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80-Year-Old Wooden Escalators are Repurposed as a Sculptural Ribbon by Artist Chris Fox

Artist Chris Fox was tasked with repurposing two pairs of timber escalators that were first installed at Sydney’s Wynyard Station in 1931. The escalators have carried passengers for over 80 years and slowly became an iconic symbol of the city’s … Continue reading

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Futuristic Portholes Capture the View from France’s Aging ‘Tours Aillaud’ Apartment Towers

Eighteen towers filled with more than 1,600 apartments were built by architect Emile Aillaud between 1973 and 1981. The housing complex is found in the Pablo Picasso district of Nanterre, an inner suburb of Paris. The residential towers range from … Continue reading

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Cut-Out Ink and Pen Illustrations of London’s Oldest Pubs and Other Landmarks by Maxwell Tilse

Traveling illustrator Maxwell Tilse documents his European journeys by creating small drawings of each city he lands in. After two years of living in London, Tilse has released a new series of miniature cut-out illustrations that depict the city’s oldest pubs … Continue reading

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Big Capital: Who Is London For? – talk by Anna Minton

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Comfortable journey. Source: | Simoneteffect – Pure Black & White on WordPress.com

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Plant Party: A Greenhouse in Tokyo Bursts Into a Dazzling Light Show When You Touch the Plants Inside | Colossal

An illuminated greenhouse fills Tokyo Midtown’s garden space, encouraging visitors to touch the variety of vegetables that grow inside. The functional plant shelter was created by design studio PARTY for the city’s 2017 Design Touch event, a month-long festival that … Continue reading

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Sky-High Paper Wigs Topped With Modern Luxuries by Asya Kozina | Colossal

Paper artist Asya Kozina was inspired by the decadent wigs found in Baroque and Rococo still lifes, tall masses of hair adorned with objects that represent the ideals of luxury and beauty in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her series … Continue reading

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sitar with kestrel on Vimeo

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Nightland: Photos by Michael Streckbein

Photos of a train yard at night by Cologned-based photographer Michael Streckbein. Source: Nightland: Photos by Michael Streckbein

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Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

Research shows that technology disrupts economies of scale, turning megacities’ huge populations from strength to liability. To survive, megacities, like companies, must adapt. Source: Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

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