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5,000 Residents Being Evicted from World’s Tallest Vertical Slum


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] A forced relocation is underway as thousands of squatters are moved by authorities out of their homes and the city of Caracas, some of whom have called the infamous half-finished Tower of David home for as long as seven years.

Rotating Rooms: Push a Button, Change Your House Layout


[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Maybe in the summer, you’d prefer cooler, shadier lodgings, and in the winter, you wish you could extend your living space out into the sun.

Drones for Life: 13 Fun & Positive Flying Robot Functions


[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Instead of raining death and destruction, these 13 drones deliver defibrillators and piping hot pizza, save drowning victims, mix the perfect cocktails, clean ocean pollution and even take your selfies for you.

Crash Course: 24 Elements of Design Animated in 48 Seconds


[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Graphics & Branding. ] Arguing that design is more art than science, this stunning short video provides a rapid-fire visual tour of principles all aspiring designers should keep in mind.

Just Add Monsters: Chris McMahon’s Modified Thrift Store Art


[ By Steve in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Artist Chris McMahon looks at cheap thrift store landscape paintings and sees something missing.

Photocatalytic Concrete: Air-Cleaning Building Absorbs Smog


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Featuring 100,000 square feet of smog-filtering surface area, this structural facade will break down harmful oxides in sunlight to improve air quality all around it.

Illusions in Iran: Surreal 3D Murals Transform Urban Tehran


[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] The blank concrete facades of urban Tehran offer an irresistible canvas for playful large-scale murals that seem to bend reality in unexpected ways.

Bench to Bedroom: Urban Furniture Turned Homeless Shelters


[ By Steph in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] Whereas London and Montreal have installed spikes on the sidewalks to keep homeless people from getting too comfortable, Vancouver offers a kind welcome with benches that transform into mini-shelters.

Book of Shadows: 2D Shape Cutouts Cast Silhouettes on Pages


[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] A children’s book with an interactive twist, Motion Silhouette engages readers through pop-up pieces that require lighting to animate shadow pictures on each page.

Earin: World’s Smallest Wireless Earbuds Raise $1,500,000+


[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Stripping away all non-essential functionality, these sleek audio accessories are tiny enough to be effectively invisible and entirely wire-free.

Cabins in the Canopy: 13 Modern Tree Houses by Baumraum


[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Ranging from minimalist elevated meditation cabins to complex climate-controlled company meeting spaces, the many treehouse creations of German company Baumraum offer unconventional and often strikingly modern silhouettes in natural settings.

WTF Is Street Art? Poster Boy Hacks NYC Sign by High Line


[ By WebUrbanist in Drawing & Digital. ] If you have spent any time along the High Line Park in Chelsea, you will recognize this extremely prominent billboard that one artist had the audacity to climb and hack.

All Terrains: 3 Futuristic Land, Sea & Air E-Vehicle Designs


[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] This amazing all-terrain land variant is just the first of three compelling electric vehicles conceptualized with lightweight materials and green technologies and designed, respectively, for overground, aerial and underwater travel.

SCADpads: Parking Garage Turned Tiny House Village


[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Just how livable can a 135-square-foot micro-house really be?

WTF Is Street Art? Poster Boy Hacks NYC Sign by High Line


[ By WebUrbanist in Drawing & Digital. ] If you have spent any time along the High Line Park in Chelsea, you will recognize this extremely prominent billboard that one artist had the audacity to climb and hack.

Subway Cars to Churches: 15 Creatively Converted Offices


[ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Anything from a graffiti-covered subway car to a Route 66 gas station can become the setting for creative modern offices.

Spinning Canvas: Color & Gravity Create Brush-Free Paintings


[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Calculation meets chaos in the work of Amy Shackleton, a painter who works without brushes to create masterful yet whimsical urban and natural landscapes.

No Sweat: 10 Abandoned Gyms & Deserted Fitness Centers


[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Gotta be at the gym in 26 minutes? Don’t get bent outta shape but no amount of blood, sweat or tears can rejuvenate these abandoned gyms & fitness centers.

Fossilized Retreat: Log Cabin Remnants Recast in Concrete


[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Using the existing logs from a previous cabin structure as formwork, this retreat manages to retain the scale and textures of its predecessor in a dramatically modern new building.

Reflections from Above: Mirrored Skyscraper Illusion Photos


[ By Steph in Art & Photography & Video. ] Illuminated cityscapes multiply and divide in unexpected ways when their nighttime reflections hit the mirrored facades of the skyscrapers found within them.


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