[ By Steph in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] At the top of a mountain, a crumbling Yellow Brick Road winds around forests filled with creepy anthropomorphic trees, Dorothy’s dilapidated house and an Emerald Castle made of stone.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Challenged with designing something to fit a historic city-center context in “baroque, classic, neo-classical, romantic and neo-romantic style” is itself difficult if not paradoxical, but making that work for a multistory parking structure without devolving into kitsch seems nearly impossible.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] To commemorate those fallen on D-Day in France – civilians, Axis and Allies alike – a pair of sand artists used stencils and solicited volunteers to create a highly temporary art installation, destined and designed to be washed away by the incoming tide.
[ By Steph in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] A brand new brick facade slides off the front of a building in Kent, UK to reveal the derelict mess just beyond.
[ By Steph in Drawing & Digital. ] Alien planets, fantasy worlds and visions of Earth in the distant future are envisioned in stunning detail in these 17 digital paintings by a variety of artists, from students to renowned industry veterans.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Preparing for doomsday means going solo for some, but most see survival needs including some sort of micro-society, be it for mutual defense and cooperation or, in the most extreme cases, perhaps even repopulating a devastated planet.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Previous efforts of Favela Painting transformed 34 buildings in Rio de Janeiro via huge rainbow-colored community mural, creating jobs and beautifying an area often feared by outsiders.
[ By Steph in Gaming & Computing & Technology. ] What are you missing out on in your own city by sticking to your established routes each day, or driving instead of walking?
[ By Steph in Technology & Vintage & Retro. ] There’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bonafide, electrified six-car monorail.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] It started with a single person painting one public staircase, but when city workers of Istanbul, Turkey covered this brightly-colored street art with dull gray paint, citizen activists picked up brushes in rapid response.
[ By Steve in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH for short) has coined the term “vanity height” to describe the empty, unoccupied space atop the world’s tallest towers.
[ By Delana in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] Drive around any mid-size to large city and you’re destined to find a number of food trucks.
[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Anyone peering into a disused F15 hangar at the Cold War-era Soesterberg airbase in The Netherlands might have spotted this bizarre black structure and imagined that it was some kind of secret, high-tech aircraft project.
[ By WebUrbanist in Global & Urbex & Parkour. ] Housing over 2,500 people in 28 of its 45 floors, the Tower of David is a half-finished structure in Caracas, Venezuela, populated with displaced people.
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Furniture & Decor. ] Science meets luxury in this levitating coffee table composed of hovering blocks that seem to magically shift back into formation when applied pressure is removed.
[ By Steph in Global & Travel & Places. ] A giant purple bubble will rise from a pile of plastic to bring music, workshops and performance to Japan’s northeastern coast, which was devastated by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Far from the stereotype of a dark and grungy underground space where you don’t want to touch anything with your bare hands, these 15 standout subway stations are practically art galleries.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] From urban blight to versatile site, one modular cube can convert unused storefronts of New York City into flexible destinations – community workshops one day, performance spaces or pop-up shops the next.
[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] From the MIT Senselab quadcopter and ETH Zurich self-assembling multicopter to DIY drones mounted with paintball guns, toy rockets and automatic weapons, flying robots are quickly making their way from distant war zones to local city streets.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] This stunning 15th-century Dominican church is dedicated to much more than just one book – it contains thousands of them, in fact, stacked row upon row in a modern three-story addition.