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Iceberg Homes: London Boroughs Curb Luxury ‘Super-Basements’


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] It is increasingly common to find London properties that have more subterranean interior space than above-ground square footage, a byproduct of the wealthy desiring to build additions without tripping over surface-oriented building codes.

Ruins of Crumbling Church Salvaged with Geometric Addition


[ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] A faceted glass structure clings to the ruins of a stone church in Santpedor, Spain, filling in a gaping hole that was created with the demolition of an adjacent convent.

Chinese Homeowner’s Illegal Skyway Bridges 2 Highrise Condos


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Sky bridges are a common sight in many cities, but are generally used to create a semi-public pathway from one building to the next, not to illicitly join two private highrise units in midair.

Hand-Grown Murals: Watch as Plant Paintings Take Over Walls


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed graffiti as it creeps, crawls and overtakes the walls on which it is painted.

Residential Rollercoaster: Buyers Ride Through House for Sale


[ By Steph in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] Perhaps ‘roller coaster ride’ isn’t the most desirable term that a seller would want potential buyers using to describe the property they’re showing, but in this case, it might not be such a bad thing.

Deceptively Reflective: 12 Mirrored Buildings Trick the Eye


[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Intentionally fooling the eye to either completely disorient you or focus your vision on a certain part of a scene, these mirrored buildings reflect their surroundings, often seeming to disappear entirely when viewed from certain angles.

Radiocative Chernobyl: New Aerial Drone Footage of ‘The Zone’


[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Satellite images and pictures from the ground tell a limited story of one of the world’s most dangerous abandoned places – this flyover footage fills in the gaps, covering the 20-mile nuclear wasteland with uncannily captivating footage.

Photoluminescent Furniture: Filled Wooden Voids Glow in Dark


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] A pair of crafty carpenters have separately arrived at the same conclusion: glow-in-the-dark resin is a really neat way to fill cracks, gaps, splits and other natural or accidental voids frequently found in wood shelves and surfaces.

Brilliant Brick Creations: 13 Amazing LEGO Gadgets & Art


[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] LEGOs can form the basis of all sorts of amazing things, but would you ever have imagined they could create working prosthetics, mechanical looms, drivable hot-rods and even full-sized houses?

Fungi Farm: Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats


[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] Breaking down one of the most difficult types of trash, this incredible working incubator turns sterilized plastic remnants into nutritional biomass humans can consume and digest, in short: food. Texture, taste and flavor depend upon the strain of fungus, but reportedly can be quite strong as well as quite sweet.

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors


[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] No doubt these abandoned billiard parlors & snooker halls are in trouble… trouble with a capital “T” and that rhymes with “P” and that stands for pool!

Blacking Out BLU: World-Famous Berlin Mural Erased in Protest


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] A huge multi-building work of art has been painted over in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin, reportedly at the behest of the artist BLU himself as a reaction to the clearing of an adjacent tent city and plans to build condos next to (and with views of) the mural.

Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store


[ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Until recently, this indoor swimming pool on the vacant ground floor of a 1970s apartment building in Tokyo was just an empty space, dry and disused for years.

Last Stop: Photo Book Documents 150 Vanishing US Rest Stops


[ By WebUrbanist in Culture & History & Travel. ] For the last five years, this photographer has been traveling around the United States and capturing an eclectic but dying breed of roadside architecture: the American rest stop.

Vertical City Farming: Undulating Mixed-Use Urban Community


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Designed to provide a spaces for public gardening as well as senior living, this hybrid complex has a rich array of green roofs, terraces and facades allowing for locally-grown produce as well as civic interaction.

Future Materials: Lightweight Carbon Fiber Architecture


[ By Steph in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] The buildings of the future might just look as lightweight as a spiderweb, seeming as if they could blow away at any moment, while actually being incredibly strong.

Grottos to Game of Thrones: 16 Jaw-Dropping Restaurants


[ By Steph in Destinations & Sights & Travel. ] You’ll have a hard time chewing with your mouth closed as you dine at these incredible jaw-dropping establishments around the world, from a hanging cliffside restaurant in China to a cantilevered overlook at a ski resort in France.

Making Faces: Huge Military Warehouse Mural Spans 48 Windows


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Covering two sides of a three-story building in Rome, this ground-to-roof artwork is massive, even by the standards of a big-thinking street artist like BLU used to large-scale works.

4D Printing: Programmable Robotic Self-Assembling Materials


[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] Imagine a shelter that unfolds itself in the rain, flat-pack furniture that deploys without instructions or tools when exposed to water or a temperature-sensitive spoiler for your sports car that bends and twists as you race and turn – thanks to MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, all of these designs may now be within reach.

Street Pong: Play with Fellow Pedestrians at Traffic Lights


[ By Steph in Gaming & Computing & Technology. ] You might not be too concerned about how many light cycles go by before you actually get to cross the street if you’re too busy playing pong with the person waiting on the other side of the intersection.


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