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Dig into an Incredible Compendium of Objects Excavated from the Bottom of Amsterdam’s Amstel River

During a nine year period in the early 2000’s a new metro line was excavated along the banks of Amsterdam’s Amstel river. The urban waterway had to be completely pumped, which gave archeologists a rare opportunity to examine the full … Continue reading

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A Multi-Story Metallic Splash by Pere Gifre Drops Through the Center of a Madrid Hotel – Colossal

For the last 15 years artist Pere Gifre has specialized in producing water-based sculptures through a process linked to visual effects engineering. His technique transforms the natural movements of water into works imbued with its natural form, allowing the sculptures … Continue reading

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How we can design timeless cities for our collective future

There’s a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect Vishaan Chakrabarti. And this physical homogeneity — the result of regulations, mass production, safety issues and cost considerations, among other factors — has blanketed our … Continue reading

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zaha hadid architects opens morpheus hotel in macau – designboom

morpheus, a new flagship hotel for macau’s city of dreams resort, has opened its doors to guests. designed by zaha hadid architects (ZHA), the project’s distinctive appearance is informed by the fluid forms found within china’s rich jade carving traditions. … Continue reading

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The Beauty of China’s Bicycle Graveyards

A series of photos by The Guardian that shows an aerial view of the rental bikes removed by authorities in Chinese cities such as Beijing, Nanjing, Wuhan and Shanghai and the patterns they create. These shared bikes, which customers rent … Continue reading

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New Humorous Urban Interventions by Levalet Combine Wheatpaste Artworks with Public Architecture — Mediasota

“Incognito,” image via Levalet Artist Levalet (previously) headlined this year’s Roads Street Art Festival, which brought together street mosaics, basketball, DJs, and more in Orleans, France this past April. For the festival, Levalet (a.k.a. Charles Leval) created several new craft … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo high-rise catches fire and collapses, killing at least one and showering streets with fiery debris — National Post

The 20-storey structure was a former police headquarters. The Associated Press reported in 2017 that around 350 families were squatting there via Sao Paulo high-rise catches fire and collapses, killing at least one and showering streets with fiery debris — National … Continue reading

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Soaring Wire Mesh Buildings Cast Ethereal Shadows Over Coachella Music Festival – Colossal

Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi (previously), known for his massive architectural sculptures made of wire, built three transparent structures for this year’s Coachella music festival in California. Titled ‘Etherea’, the sculptural series was comprised of three identical buildings in different sizes, inspired by … Continue reading

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The Storytellers Reading to Cuba’s Cigar Factory Workers

Great Big Story Published on 18 Apr 2018 SUBSCRIBED 2.2M Cuba is world-renowned for its cigars. But there’s a deeper story behind their creation. As per a tradition that started in 1865, storytellers, or “lectores,” stand at a platform reading … Continue reading

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TETRO agency + fernando volken togni develop giant participatory street art in Lyon

To reveal the new face of the city center of Lyon, TETRO agency invited the brazilian artist Fernando Volken Togni to create his vision of the french city and its brand-new pedestrian street with a giant participatory fresco. the event aimed to … Continue reading

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