[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Furniture & Decor. ] Inspired by natural landscapes and crafted with carpet factory remnants, these labor-intensive creations are as much terrains as textiles.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Fed up with his fast-paced life in New York City, Foster Huntington quit his job, hopped into a Volkswagen van and traveled around the country before settling in Washington state to build his dream treehouse dwelling complete with a skate bowl and wood-fired soaking tub.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] London is filled with grafted facades, nearly two-dimensional artifacts held in place while updated buildings are constructed behind them; many seem to haphazardly half-disguise the boring new structures on which they are grafted.
[ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Can you distill the architecture of a particular city down to an image of just a single building?
[ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Minimalist frames, technology-equipped accessories, 3D printing and lots of multi-functionality make bikes more convenient, safe, fun and beautiful, as proven by these 14 cycling concepts and innovations.
[ By WebUrbanist in Culture & History & Travel. ] Driving along a straight highway in the American countryside, you may find yourself forced to turn right or left, then turn again just to keep moving ahead, all to compensate for a rectilinear planning system imposed on a spherical planet.
[ By Steph in Destinations & Sights & Travel. ] You’d likely feel more than a little trepidation approaching this bridge head-on, wondering how in the world your car is going to drive straight up a nearly-vertical surface.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Expertly blending the minimalist aesthetics of traditional Japanese architecture with modern sensibilities to meet the needs of contemporary residents, architect Tomohiro Hata graces each of his cleverly-designed homes with his own distinctive style.
[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Suspended in time and place, only eagles dare go where these abandoned cable cars once reached as these glorified zip lines lost their zip long ago.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Designed for Astana, the cold capital city of Kazakhstan, this ‘white roof’ 1,000-foot ski run wraps around an apartment tower, bringing winter sports right to residents’ doorsteps.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Prefab structures jut out from the roofs of Paris’ charming architecture, adding affordable real estate to the densely-packed, land-scarce city in the only way possible: building up.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Jewelry for urbanists has taken a new turn with these silver, gold and platinum cityscapes, each featuring iconic buildings, monuments and landmarks from major metropolitan centers around the world.
[ By Steph in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] What’s behind the giant Oreo-shaped vault door mounted to a bright blue garage in midtown Manhattan?
[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Defying the typically two-dimensional and impermanent characteristics of paper, these artists cut, sculpt, glue, twist and fold the material into fantastical and unexpected forms.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Taking vertical urban indoor farming efficiency to the next level, a new automated plant coming to Japan will be staffed entirely by robots and produce 30,000 heads of lettuce daily.
[ By Steph in Destinations & Sights & Travel. ] You barely have to stop on your way down the slope to grab a burger and fries at the McDonalds ski-through window, located on a popular resort in northwest Sweden.
[ By Steph in Culture & History & Travel. ] Never-updated interiors may be considered ‘dated’ within a decade or two of being in style, but give them some more time and they become vintage time capsules capturing the essence of their particular era, from swinging ’70s penthouses and pristine ’60s kitchens to luxurious Parisian apartments abandoned during World War II.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] As roads closed and kids turned staircases into sledding hills and snowboarding slopes across East Coast cities during Jonas, one photographer stopped to shoot a few pictures that turned out looking like modern-day impressionist paintings.
[ By Steve in Art & Installation & Sound. ] The legendary Cadillac Ranch can’t be beat but it CAN be copied!
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] The developers behind a new tower rising in downtown Warsaw, Poland, have added a sunny surprise to the side of the building, aiming to brighten the moods of citizens during dark and cold months of winter construction.