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Better Than Before: 10 Unwanted Structures Transformed for New Uses

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Creative conversion projects transform old disused structures like factories, churches, grain silos, cisterns and slaughterhouses for new purposes, helping them avoid demolition.

Golden Ratio in Action: Coloring Book & Animations of Geometric Illustrations

[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] The Golden Ratio has been a source of inspiration (and contention) for thousands of years, lurking behind great works of design.

Brutal East: New Scale Models of Brutalist Architecture Made of Paper

[ By SA Rogers in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Hold the most iconic and imposing of Eastern Europe’s Brutalist architecture in the palm of your hand with this new set of paper miniatures by Zupagrafika.

Extreme(ly Comfortable) Camping: 13 Rugged Off-Road Trailers

[ By SA Rogers in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] If the standard camping trailer just isn’t extreme enough for you, maybe a compact ‘bug out trailer’ with monster wheels, a full kitchen and a pop-up roof tent will satisfy your survivalist impulses.

Amazon Calm: Rio’s Deteriorating Olympic Games Venues

[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Barely completed in time, venues at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are going south in a big way now that the athletes have left.

Disappearing Road: Cross Quickly, Before It’s Swallowed by the Sea Again

[ By SA Rogers in Destinations & Sights & Travel. ] Twice a day, when the tides go down, this causeway appears to connect the French mainland to the island of Noirmoutier, but cross quickly or the road will disappear, stranding you in the middle of the Bay of Bourgneuf.

Inhabitable Nomadic Shelters: Designs Address LA’s Homelessness Crisis

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] The problem of homelessness is a complex one rooted in gross stratification of wealth, and while addressing it in full means addressing poverty itself, temporary portable housing can save lives in the meantime.

Reclaiming Urban Food Production: 12 Smart Designs for Farms & Gardens

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Most urban environments aren’t lacking in sunlight – it’s a lack of square footage and healthy soil that makes it hard to use these spaces to grow food.

Desktop Jellyfish Tank: This Invertebrate Aquarium Sure Beats Goldfish

[ By SA Rogers in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Rapidly warming oceans have led to an explosion of jellyfish numbers in seas around the world – allow that fact to float around your brain for a bit as you stare at translucent invertebrates illuminated within your very own desktop jellyfish aquarium.

Two-Wheel Tech: 12 Innovative Motorcycle Designs Envision the Future

[ By SA Rogers in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] What happens to the aesthetics of motorcycles when we let go of our nostalgic love for retro silhouettes and whole-heartedly embrace the future?

Druid Awakening: A Dozen Hard Rockin’ Modern Stonehenges

[ By Steve in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] These 12 modern homages to Stonehenge would likely bemuse, befuddle and bewilder those who constructed the original prehistoric standing stone circle.

Modern Babylon: Hanging Plants Serve as Green Walls & Window Shades

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] A single-story house in Vietnam echos an ancient world wonder, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but on a domestic scale and with minimalist contemporary design sensibilities and a functional purpose.

Teamlab Jungle: Step Inside a Massive Musical Instrument Made of Light

[ By SA Rogers in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Anyone who visits ‘Music Festival, TeamLab Jungle’ this summer will get to immerse themselves in a space made of light, interacting with moving beams to help produce collaborative crowd-sourced music.

Build & Unbuild in 1 Day: Deconstructable Prefab House Moves with its Residents

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] No stakes to pull up or new foundation to pour for owners of his prefabricated dwelling, an open-plan home designed to be built, taken apart, moved and reconstructed on demand.

The People’s Fridge: Free Excess Food for Anyone Who Needs It

[ By SA Rogers in Destinations & Sights & Travel. ] Considering that the United Kingdom leads the European Union in food waste at over 15 million tons per year, spreading the concept of free community refrigerators could make a huge impact.

Worlds Under Glass: 33 Miniature Cities & Architectural Sculptures

[ By SA Rogers in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Sheltered by glass vessels like tiny self-contained biomes, these miniature buildings and cities seem to have their own atmospheres and variable gravity, with houses teetering on the edges of cliffs or springing out of clouds in the sky.

Absurdism: Artists Fight Over Use of World’s “Blackest Black” & “Pinkest Pink”

[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] For the past few years, British artist Anish Kapoor has been making use of his exclusive rights to something called Vantablack, a high-tech pigment touted as the blackest shade of black.

Art History in Contemporary Life: Classical Figures in Modern Scenery

[ By SA Rogers in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Dressed in garments from centuries long past, figures from classical paintings peer out the windows of metro cars, vend souvenirs, browse comics and otherwise interact with unlikely scenes in modern-day Naples, Italy.

Sort of Subterranean: 15 Partially Underground Modern Home Designs

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] While fully subterranean homes can feel like grim bunkers, homes built partially into hills, cliffs and bluffs peek out from underground through glassy ‘eyes’ to gain daylight access and views of their surroundings.

Ouroborus Buildings: Artist Loops Infinite Skyscrapers Back on Themselves

[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] What would architecture look like if it had no beginning or end, no ground floor as starting point nor rooftop terminus?