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Roller Coaster for Cars: Steep Bridge in Japan is Almost Vertical

You’d likely feel more than a little trepidation approaching this bridge head-on, wondering how in the world your car is going to drive straight up a...

Modern Japanese Architecture: Sunny Minimalism by Tomohiro Hata

Expertly blending the minimalist aesthetics of traditional Japanese architecture with modern sensibilities to meet the needs of contemporary residents,...

Suspended: 13 Hung-Out-To-Dry Abandoned Cable Cars

Suspended in time and place, only eagles dare go where these abandoned cable cars once reached as these glorified zip lines lost their zip long ago.

Slalom House: The World’s First Residential Rooftop Ski Slope

Designed for Astana, the cold capital city of Kazakhstan, this ‘white roof’ 1,000-foot ski run wraps around an apartment tower, bringing winter...

Parasite Houses of Paris: Rooftop Prefabs Cling to Buildings

Prefab structures jut out from the roofs of Paris’ charming architecture, adding affordable real estate to the densely-packed, land-scarce city in the only...

Wearable Skylines: Architectural Rings Wrap Up Global Cities

Jewelry for urbanists has taken a new turn with these silver, gold and platinum cityscapes, each featuring iconic buildings, monuments and landmarks from major...

Mystery Oreo Vault in NYC Takes You on a Weird Tasty Trip

What’s behind the giant Oreo-shaped vault door mounted to a bright blue garage in midtown Manhattan? Curious passersby who decide to approach and find out...

Popping Off the Page: 15 Sculptural 3D Paper Art Creations

Defying the typically two-dimensional and impermanent characteristics of paper, these artists cut, sculpt, glue, twist and fold the material into fantastical...

Veggie Factory: World’s First Vertical Farm Run Entirely By Robots

Taking vertical urban indoor farming efficiency to the next level, a new automated plant coming to Japan will be staffed entirely by robots and produce 30,000...

McSki: Lovin’ It at a Ski-Through McDonalds in Sweden

You barely have to stop on your way down the slope to grab a burger and fries at the McDonalds ski-through window, located on a popular resort in northwest...

Time Capsule Apartments: 10 Perfectly Preserved Interiors

Never-updated interiors may be considered ‘dated’ within a decade or two of being in style, but give them some more time and they become vintage...

Art of Photography: NYC Blizzard Photo Looks Like a Painting

As roads closed and kids turned staircases into sledding hills and snowboarding slopes across East Coast cities during Jonas, one photographer stopped to shoot...

Long Term Angle Parking: 12 Cool Cadillac Ranch Copies

The legendary Cadillac Ranch can't be beat but it CAN be copied! These 12 tinny tributes to Amarillo's angled auto art shift flattery into high gear.

Cyberpunk Sunset: Artificial Sun Lights Up Warsaw Skyscraper

The developers behind a new tower rising in downtown Warsaw, Poland, have added a sunny surprise to the side of the building, aiming to brighten the moods of...

Bloomframe: Window Morphs Into a Balcony in Seconds

Transforming from a flat window into a balcony at the push of a button, the Bloomframe design is not only available for purchase after years of design...

Smog-Sucking Tower Cleans 30,000 Cubic Meters of Air Per Hour

Successfully crowdfunded last year, the Smog Free Tower has just gone from concept to reality; these machines are now using green energy to create zones of...

Cyclist-Centric Decor: Furniture with Built-in Bike Racks

Bikes are a convenient way to get around in the city, but if you’re like most of the cycling masses in crowded urban locales, you probably don’t have a...

Magnetically Attractive Furniture & Decor: 14 Floating Designs

A billionaire who’s really into magnets could fill his entire home with levitating objects, from a bed platform that costs nearly two million dollars down to...

Last Stop: Japan Keeps Old Train Station Open for Lone Passenger

In a remote area of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, a train stops just twice a day, as it has for years: once to pick up a girl on her way to...

America’s Oldest Mall Now Houses Affordable Micro Apartments

Built in 1828, the first enclosed shopping mall in America now has affordable housing beyond its grand Ionic columns in place of cramped, struggling retail...

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