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Carnaval 2018, Rio De Janeiro — Never Ending Gap Year

https://videopress.com/embed/giLFIFQl?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0 In seven years of travel blogging no story has been as difficult to write as this experience of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval. A week after the event I’m still processing and debating with myself what I should and shouldn’t … Continue reading

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The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

Cape Town’s taps are due to be turned off because of severe drought. It is not alone in having water woes. Source: The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

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From Oscar Boyson, who says, “This is a conversation starter first, a video second. I’d love to hear your thoughts on cities, the future, and this project. I shared some words, a reading list and featured interviewees here: medium.com/@oscarboyson/the-future-of-cities-ba4e26c807fe#.lrpyoofi4 * … Continue reading

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Toronto at Night: Photos by Bora – Faith is Torment

Toronto based urban photographer Bora takes us on a tour of his hometown with these night shots that captures the vibe of the city. Known for his cinematic style, he guides the audience through city inspired narratives that capture ideas … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Wooden Skyscraper – Anthropocene

New, mass-timber engineering could transform the twenty-first-century city from a carbon source into a carbon sink Source: The Rise of the Wooden Skyscraper

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Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

Located in downtown Hiroshima, this house by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP has an optical facade consisting of 6,000 pure-glass blocks. As the house is located on a street with many passing cars and trams, the blocks effectively shuts out the noise enabling … Continue reading

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100 Fiberglass and Resin Skulls Fill a Room at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne

Ron Mueck, an Australian artist known for his hyperrealistic figural sculptures, has created his largest work to date. His installation Mass contains 100 human skulls which are scattered and stacked throughout a gallery at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. The individual … Continue reading

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Architecturally-Inspired Self-Portraits by Photography Duo Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís – Colossal

Self-taught photographers Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís play out their love affair with architecture on their Instagrams @drcuerda and @anniset, posing each other amongst unique geometric elements found in buildings across Europe. The pair are both architects by trade, and met while studying at … Continue reading

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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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