[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Strangely sustainable, this towering haven is designed to turn the energy of the undead toward a positive purpose, using zombies to turn a turbine in order to provide both power and water pressure in case of a viral apocalypse.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] For the 25th anniversary of its fall, this Berlin Wall installation project will illuminate the historical divide between East and West, temporarily recreating the infamous border with balloons on tethers in place of concrete with barbed wire.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] For the 25th anniversary of its fall, this Berlin Wall installation project will illuminate the historical divide between East and West, temporarily recreating the infamous border with balloons on tethers in place concrete with barbed wire.
[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] This skull is a three-dimensional object that you can hold in your hand, not an image that has been stretched and distorted in Photoshop.
[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Increasingly affordable and accessible, 3D printing is enabling the creation of everything from simple straw holders to prosthetic hands for people with disabilities, whose quality of life can be greatly enhanced with a little technology.
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] The work of Dominic Wilcox is a wonderful blend of out-of-the-box design inspiration that, finally, you can get shipped to your door (in a box, no less!
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] A beautiful and boldly open design, this see-through structure uses glass to reveal (and staggered layers to conceal) different parts of the everyday lives of its occupants.
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Take a seat, fasten your seatbelt and allow an usher to wheel you into a giant eyeball dangling outside of a building so you can take in all of the sights without anyone else present.
[ By Steph in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] Remodeling your house, decorating a room or designing an entire structure gets a lot easier with a range of mobile apps that let you draw to scale, save measurements on top of photos, access thousands of inspirational images and more.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] With the eye of an architect and hand of street artist, James McNabb blends urban inspiration with a fast-paced creation process to make these amazing sketch-like sculptures of all sizes.
[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Funeral homes are mortal, much like their clients. When funeral homes are abandoned, however, they’re left to decay, deteriorate and decompose in public.
[ By Steph in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] Twenty-five years after ‘Back to the Future’ convinced an entire generation that we’d soon be able to zoom around the city on wheel-less floating skateboards, it looks like we might finally get our wish: a working hoverboard actually exists.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] After years of both importing famous designers and copying strange structures from abroad, Xi Jinping, the leader of China’s Communist Party has declared an end to offbeat construction projects going forward.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] By now you may know that the world’s most famous street artist has indeed not been detained by police and his identity remains secret, but how much do you know about the prankster who perpetrated this scandalous subterfuge?
[ By Steph in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] Before the abandoned railroad tracks of Paris officially disappear – which is bound to happen, as cities realize the potential for reclamation as High Line-style parks – some intrepid locals are taking the opportunity to explore.
[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Just knowing that these tiny urban art installations exist – ranging from tiny figures dangling from ATM machines to utility boxes painted to look like miniature skyscrapers – might just inspire you to look at the city around you in a new, more observant way.
[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vintage & Retro. ] Almost everything we once kept at our desks is now packed into our personal computers, but rarely is this phenomena so brilliantly illustrated as in the beautiful video below.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Cold, dilapidated and lacking modern amenities like bathrooms, Beijing’s historic architecture in the Hutong districts becomes livable again with sleek modern plug-ins that make them more comfortable without significant alteration.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Instead of trying to beat back rising water levels, these innovative structures work with them, adapting from land-based to floating houses with the ease of an amphibian.
[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] Bringing together cutting-edge technologies and an ancient approach to resisting earthquake damage, the so-called Quake Column marries tradition and high-tech to create a bold new structural solution needing no mortar nor rebar to reinforce it.