildings and structures in Russian cities a new look... and the eerily expressive edifices are looking back!

World’s Littlest Skyscraper Scam: Con Man Used Inches, Not Feet

Perhaps the greatest cons of all time are those that manage to hold up in court, like the case of the world’s smallest skyscraper, a building sold to...

Dismaland: Banksy’s Disappointing Dystopian Bemusement Park

Excited ticket holders rush past sullen-faced guards in mouse ears to gain access to Banksy’s Dismaland, a dilapidated, depressing ‘bemusement park’...

Liberty City: Inside an Urban Governmental Drone Test Complex

If you have ever wondered how and where the Department Homeland Security evaluates drones for real-world applications, this Freedom of Information Act request...

Skate Park To Go: Duo Designs Mobile Modular Setup

Skateboarding isn’t classified as a real sport in the Netherlands, but one duo decided to take the resulting lack of decent official skate parks into their...

Twisting History: 40+ Surreal Altered Vintage Photographs

Many of us have picked up old black and white photographs and wondered what their backstories are, but these artists take history into their own hands,...

City Museum: Abandoned Warehouse Full of Caves, Rides & Slides

Somewhere between a huge funhouse, playground and circus, the City Museum of St. Louis may be the most entertaining and interactive urban architectural...

Synth Series: Yarn Installation Represents Music in 3D

An abandoned building becomes the setting for a surreal installation of colorful criss-crossing yarn as artist duo Toki seeks to render music in physical form....

Livin’ in a Lair: 12 Villainous-Looking Futuristic Houses

Every one of these somewhat ominous-looking futuristic homes is just waiting for its big Hollywood break as the lair from which some supervillain hatches...

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